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A 33 hour sit-in in March seems to have persuaded the university to change its policy regarding asking applicants about criminal background.

IEC Gets Previously-Promised Meeting with President Hamilton

By Lexi Faunce and Anne Cruz April 26, 2016
The Incarceration to Education Coalition spoke with NYU President Andrew Hamilton, discussing higher education accessibility for those with criminal or disciplinary records.
Since its inception in 2007, NYU's office of Sustainability has worked hard towards making NYU a greener school, and one of the many projects put in place is the Bikeshare program, which over 5,000 members of the NYU community participate in.

Turning Violet into Green: 9 Sustainability Efforts from the NYU Community

By Kyle Sturmann, Staff Writer April 26, 2016
April is Earth Month at NYU: here are the initiatives the university has enacted to promote sustainability.
NYU Democrats hosted a debate for members of student advocacy groups on Monday, April 18, in which a variety of topics were discussed, including immigration, representation of women and racial minorities, foreign policy and the economy.

NYU For Hillary Admits Being Unprepared in Debate Against NYU For Bernie

By Brooke Jensen, Staff Writer April 19, 2016
In the day before the New York State Presidential Primary, student organizations NYU for Bernie and NYU for Hillary faced off in a spirited debate.
NYU Divest members occupied part of the first floor of Bobst Library, blocking the elevator that leads to executive offices on Monday, April 18, demanding to meet with the Board of Trustees who would vote on divestment at their next meeting.

NYU Divest Elevator Occupation to Continue Past Bobst Closure

By Anne Cruz and Lexi Faunce April 19, 2016
NYU Divest plans on staying overnight in Bobst library to continue their protest of NYU investing in fossil fuels.
President Andrew Hamilton's Affordability Steering Committee met again Monday, April 18 for the fourth time, hoping to find a way to incorporate students and professors in making more collaborative decisions regarding the issue surrounding affordability at NYU.

Most Recent Affordability Brainstorm Draws More Students

By Kyle Sturmann , Staff Writer April 19, 2016
President Hamilton talked college affordability with NYU students during his second public forum.
Hillary Clinton will take her sizable lead over Bernie Sanders to New York next week, where 291 delegates are up for grabs.

What You Need to Know Before Next Week’s Primary

By Lexi Faunce and Anne Cruz April 12, 2016
Whatever your party preferences, here's what you need to know before you head to the New York presidential primaries next Tuesday.
Colonel Richard Kemp speaks passionately to NYU students about the morality of Israel's army.

Students Host Former Colonel in Discussion on War Crimes and Terrorism

By Brooke Jensen , Staff Writer April 12, 2016
Former Col. Richard Kemp of the British military spoke with members of Realize Israel and the College Republicans of NYU Monday evening.
NYU Law held a panel to talk about the mistreatment incarcerated women being pregnant in jail.

NYU Law Highlights Issues with Being Pregnant in Jail

By Kate Howard, Contributing Writer March 31, 2016

Many women who are incarcerated are pregnant and are often mistreated while in prison, and the event held by NYU Law Students for Reproductive Justice on Wednesday hoped to shed light on the severity of...

NYU Langone received $4 million to research causes related to heart attacks in women.

NYU Langone Receives $4 Million Grant to Research Women’s Heart Disease

By Farhin Lilywala, Staff Writer March 30, 2016
The American Heart Association donated $4 million for cardiovascular research for women's heart disease.
CAS alumna Emma Pliskin addresses the crowd during IEC's sit in last weekend

DEVELOPING: IEC Will Not Get Previously-Promised Meeting with Common App CEO

By Anne Cruz, News Editor March 29, 2016
Common Application CEO Paul Mott will not be present at Tuesday's meeting with IEC organizers and NYU.
[PHOTOS] Incarceration to Education Coalition Occupation of Kimmel

[PHOTOS] Incarceration to Education Coalition Occupation of Kimmel

By Anne Cruz , News Editor March 26, 2016

  Organizers and supporters of the Incarceration to Education Coalition have been occupying the Kimmel Center for Student Life since Friday afternoon to protest the presence of the box —...

Students remain in Kimmel after staying overnight in protest of the box.

UPDATE: Incarceration to Education Coalition Occupation Reaches 24 Hours

By Anne Cruz and Lexi Faunce March 26, 2016

More than 20 Incarceration to Education Coalition organizers and supporters have occupied the Kimmel Center for Student Life since Friday afternoon and are in the process of negotiating with NYU to disband...