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Woman killed in Chinatown car crash outside NYU’s Lafayette Hall

A woman who is not affiliated with NYU was hit by a driver outside a university residence hall in Chinatown on Monday morning.
Lauren Ashe, Deputy News Editor Dec 5, 2022

An 83-year-old woman was struck and killed by the driver of a pickup truck just outside of Lafayette Hall, on the corner of Lafayette Street and White Street in Chinatown, at approximately...

A group of protesters stand inside the fountain at Washington Square Park holding signs that read “Free China” and “COVID is not an excuse to kill more Uyghur lives.” Some are holding Kökbayraq flags and a Tibetan flag.

Chinese students, diaspora rally in solidarity as protests in China broaden in scope

As protesters in China grow increasingly critical of the government, satellite protests around the world, including those in New York City, follow suit.
Mayee Yeh and Tori Morales Dec 5, 2022

Read this article in Simplified Chinese or in Traditional Chinese. 点击此处阅读简体中文版 | 點擊此處閱讀繁體中文版 Hundreds of protesters flooded...

A group of part-time faculty members on strike in a picket line. They carry signs that read “U.A.W. on strike” and “Their working conditions are our learning conditions.” Behind them is the entrance to The New School’s main building.

Two weeks into strike, New School claims it can’t afford faculty demands

The New School has agreed to continue bargaining with the union representing its striking part-time faculty, but has said it does not have the financial resources to compromise further.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor Dec 2, 2022

On the 16th day of a strike that has halted most academic operations at The New School, an overwhelming 95% of part-time faculty voted against the university’s “final offer”...

A group of protesters, mostly masked — raise their phones with the flashlights on — surrounding an arrangement of candles and flowers.

Hundreds protest China’s zero-COVID policy, gov’t at consulate

Participants called for the easing of the Chinese government’s strict COVID-19 policies and a change in leadership at the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York on Tuesday, Nov. 29.
Mayee Yeh, Deputy Managing Editor Dec 1, 2022

Read this article in Simplified Chinese or in Traditional Chinese. 点击此处阅读简体中文版 | 點擊此處閱讀繁體中文版 Hundreds gathered outside...

A group of protesters, mostly masked — raise their phones with the flashlights on — surrounding an arrangement of candles and flowers.

数百人在中华人民共和国驻纽约领事馆前抗议清零政策

11月29日在中华人民共和国驻纽约领事馆前,参与者要求解除清零政策和改革领导层
Mayee Yeh, Deputy Managing Editor Dec 1, 2022

在这个礼拜二,数百名聚集在中华人民共和国驻纽约领事馆前抗议中国严谨的封控政策。抗议人数最高近一千人。对许多纽约大学的国际学生来说,中国严苛的新冠政策复杂化了返国程序,同时也严重影响这些学生家庭的生计。 依据以往政策,就算只是零星的确诊数也需要实施整体静默。封控政策倒置中小企业勒令停业、居民被锁在家中长达数月、学校关闭实体教学课程。封控政策回持续到确诊数清零,实施时间往往长达数月。在领事馆的抗议者有四大诉求:允许公开悼念、结束清零政策、释放维权同胞、保障人民权利。 “中国人已经活在共产党清零政策的暴政之下三年了,”一张在抗议现场传发的传单上指出。...

A group of protesters, mostly masked — raise their phones with the flashlights on — surrounding an arrangement of candles and flowers.

數百人在中華人民共和國駐紐約領事館前抗議清零政策

11月29日在中華人民共和國駐紐約領事館前,參與者要求解除清零政策和改革領導層
Mayee Yeh, Deputy Managing Editor Dec 1, 2022

在這個禮拜二,數百名聚集在中華人民共和國駐紐約領事館前抗議中國嚴謹的封控政策。抗議人數最高近一千人。對許多紐約大學的國際學生來說,中國嚴謹的新冠政策複雜化了返國程序,同時也嚴重影響這些學生家庭的生計。 依據以往政策,就算只是零星的確診數也需要實施整體靜默。封控政策倒置中小企業勒令停業、居民被鎖在家中長達數月、學校關閉實體教學課程。封控政策回持續到確診數清零,實施時間往往長達數月。在領事館的抗議者有四大訴求:允許公開悼念、結束清零政策、釋放維權同胞、保障人民權利。 「中國人已經活在共產黨清零政策的暴政之下三年了,」一張在抗議現場傳發的傳單上指出。「今天我們聚集在這悼念因為新冠打壓失去性命的同胞並要求中國政府負起責任!」 召集者請參與者攜帶蠟燭、看板和花束。許多抗議者帶了空白或寫著抗議字樣的看板。內容包括:「共產黨下台!」、「我想要回家」、「不能不明白」。參與者齊聲合唱了出自於音樂劇《悲慘人生》的《Do...

A person holding a sign that reads “不自由 毋宁死 (Give me freedom or give me death).” In the background is the Washington Square Arch lit up by lights.

At Washington Square, dissidents support historic protests across China

Hundreds of protesters challenged the Chinese government’s strict COVID-19 lockdown policies during a protest in Washington Square Park, joining a global wave of demonstrations.
Tori Morales, Deputy News Editor Nov 29, 2022

Read this article in Simplified Chinese or in Traditional Chinese. 点击此处阅读简体中文版 | 點擊此處閱讀繁體中文版 Hundreds of NYU students and local...

