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Washington Square News

Elections to the National Academy of Sciences were recently announced. Among the new elects are four NYU faculty members, Professor Carrasco, Moore, Przeworski and LeCun. (Staff Illustration by Jake Capriotti)

Four NYU faculty elected to the National Academy of Sciences

By Mei Lamison, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

Four NYU faculty were among the 120 new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences this year. Marisa Carrasco, Yann LeCun, Kathryn J. Moore and Adam Przeworski were all elected to the NAS based...

Carlyle Court is located at 25 Union Square W. NYU’s 2021-22 housing reapplication process launched May 5, a day earlier than expected. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

After weeks of delay, NYU opens 2021-22 housing reapplications

By Rachel Cohen, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

NYU’s 2021-22 housing reapplication process launched May 5, a day earlier than expected. The anticipated launch date on the housing website was changed multiple times in March and April and finally set...

The Graduate Student Organizing Committee’s ongoing strike has changed how many students’ academic performance will be evaluated this semester. Once the strike began, professors began telling their students that if the GSOC strike continued into final exams, the format of the exams would be changed. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

How the GSOC strike is impacting finals

By Rachel Fadem, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

The Graduate Student Organizing Committee’s ongoing strike has changed how many students’ academic performance will be evaluated this semester. As teaching assistants, graduate student workers are...

Former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez, is invited to the NYU John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress. This has led to a protest as Uribe is linked to right-wing paramilitary groups, and was recently accused of inciting violence against Colombian protesters. 
(Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Protesters decry NYU event with former Colombian president

By Suhail Gharaibeh and Ruqaiyah Zarook May 6, 2021

“NYU, NYU, genocide is on you!” Outside of Bobst Library, the chants of more than 100 protesters rang out against the virtual visit of former Colombian president Álvaro Uribe Vélez to NYU's John...

NYU is increasing undergraduate tuition for the upcoming 2021-22 academic year by $1,620, from $54,880 to $56,500. However, the university announced plans to continue disbursing COVID-19 relief grants — accessible through Albert — throughout the next semester. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

NYU increases tuition by 3%, COVID-19 grants will continue in the fall

By Nina Huang, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

NYU is increasing undergraduate tuition for the upcoming 2021-22 academic year by $1,620, from $54,880 to $56,500. This figure does not include additional expenses such as housing, transportation or insurance....

The NYU Office of Residential Life & Housing Services has recently changed policy regarding the role of RA’s in order shift RA responsibility away from dealing with student crises towards fostering a real community for students in university housing. (Photo by Sirui Wu)

RAs will no longer be required to respond to crisis situations

By Saurabh Kumar, Staff Writer May 5, 2021

Residential assistant positions for the upcoming 2021-22 academic year were announced on May 4. The RA role at NYU’s 22 residence halls will be modified in an effort to enhance community development...

NYU students and faculty members call for the removal of NYU trustee and Blackrock CEO, Laurence Fink, in lieu of his asset management firm’s investments in index funds associated with firms that operate ICE detention centers and the Trump border walls. (Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

‘Larry Fink should not be on the Board of Trustees’: Long-time NYU trustee is linked to ICE and private prison operators

By Rachel Cohen, Staff Writer May 5, 2021

Campus access for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents has been a point of contention during contract renewal negotiations between NYU and the Graduate...

The Graduate Student Organizing Committee has been on strike since April 26 of this year, demanding a renegotiated contract after their previous one expired in August 2020. This strike is not the first time graduate student workers have struggled to get the university to bargain. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

‘The resilience of GSOC’: A look into the union’s history

By Rachel Cohen, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

Zach Schwartz-Weinstein marched alongside fellow graduate student workers and union supporters from Judson Memorial Church to Washington Square Park on April 27, 2006, to support the recognition of the...

The Graduate Student Organizing Committee’s strike continues into its second week. Some NYU professors have come out in solidarity with the graduate student workers and are urging the university administration to work towards a fair and reasonable contract. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Professors express solidarity with GSOC

By Roshni Raj, Deputy News Editor May 3, 2021

As the Graduate Student Organizing Committee’s strike continues into its second week, some NYU professors have expressed solidarity with the graduate student workers. They issued statements in support...

The Stern School of Business on Gould Plaza is located at the southeast corner of Washington Square. A Stern study away program will be cancelled. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Future uncertain for Stern study abroad

By Saurabh Kumar, Staff Writer May 3, 2021

Robert Whitelaw, the vice dean for the undergraduate college at the Stern School of Business, discussed in a March 26 email the pandemic’s disruption of Stern’s Global Pillar study away opportunities,...

NYU students call for a tuition strike. Organized by NYU YDSA and Sunrise NYU, the strike also has the support of GSOC. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan, Illustration by Graciela Blandon)

NYU YDSA announces tuition strike starting today

By Trace Miller, News Editor April 30, 2021

The NYU chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America announced a tuition strike starting today, April 30. The activist organization encourages students to withhold tuition for the upcoming Fall...

The GSOC strike is still ongoing. Students talk about their experiences on the picket line. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Undergraduate students support GSOC on the picket line

By Mei Lamison, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

The Graduate Student Organizing Committee began its first day of picketing on Monday, April 26, as part of the ongoing strike action. At 10 a.m., picketers carrying signs, flags and musical instruments...