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Washington Square News

Although the percentages of students of color at NYU have increased over the past few years, the university maintains that it does not create a quota for students of color accepted.

It’s Affirmative, Your Race Isn’t Why You Got Into NYU

By Sierra Jackson, News Editor September 5, 2017
Recent debates about Affirmative Action may have caused you to question NYU's admission policies.
A number of rude and inappropriate comments in the Tandon 2021 Facebook group made their way back to NYU administration and led to severe consequences for the students involved.

Offensive Messages Found in Freshman Tandon Group Chat

By Caroline Haskins, Deputy News Editor August 28, 2017
Newly enrolled students in the Tandon School of Engineering exchanged a series of racist, sexist, ableist, sexually explicit and homophobic jokes over a chat and voice app named Discord.
President Andrew Hamilton names Lisa Coleman as the university's first Chief Diversity Officer. Coleman was previously the Chief Diversity Officer at Harvard.

NYU Appoints Harvard’s Lisa M. Coleman as First Chief Diversity Officer

By Jemima McEvoy, News Editor May 4, 2017
President Andrew Hamilton announced the appointment of the university’s first Chief Diversity Officer Lisa M. Coleman.
During Weekend on the Square, the Incarceration to Education Coalition protested in front of Kimmel, gaining the attention of the university and prospective students. IEC aims to remove the checkbox on college applications to indicate whether the applicant has been convicted of a crime.

IEC Continues Fight to #AbolishTheBox

By Deanna Tran, Contributing Writer April 25, 2017
The Incarceration to Education Coalition at NYU is continuing its efforts to encourage the university to remove the box indicating criminal status on its application.
The NYU DREAM Team, who works to provide a safe space for undocumented students at the university, has raised concerns about the deportation of Juan Manuel Montes. Montes is the first public case of a protected DACA person being deported.

Broken DREAMS and Deportation

By Arushi Sahay, Staff Writer April 24, 2017
DREAM students at NYU respond to news that the first protected DREAMer was deported under President Donald Trump.
The Incarceration to Education Coalition, joined by Student Labor Action Movement, protest outside the Kimmel Center for University Life in spring 2017. IEC protested NYU's inclusion of a box on its application that asks applicants to indicate criminal history. (WSN File Photo)

Prospective Students and Protests Flood Weekend on the Square

By Natasha Roy, News Editor April 22, 2017
Several activist groups protested against various university practices during Weekend on the Square today.
President Alexander Hamilton will be marching alongside NYU faculty and students at the Washington DC March for Science this Saturday. The March is a nonpartisan protest to defend science education and diversity in STEM.

President Hamilton Announced Attendance at March for Science

By Deanna Tran, Staff Writer April 20, 2017
President Andrew Hamilton will be among those in the NYU community at the March for Science this Saturday.
The Native American and Indigenous Students Group has criticised the lack of a Native American and Indigenous Studies program in the past, claiming NYU’s status as a global institute should mean it represents all cultural identities.

First Round of Approval for Native American and Indigenous Studies Minor

By Caroline Haskins, Staff Writer April 19, 2017
The Native American and Indigenous Student Group's proposed syllabus for the Intro to Native American and Indigenous Studies course passed initial approval.
Because NYU receives federal funding, the university’s office of human resources is required to guess the racial and ethnic identities of employees who do not self-report that information.

NYU Guesses Racial, Ethnic Identity of Some Employees

By Sayer Devlin, Deputy News Editor April 17, 2017
NYU's Human Resources department is federally mandated to guess the race and ethnicity of employees who don't self-report that information.
The NYU Class of 2021 has been announced to be the most diverse class in NYU’s history, with 17 percent of admits being first-generation students, and the Latinx and African-American populations representing a greater proportion of the class body.

NYU Reacts: Diversity of the Class of 2021

By Natasha Roy, News Editor April 13, 2017
NYU admitted the most diverse group of students in 16 years for the class of 2021. Current and prospective NYU students react to this announcement.
The faculty has expressed their dismay regarding Charles Murray’s event on campus. Many have chosen to undersign the document to show their support of the letter.

Charles Murray’s Upcoming Talk Prompted Faculty Letter to Hamilton

By Htoo Min, Deputy News Editor March 24, 2017
Almost 150 faculty members of color signed a letter to President Andrew Hamilton and Provost Katherine Fleming expressing their concern over Charles Murray's planned speech.
President of Earth Matters Natalie Petrulla, left, reads questions from the audience to Sheila Katmann, center, and Eleanor Blomstrom, right.

Women and Sustainability Summit Promotes Environmental Feminism

By Miranda Levingston, Deputy News Editor March 7, 2017
Earth Matters NYU hosted the Women and Sustainability Summit on Monday night at the Silver School of Arts and Sciences.