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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

“Vote Here” signs in multiple languages outside the polling center in University Hall. (Photo by Alina Patrick)

Midterm Results Signal a New Wave of Progressive Policies for New York

By Alex Domb, News Editor November 8, 2018

Seen by many as a referendum on the first two years of Donald Trump’s presidency, Tuesday’s midterm elections were some of the most anticipated in recent history. Across the United States, voters took...

View of Time Warner Center from Columbus Circle. Time Warner Center houses CNN's headquarters and was evacuated after the discovery of the device. (via wikimedia.org)

Students Recount Their Experiences With the CNN Bomb Scare

By Meghna Maharishi and Victor Porcelli, Deputy News Editors October 25, 2018

This Wednesday, CNN received a pipe bomb in the mail at its New York City office, forcing all of its employees to evacuate the Time Warner Building and surrounding area. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama...

Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro discusses issues in current US administration and the state of American opportunity with NPR Latino USA Anchor Maria Hinojosa in a Brennan Center public conversation on Tuesday. (Photo by Tony Wu)

Potential 2020 Presidential Candidate Speaks at NYU Law

By Robert Coventry, and Victor Porcelli October 18, 2018

Julián Castro, a rumored 2020 presidential contender, spoke at NYU School of Law’s Brennan Center for Justice on Tuesday night. Julián Castro was the mayor of San Antonio, Texas, before he served...

The Tisch School of the Arts hosts many majors that require in person instruction. Students at Tisch and other schools have begun to worry about the possibility of a virtual fall semester. (Photo by Alina Patrick)

Tisch Students Call for Resources for Students of Color

By Sarah Jackson, News Editor October 15, 2018

Tisch School of the Arts students have set the wheels in motion for a reckoning over the school’s perceived lack of support for its students of color.  Tisch sophomore Imani Moss started a petition...

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

Aramark Competitor Abruptly Drops Out

By Meghna Maharishi, Deputy News Editor October 15, 2018

It was after Lipton Dining Hall received a “C” grade during a Department of Health inspection that NYU initiated a bidding process with food service providers for a new dining contract. The university...

Mark Miller, a professor in the Steinhardt College of Culture, Education and Human Development, is one of six plaintiffs who lost a suit regarding NYU retirement fund management. They are trying to get the suit reopened, alleging that the judge who made the ruling had a conflict of interest. (Photo by Sam Klein)

Judge Saved NYU $350 Million While Employed by University

By Jared Peraglia, Deputy News Editor October 15, 2018

Katherine Forrest could hardly have closer ties to NYU: she is an NYU Law alumna, is employed by NYU as an adjunct law professor and is now employed by a law firm chaired by an NYU trustee. But over the...

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger will be speaking at the Stern School of Business on Oct. 16 at 5 p.m. (Collage by Katie Peurrung; photos via flickr.com and Jake Quan)

Students Condemn ‘War Criminal’ Kissinger

By Victor Porcelli , Deputy News Editor October 15, 2018

Fifteen NYU activist groups are writing phrases on their picket signs and replacing the batteries in their megaphones in preparation for a protest encouraging the university to cancel an event featuring...

President Hamilton Talks Avital Ronell, Trustees at University Senate Meeting

President Hamilton Talks Avital Ronell, Trustees at University Senate Meeting

By Victor Porcelli, Deputy News Editor October 5, 2018
Campus leaders convened Thursday for the first University Senate meeting of the 2018-2019 academic year.
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development participated in a summit to combat food waste on Oct. 3.

Activists Combat Global Food Waste at NYU

By Belle Lu, Contributing Writer October 5, 2018
Leading food thinkers convened at NYU to combat high global rates of food waste, obesity and malnutrition.
New Yorkers hit the streets this week to protest in support of Dr. Ford.

New York City Protesters Unite Against Kavanaugh

By Jared Peraglia, Contributing Writer October 3, 2018
In the wake of last week's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, New Yorkers took to the streets to protest the pending confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Andria Tupola speaks to the NYU College Republicans. She won the Republican nomination for governor of Hawaii in August.

From Music Teacher to Gubernatorial Candidate: Hawaii’s Andria Tupola Speaks at NYU

By Meghna Maharishi, Contributing Writer September 28, 2018
NYU's College Republicans held an event Thursday featuring the GOP nominee for Governor of Hawaii.
Former Tanzanian President Speaks at NYU

Former Tanzanian President Speaks at NYU

By Benjamin Tetteh, Contributing Writer September 24, 2018
NYU's Africa House hosted the former President of Tanzania for an evening of discussion.