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A protestor speaking to the crowd using a large megaphone while another protestor holds a sign next to her.

Protesters criticize anti-trans legislation at Washington Square Park

The crowd gathered in protest of legislation preventing trans youth from accessing gender-affirming care across various U.S. states.
Adrianna Nehme and Bruna Horvath Mar 10, 2023

Dozens of protesters, primarily high school students, marched from Union Square to Washington Square Park to raise awareness about anti-transgender bills being proposed across...

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The Soapbox: Ghana’s economic crisis, Czech president leaves office, French protests

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.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor Mar 10, 2023

In Ghana, government addresses economic crisis Nana Akufo-Addo, the president of Ghana, spoke at an annual state-of-the-nation address about the country’s “worst economic...

The exterior facade of a modern glass building used by the Tandon School of Engineering.

Tandon receives $15M federal grant to research traffic congestion

The grant was awarded to 34 university transportation research centers across the country, and will go toward improving urban traffic congestion and high school STEM programs.
Connor Patton and Isabel Ames Mar 10, 2023

NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering will now have $15 million to work on improving traffic in areas with major roadway congestion across the country, including New York City....

Four pages of legal documents against a brown background. The document indicates that this is a lawsuit against a company named “Dorm two Dorm.”

Dorm storage company ‘duped’ college students, city lawsuit claims

After a storage company geared toward college students lost and damaged the belongings of several NYU students last fall, the city is filing a lawsuit. It claims that the company racked up over 1,000 consumer protection law violations.
Abby Wilson, Managing Editor Mar 9, 2023

A moving and storage company popular among NYU students was hit by a sweeping lawsuit from the New York City consumer affairs department. The company, Dorm2Dorm, faces accusations...

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Babies and AI go head to head in new NYU study

A recent NYU study compares the ability of infants and machines to understand human behavior.
Graylin Lucas, Contributing Writer Mar 9, 2023

Babies may know a lot more than we think. A recent NYU study shows that compared to artificial intelligence, infants are better at detecting the motivation behind human decisions.  Moira...

Graduates and their families stand outside of the Barclays Center, wearing purple gowns and graduation caps while they take pictures with family.

Tandon students demand to walk at graduation

More than 1,300 students signed a petition asking for the university to change the graduation format for Tandon students, who won’t have the chance to walk on stage due to time constraints.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor Mar 8, 2023

Manas Johri, a student completing his master’s degree at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, imagined that when graduation came around, he would walk up on stage for a handshake,...

Beyond NYU: Empowering young women with L.O.V.E.

This video celebrates International Women’s Day by highlighting L.O.V.E founder Claudia Espinosa’s journey.
Jennifer Ren, Video Director Mar 8, 2023

Espinosa: When you come from a different background, you have to assimilate into a new culture. So, if you think about the psychological development of an adolescent, all the other...

The exterior of N.Y.U. Langone’s Tisch Hospital and the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Pavilion.

Air quality ‘hazardous’ in North Brooklyn, says NYU study

The Grossman School of Medicine recently conducted a study with a neighborhood nonprofit, and found that the air in North Brooklyn contains high levels of hazardous chemicals.
Max Getty, Contributing Writer Mar 8, 2023

Levels of air contamination in North Brooklyn are “higher than desired for public safety,” according to a recent study conducted by the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and...

A line of activists with megaphones and signs stand in front of a large crowd of people. They hold a black banner with green text which reads “Climate Can’t Wait.” They are marching across the Brooklyn Bridge. The New York City skyline is in the background.

Fridays for Future protesters walk out of school to demand climate legislation

Thousands of high school and college students marched from Foley Square to the Brooklyn Bridge to protest government inaction on climate change.
Emma Grimes, Contributing Writer Mar 7, 2023

Thousands of people marched across the Brooklyn Bridge from Foley Square Friday afternoon, calling for legislators to pass a bill aimed at reducing net carbon emissions in New...

An exterior view of the Stern School of Business. The Tisch Hall building is to the right and the Kaufman Management Center is to the left. In the foreground is the Gould Plaza public gathering area.

Biggest-ever donation to Stern will fund scholarships, study abroad

Anne E. Tasca, a 1988 NYU graduate, donated $53.6 million to the Stern School of Business — the largest gift in the school’s history.
Aya Diab, Contributing Writer Mar 7, 2023

NYU’s Stern School of Business is now $53.6 million richer, thanks to a recent donation from alum Anne E. Tasca, who owns an Italian real estate firm. The donation, which is...

Professor Yevgenia Albats and journalist Anne Applebaum converse sitting across a wooden table.

Conspiracy group hijacks NYU-hosted event on war in Ukraine

A pair of protesters interrupted a conversation on the war in Ukraine between Russian journalist Yevgenia Albats and Atlantic staff writer Anne Applebaum on March 2.
Clara Spray, Staff Writer Mar 6, 2023

Two protesters from a group associated with fascism and antisemitism crashed an event featuring Polish American writer Anne Applebaum and Russian journalist Yevgenia Albats on...

An illustration of students sitting in a large room for a student government meeting. On the left, a purple banner with the N.Y.U. torch logo hangs on the wall and reads “N.Y.U. S.G.A.”

Student gov’t discusses outcry in Iran, budget proposal and million-dollar fund

NYU’s student government deliberated how to support students affected by violence in Iran, its budget proposal for the coming year and gave an update on a new fund at its biweekly meeting on Thursday.
Cora Snow, Deputy News Editor Mar 6, 2023

NYU’s Student Government Assembly discussed violence against women in Iran, its upcoming budget proposal to the university and a potential framework for using its new million-dollar...