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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Three Missing Bicycles, One Attempted Bike Theft

Three Missing Bicycles, One Attempted Bike Theft

By Crime Bot, Robot Reporter September 21, 2020

Burglary On Sept. 15 at 10:52 a.m., a member of Public Safety reported a burglary in Othmer Hall. The case is open and under investigation. Criminal Mischief On Sept. 4 at 7:23 p.m., several windows...

New Yorkers and NYU students take the subway for their commutes every day. The MTA released a new policy to fine patrons $50 if they do not wear a mask. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Going Maskless on MTA Transit Now Costs $50

By Trace Miller, News Editor September 17, 2020

Riders refusing to wear a mask on Metropolitan Transportation Authority public transit now face $50 fines. The new rule went into effect on Monday, Sept. 14. Critics have alleged the rule is classist and...

The NYU COVID-19 Testing tent is located at Gould Plaza in front of the Stern building. NYU’s public health ambassadors discuss their role during the pandemic. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Student Ambassadors Rep Public Health

By Aarushi Sharma, Deputy News Editor September 16, 2020

NYU launched its Public Health Ambassadors program last month to aid students in comprehending and complying with NYU’s COVID-19 guidelines and to facilitate campus life during the COVID-19 crisis. Through...

The Rubin Hall NYU student dormitory is on Fifth Avenue and 10th Street. University spokesperson John Beckman released a statement confirming four COVID-19 cases at Rubin and indicated the hall will be on lockdown for the next few days. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

NYU’s Rubin Hall Placed Under Mandatory Quarantine

By Matthew Fischetti and Trace Miller September 14, 2020

NYU’s Rubin Residence Hall has been placed under temporary quarantine after NYU’s testing program detected four asymptomatic cases of COVID-19. At around 5 p.m. residents of the freshman dorm were...

19 years after the national tragedy of September 11 2001, Americans are facing another national crisis — the COVID-19 pandemic. The 9/11 memorial still saw many visitors, albeit masked and somewhat socially distanced. (Staff Photo by Trace Miller)

Americans Mourn September Eleventh Amid and Despite the Pandemic

By Trace Miller, News Editor September 11, 2020

During a national tragedy — a pandemic that at press time has killed at least 192,000 Americans — hundreds gathered around a twin-fountain memorial to remember, grieve and mourn another national tragedy...

This NYU's testing center is located at Gould Plaza. It recently recorded a positive case from a Rubin Hall resident. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Rubin Student Tests Positive for COVID-19 on Move-In Day

By Roshni Raj, Deputy News Editor September 11, 2020

Zion Glover, a Stern first-year, tested positive for COVID-19 on Sept. 1 while moving into Rubin Residence Hall and after visiting the dorm’s second floor lounge. NYU’s COVID-19 Prevention & Response...

Earlier this week, Washington Square Park was the venue for an impromptu “rave” attended by a crowd of young people. NY Governor Cuomo and NYU Spokesman John Beckman have argued over the university’s jurisdiction to break up the crowd of people. (Photo by Alex Bazeley)

Cuomo Blasts NYU for Not Breaking Up Rave

By Matthew Fischetti, News Editor September 10, 2020

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo ripped into NYU’s administration for failing to break up the Sept. 5 rave, which is suspected to have been attended by NYU students. “You know, we're New York...

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development is located at 82 Washington Square East. In a school-wide email, the school's Dean Jack H. Knott announced the creation of the Office of Equity, Belonging, and Community Action at Steinhardt, which will be led by Vice Dean E. Kirkland. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Steinhardt Dean Reveals Creation of Office of Equity, Belonging and Community Action

By Aarushi Sharma, Deputy News Editor September 9, 2020

In a school-wide email sent out on Sept. 4, Steinhardt Dean Jack H. Knott announced the creation of the Office of Equity, Belonging and Community Action at Steinhardt. In a later email dated Sept. 8, Dean...

A joint movement of professors across the United States will be absent from their posts for a 2-day strike. Their efforts echo the NBA’s actions in protesting police violence. (Image by Martin Lopez, Staff Edit by Leo Sheingate)

Scholar Strike for Anti-Racism Begins Today

By Trace Miller, News Editor September 8, 2020

The nationwide Scholar Strike begins today at 10 a.m. and runs through tomorrow. For two full days, participating professors at campuses across the United States will walk out from their normal academic...

By WSN Editors January 13, 2020

WSN has retracted this story because it didn't meet our editorial standards. The piece, about potential bias in the German department's tenure process, inaccurately characterized the tenure process and...