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A beach lies at the waterfront of Tel Aviv, Israel, which was an NYU study abroad site. On Thursday evening, NYU Tel Aviv announced plans to go remote. (Photo by Julia McNeill)

NYU Tel Aviv Switches to Online Classes

By Emily Mason and Lisa Cochran March 13, 2020

Following NYU’s Washington Square and Europe campuses, NYU Tel Aviv will be switching to remote classes to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to an email sent by Associate Vice President...

Clout Stolen From Third North

Clout Stolen From Third North

By Crime Bot, Robot Reporter March 9, 2020

From Feb. 28 to March 8, the NYU Department of Public Safety received one report of Criminal Mischief, two reports of Criminal Trespass, three reports of Harassment, seven reports of Larceny and five reports...

Tandon hosted HackNYU 2020, NYU’s annual hackathon. Contestants compete in categories of sustainability, health and wellbeing, education and financial empowerment. (Photo by Alana Beyer)

Hackers Compete at NYU Tandon

By Emily Glass, Contributing Writer March 9, 2020

In Tandon School of Engineering’s gymnasium, no table was spared from the barrage of half-finished energy drinks and snacks strewn among computers. Small teams collaborated at these tables to create...

Adela Raz, a Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations, speaks at Meyer Hall to around 50 NYU community members. This was part of an event organized by NYU’s United Nations Initiative, a sect of NYU’s Model UN organization that hosts global ambassadors and heads of state. (Staff photo by Roshni Raj)

UN Ambassador to Afghanistan Visits NYU Prior to Peace Talks

By Roshni Raj, Deputy News Editor February 26, 2020

Days before a peace talk between the U.S. and the Taliban — which politicians have said could end the U.S.’s longest-running war — a representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations spoke to around...

Members from Share Meals present their application at the Town Hall. Downloading this app is an initiative you can take to improve food security at NYU. (Staff photo by Alex Tran)

SGA Chairperson Hosts Town Hall on Food Insecurity

By Emily Mason, News Editor February 26, 2020

Students gathered in Kimmel Center for University Life on Tuesday night to discuss food insecurity on NYU’s campus. The town hall was moderated by Jakiyah Bradley, the SGA Chairperson and Senator-at-Large...

An apartment building near Van Leeuwen on 7th St in the East Village caught on fire. 
(Staff Photo by Matthew Fischetti)

Apartment Fire Near Van Leeuwen Injures Five

By Matthew Fischetti, Deputy News Editor February 11, 2020

A fire engulfed two apartment buildings near Second Avenue late this afternoon and injured five first responders, said Deputy Assistant Fire Chief Michael Ajello. At approximately 3:50 p.m., over a...

The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies hosted “The Middle Eastern Commons” panel discussion about Trump’s new peace plan and Anti-Semitism reports at NYU on Monday. The discussions will be held monthly to have conversations on issues affecting the Middle East to bring those topics into focus for the NYU community. (Photo by Franzwa Zhang)

Middle East Commons Participants Discuss Trump Peace Plan and Anti-Semitism at NYU

By Franswa Zhang, Contributing Writer February 11, 2020

Around 25 NYU Students and faculty members came together at Richard Ettinghausen Library on Monday to attend the first of a monthly series on Middle Eastern politics.  The Middle Eastern Commons is...

Before each level, All You Can ET shows players which treat monsters crave. It's a lingering question as to whether these educational apps will prove popular enough to achieve their academic goal. (Staff Photo by Leo Sheingate)

Professors Create Games to Improve Brain Function

By Silvia Gui, Contributing Writer February 10, 2020

Three research-based game apps co-programmed by an NYU Steinhardt professor along with professors from the City University of New York and the University of California, Santa Barbara have been proven to...

A pile of trash was lit on fire across from the Tisch building on Broadway. (Staff Photo via Lisa Cochran)

Trash Fire Spotted Near Tisch Building

By Emily Mason, News Editor February 7, 2020

McDonald’s workers extinguished a fire that broke out across from NYU’s Tisch building on Thursday night. No injuries have been reported thus far.  Global Liberal Studies sophomore Trinity Rivas...

Protestors march down 5th Avenue in response to the State of the Union and the Senate Acquittal of President Trump. (Staff photo by Jake Capriotti)

Senate Acquittal of President Trump Spurs Protest

By Nick Mead, Contributing Writer February 6, 2020

Protestors gathered in Columbus Circle on Wednesday evening to protest the acquittal of President Donald Trump by the Senate on two articles of impeachment.  During the Senate vote, which took place...

Steinhardt flags fly above its Washington Square East building. (Staff Photo by Alana Beyer)

NYU Steinhardt Graduate School Creates New Scholarships for Underrepresented Students

By Emily Mason, News Editor January 30, 2020

NYU Steinhardt's graduate school announced new scholarship categories earlier this month designed to support underrepresented communities.  The newly announced scholarships are intended for minority...

Sr. Vice President for Public Safety and Campus Services Marlon Lynch is leaving NYU for a position at the University of Utah as the first chief safety officer. (Photo by Andy Fan)

Marlon Lynch to Leave NYU

By Lisa Cochran, News Editor January 28, 2020

The Vice President for Global Campus Safety, Marlon Lynch, will be leaving his post at NYU, as reported by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Lynch will be taking a position as Chief Safety Officer...