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Asians in the United States are wrestling with anxiety and fear following a surge in anti-Asian violence in New York City and across the United States. In light of this continuing spike, Stern alumna Gloria Li, is offering high school, undergraduate and graduate students a platform to share their stories as members or allies of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community and to brainstorm solutions to combat anti-Asian violence via the #StopAsianHate Essay Contest. (Photo by Sirui Wu)

#StopAsianHate Essay Contest aims to amplify AAPI student voices

Organized by a Stern alumna, the competition seeks to connect students with Asian American leaders and raise awareness of anti-Asian violence.
Nina Huang, Staff Writer Apr 22, 2021

The #StopAsianHate Essay Contest, organized by Stern alumna Gloria Li, is offering high school, undergraduate and graduate students a platform to share their stories as members...

Images from a recent protest against Asian hate in the Lower East Side. At NYU, an Asian student group is offering self-defense training to Asian students through Northwestern’s Karate Club. (Photo by Sirui Wu)

NYU student groups organize against anti-Asian hate

An NYU Asian student group offered self-defense training to Asian students through Northwestern’s Karate Club. Meanwhile, an international student group is spreading awareness of anti-Asian hate crime victims and ways to financially support them.
Roshni Raj, Deputy News Editor Apr 15, 2021

When CAS junior Yijie “Frank” Huang saw plans in late March for rallies in response to a surge in violent anti-Asian hate crimes, he created a WeChat group to encourage his...

This is an image of NYU students Incarceration to Education Coalition protest during 2017 Weekend on the Square. Since then, the university still has not shown coordinated effort dedicated to documenting its ties to chattel slavery, including the history of enslaved and more recently wrongly incarcerated people on campus grounds. (Photo by Natasha Roy)

SCA students argue for reparations at NYU

Six students in the Justice Lab course wrote an open letter to NYU leadership demanding they take concrete actions to address the lasting effects of slavery.
Suhail Gharaibeh, Staff Writer Apr 8, 2021

An open letter drafted and signed by six Justice Lab students demands that NYU implement reparations for Black students and communities affected by the legacy of chattel slavery...

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

Three weeks ago, Chinese police detained nine NYU Shanghai students in two separate drug sweeps.
Ruqaiyah Zarook, Staff Writer Apr 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...

NYU will soon welcome the new class of 2025. Admissions rates have continued to drop each year. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

NYU acceptance rate drops to 12.8%

The university released admissions decisions for the Class of 2025 earlier this week, offering around 13,000 applicants a spot at NYU and welcoming its most diverse class yet.
Arnav Binaykia, Deputy News Editor Apr 2, 2021

The undergraduate acceptance rate for NYU’s New York City campus dropped to 12.8%, according to admissions decisions for the Class of 2025 released Wednesday, March 31. This...

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development is located at 82 Washington Square East. In a school-wide email, the schools Dean Jack H. Knott announced the creation of the Office of Equity, Belonging, and Community Action at Steinhardt, which will be led by Vice Dean E. Kirkland. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Steinhardt Dean Reveals Creation of Office of Equity, Belonging and Community Action

In an email sent to Steinhardt students and faculty, Dean Jack Knott announced that the school is creating the Office of Equity, Belonging, and Community Action to help establish an anti-racist academic culture.
Aarushi Sharma, Deputy News Editor Sep 8, 2020

In a school-wide email sent out on Sept. 4, Steinhardt Dean Jack H. Knott announced the creation of the Office of Equity, Belonging and Community Action at Steinhardt. In a later...

NYU College of Dentistry is located at 345 E. 24th Street. Recently, the schools student organizations have created a newsletter addressing racism on campus. (Photo by Min Ji Kim)

NYU Dentistry Creates Task Force After Students Raise Concerns

In response to a newsletter addressing racism at NYU's College of Dentistry, the new Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion aims to address these problems. Concerned community members feel anti-racist actions should be taken in addition to properly address ongoing issues within the College of Dentistry.
Roshni Raj, Deputy News Editor Sep 3, 2020

As the country continues to focus on the persistence of racial inequality, NYU College of Dentistry’s Dean Charles Bertolami created a task force to address and uphold a culture...

People gathered in Union Square in 2015 for one of the many rallies for Black Lives Matter that occurred regularly throughout the year. Tisch Professors Andromache Chalfant and Donyale Werle recently resigned in protest tied to the Black Lives Matter movement, citing a lack of diversity within their department. (Photo by Christian Forte)

Tisch Professors Resign in Protest Over Lack of BIPOC Representation

Andromache Chalfant and Donyale Werle, professors in the Tisch Graduate Department of Design for Stage & Film, recently resigned in response to unmet demands from students and alumni for a more diverse faculty.
Vanessa Handy, Social Media Editor Aug 10, 2020

As the nation continues to reflect on demonstrations with the Black Lives Matter movement, many individuals are reflecting on their personal behaviors and role as activists and...

MLK Scholar’s 2023 Cohort at their October Travel Colloquium in front of NYU’s Washington D.C. campus. MLK Scholars volunteered at an ALS walk, went to the Holocaust museum, African-American museum, and the MLK monument (Image from nyu.edu)

MLK Scholars Call Out NYU for Tokenism, Performative Activism and Lack of Communication

Despite a commitment to increase funding for the MLK Scholars Program, students who are in the program received no updates following the university's announcement — until they shared an open letter criticizing the administration.
Roshni Raj, Deputy News Editor Jul 27, 2020

In the wake of nationwide Black Lives Matter protests, NYU promised to increase financial support, programming, and admitted students for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars...

Palladium Hall is a popular choice for on-campus housing among upperclassmen. (Staff photo by Chelsea Li)

Student-Led Task Force Calls for Black Housing on Campus

As Black Lives Matter protests occur across the country, some Black students say racism is pervasive at NYU, especially in university housing. A group of Black students want to change that.
Mina Mohammadi, Deputy News Editor Jul 19, 2020

Editor's Note, Aug. 24: Anonymity has been granted to one of the students who originally created the petition upon request, after publication. Soon after they met, Gallatin...

The office of Fraternity and Sorority Life located at the Center for Student Life at NYU. (Staff Photo via Darcey Pittman).

Fraternity Suspended After Racist Messages Leaked Amid Nationwide Anti-Racist Protests

Lambda Phi Epsilon has been suspended after screenshots of several members' messages in a private group chat were shared on Twitter.
Matthew Fischetti, Deputy News Editor May 29, 2020

The NYU chapter of the Lambda Phi Epsilon fraternity has been suspended indefinitely by both the University and the national fraternity after racist GroupMe messages concerning...

From left to right, Dr. Melody Goodman, Dr. Emanuel Peprah, and Congresswoman Alma Adams spoke during a webinar hosted by NYU School of Global Public Health. The panel addressed how minority groups, especially the African American community, were especially affected by the current health crisis. (Via NYU, Staff Illustration by Chelsea Li)

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

GPH and NYU’s John Brademas Center organized a webinar discussing the discriminating impact of pandemics on vulnerable communities.
Aarushi Sharma, Staff Writer Apr 19, 2020

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...