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Large crowds of activists take to the streets of Downtown Manhattan.

Thousands of students march in NYC Global Climate Strike

By Ari Solomon and Agne Tolockaite September 27, 2021

More than 2,000 students and climate activists participated in the Global Climate Strike march last week, which was organized by the New York City chapter of Fridays For Future, a youth-led climate-advocacy...

Police and guards surround the Tandon campus in Brooklyn. An individual was shot near 6 Metrotech on Tuesday afternoon. (Staff Photo by Arnav Binaykia)

NYU student shot on Brooklyn campus

By Arnav Binaykia, Rachel Cohen, Rachel Fadem, and Suhail Gharaibeh September 21, 2021

An NYU student was shot at approximately 3:15 p.m. outside 5 MetroTech Center on the NYU Tandon School of Engineering campus. The victim, a Tandon sophomore, was wounded in the arm but remained conscious...

The statue of Marsha P. Johnson, decorated in a wreath and flowers, stands in Christopher Park. This monument honoring the gay liberation pioneer was installed by a local artist without city authorization. (Staff Photo by Sirui Wu)

Guerrilla memorial is NYC’s first statue of a trans person

By Rachel Cohen, Deputy News Editor September 20, 2021

In 2019, New York City announced plans to install a monument honoring gay liberation pioneer and Black transgender activist Marsha P. Johnson down the street from the Stonewall Inn, a historic safe haven...

An unknown motorist has been linked to multiple groping incidents on campus. This week, the NYPD arrested a suspect. (Image courtesy of NYPD, Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Alleged serial groper arrested

By Rachel Fadem and Suhail Gharaibeh September 15, 2021

Police have arrested a suspect accused of sexually assaulting 10 people — including four NYU students — in downtown Manhattan between Aug. 21 and Sept. 10, according to local authorities and NYU’s...

Security camera footage shows the perpetrator wearing a black face mask and riding a red and black moped. The reports all described the attacker wearing dark clothing and a motorcycle helmet covering the majority of their face. (Image courtesy of NYPD)

Another student groped on campus as string of sexual assaults continues

By Arnav Binaykia, Rachel Cohen, Rachel Fadem, and Suhail Gharaibeh September 11, 2021

An NYU student reported that they were sexually assaulted on campus at approximately 4:40 p.m. on Sept. 10. This was the fourth such incident in less than two weeks, all of which appear to be perpetrated...

A firefighter uses a thermal imaging camera on 9/12/01. (Photo by Yoni Brook)

‘A city grieves’: How the Sept. 11 attacks upended life at NYU

By Arnav Binaykia and Suhail Gharaibeh September 11, 2021

This story is the second of a two-part series commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on New York City. Read the first story here. “In a brutal act of terrorism that may have...

Members of NYUs community witnessed the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from different areas of New York City. NYU professors who were in New York City share their personal accounts of Sept. 11, 2001. (Staff Photos by Manasa Gudavalli, Image courtesy of Carol Tosone, Image courtesy of Jay Rosen)

NYU faculty recount the Sept. 11 attacks 20 years later

By Gabriel Hawthorne, Staff Writer September 11, 2021

Twenty years ago today, the beginning of NYU’s fall 2001 semester was cast into disarray. The university community found itself at the epicenter of a terrorist attack that forever changed the city and...

On September 1, a flash flood emergency was declared for New York City from the heavy rains from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Many NYU students reported flooding in Lower Manhattan residence halls. (Staff Photo by Shaina Ahmed)

Semester begins despite a torrential downpour, collapsed transportation system and flooded dorms

By Arnav Binaykia and Rachel Fadem September 2, 2021

New York City was pummeled by the remnants of Hurricane Ida on Wednesday evening, Sept. 1. The city declared its first-ever flash flood emergency, with Mayor Bill de Blasio urging residents to “stay...

On August 24, Kathy Hochul was sworn in as New York’s first female governor after the resignation of Andrew Cuomo due to sexual harassment reports. Her governorship is historic for women in New York state politics. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Cuomo’s fall, Hochul’s rise: Sexual harassment scandal brings New York its first female governor

By Gianna Jirak and Rachel Fadem September 2, 2021

Kathy Hochul, New York’s first female governor, was sworn in on Aug. 24. She succeeds fellow Democrat Andrew Cuomo, who resigned after a report by the state attorney general’s office corroborated sexual...

The NYPD arrested eight people at Washington Square Park on June 27, disrupting the Queer Liberation March. Reclaim Pride Coalition held a press conference to address the events. (Staff Photo by Rachel Fadem)

‘Stalking the celebration’: NYPD clashes disrupt Washington Square Park Pride march

By Rachel Fadem, Deputy News Editor July 6, 2021

The Queer Liberation March — a main feature of New York City’s Pride Month events — ended in a state of fear on the night of June 27 after officers of the New York City Police Department clashed...

Democratic candidate Eric Adams and Republican candidate Curtis Sliwa take the lead as front runners of their respective races, following voter turnout from Primary Day. However, official results are expected to be revealed in mid-July following rounds of ranked-choice voting. (Images via Wikimedia Commons, Staff Photo and Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

New Yorkers and NYU students alike show low turnout for the mayoral primaries

By Rachel Cohen, Deputy News Editor June 30, 2021

Nearly 1.1 million New Yorkers voted early in the 2020 presidential election, often having to wait for hours in line. But when Gallatin sophomore Jacob Keller arrived at the polls on June 12 — the first...

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...