MFA in Creative Writing director Luis Jaramillo, who is also an alum of the program, has been named a 2015 Fellow from the New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University! Other 2015 Fellows include poet and memoirist Meghan O'Rourke, Paris Review editor Lorin Stein, and journalist Rebecca Traister.
The New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University was established in 1976 by founding director Richard Sennett as a forum for promoting the exchange of ideas between academics, professionals, politicians, diplomats, writers, journalists, musicians, painters, and other artists in New York City—and between all of them and the city. It currently comprises approximately 220 Fellows.
The NYIH typically holds luncheon-lectures for Institute Fellows every Friday of the academic year. In addition to these events the NYIH organizes a variety of seminars, conferences, discussions, readings and performances that are free and open to the public.