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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Students like Joshua Olujide have relied on donations to help pay for their tuition. (Image via GoFundMe)

NYU Students Turn to Crowdsourcing Tuition

By Emily Mason, News Editor January 28, 2020

LS sophomore Zoe Ozochiawaeze was ready to return to her life at NYU, filled with classes, extracurriculars and working as a marketing assistant and student office assistant for NYU— until a change in...

Disorderly Conduct Reported in Faculty Housing

Disorderly Conduct Reported in Faculty Housing

By Crime Bot, Robot Reporter January 28, 2020

From Jan. 2 to 18, the NYU Department of Public Safety received five reports of Criminal Mischief, two reports of Criminal Trespass, one report of Criminal Trespass/Harassment, one report of Disorderly...

Classes at NYU Shanghai will start later than expected due to the recent outbreak of the deadly virus. (Photograph by Echo Chen)

NYU Shanghai Parents Call for Student Exodus to NYC

By Mina Mohammadi, Deputy News Editor January 27, 2020

After China’s leader Xi Jinping warned of the “accelerating spread” of coronavirus on Saturday, universities across China, including NYU Shanghai, delayed the start of the spring academic semester....

A student walks through the NYU Abu Dhabi Campus. NYU Abu Dhabi is planning to increase enrollment by 40%. (Photo by Sam Klein)

NYU Abu Dhabi To Increase Enrollment by 40%

By Alexandria Johnson, Deputy News Editor November 26, 2019

NYU Abu Dhabi plans to increase its enrollment by 40% over the next five years, as reported by The National, a news outlet in the United Arab Emirates. The campus will not be expanding its building...

NYU's Office of Sustainability is committed to building a healthier and more sustainable future for students and citizens of New York City alike. (Staff photo by Tony Wu)

NYU Is Sustainable, When It Makes Money

By Victor Porcelli, News Editor November 25, 2019

NYU’s vegan, bike-riding, meal plan-having Chief Sustainability Officer Cecil Scheib spends his days trying to convince big names in university administration to better NYU’s impact on the environment. And,...

NYU faces complaints from a student filed in April about not addressing anti-Semitism enough on campus. (Photo by Anna Letson)

Department of Education Launches Investigation Into Allegations of Anti-Semitism at NYU

By Julia Baxley, Staff Writer November 20, 2019

The U.S. Department of Education has opened an investigation into NYU following a student complaint filed in April alleging that the university has not done enough to address anti-Semitism on campus. The...

NYU dorms started offering free menstrual products. (Staff Photo by Elaine Chen)

Dorms Provide Free Menstrual Products, Three Years After Student Push

By Mina Mohammadi, Deputy News Editor November 19, 2019

Originally a small pilot program at Alumni Residence Hall, NYU now provides free menstrual products through all its residence halls. The program was spearheaded in 2016 by NYU Students for Sexual Respect,...

Protestors held signs and chanted in support of Hong Kong, demanding an end to police brutality. (Photo by Ishaan Parmar)

Pro-Hong Kong, Pro-China Protesters Clash Ahead of NYU Law Human Rights Panel

By Ishaan Parmar and Alexandria Johnson November 18, 2019

Protesters who say pro-democracy efforts by Hong Kong residents are too violent gathered outside NYU School of Law's D'Agostino Hall on Monday night, shouting and chanting for their cause. Across from...

On Wednesday November 14, an NYU Latine Town Hall took place at Kimmel to discuss issues and questions NYU Latine students have. (Photo by Roshni Raj)

NYU Lacks Representation, Support for Latine Students, Attendees of Town Hall Say

By Roshni Raj, Staff Writer November 15, 2019

NYU often boasts about it’s diversity — in its press release on the class of 2023, the headline was “NYU Admits Most Diverse Class in Its History” — but at an NYU Latine Town Hall on Wednesday,...

A student participating in the Voice Drive using VocaliD’s recording interface. (via NYU)

Steinhardt Students Give Voices to Speech-Impaired Individuals

By Ishaan Parmar, Deputy News Editor November 14, 2019

Steinhardt students are giving a voice to the voiceless. Literally. A student-run drive aims to help those affected by conditions like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, who use machines that assist...

Muslim students usually use the prayer rooms on the fourth floor of GCASL during the month of Ramadan. (Via ICNYU)

Student Government Letters of Support Seek to Raise Awareness, Enact Change

By Julia Baxley, Staff Writer November 13, 2019

NYU Student Government Assembly generally passes multiple letters of support every semester that seek to take a stance, call attention to or demand action on a pressing issue. WSN spoke to the authors...

Pictured is little boy dressed as a dinosaur receiving a free trick-or-treat bag. On Halloween Thursday, the annual Children’s Halloween Parade took Place at Washington Square Park (Staff Photo by Chelsea Li)

Family Costumes in Full Flair at Children’s Halloween Parade

By Julia Baxley, Staff Writer November 1, 2019

Four-year-old Frankie Jones wore a recognizable blue gingham dress and carried a little stuffed dog in a basket, complete with sparkling ruby slippers — she was dressed as Dorothy from the classic film...