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Washington Square News


A graphic of a purple pie chart on a black background. At the top a title that reads “S.G.A.’s Violet 100 budget allocation.” The category “Violet Ball” takes up more than half of the pie chart, with “Violet 100 Concert” the next-largest, though less than half the size. Most of the remaining space is budgeted toward “All-University Games” and “Merchandise, Giveaways and Tabling.” The “Violet 100 Service Events” category is so small the text doesn’t fit.

SGA increases Violet 100 budget to $335,000

NYU’s Student Government Assembly raised its operating budget for the spring spirit week event Violet 100 by around $37,000 this year. The event will use up most of the student government’s $500,000 budget.
Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor Feb 26, 2024

The Student Government Assembly increased its Violet 100 budget by around $37,000 this year, raising funds spent on the spirit week to around $335,000. More than half of the budget...

An illustration of the Washington Square Arch, surrounded by green bushes in front of several pastel-colored buildings. On top of one building is a purple flag reading N.Y.U., and on top of another is a red flag reading W.S.N. The sky is colored with a pastel-pink gradient.

What to do this week: Violet 100, a salsa dancing event and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Feb. 26 - March 3.
Aashna Miharia, Deputy News Editor Feb 25, 2024

A group of students posing for a group photo in front of N.Y.U.’s Bobst Library. Some students on the right are holding a white banner with the red, green and red words “CUT the CONTRACT with STARBUCKS” written on it. A student beside the banner is holding a yellow envelope.

Students deliver letter calling for removal of on-campus Starbucks

A group of students delivered a letter for President Linda Mills demanding that the university cut its ties with the on-campus Starbucks location due to its alleged labor union violations.
Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor Feb 23, 2024

Around 15 students met inside Bobst Library to deliver a petition addressed to NYU president Linda Mills on Thursday, demanding that the university cut its contract with the Starbucks...

Platform Converse standing on top of a wooden box under the Washington Square Arch.

The Soapbox: Eiffel Tower closure in France, maritime improvements in Australia, return of stolen artifacts in Ghana

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.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor Feb 23, 2024

In France, Eiffel Tower closes amid worker strike The Eiffel Tower has been closed to visitors since Monday as a result of a labor worker strike. The General Confederation of...

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2 profs awarded for neuroscience and mathematics research

CAS professors SueYeon Chung and Jinyoung Park are among 126 researchers recognized by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor Feb 23, 2024

Two CAS professors, SueYeon Chung and Jinyoung Park, were named Sloan Research Fellows for their contributions in neuroscience and mathematics. The fellowship, awarded annually...

A white flag with a purple N.Y.U. logo at its center is placed on a building.

Facing financial need: NYU’s approach to reducing its price tag

In 2010, the university began to focus more on affordability and accessibility as a key part of its financial aid goals. Since then, NYU has made several changes to help curb the cost of attendance.
Gabrielle Panelo and Nikki Mirala Feb 22, 2024

In 2015, NYU was considered the fourth-most expensive university to attend, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s analysis of College Board data. With new financial...

The glass exterior of the N.Y.U. Langone Health building, with an incomplete circle around the word N.Y.U. on the signage.

Langone receives $75M donation for Florida ambulatory care center

The donation will be put toward a center at NYU Langone’s recently-purchased property in West Palm Beach.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor Feb 22, 2024

NYU Langone Health received a $75 million donation from The Julia Koch Family Foundation — a philanthropic group that supports healthcare, education, and the arts — to establish...

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Beyond NYU: How 2 brothers went from creating art to opening a gallery

Sam Kapp and his twin brother always had a passion for making art. Now, they work together to run their own gallery in New York City.
Aashna Miharia, Deputy News Editor Feb 22, 2024

CAS alum Sam Kapp always loved to create art with his twin brother, Daniel, but didn’t consider it something he could pursue professionally. After graduating in 2017, the Kapp...

A neon purple L.E.D. sign saying “N.Y.U. TISCH” in a hallway that has white walls with several framed pieces hung on it.

Court dismisses claims in alum’s Title IX suit over Tisch ‘blacklist’

A Tisch alum accused of sexual misconduct on an anonymous “blacklist” sued NYU over how the university addressed his concerns. The court dismissed his federal claims earlier this month.
Aashna Miharia, Deputy News Editor Feb 21, 2024

Over a year after an anonymous list accusing film students of misconduct emerged in the Tisch School of the Arts, the court dismissed claims in an alumnus’ lawsuit that NYU violated...

A tall building complex with protruding glass windows under construction. Across the street from the construction site is a row of buildings with brown brick exteriors. The road sign indicates that the building is on Bleecker Street.

NYU’s yearslong history with the Turner Construction Company

The university hired Turner to construct the Paulson Center months after filing a lawsuit against the company accusing it of building faulty flood protections.
Mariapaula Gonzalez, Staff Writer Feb 20, 2024

Just a few months before NYU hired Turner Construction Company — an international construction services firm based in North America — to build the now-completed Paulson Center,...

An image of a letter with the text “Ingber et al. v. New York University” underlined. The letter is two pages and is in front of a purple background.

Prof. requests defendant status in antisemitism suit against NYU

Adrianna Nehme, News Editor Feb 16, 2024

CAS professor Andrew Ross, who was accused of “egregious acts of antisemitism” in a November complaint filed against NYU by three Jewish students, will be allowed to make a...

An illustration of a student government meeting. A person speaks behind a podium with an N.Y.U. flag behind them.

Contract faculty call on NYU to reinstate student complaint policies in handbook

A group of contract faculty wrote a memo to Interim Provost Georgina Dopico calling on the university to reinstate sections of the faculty handbook regarding complaints made by students.
Maximus Getty, Contributing Writer Feb 16, 2024

The Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty Senators Council, a group of around 30 full-time contract faculty members, sent a letter to NYU administration Tuesday calling on the...

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