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What to do this week: Earth Day, farmers markets and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: April 15 - 21.
Aashna Miharia, Deputy News Editor April 14, 2024

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Angela Chou selected as next student gov’t chair

Members of the student government elected Angela Chou, a junior in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, as its next chair.
Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor April 12, 2024

Steinhardt junior Angela Chou was elected the next chairperson of NYU’s Student Government Assembly during a meeting Thursday evening. Chou, who will take over from Ryan Carney...

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The Soapbox: The politics of energy

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Samson Tu, Magazine Managing Editor April 12, 2024

In Ghana, president suspends electricity export amid power shortage crisis Nana Akufo-Addo, the president of Ghana, ordered the country to cease exports of its electricity supplies...

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‘A tremendous opportunity’: Tulsa mayor on NYU’s new study away site

Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum spoke with WSN about the potential for NYU students to contribute to Oklahoma’s community and economy through its new study away program.
Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor April 12, 2024

NYU’s study away location in Tulsa, Oklahoma is set to offer semester-long programs starting spring 2025, with initial cohorts expected to consist of 20 students. Tulsa Mayor...

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Former employee suing NYU Langone for disability discrimination

The employee said she was fired after requesting leave due to a breast cancer diagnosis.
Yezen Saadah, Deputy Managing Editor April 11, 2024

A former NYU Langone Health employee is suing the medical center for disability discrimination, alleging she was “abruptly terminated” after asking for time off due to a breast...

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Beyond NYU: Singing solo after songwriting for stars

Chloe George began her career writing for major artists like Hayley Kiyoko and Dua Lipa, and now she’s taking to the stage to perform her own songs.
Liz Lindain, Staff Writer April 11, 2024

Tisch alum Chloe Gasparini, better known by her stage name Chloe George, began her journey at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music driven by a passion for singing. Since...

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NYU Law drops to No. 9 in U.S. News rankings

Despite the decline in the general rankings, the School of Law placed first for international law, tax law and criminal law.
Carmo Moniz, Managing Editor April 10, 2024

NYU’s School of Law was ranked ninth in the country by U.S. News & World Report, down two positions from last year. This year marks the second time the law school — as...

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3 professors seek defendant status in antisemitism lawsuit against NYU

The professors are arguing they should be included as defendants in a November lawsuit against the university, which they say poses a direct threat to their First Amendment rights and academic freedom.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor April 9, 2024

Three NYU professors are asking to be included as additional defendants in a November lawsuit accusing the university of mishandling antisemitic incidents on campus. The faculty...

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NYU acceptance rate stays at 8% for class of 2028

Overall applications to NYU decreased for the 2023-24 admissions cycle for the first time since 2007, but the university saw its greatest-ever number of early decision applicants.
Carmo Moniz, Managing Editor April 8, 2024

NYU’s acceptance rate stayed at 8% for the 2023-24 admissions cycle, the university announced Monday evening. Successful applicants, who received their acceptance letters on...

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Student sues NYU over ‘excessive’ suspension after taking down Israeli hostage posters

The student, who was suspended at the end of last semester, is arguing that the university wrongfully applied its conduct policies to her case.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor April 8, 2024

A first-year student who was suspended last semester for taking down posters of Israeli hostages is now suing NYU, alleging the disciplinary action did not align with the university's...

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What to do this week: A solar eclipse watch party, a vintage festival and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: April 8 - 14.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor April 7, 2024

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University research hub receives over $1 million in funding from New York senator

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer is gifting $1.15 million from the United States’ annual federal budget to allocate toward NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge.
Aashna Miharia, Deputy News Editor April 5, 2024

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge received $1.15 million from New York Sen. Chuck Schumer through a Congressionally Directed Spending request — a portion of the federal...