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Portrait of Mara Mills

NYU selects 2021-22 Distinguished Teaching Award winners

The award’s recipients are nominated by students, faculty and alumni for their excellence and innovation in teaching.
By Bryn Borzillo, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

NYU has named six professors as Distinguished Teaching Award recipients for the 2021-22 academic year — Sonia Marciano, Donna Hallas, Mara Mills, Michael Poles, Mark Siegal and...

People hold signs at an abortion rights protest in Washington Square Park. Signs include Legalize abortion once and for all, We will not go back, and My body my choice.

Thousands rally for abortion rights across NYC in wake of leaked Roe ruling

New Yorkers, including elected officials and celebrities, took to Foley Square, Washington Square Park and the Barclays Center to protest a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
By Kayla Hardersen and Nicole Lu May 5, 2022

Thousands of New Yorkers gathered at Foley Square on Tuesday to advocate for abortion rights and protest against the Supreme Court draft opinion leaked by Politico on Monday....

Astha Rajvanshi wearing a plaid scarf standing in front of mountains in India.

Astha Rajvanshi named 2022 Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award recipient

Astha Rajvanshi, a freelance journalist who reports on human rights and marginalized communities, was announced as the winner of a $12,500 grant from NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
By Emma Grimes and Ruby Tess Naylor May 5, 2022

Astha Rajvanshi was named as the winner of the NYU Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award, a $12,500 annual grant awarded to one early-career journalist in support of writing that...

The alleged intruder in an NYU lounge. He has light skin and glasses, and is wearing a green baseball cap backwards. He is also wearing an orange jacket under a dark gray coat.

Rubin Hall intruder’s identity revealed in police report 

Ahmed Mabrouk has been named as the intruder who entered Rubin Hall in April, staying overnight multiple times and interacting with residents.
By Lauren Ashe, Senior Staff Writer May 4, 2022

A police report filed by NYU named Ahmed Mabrouk as the intruder who entered Rubin Hall and interacted with several NYU students in and around the dormitory last month. Mabrouk...

A black and white portrait of David Sabatini wearing a sweater and button down overlaid in front of the NYU Grossman School of Medicine building. People are walking in the background outside the building and a large sign with “NYU Grossman School of Medicine is in the front.

David Sabatini will not be hired by NYU

The former tenured MIT professor, who was forced out of three institutions following allegations of sexual misconduct, will no longer be considered for employment by NYU’s medical school.
By Abby Wilson, News Editor May 3, 2022

David Sabatini will not be joining the NYU Grossman School of Medicine faculty, according to a spokesperson and the Grossman administration. In an email to the NYU Grossman...

Yuriy Fedchyshyn and his daughter standing next to each other on a pavilion with trees and green foliage in the background. Yuriy has his arm around his daughter, who is holding a stuffed animal.

Ukrainian and Russian students, alums displaced by the invasion

Here’s how members of the NYU community in New York, Russia and Ukraine are responding to the Russian invasion.
By Nicole Lu, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

Yuriy Fedchyshyn, who graduated from the NYU School of Law in 2013, lives in Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine, with his young daughter, Mariya. Fedchyshyn, the former adviser to Ukraine’s...

The interior of GLOSSLAB’s Flatiron location. LED signs with the word “GLOSSLAB” are affixed to the wall. Rows of seating are displayed. People are sitting and walking inside.

NYC nail salon advocates frustrated by state gov’t safety delays

For a second time, Gov. Kathy Hochul postponed a rule requiring nail salons across New York City to install a ventilation system for the next six months, leaving nail technicians and advocates fearful for their safety.
By Tori Morales, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

While working as a manicurist for a decade, Blanca Vidal was exposed to chemicals known to cause side effects such as skin irritation, headaches, cancer, and liver and kidney damage....

The interior of the NYU Tisch building. “NYU TISCH” is displayed on the wall in a purple LED light sign. People are walking by.

Tisch blacklist prompts administration to address student misconduct

After an anonymous list accusing film students of misconduct circulated in the Tisch School of the Arts in early March, some students raised their concerns to the administration about sexual harrassment in the school.
By Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor May 3, 2022

Hopeless about the lack of accountability for students in the department of Undergraduate Film & Television at the Tisch School of the Arts, a student in the program created...

A close-up shot of a group of protesters close together, all wearing masks. The signs in the front read “NYU Shame on You,” “Students Against Sabatini” and “Say No to Sabatini.” A screenshot of the NYU Langone Health Responds Twitter page is superimposed.

Langone Twitter account and anonymous MIT alums advocate for Sabatini

With NYU’s Grossman medical school facing backlash for considering hiring David Sabatini, the school and the biologist have been supported by his former colleagues and students.
By Abby Wilson, News Editor May 2, 2022

As the NYU Grossman School of Medicine continues to consider hiring biologist David Sabatini, an NYU Langone Health Twitter account and several Massachusetts Institute of Technology...

A line of people stand waiting to take COVID-19 tests on a road near a gate. Workers in full personal protective equipment can be seen monitoring the line and administering the tests.

‘I need to get out’: NYU Shanghai lockdown leaves students struggling in dorms

Since the city of Shanghai's government lockdown began on March 28, students have been forced to quarantine in the dorms, take classes online and participate in daily testing.
By Mitali Sapra, Contributing Writer May 2, 2022

On March 13, NYU Shanghai first-year Raghav Dembla received an email from David Pe, the dean of students at the campus, informing him that students and faculty would be unable...

The brick exterior of NYU’s law school. Arches frame the courtyard, and an engraved stone sign bears the law school’s name.

Alum and prof. Troy McKenzie appointed as next NYU Law dean

Troy McKenzie, a professor at the NYU School of Law, is set to take over as the school’s new dean on June 1.
By Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor May 2, 2022

Troy McKenzie was appointed as the dean of the NYU School of Law, President Andrew Hamilton and Provost Katherine Fleming announced on April 29. McKenzie will take over from outgoing...

A protester shouting while holding a sign reading “There is no fashion on a dead planet” in Times Square.

FIT students rally for sustainable fabric in Times Square

Eighteen Fashion Institute of Technology students gathered in Times Square on Saturday to advocate against unsustainable textiles and their negative impacts on the environment.
By Emma Grimes, Contributing Writer May 2, 2022

More than a dozen Fashion Institute of Technology students protested the proliferation of unsustainable fabrics in the fashion industry and their negative impacts on the environment...