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Beyond NYU

Each week, WSN sits down with an NYU student, faculty member or alum who’s making change beyond the university.

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Beyond NYU: Addressing historical injustices in dermatology

Each week, WSN sits down with an NYU student, faculty member or alum who’s making change beyond the university. Langone alum Gibran Shaikh shares how his dermatology company caters to people of color, treating conditions while keeping history in mind.
Abby Wilson, News Editor Oct 14, 2022

Gibran Shaikh, a certified dermatologist and NYU Grossman School of Medicine alum, is seeking to address historical inequalities in healthcare through his recently launched dermatology...

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Beyond NYU: Empowering creators to safely share their work

Each week, WSN sits down with an NYU student, faculty member or alum who’s making change beyond NYU. Tisch graduate student Gabe Warshaw shares how his startup, Baton, makes sharing artists’ intellectual property more accessible and secure.
Abby Wilson, News Editor Oct 7, 2022

Gabe Warshaw grew up in the East Village and immersed himself in the neighborhood’s rich jazz music scene at a very young age. He started playing the drums when he was four years...

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Beyond NYU: Decoding inner-city stereotypes

Each week, WSN sits down with an NYU student, faculty member or alum who’s making change beyond NYU. SPS senior Aboubacar Sall shares how his media company works to deconstruct the negative stereotypes associated with under-resourced neighborhoods.
Abby Wilson, News Editor Oct 3, 2022

Bronx natives Aboubacar “AB” Sall and Fredo Figueroa have been confronted with negative stereotypes about their community all throughout their lives. After graduating from...

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Beyond NYU: Quitting vaping with judgment-free Jones

Each week, WSN sits down with an NYU student, faculty member or alum who’s making change beyond NYU. Stern MBA student Caroline Huber shares how the startup she founded with her childhood friend helps people quit vaping in a judgment-free environment.
Abby Wilson, News Editor Sep 23, 2022

Stern MBA student Caroline Huber and her childhood friend Hilary Dubin are on a mission to create the new Nicorette — a nicotine replacement chewing gum that was developed in...

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Beyond NYU: Betting on building healthy habits

Each week, WSN sits down with an NYU student, faculty member or alum who’s making change beyond NYU. CAS senior Tiffany Lee shares how a habit-building app — developed alongside a Tandon graduate student and an NYU Abu Dhabi alum — allows users to bet on their own success.
Abby Wilson, News Editor Sep 16, 2022

Tiffany Lee, a CAS senior, used to be a chronic procrastinator. She tried YouTube videos, self help books, podcasts and apps to tackle her time management problem, but nothing...

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Beyond NYU: Unmasking the lobbying industry

Each week, WSN sits down with an NYU student, faculty member or alum who’s making change beyond NYU. Neil Bhatia, a 2019 graduate, shares how he makes finances more transparent with his startup, Lobbying Data.
Abby Wilson, News Editor Sep 9, 2022

Last year, the U.S. lobbying industry received $3.7 billion in revenue — an all-time high. With more than $2 billion exchanged and more than 11,000 federal lobbyists having participated...