A person holding a sign that reads “不自由 毋宁死 (Give me freedom or give me death).” In the background is the Washington Square Arch lit up by lights.

抗議者聚集華盛頓廣場,聲援中國國內歷史性抗議浪潮

兩百名抗議者表示達了中國新冠病毒防護措施的不满,加入了全球各地區抗議的行列。
Tori Morales, Deputy News Editor Nov 29, 2022

當地時間11月27日星期日,紐約大學學生及當地居民聚集在華盛頓廣場公園抗議中國政府的新冠防疫政策。此次抗議聲援中國國內的抗議者們。他們在近幾天罕見地走上街頭悼念在烏魯木齊居民樓火災中喪生的10名同胞,並表達對防疫亂象的不滿。許多人質疑當地的封控措施延誤了消防部門的救援,因此導致了原本可以避免的傷亡。 星期日的抗議吸引了約200名參與者,其中有很多人都是中國公民。一名匿名的活動組織者表示此次罕見的抗議行動不僅是關於防疫措施:「這些年來針對人民的不人道管理措施終於到達了爆發點。我從沒想過我們有這樣反抗的能力。」 中國的「動態清零」政策所導致的嚴苛封控措施和負面經濟影響已經招致了國內外的不滿。根據事發時的政策,在發現陽性病例後,當地政府及社區必須進行封控措施,居民居家或集中隔離、商店停業、學校轉為網課。封控措施往往會持續幾週甚至數月,直到新增病例清零。 此次抗議與當地時間下午4:30開始,參與者圍繞LED蠟燭燈站成一圈,悼念在新疆居民樓火災的10名遇難者。隨著活動的進行,抗議人群從開始時的幾個人逐漸增多。他們有些人手持空白的A4紙,還有人用攜帶的音箱播放國歌《義勇軍進行曲》和《Do...

A person holding a sign that reads “不自由 毋宁死 (Give me freedom or give me death).” In the background is the Washington Square Arch lit up by lights.

抗议者聚集华盛顿广场,声援中国国内历史性抗议浪潮

两百名抗议者表达了中国新冠防疫措施的不满,加入了全球各地抗议的行列。
Tori Morales, Deputy News Editor Nov 29, 2022

当地时间11月27日星期日,纽约大学学生及当地居民聚集在华盛顿广场公园抗议中国政府的新冠防疫政策。此次抗议也意在声援中国国内的抗议者们。他们在近几天罕见地走上街头悼念在乌鲁木齐居民楼火灾中丧生的10名同胞,并表达对防疫乱象的不满。许多人质疑当地的封控措施延误了消防部门的救援,因此导致了本可以避免的伤亡。 星期日的抗议吸引了约200名参与者,其中有很多人都是中国公民。一名匿名的活动组织者表示此次罕见的抗议行动不仅仅是关于防疫措施:“这些年来针对人民的非人道管理措施终于到达了爆发点。我从没想过我们有这样反抗的能力”。 中国的“动态清零”政策所导致的严苛封控措施和负面经济影响已经招致了国内外的不满。根据事发时的政策,在发现阳性病例后,当地政府及社区必须进行封控措施,居民居家或集中隔离、商铺停业、学校转为网络教学。封控措施往往会持续几周甚至数月,直到新增病例清零。 此次抗议与当地时间下午4:30开始,参与者围绕LED蜡烛灯站成一圈,悼念在新疆居民楼火灾的10名遇难者。随着活动的进行,抗议人群从开始时的几个人逐渐增多。他们有些人手持空白的A4纸,还有人用携带的音箱播放国歌《义勇军进行曲》和《Do...

A group of protesters marching down Seventh Avenue near Times Square. Some of them are holding posters with the Iranian flag on them.

At Times Square, NYU students join thousands to demand Iran regime change

NYU’s Persian Cultural Society took part in the largest Iranian protest in New York City on Saturday.
Yezen Saadah, Deputy News Editor Nov 21, 2022

The Persian Cultural Society at NYU joined over 10,000 people gathered in Times Square to protest against the Islamic Republic of Iran on the afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 19. The...

An illustration of the Washington Square Arch. Behind the arch sits gray and brown alternating high-rises. On the top right are the words “The Daybook” in an arched shape.

What to do this week: Thanksgiving Day Parade and ‘The Nutcracker’

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Nov. 21-27.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor Nov 20, 2022

A conversation with an Italian opera conductor 6:30 p.m. at 24 W. 12th St. Italian pianist-conductor Speranza Scappucci is playing her first show at the 3,800-seat Metropolitan...

A black and white photograph of the façade of 14 and 16 Gay Street. In front of the town houses is a sidewalk. Railed staircases lead up to the door steps. Adjunct to the doors are two windows.

Demolition of historic Gay Street building prompts public outcry

Greenwich Village residents gathered at a 200-year-old building slated for demolition after unapproved work left it unstable.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor Nov 18, 2022

Hundreds gathered in front of a 200-year-old building in Greenwich Village on Monday, Nov. 14, to protest the demolition of a two-story building. Village Preservation, a group...