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Washington Square News

Three weeks ago, local police detained and released nine NYU Shanghai students in two separate drug sweeps. NYU Shanghai intends to establish a safety task force (Photo by Echo Chen)

Police detain and release 9 NYU Shanghai students in drug sweeps

By Ruqaiyah Zarook, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

Nine NYU Shanghai students were detained in two separate drug sweeps conducted by local police in Shanghai on March 12. Two students were taken into custody at a local bar, and seven others at a birthday...

The vaccine rollout in New York City has eligibility attachments. Some NYU students have attempted to skirt regulations to get vaccinated. (Illustration by Qashka Rulino)

NYU students ineligible for the COVID-19 vaccine take advantage of conflicting guidelines to get vaccinated

By Rachel Cohen, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

Liberal Studies first-year MaryCharlotte Barnes plans to sign up for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on April 6, when she, and all New York state residents aged 16 and over become eligible to take...

The Washington Square campus has seen its number of cases tripled in a short amount of time. The uptick in cases is most likely due to the combination of the state easing restrictions and NYU students not yet qualifying for the vaccine. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Washington Square campus sees uptick in COVID-19 cases

By Rachel Fadem, Staff Writer April 1, 2021

In the past two weeks, the rate of new COVID-19 cases at NYU’s Washington Square campus nearly tripled. Between March 18 and March 29, the test positivity rate on a 14-day rolling average jumped from...

NYU Langone is establishing the Center for Psychedelic Medicine to support research into psychedelic drugs. This center will research hallucinogens for psychedelic treatments. (Photo by Leo Sheingate)

NYU Langone will create a center for research into psychedelic drugs

By Rachel Fadem, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

After raising $10 million in donations, NYU Langone Medical Center will establish the Center for Psychedelic Medicine. The Center will be placed under the Department of Psychiatry. According to the press...

NYU's Student Health Center, located on 726 Broadway, has removed the 10-session limit on counseling sessions this semester. Students are now allowed to make appointments for free counseling services at the NYU Wellness Exchange based on clinical needs. (Photo by George Papazov)

Student Health Center removes cap on therapy sessions

By Kayla Hardersen, Staff Writer March 29, 2021

The Student Health Center has removed the 10-session limit on counseling sessions this semester, instead allowing students to make appointments based on their clinical need. The initiative was brought...

The large windows in front of the Kimmel Center are a subtle hazard. NYU architecture is aggressively unfriendly to the birds in the city. (Staff Photo by Alex Tey)

Migrating birds imperiled by NYU buildings as spring approaches

By Alex Tey, Copy Chief March 29, 2021

As the spring migration season begins, birds traveling through New York City face the threat of reflective glass on NYU buildings. A Washington Square News review of crowdsourced data submitted to dBird.org...

Bloomberg Philanthropies donates $25 million to endow the Georgina and Charlotte Bloomberg Public Service Fellows Program at New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. This fellowship is expected to cover tuition for up to 20 students per year beginning in the Fall 2021 semester. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli, Image Courtesy of Bloomberg Philanthropies, Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Bloomberg Philanthropies donates $25 million for graduate fellowship at Wagner

By Saurabh Kumar, Staff Writer March 23, 2021

Bloomberg Philanthropies donated $25 million to the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service earlier this month to endow the Georgina and Charlotte Bloomberg Public Service Fellows Program. The...

NYU and Howard University announced a medical partnership. Each University's nursing schools are collaborating in efforts to systemic racism and lack of diversity in nursing.

Howard University and NYU form academic partnership

By Nina Huang, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

NYU’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing, a predominantly white institution, has established an education and research partnership with Howard University’s College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences,...

People gather at rallies in New York City this weekend to bring awareness to anti-Asian violence. (Photo by Suhail Gharaibeh)

Rallies in New York City call attention to anti-Asian violence

By Roshni Raj and Suhail Gharaibeh March 22, 2021

Multiple rallies in New York City this weekend brought awareness to anti-Asian violence, which spiked in tandem with the COVID-19 pandemic last spring and has surged again in recent months. The rallies...

Members of the Graduate Student Organizing Committee at NYU are starting voting tomorrow on whether to authorize a strike after NYU has failed to produce a new contract for graduate workers represented by the union and employed by the university. (Photo Courtesy of GSOC)

Graduate workers announce strike vote as contract deadlock continues

By Arnav Binaykia, Deputy News Editor March 22, 2021

Members of the Graduate Student Organizing Committee will start voting tomorrow on whether to authorize a strike after nine months of bargaining with NYU have failed to produce a new contract for the over...

The Oscars were one of many award shows that have looked different since the COVID-19 pandemic. Two NYU Tisch alumni are recognized as nominees at the Oscars and Golden Globes this year. (Illustration by Jules Talbot)

Tisch alumni recognized at Golden Globes and Oscars

By Rachel Cohen, Staff Writer March 19, 2021

Tisch alumnae Chloé Zhao and Karishma Dev Dube made headlines in recent weeks for their groundbreaking awards show recognitions. Dube’s short film “Bittu” was one of 10 finalists on the shortlist...

The Center for Global Spiritual Life, Office of Global Inclusion, Wellness Center and Division of Student Affairs hosted a virtual vigil to honor the victims of the Atlanta shooting, as well as all other victims of anti-Asian hate crimes and racist violence, on Wednesday, March 17. This is an opportunity for the university community to come together after the disheartening Atlanta shooting. (Illustration by Minji Kim)

NYU holds vigil for Atlanta shooting victims and victims of anti-Asian violence

By Mei Lamison, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

Daoyou Feng, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Julie Park, Hyun-jeong Park, Paul Andre Michels and Xiaojie Tan were among eight people — six of whom were Asian women — shot dead by a 21-year-old white man at three...