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Former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez, is invited to the NYU John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress. This has led to a protest as Uribe is linked to right-wing paramilitary groups, and was recently accused of inciting violence against Colombian protesters. 
(Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Protesters decry NYU event with former Colombian president

By Suhail Gharaibeh and Ruqaiyah Zarook May 6, 2021

“NYU, NYU, genocide is on you!” Outside of Bobst Library, the chants of more than 100 protesters rang out against the virtual visit of former Colombian president Álvaro Uribe Vélez to NYU's John...

NYU students and faculty members call for the removal of NYU trustee and Blackrock CEO, Laurence Fink, in lieu of his asset management firm’s investments in index funds associated with firms that operate ICE detention centers and the Trump border walls. (Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

‘Larry Fink should not be on the Board of Trustees’: Long-time NYU trustee is linked to ICE and private prison operators

By Rachel Cohen, Staff Writer May 5, 2021

Campus access for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents has been a point of contention during contract renewal negotiations between NYU and the Graduate...

NYC mayoral candidate Dianne Morales speaks to the picketers on day one of NYU GSOC's strike. Morales is among many other politicians and public figures who have expressed support for GSOC. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Bernie Sanders, New York politicians stand with striking NYU grad student workers

By Arnav Binaykia, Deputy News Editor April 29, 2021

As the strike action initiated by the Graduate Student Organizing Committee entered its third day on Wednesday, national, state and city politicians expressed their support for the union. Vermont Sen....

Police departments across the United States have joined the 30x30 Initiative, a research coalition affiliated with the Policing Project at the NYU School of Law, that aims to address women’s inadequate representation in police forces in an effort to curb police brutality. However, with cases like the killing of Daunte Wright by former female police officer Kimberly Potter some scholars and students argue that hiring more women will not address the structural flaws in policing. (Photo by Shaina Ahmed)

NYU Law Policing Project wants to curb police brutality by hiring more women

By Ruqaiyah Zarook, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

Former Brooklyn Center, Minnesota police officer Kimberly Potter shot and killed Duante Wright on April 11 after allegedly mistaking her gun for her taser. Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger murdered...

From left to right, Andrew Yang, Eric Adams, Scott Stringer and Maya Wiley are all candidates in the competitive New York's mayoral race. According to a recent Data for Progress poll, Yang, Adams, Stringer and Wiley are the top four candidates in the Democratic mayoral primary. (Images via Wikimedia Commons, Staff Photo and Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

NYC Mayoral Race: Meet the Leading Candidates

By Rachel Cohen, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

We're two months away from the June 22 Democratic mayoral primary, which will likely determine New York City's next mayor.  Twelve Democrats and two Republicans are running to replace Mayor Bill de...

A Wall Street Journal investigation revealed that NYU Langone Medical Center was among hundreds of hospitals to conceal pricing data from search engines. These hospitals are undermining new federal regulations that require U.S. hospitals to provide pricing information online. (Photo by Sirui Wu)

NYU Langone concealed treatment costs

By Saurabh Kumar, Staff Writer April 13, 2021

A Wall Street Journal investigation revealed late last month that NYU Langone Medical Center was using specialized computer code to prevent hospital pricing information from appearing in internet search...

The Fund Excluded Workers Coalition set up a strike at Judson Memorial Church. Workers deemed ineligible for NY unemployment benefits enter the fourth week of a hunger strike. (Staff Photo by Arnav Binaykia)

Workers enter fourth week of hunger strike, protesting lack of unemployment benefits

By Arnav Binaykia, Deputy News Editor April 6, 2021

Workers excluded from government financial assistance during the pandemic completed their 21st day of an indefinite hunger strike on April 5. The group of strikers, which includes undocumented and recently...

The vaccine rollout in New York City has eligibility attachments. Some NYU students have attempted to skirt regulations to get vaccinated. (Illustration by Qashka Rulino)

NYU students ineligible for the COVID-19 vaccine take advantage of conflicting guidelines to get vaccinated

By Rachel Cohen, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

Liberal Studies first-year MaryCharlotte Barnes plans to sign up for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on April 6, when she, and all New York state residents aged 16 and over become eligible to take...

There are many ways to smoke weed, including rolling a joint. Marijuana is now legal in New York. (Photo by Alina Patrick)

New York state bill legalizes recreational marijuana

By Rachel Fadem, Staff Writer April 2, 2021

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law to legalize the use of recreational marijuana for individuals aged 21 and older on March 31. The bill also expunged the records of those previously convicted for...

NYU Law is located at 40 Washington Square South. Linda Lacewell, an adjunct professor of the school,  is one of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aides accused of changing a state report to conceal the number of nursing home residents who died during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

NYU professor linked to Cuomo’s cover-up of nursing home deaths

By Ruqaiyah Zarook, Staff Writer March 24, 2021

Linda Lacewell, the superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services and an adjunct professor at the NYU School of Law, is one of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aides accused of changing...

People gather at rallies in New York City this weekend to bring awareness to anti-Asian violence. (Photo by Suhail Gharaibeh)

Rallies in New York City call attention to anti-Asian violence

By Roshni Raj and Suhail Gharaibeh March 22, 2021

Multiple rallies in New York City this weekend brought awareness to anti-Asian violence, which spiked in tandem with the COVID-19 pandemic last spring and has surged again in recent months. The rallies...

Hate crimes against Asain Americans are increasing nationwide in cities across the United States as the pandemic reaches its one-year anniversary. Activists, academics and students at NYU are speaking up against the violence. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

University community responds to surge in anti-Asian racism

By Mei Lamison, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

Disclaimer: This article was written and edited before the recent shootings in Atlanta. The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. Now, after a year of...