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Washington Square News

The Stern School of Business on Gould Plaza is located at the southeast corner of Washington Square. A Stern study away program will be cancelled. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Future uncertain for Stern study abroad

By Saurabh Kumar, Staff Writer May 3, 2021

Robert Whitelaw, the vice dean for the undergraduate college at the Stern School of Business, discussed in a March 26 email the pandemic’s disruption of Stern’s Global Pillar study away opportunities,...

Signs directing students towards an NYU vaccine clinic decorate the front of Bobst Library. NYU students picked for the vaccine lottery gladly collect their doses.  (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Students vaccinated by NYU report positive, trouble-free experience

By Rachel Fadem, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

NYU has received approximately 1,200 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine each week for the past three weeks, according to University Spokesperson John Beckman and Executive Lead of the COVID-19 Prevention and...

Students claim they were unfairly treated after suspension from NYU housing. Those facing punitive actions are alleging a pattern of the university’s insensitivity and unnecessary severity.
(Staff Photo by Ryan Walker)

Students say punishments for violating COVID-19 guidelines are overly harsh

By Mei Lamison, Staff Writer April 26, 2021

It was Dec. 23 and Liberal Studies first-year Aria Young had just finished her the last of her exams of the Fall 2020 semester. Unable to fly home to Shanghai due to the pandemic, Young planned to remain...

NYU announced to the university community that the Class of 2021 will have a virtual commencement on May 19. Many graduating students believe this decision was reached prematurely. (Staff Photo by Paul Kim)

Class of 2021 pushes for an in-person commencement

By Rachel Cohen, Staff Writer April 22, 2021

NYU announced on Feb. 8 in a letter to the university community that the Class of 2021 will have a virtual commencement on May 19. A make-up in-person ceremony is tentatively planned for a later date....

NYU announced that students planning to return to campus for the Fall 2021 semester are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.  NYU has begun scheduling vaccine appointments for students, while also encouraging students to get vaccinated at other vaccination sites if available. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

NYU will require COVID-19 vaccines for all in-person students this fall

By Rachel Fadem, Staff Writer April 21, 2021

NYU students planning to return to campus for the Fall 2021 semester will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19, senior university leadership announced in an April 19 email sent to the university community....

Another spring break weekend is heralded by University administration. NYU students share their thoughts and feelings about how break is handled this semester. (Staff Photo by George Papazov, Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

Burnt-out students argue they deserve a normal spring break

By Rachel Fadem and Kayla Hardersen, Staff Writers April 16, 2021

Students continue to feel burnt out and unsupported by the university, as WSN previously reported. To ameliorate the issue, college deans from multiple schools sent emails last week encouraging students...

A pop-up stating that the COVID-19 vaccine is required for all active in-person students appeared on the NYU Student Health Center Portal last week. According to the university, this was a mistake and they have yet to decide whether the COVID-19 vaccine will be mandatory for the Fall 2021 semester. (Photo by Ryan Kawahara, Image by Dylan Yen)

COVID-19 vaccine requirement pop-up was an error, NYU administration says

By Rachel Fadem, Staff Writer April 15, 2021

On April 8, Global Liberal Studies sophomore Dylan Yen saw a pop-up on the NYU Student Health Center portal stating that the COVID-19 vaccine was required for all in-person students. After reading the...

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...

Walgreens is among one of the vaccine providers accessible through appointment booking. Some students ineligible for the COVID-19 vaccine have been taking advantage of its conflicting guidelines to get vaccinated, putting their friendships with other students on the line. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Cutting ties with line cutters: A student’s friendships are tested after ineligible friends get vaccinated

By Rachel Cohen, Staff Writer April 8, 2021

Amber Alirahi has witnessed the effects of the pandemic firsthand. The Liberal Studies first-year lost a loved one due to COVID-19 in early May of 2020. She witnessed her sister, a nurse caring for patients...

Pharmacies including this Duane Reade are participating in the city-wide vaccine rollout. NYU will also begin scheduling vaccine appointments for students. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

NYU to begin vaccinating students today

By Rachel Cohen, Staff Writer April 6, 2021

NYU will begin vaccinating students on April 6. The university’s announcement coincides with New York state’s decision to open up COVID-19 vaccines to New York residents aged 16 and older. “NYU...

Three weeks ago, local police detained and released nine NYU Shanghai students in two separate drug sweeps. NYU Shanghai intends to establish a safety task force (Photo by Echo Chen)

Police detain and release 9 NYU Shanghai students in drug sweeps

By Ruqaiyah Zarook, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

Nine NYU Shanghai students were detained in two separate drug sweeps conducted by local police in Shanghai on March 12. Two students were taken into custody at a local bar, and seven others at a birthday...

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...