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Classes at SPS and Liberal Studies cannot be accommodated on campus due to overflow. Nearby St. John’s University will house classes for the fall semester. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Some courses to be held at St. John’s campus due to classroom shortage

By Gianna Jirak , Staff Writer September 17, 2021

For the fall 2021 semester, many Liberal Studies and School of Professional Studies students are not taking their main courses in NYU buildings. Instead, they are learning at the St. John’s University...

NYU School of Law and Yale University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences are collaborating to create the American Indian Sovereignty Project. This project will confront the impacts of federal Indian law and policy on Native American sovereignty. (Image via Wikimedia Commons, Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Joint NYU-Yale project addresses the impact of U.S. colonialism on Indigenous communities

By Nina Huang, Staff Writer September 16, 2021

Maggie Blackhawk and Ned Blackhawk have seen Indigenous history, policy and community development sidelined by scholars and academic institutions throughout their careers. Now, as faculty members at NYU’s...

An unknown motorist has been linked to multiple groping incidents on campus. This week, the NYPD arrested a suspect. (Image courtesy of NYPD, Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Alleged serial groper arrested

By Rachel Fadem and Suhail Gharaibeh September 15, 2021

Police have arrested a suspect accused of sexually assaulting 10 people — including four NYU students — in downtown Manhattan between Aug. 21 and Sept. 10, according to local authorities and NYU’s...

The New Museum of Contemporary Art is located at 235 Bowery. It is one of the participating organizations of NYU’s Museum Gateway program. (Staff Photo by Sirui Wu)

NYU to revive free museum access program

By Rose Ahn, Staff Writer September 14, 2021

NYU’s Museum Gateway program will return in mid-September following a yearlong suspension. Students will once again have complimentary access to a selection of museums that previously included the Whitney...

On Friday, Sept. 10, almost 50 members of the NYU community gathered on the steps of Kimmel to reflect and share stories on the 9/11 attacks, 20 years later. The names of the 59 alumni who died on 9/11 were read out loud, followed by a 20-second moment of silence. (Photo by Gabriel Hawthorne)

Kimmel Center holds Sept. 11 remembrance event

By Gabriel Hawthorne, Staff Writer September 13, 2021

Nearly 50 members of the NYU community — including alumni, students, employees and faculty — sat together in silence on the bottom steps of the Kimmel Center for University Life on Friday, Sept. 10...

The Soapbox is a weekly news column rounding up stories worth reading for a global university. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

The Soapbox: India, Congo, Afghanistan, vaccine inequity in Africa

By Suhail Gharaibeh, Deputy News Editor September 13, 2021

In India, a string of attacks on press freedom The Indian government’s tax collection agency raided the offices of independent online news websites Newslaundry and NewsClick on Friday, Sept. 10, in...

Security camera footage shows the perpetrator wearing a black face mask and riding a red and black moped. The reports all described the attacker wearing dark clothing and a motorcycle helmet covering the majority of their face. (Image courtesy of NYPD)

Another student groped on campus as string of sexual assaults continues

By Arnav Binaykia, Rachel Cohen, Rachel Fadem, and Suhail Gharaibeh September 11, 2021

An NYU student reported that they were sexually assaulted on campus at approximately 4:40 p.m. on Sept. 10. This was the fourth such incident in less than two weeks, all of which appear to be perpetrated...

A firefighter uses a thermal imaging camera on 9/12/01. (Photo by Yoni Brook)

‘A city grieves’: How the Sept. 11 attacks upended life at NYU

By Arnav Binaykia and Suhail Gharaibeh September 11, 2021

This story is the second of a two-part series commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on New York City. Read the first story here. “In a brutal act of terrorism that may have...

Members of NYU's community witnessed the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from different areas of New York City. NYU professors who were in New York City share their personal accounts of Sept. 11, 2001. (Staff Photos by Manasa Gudavalli, Image courtesy of Carol Tosone, Image courtesy of Jay Rosen)

NYU faculty recount the Sept. 11 attacks 20 years later

By Gabriel Hawthorne, Staff Writer September 11, 2021

Twenty years ago today, the beginning of NYU’s fall 2001 semester was cast into disarray. The university community found itself at the epicenter of a terrorist attack that forever changed the city and...

Most activities on campus have resumed to in-person meetings. Due to capacity limits, some NYU clubs and events continue to meet online. (Photo by Tony Wu)

NYU students return to campus, but clubs remain online

By Rachel Fadem, Deputy News Editor September 10, 2021

In the weeks leading up to the beginning of the 2021-22 academic year, NYU’s university-wide communications indicated plans for an on-campus experience resembling that of semesters prior to the pandemic....

Students and their helper guests moved into NYU’s 22 residence halls during three move-in days. Students new and returning seemed undeterred by the university’s COVID guidelines surrounding move-in and reported a generally smooth process. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Students report a smooth dorm move-in experience after a peculiar year

By Lauren Ashe, Staff Writer September 8, 2021

Students streamed through the doors of NYU’s 22 residence halls, boxes in hand and families in tow, during the fall 2021 move-in days between Aug. 27 and Aug. 29. Many students — both new and returning...

Banin Amini, a Junior at NYU Abu Dhabi who was born and raised in Kabul, fears the effects that the Taliban regime could have on her livelihood as a student. NYU as well as NYU’s Islamic Center say they have been working to support students and faculty affected by the turmoil. (Staff Photo by Roshni Raj)

‘I’m scared for my life’: An Afghan student on the collapse of Afghanistan

By Roshni Raj, Abroad News Editor September 8, 2021

Since her childhood, Banin Amini — a junior at NYU Abu Dhabi born and raised in Kabul — has feared the Taliban after she watched the militant group attack schools in Afghanistan. As she grew older,...