FDA-CDC Investigating Lung Illnesses (Vaping)

Both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are working tirelessly to investigate the distressing incidents of severe respiratory illness associated with use of vaping products. The FDA and CDC are working closely with state and local health officials to investigate these incidents as quickly as possible, and we are committed to taking appropriate actions as a clearer picture of the facts emerges.
While the work by federal and state health officials to identify more information about the products used, where they were obtained and what substances they contain is ongoing, the FDA is providing consumers with some information to help protect themselves. For more information. Click here.


Get a one-ring call? Don’t call back.

A while back, we warned you about the “one ring” scam. That’s when you get a phone call from a number you don’t know, and the call stops after just one ring. The scammer is hoping you’ll call back, because it’s really an international toll number and will appear as a charge on your phone bill — with most of the money going to the scammer. Well, the scam is back with a vengeance, and the FCC just issued a new advisory about it. Read the FCC’s advisory for more detail, but the advice from both agencies remains the same if you get one of these calls: For more information click here.




Phishing: Don’t take the bait

Phishing is when someone uses fake emails or texts even phone calls – to get you to share valuable personal information, like account numbers, Social Security numbers, or your login IDs and passwords. Scammers use this information to steal your money, your identity, or both. The FTC’s new infographic, developed with the American Bankers Association Foundation, offers tips to help you recognize the bait, avoid the hook, and report phishing scams. Click here.


FAKE IRS PHONE CALLS

You’ve probably gotten one of these calls: They say it’s the IRS and they’re filing a lawsuit against you for back taxes. They may threaten to arrest or deport you. What do you do? Watch this video to learn more: here


Evening Classes Will Take Place Tonight, March 4

This notice is to confirm that evening classes beginning at 6:00 p.m. or later tonight will take place on schedule.

The Mendik Library, offices, and other building facilities are open regular hours today. However, there are no dining services.

Tomorrow’s classes and programs are expected to occur as planned.


Important Winter Storm Announcements for Tomorrow

Due to the expected impacts of the impending winter storm, NYLS daytime classes are cancelled tomorrow, March 4. In addition, all special programs are cancelled and will be rescheduled. Dining services will be closed.

Evening classes starting at 6:00 p.m. or later are expected to take place on schedule. We will notify all students by 2:00 p.m. tomorrow if the schedule for evening classes is to be changed.

Staff are not expected to report to work tomorrow, but are asked to consult their supervisors and work from home. Faculty will receive separate updates on rescheduling meetings.

The Mendik Library, offices, and other building facilities will be open regular hours for use by students, faculty, and staff.

All classes and programs scheduled for Tuesday, March 5 are expected to occur as planned.

Please watch for emails, texts, and updates via NYLS’s social media channels and website for the latest information. Stay safe and warm.


Cancelled: Classes and Programs Beginning at 4:00 p.m. or Later

Please be advised that New York Law School will not hold any classes or programs beginning at 4:00 p.m. or later today, February 20, 2019, due to weather conditions.

Staff may leave beginning at 4:00 p.m. Those classes and programs scheduled for 4:00 p.m. or later today will be rescheduled. The Library will remain open. NYLS expects to open and operate on a normal schedule tomorrow, February 21, 2019. Please stay safe and warm on your evening commutes.