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A plaque says “Israel Henry Beren Campus, and under the text a logo of a torch next to the words Yeshiva University.” The plaque is plastered next to a glass balcony of Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women. A person stands behind the balcony.

Banned LGBTQ+ group strikes compromise with Yeshiva University

Yeshiva University froze all student organization activities after the New York Supreme Court told the university that it could not shut down an LGBTQ+ student group. To prevent further disruption, the club temporarily paused legal efforts against the university.
Isabella Tapia, Staff Writer Sep 23, 2022

An LGBTQ+ student organization at Yeshiva University — a private Orthodox Jewish institution in New York City that partners with NYU for several academic programs — agreed...

A hand holds a blue, smoking vape labeled “blueberry” on it. The image is enclosed in a foam green circle, and a depiction of space is in the background.

Beyond NYU: Quitting vaping with judgment-free Jones

Each week, WSN sits down with an NYU student, faculty member or alum who’s making change beyond NYU. Stern MBA student Caroline Huber shares how the startup she founded with her childhood friend helps people quit vaping in a judgment-free environment.
Abby Wilson, News Editor Sep 23, 2022

Stern MBA student Caroline Huber and her childhood friend Hilary Dubin are on a mission to create the new Nicorette — a nicotine replacement chewing gum that was developed in...

NYU president Andrew Hamilton and KAIST president Lee Kwang Hyung at the Digital Vision Forum at NYU. (Courtesy of NYU Photo Bureau)

Korean president visits Kimmel, announces new NYU partnership

NYU has partnered with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology to launch collaborative research initiatives, an engineering program, study away opportunities and, by 2025, a joint campus in New York City.
Kayla Hardersen, Senior Staff Writer Sep 22, 2022

President Yoon Suk-yeol of South Korea visited NYU on Wednesday evening to speak alongside New York City Mayor Eric Adams and NYU president Andrew Hamilton about a new partnership...

NYU President Andrew Hamilton stands on stage behind a podium with a screen with the text “NYU Welcome 2022” and a logo of a music disc displayed behind him.

Hamilton hosts his final presidential welcome

In the final welcome address of his NYU presidency, Andrew Hamilton greeted new and returning students before hosting the university’s annual “Reality Show” performance.
Yezen Saadah, Contributing Writer Sep 22, 2022

NYU president Andrew Hamilton gave his final Presidential Welcome speech to a crowd of new and returning students on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Hamilton, who announced in April that he...

The outside entrance of N.Y.U Langone Health’s main campus with a road sign in front of the modern building with a glass facade.

NYU Langone ranks No. 1 in leadership and ambulatory care

NYU Langone jumped four spots for quality leadership and has held the top spot in ambulatory care since last year, according to new rankings.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor Sep 22, 2022

NYU Langone Health is No. 1 in outpatient care and quality leadership, according to new healthcare rankings that were released on Thursday, Sept. 22. The updated numbers, determined...

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Search for Hamilton successor sparks little student enthusiasm

A committee that was assembled to find NYU President Andrew Hamilton’s successor has begun hosting hearing sessions to collect input from the university community, but has seen little student involvement so far.
Bruna Horvath and Rylee La Testa Sep 21, 2022

A Presidential Search Committee, formed after current university President Andrew Hamilton announced in April that he would step down at the end of the 2022-23 academic year, is...

Photograph of Gould Plaza. The Tisch building, which houses NYUs Stern School of Business, can be seen in the background. People are walking along the sidewalk bordering the plaza.

Security guard publicly masturbated outside NYU building, lawsuit claims

Abby Wilson, News Editor Sep 20, 2022

Content warning: This article contains descriptions of sexual assault. A security guard employed by an NYU security contractor allegedly masturbated in front of a co-worker...

A middle-aged man with gray hair faces away from the camera. He is wearing a black New York Taxi Workers Alliance shirt.

Taxi workers begin to receive hard-won debt relief

After the New York Taxi Workers Alliance struck a deal with the city last fall, thousands of taxi drivers will see city-funded debt relief starting Monday, Sept. 19.
Abby Wilson, News Editor Sep 20, 2022

A city-backed debt relief guarantee won by New York taxi workers last November went into effect on Monday, Sept. 19, restructuring loans for thousands of drivers who have purchased...

Yevgenia Albats dressed in a white t-shirt and a black vest, waving to a crowd.

Independent Russian journalist joins NYU Jordan Center

Journalist Yevgenia Albats, who was forced to flee Russia, has joined NYU's Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia and will teach courses in the spring.
Isabella Tapia , Staff Writer Sep 20, 2022

Independent Russian journalist Yevgenia Albats, who fled Moscow in August, has joined NYU’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia as a distinguished journalist in residence...

An illustration of a black car with an NYU Safe Ride logo on the hood and side.

Safe Ride wait times shortened by 30% over the last year

Despite NYU’s Safe Ride service seeing an increase in ridership and a decrease in wait times, the university plans to develop a university-specific ride-share app.
Sara Sharma, Contributing Writer Sep 19, 2022

Safe Ride, NYU’s free late-night shuttle service operated in partnership with Via Transportation, has decreased wait times by an average of four minutes despite a 40% increase...

A headshot portrait of Wendy Suzuki is set against a light blue background.

New dean Wendy Suzuki wants to maximize brain power at CAS

In a Q&A with WSN, Wendy Suzuki shares how her passion for neuroscience will impact her new role as dean of NYU’s College of Arts & Science.
Bruna Horvath, Contributing Writer Sep 19, 2022

Wendy Suzuki, a professor of neuroscience and psychology at NYU’s Center for Neural Science, started as dean of the College of Arts & Science this month after 24 years as...

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What to do this week: Vampire cinema viewing and Climate Week NYC

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Sept. 19 to Sept. 25.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor Sep 18, 2022

A vampire movie at the MoMA 7 p.m. at 11 W. 53 St.  Filmmakers Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer will present their vampire movie “Nosferasta: First Bite” at the Museum...