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Former NYU President John Sexton visited the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute on Washington Square on Thursday to discuss his new book “Standing for Reason: The University in a Dogmatic Age.

Former NYU President John Sexton Addresses Criticisms of NYUAD

By Mansee Khurana , Deputy News Editor May 9, 2019

Former NYU President John Sexton came to the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute on Washington Square on Thursday to discuss his new book “Standing for Reason: The University in a Dogmatic Age” and how he sees...

Colloquium Room at Kimmel is where Student Government meets. A Socially Responsible Investment resolution failed to pass the University Senate on Thursday. (Staff Photo by Jorene He)

Sexual Misconduct, Sustainability Addressed by University Senate Resolutions This Year

By Mansee Khurana, Deputy News Editor May 7, 2019

The University Senate, which is the most powerful representative body within NYU, passed four resolutions this semester. They touch on issues including sustainability and sexual misconduct. Comprised...

A panel speaks the Breaking the Glass Ceiling event at NYU Skirball (Staff Photo by Mansee Khurana).

Successful Women Discuss Struggles in Male-Dominated Fields

By Mansee Khurana , Deputy News Editor April 30, 2019

Actress and alumna Gina Rodriguez (Tisch ‘06) returned to NYU on Monday to moderate a panel of women who spoke about the different career paths they have taken in male-dominated industries. The event...

Students read Anonymous Affirmations, a Lipton Residence Hall initiative that sends messages of positivity to NYU students. (Photo by Jorene He)

Current Wellness Resources Fall Short of Expectations

By Mansee Khurana , Deputy News Editor April 29, 2019

*Some of those who spoke to WSN asked to only be identified by their first name for privacy reasons. Jaelynn Ortiz’s first semester at her dream school did not always feel like a dream.  Feelings...

Robert Hotz, Brain Nosek and Alicia Speigel held a discussion on Journalism on the Brain at the Arthur L. Journalism institute. (Photo by Mansee Khurana)

NPR’s ‘Invisibilia’ Co-Host Talks About the Importance of Narratives

By Mansee Khurana, Deputy News Editor April 25, 2019

NPR’s “Invisibilia” co-host Alix Spiegel and psychologist Brian Nosek discussed the credibility of scientific research and reporting in an event hosted by NYU’s Science, Health and Environmental...

Esther Perel spoke at NYU Skirball today, April 22. (Staff Photo by Mansee Khurana)

There’s a ‘Consumerism of the Soulmate,’ Sex Therapist Says

By Mansee Khurana, Deputy News Editor April 23, 2019

Celebrated author and sex therapist Esther Perel spoke about how feelings of loneliness can increase dependence on one’s romantic partner at this season's last edition of the Skirball Talks series. Perel...

How ‘Hip’ Is NYU?: University Asks Students in New Survey

How ‘Hip’ Is NYU?: University Asks Students in New Survey

By Mansee Khurana, Deputy News Editor April 17, 2019

A select number of NYU students woke up to an email on Friday morning asking them to participate in a survey about how they perceive NYU. SimpsonScarborough, an educational consulting firm which...

Leslie eLab, located at 16 Washington Place, is where NYU students who work to combat food insecurity Skype their counterparts at other universities. (Photo by Calvin Falk)

University Student Leaders Share Ways to Combat Campus Food Insecurity

By Victor Porcelli , News Editor April 11, 2019

Students and faculty leaders from universities in Alabama, New Jersey and New York discussed how to better address food insecurity on their campuses via Skype on Wednesday. Steinhardt graduate student...

Professor Jin Kim Montclare. (Courtesy of Professor Montclare)

Tandon Professor Inducted Into Bioengineering Elite

By Mansee Khurana, Deputy News Editor April 5, 2019

Jin Kim Montclare, a professor of chemical and biomedical engineering at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, was inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows...

University Senate meetings are held on a monthly basis in the colloquium room. Attendees include members from the Student Senators Council, the Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty Senators Council and the Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty Senators Council, among others. (WSN File Photo)

University Senate Approves Motion to Expand LS Representation

By Mansee Khurana, Deputy News Editor March 28, 2019

The University Senate overwhelmingly approved a resolution which will allow the Dean of Liberal Studies, currently Julie Mostov, to sit on the Dean’s Council of the University Senate on Thursday after...

Students crowd the steps of Kimmel to listen to speakers of different faiths at the vigil. (Photo by Alana Beyer)

Vigil at Kimmel To Honor New Zealand Victims

By Mansee Khurana, Deputy News Editor March 15, 2019

Over 100 students came together to fill the steps and balcony of the Kimmel Center for University Life on Friday to share prayers and thoughts for the victims and families of the Christchurch shooting...

The NYU bookstore during the grand opening. (Photo by Tony Wu)

Bookstore includEd Program Draws Criticism for Unexpected Bursar Charges

By Alexandria Johnson , Staff Writer March 7, 2019

The NYU Bookstore’s includEd program drew criticism on the Class of 2022 Facebook group last week after students suddenly received emails about additional charges made to their Bursar accounts for textbooks....