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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

Israel-Hamas War

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Hundreds call for cease-fire in Gaza at citywide march

The march preceded the arrests of protesters at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s pro-Palestinian encampment, the last such demonstration on a campus in New York City.
Dharma Niles and Yezen Saadah May 8, 2024

NYU students joined hundreds of protesters at a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Union Square Tuesday, before the crowd of demonstrators made its way up Sixth Avenue in a citywide...

A person holding a megaphone leads chants in front of a crowd.

Protesters march from WSP down Lafayette demanding police removal from campus

The demonstrators also referenced a 2020 universitywide statement that said the New York City Police Department has “no standing presence” on campus.
Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor May 6, 2024

Around 100 students gathered outside Gould Plaza before marching down Lafayette Street on Monday demanding NYU divest from companies with ties to Israel, shut down its study abroad...

An overhead shot of hundreds of protesters.

More than 100 NYPD officers outside Paulson as hundreds protest encampment sweep

The protest comes hours after a police sweep of the Gaza Solidarity Encampment on the Greene Street Walk Friday morning.
Adrianna Nehme and Dharma Niles May 3, 2024

This is a developing story, check back for updates. Update, 6:41 p.m. Around half of the protesters dispersed after reaching Washington Square Park, with around 200 protesters...

(Krish Dev for WSN)

Mills cites safety concerns, rule violations for Paulson Center arrests

President Linda Mills wrote in a universitywide memo that police were called to the encampment this morning to “reduce the likelihood of injury or the spread of disruption.”
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor May 3, 2024

In a universitywide memo, President Linda Mills said protesters’ “unwillingness” to leave, safety concerns, noise complaints and “increasing threats” informed NYU’s...

To the right, there is a sign on a brick wall that reads, “New York University School of Law.” Behind that wall is the entrance to a brick building.

Nearly 250 law school affiliates withdraw consent for use of information in NYU’s promotional content

In a letter to administrators, NYU Law students, fellows and alumni reiterated the demands of pro-Palestinian protesters on campus.
Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor May 3, 2024

Almost 250 students, fellows and alumni at NYU’s School of Law signed a letter withdrawing consent for the university to use their names, images and work for advertisements and...

An N.Y.U. flag hanging on top of the entrance to Lipton Hall.

Red dye thrown across Mills’ front door

An unidentified individual vandalized the front entrance of President Linda Mills’ residence at Lipton Hall as tensions related to ongoing demonstrations on campus continue to rise.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor May 2, 2024

An unidentified individual threw red dye across President Linda Mills’ front door and sidewalk at Lipton Hall on Tuesday afternoon. A video of the perpetrator began circulating...

A group of flyers on a wall, flyers reading: “FREE CONGO,” “FREE SUDAN,” “FREE PALESTINE,” “DISMANTLE THE POLICE STATE. END WAR,” “NYU FUNDS GENOCIDE,” and “ABOLISH THE CARCERAL WORLD,” with pieces of paper on the ground and a sign that says “FREE PALESTINE” below it.

Students organize sit-in at NYU London in solidarity with protesters arrested across the US

Over a dozen students demonstrated at NYU’s study abroad sit in London, expressing solidarity with student protesters across U.S. colleges and demanding that the university cut ties with Israel.
Connor Patton, Staff Writer May 2, 2024

Around 15 students at NYU London held a sit-in at the study away site’s academic center Wednesday to call for the university to divest from Israel and express solidarity with...

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‘Fewer than half’ of protesters arrested at Gould Plaza were students or faculty, Mills says

In a universitywide email sent earlier today, President Linda Mills also said that the “only path forward” at NYU will be to organize “a variety of listening sessions.”
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor May 1, 2024

President Linda Mills said less than half of the protesters arrested at the Gaza Solidarity Encampment in Gould Plaza “were current NYU students, faculty or staff” in a universitywide...

(Krish Dev for WSN)

Paulson Center on lockdown after hundreds protest outside encampment

Dozens of New York City Police Department officers are currently stationed outside the encampment, marking the first time police have been seen outside the building since Friday.
Bruna Horvath, News Editor May 1, 2024

This is a developing story, check back for updates. Update, 11:35 p.m. Police officers arrested a counterprotester who was playing music over a speaker near the barricade...

The remnants of a poster showing the Israeli hostages who are missing stuck on a pillar in N.Y.U’s Stern School of Business. Behind the pillar is a white and purple N.Y.U. flag hanging on a building.

Postdoc terminated after taking down hostage posters

Dozens of faculty have signed open letters criticizing the university’s decision to fire Darren King, a postdoctoral instructor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
Adrianna Nehme and Yezen Saadah April 30, 2024

NYU terminated a postdoctoral instructor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences earlier this month, after he was seen taking down posters of hostages taken by Hamas,...

Protesters at an encampment set up in an outdoor place at night. In front of them are signs, three small Palestinian flags and a large pride flag.

Board of trustees affirms ‘complete confidence in and full support’ of Mills after Gallatin no-confidence vote

Evan Chesler, chair of NYU’s board of trustees, expressed support for President Linda Mills and “her efforts to keep the campus safe” after a majority of full-time Gallatin faculty voted that they do not have confidence in her leadership.
Bruna Horvath, News Editor April 29, 2024

Chair of the board of trustees Evan Chesler expressed the board’s “complete confidence in and full support” of President Linda Mills and “her efforts to keep the campus...

Police officers holding down protesters at night.

Parents and guardians condemn NYPD sweep of Gould Plaza, call on Mills to resign

Almost 600 “parents, guardians and loved ones” signed a letter to President Linda Mills criticizing the university’s response to the Gaza Solidarity Encampment in Gould Plaza and calling for her to step down.
Bruna Horvath, News Editor April 29, 2024

Almost 600 “parents, guardians and loved ones” signed a letter criticizing President Linda Mills for what they said was “unnecessary and extreme violence” inflicted on...