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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Provost Katherine Fleming announced the planned in-person return for the next semester. While some students expressed excitement at the thought of resuming in-person classroom learning; some even argued that this return has been unnecessarily deferred. (Photo by Ryan Walker)

University community reacts to return to campus

By Kayla Hardersen, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

NYU students around the world have dealt with an online life of unreliable internet and mismatched timezones for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, many are anticipating the day they return to campus...

NYU administration announced the cancellation of the 2021 spring break to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Many students are expressing their concerns about the lack of a substantial break given during the spring semester. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli and Alexandra Chan)

As spring approaches, break doesn’t

By Alex Tey, Copy Chief March 16, 2021

An Oct. 20 message from President Andrew Hamilton and Provost Katherine Fleming announced the cancellation of 2021’s spring break plans to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. In its place, the University...

Chick-Fil-A location at NYU was located at Upstein food court prior to Spring 2021 semester. NYU formally requested that Chartwells terminate their licensing agreement with the brand, concluding that the long-term space, brand, and capital requirements presented by Chick-Fil-A is no longer adequate for NYU. (Photo by Shawn Paik)

Campus Services Severs Ties with Chick-Fil-A, Searches for Replacement

By Nina Huang, Staff Writer March 11, 2021

NYU formally requested that Chartwells terminate their licensing agreement with the Chick-fil-A at Upstein Food Court in Weinstein Hall following the Spring 2021 semester. The decision was announced on...

NYU’s Office of Global Programs, located at 383 Lafayette St., opened its Fall 2021 Study Away Application. However, the uncertainty of the future of the pandemic has left aspects of NYU's study away programs tentative. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

NYU Says Post-Pandemic Study Away Is a Tentative Go

By Arnav Binaykia, Staff Writer March 10, 2021

NYU’s Office of Global Programs opened the Fall 2021 Study Away Application to students on March 1, despite continued uncertainty about the feasibility of normal study away programs next semester.  Along...

NYU Langone Medical Center is located at 550 1st Ave. The hospital has offered COVID-19 vaccinations to at least 7,000 members of the NYU community. (Photo by Leo Sheingate)

NYU Plans Return to Classroom Instruction for Fall 2021

By Suhail Gharaibeh, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

Students and faculty should expect a return to fully in-person classroom instruction for the Fall 2021 semester, according to the NYU administration. Provost Katherine Fleming announced the plan in a letter...

The NYU Center for Cybersecurity is a collaboration among NYU School of Law, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and other NYU schools and departments. Maxwell Aliapoulios, a PhD student and researcher at the center, received advance access to GabLeaks and briefly reviewed the data. (Photo by Nina Schifano, Alana Beyer and Jake Capriotti. Staff Illustration by Alex Tran)

Transparency Collective Publishes 70 Gigabytes of Data Hacked from Right-Wing Social Media Network

By Trace Miller, News Editor March 8, 2021

The nonprofit transparency collective Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoS) released 70 gigabytes of hacked user accounts, passwords, direct messages and public and private posts from the right-wing social...

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NYU RAs Attend Training With Controversial Resources

By Alexandria Johnson, Deputy Managing Editor September 28, 2020

NYU Resident Assistants were called into a meeting on Sept. 23, the same day a Kentucky grand jury declined to indict officers Jonathan Mattingly, Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankinson for the killing of...

Weinstein Residence Hall is located at 5 University Pl. Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Weinstein occupation. (Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan, Photo by Sara Miranda)

NYU Remembers 50th Anniversary of Weinstein Occupation Today

By Roshni Raj, Deputy News Editor September 25, 2020

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Weinstein occupation — a five-day sit-in for the LGBTQ+ community at NYU’s Weinstein Residence Hall, starting Sept. 25, 1970. At the time, NYU officials and...

A protester holds a sign reading

Protesters Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor for Second Consecutive Day After Ruling

By Matthew Fischetti, Rachel Cohen, and Mei Lamison September 25, 2020

Protestors gathered at Union Square on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 24 after a Kentucky grand jury decided Wednesday to bring no direct charges against Louisville Metro Police Department officers in...

A protester holds up a sign reading

Protests Demanding Justice For Breonna Taylor Sweep New York City

By Matthew Fischetti and Rachel Cohen September 24, 2020

Thousands of protesters took to New York City’s streets the night of Wednesday, Sept. 23 after none of the Louisville Metro Police Department officers who shot Breonna Taylor were indicted on charges...

Twitter has placed hundreds of mask-related tweets on sidewalks and buildings. The campaign is in part designed to promote wearing masks in public. (Staff Photos by Trace Miller)

NYU and Twitter Encourage Pandemic Responsibility Around Washington Square Park

By Nick Mead, Deputy News Editor September 24, 2020

Tweets encouraging mask-wearing were printed out and pasted on the sidewalk of Washington Square East as part of Twitter’s new campaign to add some levity to the typical messaging about masks. NYU put...

Times Square is a popular New York tourist hotspot with flashing ads and billboards on every building. It was the site of multiple arrests of protesters, including NYU students, during an anti-ICE protest last weekend. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

NYU Students Arrested at Protest, Claim Police Misconduct

By Trace Miller, News Editor September 22, 2020

Several NYU first-years gathered with about 200 other protesters in Times Square to protest United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and demand its abolishment on Saturday, Sept. 19. The fourth...