New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York City

(Manasa Gudavalli for WSN)

Hundreds call for cease-fire in Gaza at citywide march

The march preceded the arrests of protesters at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s pro-Palestinian encampment, the last such demonstration on a campus in New York City.
Dharma Niles and Yezen Saadah May 8, 2024

NYU students joined hundreds of protesters at a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Union Square Tuesday, before the crowd of demonstrators made its way up Sixth Avenue in a citywide...

Police officers in helmets stand around the entrance to a subway station. Behind them, people are marching with signs, and reporters are interviewing people.

NYC Rep. introduces bill to track antisemitism at universities amid ‘ongoing demonstrations’

The proposed legislation threatens to revoke federal funding for U.S. colleges and universities unwilling to hire a “third-party antisemitism monitor.”
Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor April 29, 2024

A New York City representative announced plans for legislation that would allow the federal government to track incidents of antisemitism across U.S. colleges and withdraw funding...

A group of protesters holding colorful signs.

Social work students rally for paid field time and fewer hours

Dozens of social work students from NYU and several other East Coast universities gathered at Washington Square Park to call for changes to their programs, including paid field learning hours, in a rally on Sunday.
Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor April 15, 2024

Chelsea Trout spends eight hours every Monday at a charter high school in Brooklyn, where she answers phone calls, proctors SATs, oversees school lunches and handles a clinical...

An email from N.Y.U.’s department of campus safety pasted on a purple background.

Campus Safety responds to wave of assaults near Washington Square Park

The Department of Campus Safety said it “is aware of reports on social media” of women being assaulted in several New York City neighborhoods, including near NYU’s Washington Square campus.
Aashna Miharia, Deputy News Editor March 29, 2024

Multiple women have shared stories online of being punched in neighborhoods throughout New York City, including areas near Washington Square Park and Union Square. NYU’s Department...

The emergency exit door at the entrance to a subway station. Behind the door there are security guards. The door has a sign that reads “Service Entry”.

Students wary of Hochul’s subway security plan

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s decision to deploy National Guard soldiers in the New York City transit system has been met with concerns from many riders, including NYU students.
Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor March 13, 2024

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s recent decision to station hundreds of National Guard troops and police officers has stirred a debate over subway safety among New Yorkers, including...

A mural of a woman’s face holding up a chain with the word “LOISAIDA” and a gold cityscape. The words “el bohio murals” and “#BRINGARTBACK” are next to the woman alongside the words “CURATED BY … THRIVECOLLECTIVE.ORG.”

Activists’ 25-year fight to revive an East Village community center

The Charas Community Center served East Village residents for years before a new owner emptied the space. But the building’s recent purchase has locals hopeful the center will make a return.
Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor March 12, 2024

A woman wearing black stands between two speakers in front of a crowd of people holding signs and banners.

Hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters march across Manhattan

NYU students joined hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators at Washington Square Park on Thursday criticizing heightened campus security and demanding that universities divest from pro-Israeli companies.
Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor February 9, 2024

Around 300 pro-Palestinian protesters gathered in Washington Square Park before marching to 42nd Street on Thursday afternoon for a demonstration organized by New York City’s...

Six people with microphones sit on a stage in front of a projector displaying information on the Center for an Urban Future.

Journalism prof. discusses public park funding at environmental conference

The professor, who co-authored a report detailing ways to increase funding for public park maintenance in the city, deliberated his findings at the Wednesday conference.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor February 9, 2024

John Surico, a CAS professor in the journalism department, spoke with members from environmental activist groups on how to increase funding for public park maintenance in New York...

The exterior of the Morton Williams Supermarket, with a prominent red lettering that reads Morton Williams at the top of the building and the phrase The Fresh Marketplace beneath it.

How a supermarket became the center of NYU’s relationship with the Village

Years of back-and-forth between local residents and the university over the future of a supermarket ended in an agreement saving the grocery store for at least the next 13 years.
Carmo Moniz, Managing Editor January 31, 2024

Donald Trump wearing a blue suit with a red tie, an American flag pin on his lapel and white undershirt with his arms outstretched. Behind him to the left is his son Eric Trump in a gray suit with a light blue tie, as well as his legal team all standing in front of a large brown door with golden words on them.

Trump PAC, org. paid Stern professor almost $900,000 to testify at trial

The professor was paid nearly $900,000 to testify in a $250 million accounting fraud case against former President Donald Trump, claiming there is “no evidence” to support the lawsuit.
Dharma Niles, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

A professor at the Stern School of Business was paid almost $900,000 to testify at a New York civil trial for former president Donald Trump last week, saying there was “no evidence...

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New bill could cost NYU over $100 million in annual tax cuts

NYU and Columbia University stand to lose hundreds of millions of dollars worth of annual tax cuts if a bill recently proposed by New York state legislators is passed.
Adrianna Nehme, Krish Dev, Maisie Zipfel and Mikaylah Du December 14, 2023

Legislation recently proposed by state lawmakers could change the way NYU pays its taxes, stripping it of long-standing privileges that have allowed it to save over $100 million...

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Village residents threaten to sue NYU if local Morton Williams isn’t saved

Greenwich Village residents demanded that NYU and city authorities preserve the Morton Williams supermarket near the Paulson Center — which is at risk of being demolished — on Sunday afternoon.
Aashna Miharia, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

A group of Greenwich Village residents said they would file a lawsuit against NYU if it does not preserve a local supermarket sitting on university-owned land. The supermarket,...