Students of an art school in New York were in for a surprise when the dean of the school sent a dancing video to the students who asked for refund of fee.
In a reply to the students who demanded their fee, the dean made a video of herself dancing to REM’s ‘Losing My Religion.’
According to Insider, as the New York University switched to virtual classes amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, some students at the university’s Tisch School of the Arts wrote to their dean asking for a refund of some of their tuition fee.
NYU senior Michael Price uploaded the video to Twitter on Sunday, saying “The Dean of Tisch sent this as an attachment to the email saying they won’t give us our money back.”
The Dean of Tisch sent this as an attachment to the email saying they won't give us our money back. Embarrassing. pic.twitter.com/Q63x5GqsJm
— Anarcho-Whataboutism (@michale_price) March 23, 2020
“I am personally upset that we are being denied access to this equipment and facilities and still being charged the same amount for what is admittedly by the university a lower quality education,” Price said.
NBC New York reported that after communications back and forth between Green and students, the school announced it would not be refunding tuition. Green reportedly emailed students explaining why she had no authority to refund their money, and attached the two-minute video of her dancing by herself in her home.
In a statement to NBC New York, Green said that the dance was not intended to be “frivolous or disrespectful.”
“I regret it if my email left the reasons for my dancing misunderstood – although I will note that I have also received many positive acknowledgments – but its intent was surely neither frivolous or disrespectful,” she wrote.
The original video can be found on the school’s official Vimeo account.