Prioritizing Transparency in Federal Relief Spending

The Department of Education recently released the amount of funding certain universities will receive through the CARES Act — the third installment of the coronavirus stimulus plan from Congress. NYU will receive the second highest...

New Yorkers Don’t Deserve Petty Politics

On Saturday, April 11, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio closed public schools for the remainder of the academic year due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus as well as the...

Holding Leaders More Accountable in Crisis, Not Less

During this time of crisis, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has become a figure of admiration for many Americans looking for a dependable political authority to feel protected. After Cuomo’s daily press conferences,...

The Principled Necessity of Tuition Reimbursement

On Monday, March 16, NYU President Andrew Hamilton announced the university would be transitioning to online classes due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. On the same day, Hamilton also wrote in a...

NYU’s Evictions Show Its Disregard for Students’ Needs

Last Monday, NYU President Andrew Hamilton sent out a letter to the student body about the closure of residence halls and the transition to online classes for the rest of the semester. Though residences...

Expanding Accessibility to Paid Sick Leave

Over the past week, the number of coronavirus cases in New York State has risen, leading Governor Andrew Cuomo to declare a state of emergency. As more cases are diagnosed, the Centers for Disease...

The Slow Progress of the Plastic Bag Ban

Yesterday, New York State’s ban on single-use plastic bags officially went into effect. It was implemented after the state legislature voted to include the ban in this year’s state budget. New York is currently...

Hidden Disabilities and NYU’s Failure to Accommodate

According to the Department of Education, hidden disabilities are “physical or mental impairments that are not readily apparent to others. They include such conditions and diseases as specific learning disabilities, diabetes, epilepsy and allergy.”...

Confronting the Contradiction of NYU Abu Dhabi

The year 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of NYU Abu Dhabi’s campus. To celebrate, the university is planning various events that give members of the community the opportunity to share stories about their experiences....

Incompetence and Disaster in the Democratic Party

On Feb. 6, President Trump was acquitted of his impeachment charges by the United States Senate. This was after the House of Representatives impeached him over a whistleblower’s complaint, claiming he asked Ukrainian President...

Interpreting Silence: What NYU’s Low Title IX Complaints Mean

On Jan. 27, the New York State Education Department released its data report on Title IX complaints from college campuses across the state. It is a result of the “Enough is Enough” law passed...

The University’s Place in the Climate Crisis

Wildfires have raged in Australia since Jul. 2019, killing 28 people and millions of animals. They have burned through the continent with about 12.35 million acres of land damaged, affecting every state. Experts say...
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