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Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

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A purple N.Y.U. flag hangs on a building.

A search firm failed to find misconduct allegations against NYU’s former athletics director. Here’s why.

A search firm executive and a director of hiring at a top university said executive search firms like the ones used in higher-level hiring decisions by NYU can miss key information on applicants’ criminal backgrounds and details kept in internal misconduct records.
Ania Keenan, Features Editor May 12, 2024

Lawsuits, human resources reports, calls from victims and allegations compiled by labor unions — this is just some of the evidence of sexual misconduct NYU missed when it hired...

File Photo: NYU Tisch School of the Arts located at 721 Broadway. (Katie Peurrung for WSN)

A Tisch professor disappeared during a misconduct investigation. Two semesters later, he’s scheduled to teach again.

An Office of Equal Opportunity investigation found that professor Robert Benevides’ actions toward a student in summer 2023 constituted sexual and gender-based harassment, email evidence shows. Benevides will teach two classes next semester, according to Albert.
Carmo Moniz, Managing Editor May 3, 2024

(Lianna OGrady for WSN)

Students and faculty set up pro-Palestinian encampment at Gould Plaza

The demonstration follows similar encampments at Columbia University and Yale University, where student protesters have been arrested.

This is a developing story, check back for updates. Update, 3:50 a.m., April 23 Arrested protesters are being released from NYPD headquarters downtown in groups of two to...

The exterior of the Morton Williams Supermarket, with a prominent red lettering that reads Morton Williams at the top of the building and the phrase The Fresh Marketplace beneath it.

How a supermarket became the center of NYU’s relationship with the Village

Years of back-and-forth between local residents and the university over the future of a supermarket ended in an agreement saving the grocery store for at least the next 13 years.
Carmo Moniz, Managing Editor January 31, 2024

A graphic with three strips of excerpts from a lawsuit document against a background of players competing on a volleyball court. The court has the logo of N.Y.U. Athletics in the middle.

How Stuart Robinson’s misconduct went overlooked for years

Ania Keenan, Features Editor October 27, 2023
For nearly three decades, staff at NYU and students and staff at the State University of New York, New Paltz were allegedly harassed and discriminated against by former athletics director Stuart Robinson.
A graphic with three strips of excerpts from a lawsuit document against a background of players competing on a volleyball court. The court has the logo of N.Y.U. Athletics in the middle.

Editorial: NYU, why didn’t you call Robinson’s foul?

Former Athletics Director Stuart Robinson’s hiring displays a concerning disregard for the safety of students and staff on the university’s part.
WSN Editorial Board September 29, 2023

Content warning: This article discusses sexual and verbal harassment. In the past week, WSN has reported on multiple allegations of sexual harassment against former NYU Athletics...

Three pairs of models stand together in a horizontal line wearing cream, red and murky blue outfits respectively. The models are wearing clothes from CLARA SON.

WSN at New York Fashion Week

Spring/Summer 2024
September 15, 2023

Letter from the editor: On change

Letter from the editor: On change

Welcome to Washington Square News, NYU’s independent undergraduate newspaper.
Manasa Gudavalli, Editor-in-Chief August 4, 2023

Dear Readers, When thinking about my own first year at NYU, I vividly remember the mix of emotions that filled my heart — the excitement of meeting new friends and the thrill...

Your Love-Hate Relationship with Bobst

Your Love-Hate Relationship with Bobst

The good, the bad and the ugly of your new home away from your dorm.
Samson Tu, Creative Director August 4, 2023

Taylor Swift stands on a black platform onstage with a microphone in hand, surrounded by smoke and red light. A white spotlight shines on her as she performs, wearing a black bodysuit with one pant leg and sleeve as well as black boots.

What to know before you go: The Eras Tour

Swifties, here's the ultimate survival guide to seeing Taylor Swift in all of her eras. “1, 2, 3, let’s go bitch!”
Natalie Thomas and Manasa Gudavalli May 26, 2023

A photo of Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer eating ramen against a bookshelf.

In favor of smallness

Four years of editing the Washington Square News’ arts coverage have convinced me my task was trifling, but meaningful.
Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Arts Editor May 5, 2023

Consider this my coda. I have edited the Washington Square News’ arts desk since early 2020 in varying capacities. At times distant, other times immersed, generally distracted,...