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The interior of GLOSSLAB’s Flatiron location. LED signs with the word “GLOSSLAB” are affixed to the wall. Rows of seating are displayed. People are sitting and walking inside.

NYC nail salon advocates frustrated by state gov’t safety delays

For a second time, Gov. Kathy Hochul postponed a rule requiring nail salons across New York City to install a ventilation system for the next six months, leaving nail technicians and advocates fearful for their safety.
Tori Morales, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

While working as a manicurist for a decade, Blanca Vidal was exposed to chemicals known to cause side effects such as skin irritation, headaches, cancer, and liver and kidney damage....

The interior of the NYU Tisch building. “NYU TISCH” is displayed on the wall in a purple LED light sign. People are walking by.

Tisch blacklist prompts administration to address student misconduct

After an anonymous list accusing film students of misconduct circulated in the Tisch School of the Arts in early March, some students raised their concerns to the administration about sexual harrassment in the school.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor May 3, 2022

Hopeless about the lack of accountability for students in the department of Undergraduate Film & Television at the Tisch School of the Arts, a student in the program created...

A close-up shot of a group of protesters close together, all wearing masks. The signs in the front read “NYU Shame on You,” “Students Against Sabatini” and “Say No to Sabatini.” A screenshot of the NYU Langone Health Responds Twitter page is superimposed.

Langone Twitter account and anonymous MIT alums advocate for Sabatini

With NYU’s Grossman medical school facing backlash for considering hiring David Sabatini, the school and the biologist have been supported by his former colleagues and students.
Abby Wilson, News Editor May 2, 2022

As the NYU Grossman School of Medicine continues to consider hiring biologist David Sabatini, an NYU Langone Health Twitter account and several Massachusetts Institute of Technology...

A line of people stand waiting to take COVID-19 tests on a road near a gate. Workers in full personal protective equipment can be seen monitoring the line and administering the tests.

‘I need to get out’: NYU Shanghai lockdown leaves students struggling in dorms

Since the city of Shanghai's government lockdown began on March 28, students have been forced to quarantine in the dorms, take classes online and participate in daily testing.
Mitali Sapra, Contributing Writer May 2, 2022

On March 13, NYU Shanghai first-year Raghav Dembla received an email from David Pe, the dean of students at the campus, informing him that students and faculty would be unable...

The brick exterior of NYU’s law school. Arches frame the courtyard, and an engraved stone sign bears the law school’s name.

Alum and prof. Troy McKenzie appointed as next NYU Law dean

Troy McKenzie, a professor at the NYU School of Law, is set to take over as the school’s new dean on June 1.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor May 2, 2022

Troy McKenzie was appointed as the dean of the NYU School of Law, President Andrew Hamilton and Provost Katherine Fleming announced on April 29. McKenzie will take over from outgoing...

A protester shouting while holding a sign reading “There is no fashion on a dead planet” in Times Square.

FIT students rally for sustainable fabric in Times Square

Eighteen Fashion Institute of Technology students gathered in Times Square on Saturday to advocate against unsustainable textiles and their negative impacts on the environment.
Emma Grimes, Contributing Writer May 2, 2022

More than a dozen Fashion Institute of Technology students protested the proliferation of unsustainable fabrics in the fashion industry and their negative impacts on the environment...

An illustration of the Washington Square Arch. Behind the arch sits gray and brown alternating high-rises. On the top right are the words “The Daybook” in an arched shape.

What to do this week: A bake sale for Ukraine and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: May 2-8.
The News Desk May 2, 2022

A bake sale in support of Ukraine 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the NYU Tandon MakerSpace, 6 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn $1.50 per cookie Take part in the Jewish Student Union’s...

A portrait of David Sabatini wearing a blue sweater and button down overlaid onto the NYU Langone Health building. In the background, people hold signs outside of the Langone building. The Langone sign is visible in the background.

NYU Grossman admins defend potential Sabatini hiring, dispute allegations

Grossman School of Medicine administrators offered justifications for considering hiring David Sabatini — who was forced out of three institutions due to sexual misconduct allegations — in a forum on Thursday, April 28.
Abby Wilson, News Editor April 29, 2022

NYU Langone Health administrators defended the Grossman School of Medicine’s potential hiring of David Sabatini in an April 28 forum. The former Massachusetts Institute of Technology...

A vertical view of the facade of the 25 West 4th St. NYU building. In front of the entrance door there is a purple roof that on the side says “New York University.” On the front there is a white box with the number “25” inside. Under the “25” it reads “West 4th Street”. There are five people walking past the building on the sidewalk.

CAS offices will move to 25 W. 4th St. in 2024

The College of Arts & Science offices will move from the Silver Center to 726 Broadway this summer while their future permanent location at 25 W. Fourth St. undergoes renovations.
Lauren Ashe, Senior Staff Writer April 29, 2022

The offices of the College of Arts & Science will relocate to 25 W. Fourth St. in 2024, NYU announced in an email sent to the CAS community on Thursday, April 28. The move...

The northwest entrance of the 8 St-NYU subway station for the R and W lines.

Students divided over installing metal detectors in subways

New York City Mayor Eric Adams recently said he is considering adding metal detectors in city subway stations to curb the uptick in crime.
Kayla Hardersen, Senior Staff Writer April 29, 2022

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said he is considering installing one of three types of metal detectors to subway stations after a mass shooting took place in a Brooklyn subway...

A group of protesters hold up signs reading “Gross,” “Say NO to Sabatini” and “Title IX Over Sabatini.”

NYU med school students, staff walk out to protest potential hiring of David Sabatini

Hundreds of community members at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine protested the potential hiring of David Sabatini, who resigned from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology earlier this month after sexual misconduct allegations.
Abby Wilson, News Editor April 28, 2022

More than 200 students and employees staged a walkout to protest the NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s potential hiring of biologist David Sabatini outside the school’s Kimmel...

A photo of the outside of the NYU Law School building. A man wearing a mask is seen walking outside the front door into the courtyard.

Bitter dispute about Israel and Palestine divides NYU Law community

Some NYU School of Law students claim an open letter from the student group Law Students for Justice in Palestine used antisemitic tropes and defended the killings of Israeli civilians.
Nicole Lu, Staff Writer April 28, 2022

Over the past two weeks, NYU School of Law students have been engaged in a bitter schoolwide debate about the Israel-Palestine conflict involving dozens of emails, accusations...