“There is an NYU advertisement circulating the NYC subway system. It reads: “People who want to change the world start by transforming themselves at the NYU School of Professional Studies. Our undergraduate programs encourage you to think outside the box, to push beyond your limits, and to pursue what you really want to do.” I call on NYU to make the first example of think[ing] outside the box by ABOLISHING THE BOX that requires applicants to disclose their history within the criminal punishment system. NYU encourages its students to push beyond [their] limits but in fact, imposes limits on the first step of the application process. The Box is an inherently discriminatory screening process that disproportionately targets poor applicants and applicants of color. I call on NYU to transform its admissions process, to put into practice its marketed values of diversity and forward-thinking, so that we might truly make steps to change the world.”