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Students and campus safety officers gather in the Third North residence hall courtyard. Two bright lights shine on them from above.

No sign of NYU dorm intruder despite exhaustive 8-hour search

Several residents of the Third Avenue North residence hall saw the intruder in dorm rooms, the dining hall and a lounge.
Lauren Ashe, Deputy News Editor Nov 16, 2022

Over eight hours, police and NYU security combed through every floor of the university’s Third Avenue North residence hall after a man was reported to have entered the complex...

A part-time faculty member on strike. They hold up their fist and carry a sign that reads U.A.W. ON STRIKE. Behind them are other striking faculty members.

Strike upends classes at The New School

Part-time faculty at The New School commenced a strike on Wednesday after their union was unable to reach a new tentative contract with the university.
Carmo Moniz, Tori Morales, and Alex Tey Nov 16, 2022

Part-time faculty at The New School — who together represent 87% of the university’s teaching staff — went on strike Wednesday morning after weeks of bargaining between their...

Five people sit on stage behind a black table with the text “N.Y.U. GALLATIN” written on it. Behind them is a projector screen displaying a checklist of three items: “Urban,” “Democracy” and “Lab.” The person sitting on the right holds a microphone and is speaking facing the other four people.

Union leaders from NYU and NYC look to the future of labor

Representatives from unions on and off campus discussed the labor movement’s present struggles and future hopes at an NYU panel on Nov. 15.
Tori Morales, Deputy News Editor Nov 16, 2022

New York City union leaders, including two from NYU, discussed recent labor wins on campus, a nearby Starbucks strike, and the future of union organizing during a panel hosted...

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Discovery of rare ape fossil fills evolutionary gaps, team with NYU prof. finds

Terry Harrison, a professor emeritus of anthropology at NYU, helped lead a study with significant effects on modern-day ape conservation.
Annabelle Wang, Contributing Writer Nov 16, 2022

NYU anthropology professor Terry Harrison and a team of researchers recently discovered the world’s oldest gibbon fossil, helping clarify the evolutionary timeline of apes. The...

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New School part-time faculty plan strike

Part-time professors at The New School plan to strike starting Wednesday if their union isn’t able to make a last-minute agreement with the university.
Abby Wilson, News Editor Nov 15, 2022

Part-time faculty at The New School are preparing to strike if they are not able to agree on a new tentative contract with the university. After months of tense negotiations and...

NYU President Andrew Hamilton, dressed in a suit and tie, speaks on Zoom.

Hamilton discusses student safety at town hall

University president Andrew Hamilton and NYU administrators addressed student questions during a virtual town hall hosted by the university’s Student Government Assembly on Monday, Nov. 14.
Yezen Saadah, Senior Staff Writer Nov 15, 2022

NYU president Andrew Hamilton joined other university administrators to address a recent intruder on campus, the potential relocation of a local Morton Williams supermarket and...

A photograph of the Matto Espresso location at Mercer Street. The chain’s logo and a display of food items for sale can be seen through a window.

Matto Espresso, famous for $2.50 coffee, opens at Stern

Matto Espresso, a coffee chain that is known for its $2.50 coffees and pastries, has a new location in the Stern School of Business.
Evelyn Chen, Contributing Writer Nov 14, 2022

Matto Espresso, the discount coffee chain that has been the affordable go-to for sleep-deprived NYU students for years, has opened a new location inside the Stern School of Business...

The facade of a brick building. A small plaque reads: “New York University Silver School of Social Work.” To the right, a gray-haired man wearing a jean jacket walks by.

Social justice advocate Jennifer Jones Austin joins NYU

Jennifer Jones Austin, a civil rights lawyer and prominent social justice advocate, will help develop the school’s curricula and advance social work projects.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor Nov 14, 2022

Civil rights and social policy lawyer Jennifer Jones Austin has been appointed as a visiting scholar at NYU’s Silver School of Social Work. Jones Austin, a Wagner alum, will...

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What to do this week: Cheese tasting and a holiday train show

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Nov. 14-20.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor Nov 13, 2022

3D-print a snowman 5-7 p.m. at the Kimmel Center for University Life, floor 9 The NYU student organization Print3D will host a workshop for students to create digital models...

The front entrance of a single-story Morton Williams supermarket. Above the entrance is black awning with the text “THE FRESH MARKETPLACE.”

‘Save our supermarket’: Morton Williams shoppers skeptical of NYU promises

The back-and-forth brawl over a local Morton Williams supermarket continues, despite NYU’s commitment to save the store.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor Nov 11, 2022

After NYU pledged to save a Morton Williams supermarket located on university-owned property that was at risk of being redeveloped, many in the neighborhood are worried that...

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The Soapbox: Haitian gangs, a prisoner’s hunger strike, Italy’s refusal of migrants

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN’s news desk analyzing major developments in world news and rounding up the stories we think are worth the read this week. Global consciousness for a global university.
Tori Morales, Deputy New Editor Nov 11, 2022

In Haiti, a small concession from gangs leaves much to be desired The leader of the Haitian gang federation G9 Family and Allies announced on Nov. 4 that he would end the blockade...

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NYU condemns politics prof. who made ‘odious,’ ‘troubling’ comments

At a panel hosted by a conservative think tank, NYU professor Lawrence Mead — who has been criticized by his colleagues for making racially charged comments — made more racist remarks.
Logan Wong, Contributing Writer Nov 10, 2022

NYU politics professor Lawrence Mead has come under fire for racist comments he made during a panel hosted last month by an organization that the Southern Poverty Law Center has...