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Three people in purple gowns wearing black graduation caps are walking across reddish-brown dirt in a line, with the person in the front smiling with a scarf around her neck made up of photos while simultaneously carrying a large banner which reads SILVER SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK and has a logo depicting a half a planet with a cityscape on top of it. Behind the is a large crowd of people sitting in purple graduation gowns and caps, separated from the trio by a wall of netting.

Silver to cut down on field requirement for social work students

After months of student organizing, the Silver School of Social Work announced that it intends to reduce its field learning requirement for graduate students by the fall 2024 semester.
Carmo Moniz, Managing Editor May 24, 2023

Master's students at NYU’s Silver School of Social Work are slated to spend 300 fewer hours in the field by the fall 2024 semester, according to an announcement by Silver dean...

A view of the N.Y.U Stern graduation ceremony. White text reading “STERN” can be seen on the far back wall. A crowded audience, several with phones out recording, cheer, as purple confetti showers them. People in purple robes sit on stage, while one person stands behind a podium.

‘Life is a marathon, not a sprint’: Goldman Sachs CEO at Stern graduation

Thousands gathered at Madison Square Garden on Friday to celebrate this year’s graduating class of NYU’s Stern School of Business.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor May 19, 2023

Over 5,000 people gathered at Madison Square Garden to honor the Stern School of Business’ undergraduate class of 2023 on May 19. The ceremony featured David Solomon, the CEO...

A wide-angle view of Yankee Stadium whose stands are packed with N.Y.U. graduates dressed in purple gowns. Purple and white confetti flies in the air.

2023 Commencement: Hamilton’s goodbye, a speech from Finland’s prime minister and more

Outgoing NYU president Andrew Hamilton gave his final send-off to the class of 2023 in his last commencement ceremony as the university’s leader.
Bruna Horvath and Yezen Saadah May 17, 2023

More than 20,000 students, along with their friends and family, packed the stands of Yankee Stadium in celebration of NYU’s class of 2023 on May 17, the final commencement ceremony...

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin receives an honorary diploma from N.Y.U. President Andrew Hamilton. White banners displaying N.Y.U. school names and logos in purple are draped behind Marin and Hamilton.

Finland’s prime minister talks war in Ukraine and gender equality at commencement

Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin gave a speech to graduates at NYU’s 190th commencement ceremony, a month after her party lost the country’s national election.
Carmo Moniz, Managing Editor May 17, 2023

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin addressed tens of thousands of graduates at NYU’s 190th commencement ceremony on Wednesday after receiving an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters...

Hundreds of Gallatin students in black caps and purple gowns celebrate their graduation inside of a theater. Purple confetti rains down from above.

‘I see unity’: Hamilton at Gallatin graduation

In one of many school-specific graduation ceremonies at NYU this week, friends, family, faculty and administrators came together to honor the Gallatin School of Individualized Study’s class of 2023.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor May 16, 2023

Thousands of friends and family gathered at the Beacon Theatre to celebrate the Gallatin School of Individualized Study’s class of 2023 on May 16, marking the end of Gallatin...

More than one hundred people dressed in black gather in a circle during a candlelight vigil in a plaza in front of a red sandstone building.

Stern community holds vigil for students killed in Puerto Rico

Students and faculty at NYU’s Stern School of Business attended a vigil and memorial service for two students who were killed in Puerto Rico last week.
Carmo Moniz and Yezen Saadah May 12, 2023

More than 100 students and faculty at the Stern School of Business gathered in Gould Plaza Thursday night to mourn the deaths of Franco Medina Angulo and Sergio Palomino Ruiz,...

Professors stand in the lobby of a Tisch School of the Arts building, smiling and holding up their fists. From left to right: Jack Eppler, Melanie Vaughan, Michelle Rosen, Jill Edwards, Robert Frost, Carolyn Paulus, Elizabeth Olesker and Gerasimos Karavitis.

‘They’re filthy’: Tisch adjuncts raise concerns over tiny teaching spaces

Adjunct professors at Tisch delivered a petition to the school’s dean on Tuesday, after months of calling on NYU to provide them with new practice rooms due to health and safety concerns.
Adrianna Nehme, Abby Wilson, and Yezen Saadah May 5, 2023

In a 6-by-8-foot room occupied by himself, a pianist and his voice instructor, Tisch senior Sean Manucha began rehearsing for an upcoming musical theater production. As he practiced,...

A browser window displaying a webpage of NYU’s College Core Curriculum with the text “the five parts of the core.”

CAS core science requirement may be reduced

Faculty at the school will vote on whether to reduce the number of courses needed to fulfill the requirement in the fall semester.
John Kim, Staff Writer May 5, 2023

The current two-class science requirement at NYU’s College of Arts & Science may be cut down to one, according to Dean Wendy Suzuki. The proposal, which will likely include...

A person wearing a red sweatshirt holding a cardboard sign that reads “N.Y.U. Adjuncts in Solidarity.” He is at a rally next to the Bobst Library and is holding his phone, taking a picture. There is a crowd of people around him.

Adjuncts at odds with current union leaders in run-up to internal election

A number of adjunct professors unsatisfied with union leadership will run for executive positions within NYU’s adjunct union, citing lackluster communication from current leadership.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor May 4, 2023

A group of adjunct professors have joined together to mount a challenge against the current leadership of the union that represents them, who they say have, at times, communicated...

A group of people sitting in a room. Two speakers stand in front of the crowd, and one holds a microphone while pointing to the crowd.

‘Lessons were learned’: CAS vote revises election rules, but president-elect to stay

Schoolwide vote passes amendments to student government election code and affirms results of student council presidential race.
Ania Keenan and Bruna Horvath May 3, 2023

Sam McCormack was confirmed as the next president of NYU’s College of Arts & Science Student Council after a majority of the school’s students voted in favor of proposed...

The dean of N.Y.U.’s Tandon School of Engineering, Jelena Kovačević, speaking into a microphone on a stage. Two people are sitting next to her on either side.

Tandon dean to step down next year

Jelena Kovačević, the dean of the Tandon School of Engineering, announced on Tuesday that she will step down from her role in the 2024 academic year.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor May 3, 2023

The dean of NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, Jelena Kovačević, will step down from her role in August of next year. After taking a sabbatical, she will return to the school...

Three people hold a banner that reads “Contract Faculty United.” One of them has his fist raised in the air.

NYU labor groups stage May Day protest

Two unions representing NYU employees protested the university’s handling of labor issues.
Graylin Lucas, Staff Writer May 2, 2023

The unions representing NYU’s contract faculty and its graduate student workers gathered near Bobst Library on Monday afternoon to protest the university administration’s treatment...