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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU has a whole suite of free software for students to help them both in and out of the classroom.

How NYU Softens the Cost of Software

By Htoo Min, Contributing Writer October 14, 2016
NYU IT is helping alleviate the financial burden that comes with buying new computers and accessories by providing students with an array of free software
Crime Log: Oct. 1-5

Crime Log: Oct. 1-5

By Abraham Gross, Deputy News Editor October 11, 2016
A weekly round-up of campus crime.
Through language and culture barriers, it’s often tough for international students to find a fitting community here at NYU.

The ESL Community of NYU

By Miranda Levingston, Contributing Writer October 11, 2016

Balancing school work with extracurriculars, internships and a social life is challenging for any student during midterm season. This struggle is heightened for more than 5,000 international students whose...

The NYU Native American and Indigenous Students Group protested in Washington Square Park with posters and sidewalk chalk.

Native American Group Protests Columbus Day

By Jemima McEvoy, Contributing Writer October 11, 2016
The Native American and Indigenous Students Group at NYU protested for the university to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day.
NYU’s Black Student Union has quite the set of plans for this upcoming year.

Growing Intersectionality Within the Black Student Union

By Adeija Jones, Contributing Writer October 7, 2016
The Black Student Union plans to expand its community by exploring various intersectional identities of its members.
CAS alumna Allie Cai shares her experience of the Hoboken train crash.

The NYU Alum on the Hoboken Train Crash

By Diamond Naga Siu, News Editor September 30, 2016

On Thursday, Sept. 29, Allie Cai boarded the New Jersey Transit train from Secaucus, NJ to Hoboken, NJ for another day of work. She just graduated from CAS with a degree in Economics, and she commutes...

NYU Shanghai introduced a new higher education model within China, but its success is yet to be determined.

Service Initiatives Abroad Offer NYU Students Chance to Make an Impact

By Natasha Roy, Contributing Writer September 30, 2016

NYU encourages students to serve their communities from the start of their university careers by offering many programs to provide students exactly what they are looking for when they search for service...

Regardless of NYU's vast student body, many often face challenges when applying for financial aid.

How NYU Is — Or Isn’t — Aiding Students

By Jemima McEvoy, Contributing Writer September 30, 2016
NYU assessed its finances in a letter addressed to the New York State Legislature in which it admitted inadequate funding for its students.
Former NYU President John Sexton returned to the university this Tuesday for a panel in Skirball.

Sexton Headlines Spirituality Lecture at Skirball

By Coleen Nguyen , Contributing Writer September 28, 2016
John Sexton and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf discussed the presence of religion in higher education at last night's Fritzi Weitzmann Owens Memorial Lecture.
Subhash Khot, 2016 MacArthur Fellow, photographed in New York, New York on Thursday, September 8th, 2016.

Meet NYU’s 2016 MacArthur ‘Geniuses’

By Farhin Lilywala, Staff Writer September 28, 2016
NYU claimed three of this year’s 23 MacArthur Fellowship recipients, also known as the “Genius Grant.” Computer Science Professor Subhash Khot, Associate Professor of Music Composition Julia Wolfe and alumnus Branden Jacobs-Jenkins all received the honor this year for work in their respective fields.
Some may see Philo as an alternative to Netflix or HBO Go, offering users a way to both watch shows live as well as record them to watch on their own time.

Philo Could Take Netflix and Chill To a New Level

By Faith Gates, Contributing Writer September 27, 2016
Students in two of NYU's residence halls experiment with Philo, a new streaming service.
Emily Barnett at the LIU rally in Brooklyn on Sept 14.

Adjunct Faculty Union Advocates for Rights

By Morgan Smith, Contributing Writer September 26, 2016
The Adjunct Faculty Union, a group of professors comprising of over 60 percent of the working staff at NYU, has historically rallied for fair wages and benefits for its members. As President Hamilton begins his tenure, the group has even more goals to achieve and issues to address.