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

Washington Square News

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

Washington Square News

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

Washington Square News


The outside entrance of N.Y.U Langone Health’s main campus with a road sign in front of the modern building with a glass facade.

NYU Langone terminates nurse after speech about ‘current genocide in Gaza’

The labor and delivery nurse was fired after saying women in Gaza are “going through unimaginable losses” in an acceptance speech for a compassionate care award.
Yezen Saadah, Editor-in-Chief May 29, 2024

A labor nurse at NYU Langone Health was terminated earlier this month after she spoke about the suffering of women “during the current genocide in Gaza” in a speech when accepting...

A group of faculty hold hands at a pro-Palestinian demonstration.

Faculty group threatens NYU with service strike if demands are not met by fall

A representative for Faculty & Staff for Justice in Palestine said the university has until Aug. 1 to fulfill the group’s demands, which include the removal of police from campus and pardoning students and faculty facing disciplinary action for their involvement in pro-Palestinian demonstrations.
Yezen Saadah, Editor-in-Chief May 24, 2024

Some faculty and staff at NYU are threatening to withhold administrative work for the fall semester if senior leadership does not remove police from campus and pardon those facing...

A flag with N.Y.U.’s logo hangs from a red brick building.

NYU leadership proposes budget of $4.3 billion for next academic year

With a proposed 5% increase in budget over the 2023-24 academic year, the university will launch the NYU Promise, reopen Rubin Hall and Goddard Hall, and increase its endowment fund.
Aashna Miharia, News Editor May 23, 2024

NYU announced it proposed a budget of $4.3 billion for the 2024-25 academic year to the board of trustees in a universitywide memo last week, marking a 5% increase from last year’s...

(Manasa Gudavalli for WSN)

OSC to ‘improve the quality’ of assignments imposed on students arrested in Gould Plaza after faculty complaints

The decision to reevaluate the writing exercises came after hundreds of faculty members called them “a mockery of our vocation” and “an insult” to students’ intelligence in a letter last week.
Dharma Niles, News Editor May 23, 2024

NYU said the Office of Student Conduct will begin looking at ways “to improve the quality” of reflection papers imposed on students arrested at the Gaza Solidarity Encampment...

(Krish Dev for WSN)

Admins apologize to graduates for waiting hours outside Yankee Stadium

In an email sent to graduates yesterday afternoon, NYU administration said it has had “ongoing conversations” with Yankee Stadium to understand why entry was delayed for hundreds of students.
Dharma Niles, News Editor May 23, 2024

NYU expressed its “most sincere apology” to the hundreds of graduates who waited in line outside Yankee Stadium for what dozens said to be over two hours during this year’s...

A man in a black mortarboard and purple robe with a white and black scarf holds up a cardboard sign reading “Free Palestine”

Students protest war in Gaza at graduation ceremonies

Pro-Palestinian disruptions, including students chanting and waving Palestinian flags, occurred at the ceremonies for Tisch, Gallatin and NYU Law.
Aashna Miharia, Bruna Horvath and Dharma Niles May 21, 2024

Graduates across NYU’s schools wore keffiyeh scarves, carried signs and held Palestinian flags at their respective graduation ceremonies last week in protest of the war in Gaza...

This photo shows the brightly-lit exterior of N.Y.U’s Liberal Studies building. In the bottom right of the image, a pedestrian is walking by the building entrance, and a black car is parked in the foreground of the image. The shadows of the entrance are shown on the light beige walls, and a purple sign with white text that reads “Liberal Studies” is hung inside a big square window on the left of the image.

‘Not celebratory’: GLS valedictorian not permitted to deliver pro-Palestinian speech at graduation

The student told WSN they did not want to write a speech “tailored towards the sensitivities of the administration.”
Bruna Horvath, Editor-at-Large May 21, 2024

This year’s valedictorian in Global Liberal Studies was not permitted to deliver a speech at the program’s graduation ceremony — which criticized NYU’s ties to Israel,...

(Krish Dev for WSN)

Dozens walk out of Yankee Stadium as Mills gives commencement address

The walkout is the latest of several demonstrations by pro-Palestinian student protesters over the last few weeks.
Carmo Moniz, Editor-at-Large May 15, 2024

Dozens of students, many wearing keffiyeh scarves and booing in dissent, walked out of this year’s commencement ceremony at Yankee Stadium as NYU president Linda Mills gave her...

(Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

Human rights scholar Martha Minow on civil rights, race and gender at commencement

Martha Minow, the former dean of Harvard Law School, delivered this year’s commencement address, during which she highlighted the importance of fighting social injustice and inequality.
Yezen Saadah, Editor-in-Chief May 15, 2024

Human rights scholar Martha Minow addressed around 30,000 graduates and guests at NYU’s 191st commencement ceremony in Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, after receiving an honorary...

(Krish Dev for WSN)

Hundreds wait to enter Yankee Stadium as commencement begins

Dozens of graduates told WSN they had been waiting in line for over two hours.
Dharma Niles, News Editor May 15, 2024

An hour after NYU’s 191st commencement exercises were scheduled to begin, hundreds of graduates surrounded the entrances of Yankee Stadium waiting to enter the venue. The crowd...

(Krish Dev for WSN)

2024 commencement exercises begin at Yankee Stadium

The ceremony comes amid heightened tensions between the university’s administration and pro-Palestinian protesters, and follows cancellations of commencement ceremonies at Columbia University and the University of Southern California.

At NYU’s 191st commencement exercises — President Linda Mills’ first as head of the university — this year’s 22,000 graduates filled the stands of Yankee Stadium as rain...