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Michael Steinhardt, after whom NYU Steinhardt is named, was recently ordered to surrender $70 million worth of stolen antiquities. Steinhardt student groups are demanding the name be removed after a similar demand was ignored after Michael Steinhardt’s sexual harrassment case in 2018. (Staff Photo by Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer)

Trustees will probe Michael Steinhardt’s conduct, NYU says

By Kristian Burt, Deputy News Editor December 9, 2021

NYU’s board of trustees said they will initiate an investigation into the conduct of Michael Steinhardt, namesake of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, after he surrendered...

The MTA is responsible for public transportation in the New York City metropolitan area. The NYU School of Global Public Health received a $4 million federal grant to study the impact of COVID-19 on transit workers. (Staff Photo by Ryan Walker)

NYU researchers win $4M grant to study COVID impact on transit workers

By Nicole Chiarella, Contributing Writer December 9, 2021

When COVID-19 began to spread in New York City last March, the services of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority were deemed essential, and transit employees were required to report to work. In the...

Swipe it Forward is a program where students can donate their extra meal swipes to other students. But recently, the program has struggled to collect enough student meal swipes to support the increasing number of students who are using the program. (Photo by Naomi Mirny)

Students use NYU’s free meal programs, but not enough donate

By Maria Freyre, Staff Writer December 9, 2021

Since its launch in 2019, Swipe it Forward — a program where students can donate their extra meal swipes to be used by others — has provided access to free meals to those facing food insecurity on...

The Morton Williams supermarket is located on 130 Bleecker St. It will soon be replaced by a public school on a lot owned by NYU. (Staff Photo by Shaina Ahmed)

NYU property ceded to build public school, endangering Morton Williams supermarket

By Carmo Moniz, Staff Writer December 9, 2021

New York City’s School Construction Authority made plans to construct a new public school at 130 Bleecker St., located on NYU’s Washington Square campus, on Nov. 9. Construction is slated to begin...

On Nov. 29, members of the Patient-Led Research Collaborative for Long COVID wrote an open letter on the NIH’s RECOVER initiative to study long COVID-19. The letter expressed worries about the initiative and made suggestions on how to ensure its success. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Patient group says Langone long COVID research forgets patients

By Rachel Fadem, Deputy News Editor December 8, 2021

JD Davids, a research advocate for HIV and other post-viral infections, had been living with multiple, complex chronic conditions before he contracted COVID-19 for the first time in March 2020. He has...

The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development student governments are campaigning for removal of the Steinhardt name. This comes after Michael Steinhardt was ordered to surrender $70 million of stolen antiquities. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Steinhardt student governments call for school to be renamed

By Kristian Burt, Deputy News Editor December 8, 2021

One day after Wall Street financier Michael Steinhardt was ordered to surrender $70 million of stolen antiquities following an investigation by the Manhattan district attorney, the student governments...

The fall semester CAS Student Council Town Hall was held on Dec. 7 in Jurow Hall located on the first floor of Silver Center. This town hall had virtual and in-person participation options and students could submit questions for the panelists beforehand. (Staff Photo by Shaina Ahmed)

CAS admins field questions on academic opportunities and mental health

By Kristian Burt, Deputy News Editor December 8, 2021

Matthew Santirocco, interim dean of NYU’s College of Arts and Science, presided over a town hall discussing student mental health resources and opportunities for students on Dec. 7. CAS senator Ron Hall...

Michael Steinhardt and his wife, Judy Steinhardt made two $10 million donations to the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development in 2001. Michael Steinhardt was ordered to surrender 180 stolen antiques worth $70 million on Dec. 6 and received a lifetime ban on acquiring artifacts. (Image via nyu.edu)

Michael Steinhardt surrenders stolen antiquities worth $70 million 

By Kristian Burt and Rachel Cohen December 7, 2021

Michael Steinhardt, after whom the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development is named, was ordered to surrender 180 stolen antiquities worth $70 million on Dec. 6. The Manhattan district...

Gloria Corruzzi is a professor at the Center for Genomics and System Biology. (©Moree: Courtesy of NYU Photo Bureau)

24 NYU professors named world’s most cited researchers

By Natalie Thomas, Contributing Writer December 7, 2021

Twenty-four NYU professors were recognized for making significant impacts in their academic subjects on Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list. The ranking catalogues the authors of the most...

NYU’s Student Government Assembly pushes for more student, faculty, dean and administration representation on the NYU board of trustees again this fall. The original proposal was rejected by the board in 2018. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Student gov’t renews push for representation on NYU board of trustees

By Maria Freyre and Rachel Cohen December 7, 2021

At the final student government meeting of the fall semester on Dec. 2, Presidents Council Vice-Chair Anthony Cruz reopened dialogue over a resolution to give student, faculty, deans and administrative...

The School of Professional Studies at NYU is shutting down the English Language Institute at the end of the semester. The closure will result in dozens of staff layoffs and the loss of English programs which serve international students. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

NYU cuts English program that served international students, fires staff

By Gabriel Hawthorne, Staff Writer December 6, 2021

The Comprehensive English Program at NYU’s School of Professional Studies will be shut down at the end of the fall 2021 semester, according to an Oct. 1 statement from SPS dean Angie Kamath. SPS administration...

Anime NYC was held from Nov. 19-21 at the Javits Center in New York City. An attendee from Minnesota tested positive for the omicron variant in one of the first detections of the variant in the United States. (Photo by Mari Binstock)

Anime club members should get COVID test, NYU says

By Arnav Binaykia, News Editor December 6, 2021

Members of Club Anime, the largest anime-related club on campus, were asked by NYU to immediately obtain a COVID-19 test in an email from the university’s COVID-19 response team on Dec. 5. The directive...