NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Missing Food, Kitchen Supplies in Weinstein, Third North

Missing Food, Kitchen Supplies in Weinstein, Third North

By Crime Bot, Robot Reporter November 25, 2019

From Nov. 14 to 21, the NYU Department of Public Safety received two reports of criminal mischief, two reports of criminal trespass, one report of disorderly conduct, three reports of drug law violation,...

NYU Langone main campus. A Langone doctor accused of soliciting sex from a minor got fired. (Staff Photo by Nina Schifano)

Former Langone Doctor Accused of Soliciting Sex From Minor

By Victor Porcelli, News Editor November 25, 2019

A gynecologist at NYU Langone Medical Center was arrested, and later fired, for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor in October. Aaron Weinreb, who served as the Director of Gynecology at New York...

Certain NYU fraternities are not going to be recruiting this semester. (Photo by Laura LaRose, via Flickr)

Frat Recruitment Ban Leaves More Questions Than Answers

By Lisa Cochran, Deputy News Editor November 18, 2019

Recruitment by fraternities at NYU was recently suspended for the Spring 2020 semester due to reports of hazing that have led to the suspension or banning of several frats in the last few semesters.  Despite...

Missing Rubber Duck in Othmer Hall

Missing Rubber Duck in Othmer Hall

By Crime Bot, Robot Reporter November 18, 2019

From Nov. 8 to 14, the NYU Department of Public Safety received one report of Criminal Mischief, one report of Disorderly Conduct, one report of Drug Law Violation, four reports of Harassment, five reports...

Student Health Center provides resources for transgender students. (Photo by Nina Schifano)

Transgender Students Push for More Resources

By Matthew Fischetti, Staff Writer November 18, 2019

Students are responsible for many of NYU’s structural changes — it was students who got the school to remove a question about incarceration from the common application, who protested its old dining...

Students discussed struggles of first-generation and/or low-income, migrant, refugee and undocumented students on campus. (Staff Photo by Elaine Chen)

Underrepresented Students Demand Support From NYU

By Mina Mohammadi, Deputy News Editor November 18, 2019

When President Donald Trump rescinded support for children of undocumented immigrants on Sept. 5, 2017, NYU’s president, Andrew Hamilton, was quick to offer support to students who were affected. “NYU...

Panelists include Paula Chakravatty, associate professor at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study and the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU Steinhardt; Jonathan Friedman, director of the Campus Free Speech project at PEN America; Jennifer Ruth, professor of film studies at Portland State University and co-author of The Humanities, Higher Education, and Academic Freedom; and Zach Rivers, PhD candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at the Graduate School of Arts and Science.  (Staff Photo by Elaine Chen)

Panelists and Students Debate Extent of Academic Freedom at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai

November 15, 2019

NYU Libraries hosted a forum on academic freedom and free speech on Thursday evening in Bobst Library. The panel featured speakers from NYU, Portland State University and PEN America, an organization dedicated...

Entrance to the NYU Academic Resource Center, one of the NYU Courtesy Meals locations. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

Unexpected Charges Leave Students Distrustful of Courtesy Meals Program

By Victor Porcelli, News Editor November 11, 2019

The Courtesy Meals Program, which is supposed to be free, affected some financially vulnerable students’ aid packages this week, leading to confusion and distrust of the program. The CMP provides...

Tisch students will receive a metrocard scholarship, but there are drawbacks as well. (Illustration by Jorene He)

Tisch Awards MetroCard Scholarships for Students Who Live On Campus

By Lisa Cochran, Deputy News Editor November 11, 2019

On-campus Tisch students commuting to far-away acting studios for their classes have been awarded stipends for MetroCards, according to an email sent by Tisch dean Allyson Green last month. The announcement...

Missing Plug in Weissman Building

Missing Plug in Weissman Building

By Crime Bot, Robot Reporter November 11, 2019

From Nov. 1 to 7, the NYU Department of Public Safety received two reports of Criminal Trespass, three reports of drug law violation, one report of harassment, nine reports of larceny and 12 reports of...

Dr. Robert I. Grossman and Ken Langone after the renaming announcement. NYU Langone Health is renaming its medical school NYU Robert I. Grossman School of Medicine. (Photo by Jordan Rathkopf. Via NYU Langone)

Med School Renamed NYU Grossman School of Medicine

By Victor Porcelli, News Editor November 11, 2019

Medical school students will have a mouthful when asked where they attend college from now on, as NYU School of Medicine was renamed after dean of the school and NYU Langone Health CEO Robert Grossman...

Bill Tsai is a graduate of NYU Stern who came under fire earlier this year for his participation in insider trading. (Via LinkedIn)

Stern Alumnus Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading

By Victor Porcelli, News Editor November 11, 2019

One year after graduating, Stern alumnus Bill Tsai was arrested for leveraging his position at an investment bank to illegally make almost $100,000 off the stock market — something he pleaded guilty...