Student Organizations Put $75,000 Toward COVID-19 Emergency Relief

The Student Government Assembly has donated $75,000 to the NYU COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, according to a statement released by SGA on Wednesday, April 15.  The money primarily came from the SGA’s general budget as...

COVID-19 Coalition Begins ‘Virtual Week of Action’

The NYU COVID-19 Coalition — a student-led activist organization — kicked off a week of virtual activism with a town hall, outlining the week ahead and providing an overview of coalition demands on Monday,...

Panelists Say COVID-19 Has Disproportionate Effects on African American Communities

COVID-19 has taken a disproportionate toll on the African-American community, according to experts who spoke at a webinar on Friday, April 17.  The panel — held via Zoom — was hosted by the NYU School...

Student-Led Coalition Lobbies for Greater University Support Amid COVID-19

The NYU COVID-19 Coalition — a student activist organization —  demanded a meeting with university officials in its most recent letter to NYU President Andrew Hamilton sent on Tuesday, April 7. The letter continued...

SGA Hosts Zoom Forum on COVID-19 Response

Last week, the Student Government Assembly held a joint online town hall with various university officials to answer students’ questions concerning COVID-19. For students who are feeling overwhelmed by social distancing and self-quarantining, Health and...

Public Safety Officer is the First COVID-19 Death in the NYU Community

Rodney Mack, an NYU Public Safety Officer, has passed away from COVID-19 complications, according to a statement released by the College of Dentistry. Known by many as “Mack,” he passed away this Sunday, April making...

Some Professors Opt for Pre-Recorded Classes Amid Remote Instruction

Since the transition to online classes, several professors have started recording video lectures and posting them online for students to watch, as an alternative to real-time Zoom lectures.  Termed “asynchronous” or “deconstructive” learning, this approach...

Students at The New School Stage Academic Strike

Students at the New School have called for an academic strike starting April 6 in response to the university’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants in the strike are refusing to complete class work, register...

Two NYU Dorms Will Be Made Available to Medical Workers

Carlyle Court Residence Hall and Third Avenue North Residence Hall will likely be used as extra hospital spaces, according to an email sent out by NYU leadership on Saturday, April 4.  “The City and State...

Patel Renews Push for Universal Testing After Testing Positive for COVID-19

One morning two weeks ago, Suraj Patel felt a tightness in his chest.  The 36-year-old New York 12th District congressional candidate and Stern School of Business professor said the sensation was accompanied by trouble breathing...

NYU COVID-19 Task Force Supplies Face Shields to Medical Workers

In the rush to prepare medical workers for the peak of the coronavirus curve, researchers on the NYU COVID-19 Task Force are working to design and supply face shields to medical workers.   The NYU COVID-19...

Zoom Updates Privacy Policy After Criticism

Zoom — the online conferencing platform used by NYU following its switch to remote instruction — has updated its privacy policy after receiving heavy criticism over questionable clauses.  The platform has recently come under fire...
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