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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

On Trans Day of Remembrance, NYU LGBTQ+ held an event on the Kimmel Grand Staircase to celebrate the lives and the experiences of transgender and nonbinary communities. (Photo by Lisa Cochran)

NYU Community Members Mourn and Celebrate Transgender Lives for Trans Day of Remembrance

By Lisa Cochran, Deputy News Editor November 21, 2019

Scattered on the steps of the Kimmel Center of University Life on Wednesday evening, more than 50 NYU community members gathered to commemorate lives lost to transphobic violence in observance of the annual...

SLAM protestors outside of the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute protesting the violations of labor rights during the construction of the NYU Abu Dhabi campus (Photo by Ronni Husmann).

SLAM Protests NYU’s Past Fair Labor Violations at NYUAD

By Ronni Husmann, Deputy News Editor November 19, 2019

Chants of “F-ck forced labor! Pay them back!” echoed through Washington Square Park on Monday evening as student activists protested the treatment of workers whose rights were violated under NYU’s...

The office of Fraternity and Sorority Life located at the Center for Student Life at NYU. (Staff Photo via Darcey Pittman).

NYU’s Interfraternity Frats to Stop Recruiting After This Semester

By Sakshi Venkatraman, Editor-in-Chief November 14, 2019

NYU’s Interfraternity Council fraternities will suspend recruiting altogether come Spring 2020, according to a Monday morning press release by the IFC. This comes after several frats were suspended or...

Two Students Fight, Break Dishes in Weinstein

Two Students Fight, Break Dishes in Weinstein

October 21, 2019

From Oct. 10 to 18, the NYU Department of Public Safety received one report of Criminal Mischief, five reports of Drug Law Violations, six reports of harassment, three reports of harassment/criminal mischief,...

The shots were fired on the same street as the NYU Bookstore.

Shots Fired Near Broadway and West 3rd, No Injuries Reported

By Victor Porcelli, News Editor September 27, 2019

Updated 12:25 p.m. Shots were fired near Broadway and West 3rd St. — a few minutes away from the NYU Bookstore, NYU’s 194 Mercer St. and the Washington Square Park campus — late last night, with...

Students gather at the Kimmel Staircase on Tuesday in vigil for those affected by Hurricane Dorian, the most powerful recorded tropical cyclone to hit the Bahamas. (Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Vigil Honors Hurricane Dorian Victims

By Julia Baxley, Staff Writer September 18, 2019

“I have a cousin that was washed away by the storm, and my mom and my other cousin just lost everything,” said Bernard Ferguson — an NYU graduate student from the Bahamas — to students and...

Lauren Duca taught a journalism course at NYU over the summer (via NYU).

Students of Controversial Journalist Lauren Duca File Complaint to NYU

By Victor Porcelli, News Editor September 17, 2019

Students who took Lauren Duca’s NYU journalism course over the summer filed a complaint against the prominent feminist and journalist for acting unprofesionally, as reported by BuzzFeed News. The...

Elizabeth Warren speaks to a crowd of supporters holding ‘I’m a Warren Democrat’ signs. (Photo by Ishaan Parmar)

Elizabeth Warren Talks Corruption, Workers’ Rights at Washington Square Park Rally

By Roshni Raj, Staff Writer September 16, 2019

U.S. Sen. (D-Massachusetts) and 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren spoke of bringing down corruption in Washington and giving power back to thousands of people at Washington Square Park on Monday. “[We...

Steinhardt flags fly above its Washington Square East building. (Staff Photo by Alana Beyer)

Steinhardt Name to Stay Despite Allegations of Sexual Harassment

By Victor Porcelli, News Editor September 12, 2019

NYU will not change the name of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development despite several women having accused its namesake — philanthropist and NYU trustee Michael Steinhardt...

X-ray of a patient with lung cancer. New research by NYU scientists will hopefully improve treatment for lung cancer patients. (Via Wikipedia)

9/11 Survivors May Help Researchers Prevent Lung Disease

By Lisa Cochran, Contributing Writer September 11, 2019

Eighteen years ago, terrorists hijacked two planes and flew them into the Twin Towers in an unprecedented attack on U.S. soil, killing over 2,000 people. First responders flocked to the scene in an effort...

The executive board of the NYU Parliamentary Debaters Union speaks about cancel culture. (Staff Photo by Marva Shi)

Students Debate Validity of Cancel Culture

By Darien Gayle, Staff Writer September 10, 2019

The merits of cancel culture  — when a celebrity is vilified online due to actions perceived as problematic  — were the subject of a student debate Monday, with some calling it necessary and others...

The Bronfman Center, the center of the NYU Jewish community. (Photo by Euan Prentis)

NYU Helps Sex Trafficking Victims Build Startups

By Julia Santiago, Contributing Writer September 9, 2019

NYU’s Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life held a summer program to equip survivors of sex trafficking with entrepeneurial skills, and it will continue to help participants throughout the year, according...