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Labor leaders, politicians mark anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

A commemoration of the 1911 tragedy included speeches from local politicians, and a history of U.S. labor law.
Caleb Pisoni, Staff Writer Mar 27, 2023

Hundreds gathered outside NYU’s Brown Building on Friday to commemorate the 112th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the 1911 tragedy that led to historic reforms...

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NYU student gov’t proposes popular chair elections

The university’s student government deliberated its upcoming chair election and proposed changes to future elections on Thursday, March 23. 
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor Mar 27, 2023

Each year, one student serves as the chairperson of NYU’s student government, becoming the primary representative for the university’s 50,000 students. NYU’s Student Government...

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What to do this week: Video game tournament, trivia night and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: March 27-April 2.
Cora Snow, Deputy News Editor Mar 26, 2023

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‘We’ll be back’: Contract faculty continue fight for unionization 

Supporters of the contract faculty union gathered in front of Bobst Library for the third time since February to demand that NYU support their unionization effort.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor Mar 24, 2023

Dozens of students, faculty and other supporters of the contract faculty unionization effort at NYU picketed in front of Bobst Library on Thursday to demand university recognition....

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The Soapbox: No-confidence motion in Spain, judicial changes in Israel, potential ban in EU

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor Mar 24, 2023

In Spain, government votes against no-confidence motion On Wednesday, the Spanish parliament, led by Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, dismissed a no-confidence motion tabled against...

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Nursing students call for end of $150 absence fee

Students in NYU’s nursing program are petitioning to end a policy that charges students a $150 fee when they miss clinical practice sessions, regardless of whether their absence is due to health issues.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor Mar 23, 2023

NYU nursing students are calling for the university to eliminate a policy that requires them to pay a $150 absence fee for missed clinical practice sessions. A petition started...

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Beyond NYU: Bopping to the beat of blockbuster scores

NYU alum Ching-Shan Chang began her career writing contemporary music. Now, she writes film scores that have appeared in movies and film festivals across the world.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor Mar 23, 2023

Steinhardt alum Ching-Shan Chang composes music for film scores and orchestras. Although she primarily focused on contemporary music as an undergraduate at the University of Rochester’s...

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World’s ‘coolest prime minister’ to speak at NYU commencement

Sanna Marin, the prime minister of Finland — dubbed the “coolest” by German news outlet Bild — will deliver the university’s commencement address at Yankee Stadium this May.
Abby Wilson, Managing Editor Mar 22, 2023

Sanna Marin, the prime minister of Finland, will address graduates and receive an honorary degree at NYU’s 2023 all-university commencement ceremony. Nobel laureate chemist from...

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Court dismisses Steinhardt prof’s defamation lawsuit against colleagues, again

The lawsuit, which was dismissed once before but appealed, claims that an internal letter signed by Steinhardt faculty is defamatory toward Mark Crispin Miller, a professor at the school.
Carmo Moniz, News Editor Mar 22, 2023

An NYU Steinhardt professor’s yearslong defamation lawsuit against several colleagues was dismissed by a New York appellate court earlier this month. Mark Crispin Miller, a professor...

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How science journalists reported on the ‘story of our lifetime’

A science columnist for The New York Times spoke at NYU about the evolution of viruses and the importance of good communication with the public during health crises.
John Kim, Staff Writer Mar 21, 2023

Speaking to a group of more than 100 NYU students and professors, New York Times science columnist Carl Zimmer chronicled his story as one of the world’s foremost science journalists...

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NYU Latinx Project to create research center with $1.3 million donation

The university’s Latinx Project will use a recent $1.3 million grant to establish a new research center for Latinx studies with support from the Office of the Provost.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor Mar 21, 2023

A recent $1.3 million donation will establish an official research institute for Latinx studies at NYU called the Latinx Project: Interdisciplinary Center for Arts and Culture....

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Trump rally outside Manhattan DA’s office sees scant attendance

A small group of protesters was surrounded by reporters outside of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office on Monday as they protested the potential indictment of former president Donald Trump.
Ania Keenan and Carmo Moniz Mar 20, 2023