“In the United States, reforming the criminal justice system and ending mass incarceration are social justice issues of our time. NYU should ban the box from its application process. When applying to NYU, I ‘checked the box’ for having served six months in prison for nonviolent civil disobedience on government property, a class-B misdemeanor. ‘The box’ contributes to criminalizing a population and perpetuates stigma that hits families and whole communities. Colleges and universities should not be in the business of further penalizing those who have already faced courts and sentencing.”