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NYU Tisch film student caught writing racial slurs in class

An NYU undergraduate was caught writing racial slurs in a notebook during a seminar. When asked why they did it, they pointed to a Black student sitting a few rows ahead.
Adrianna Nehme and Bruna Horvath Jan 31, 2023

An NYU student was found writing racial slurs in a notebook during a 50-person Film & Television class at the Tisch School of the Arts last week, leaving some students in the...

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Top lawyer named next chair of NYU board of trustees

Acclaimed lawyer, NYU alum and trustee Evan Chesler — who recently represented Elon Musk — will replace William Berkley as chair of NYU’s board of trustees at the end of his term in August.
Carmo Moniz and Yezen Saadah Jan 31, 2023

NYU’s board of trustees announced on Monday that it had chosen a new chairperson to succeed William Berkley. Evan Chesler, who has been a member of the board since 2006, will...

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AI makes MRIs 4 times faster, NYU and Meta researchers find

Researchers from NYU Langone’s radiology department created artificial intelligence that produces high-quality images in partnership with Meta AI, using just a quarter of the data needed in previous scans.
Annabelle Wang, Contributing Writer Jan 30, 2023

Artificial intelligence improves the speed and clarity of MRIs as compared with traditional scanning, according to a recent study from the radiology department at NYU Langone...

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What to do this week: Free ice skating, NYU Club Fest, student film festival

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Jan. 30-Feb. 5.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor Jan 29, 2023

A screening of Shyamalan's suspenseful ‘Knock at the Cabin' 7-9 p.m. at AMC 19th Street, 890 Broadway Attend the NYU Program Board’s pre-release screening of “Knock at...

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Village advocates side with city, challenge NYU rezoning lawsuit

In a motion, many neighborhood organizations supported a provision banning university uses in rezoned parts of SoHo and NoHo and asked the court to order an environmental review of NYU expansion plans in the area if the university is successful in court.
Carmo Moniz, News Editor Jan 27, 2023

A consortium of Greenwich Village neighborhood advocacy organizations have filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit that was previously filed by NYU against New York City. The...

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Hamilton bids new students farewell at final presidential welcome

At his final welcome address before he leaves his role, NYU president Andrew Hamilton greeted hundreds of incoming and returning students just before hosting the university’s biannual “Reality Show.”
Yezen Saadah, Deputy News Editor Jan 26, 2023

NYU president Andrew Hamilton welcomed over 200 new and returning students to the university on Wednesday, Jan. 25 during his final Presidential Welcome speech, an annual event...

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Swipe it Forward expands to include 4 additional dining halls

Bruna Horvath and Adrianna Nehme Jan 26, 2023

Students can now donate meal swipes at four additional dining hall locations through Swipe it Forward, the Student Government Assembly’s meal swipe donation program. The program...

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Winter break recap: What happened at NYU while you were gone

The fibs of a Congressman, a former NYU administrator commits fraud, the new billion-dollar building, and all the other news you missed.

As students return to campus for the start of the spring semester, here is some of the news you may have missed over winter break. Former NYU finance director indicted after embezzling...

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Safe Ride launches new app, adds Brooklyn service

The free late-night shuttle service will now operate in both Manhattan and Brooklyn through a new, NYU-specific app.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor Jan 25, 2023

NYU debuted a stand-alone app for Safe Ride — the university’s free late-night rideshare service — and added locations at the university’s Brooklyn campus on Jan. 22. The...

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More guards, cameras at NYU dorms this year to curb intruders

After NYU president Andrew Hamilton ordered an investigation into security lapses at the university’s residence halls, new measures are being implemented to prevent intrusion incidents.
Tori Morales, News Editor Jan 21, 2023

Security will be toughened at NYU’s residence halls after intruders repeatedly trespassed on dorm buildings last year, unimpeded by guards stationed in lobbies. The university’s...

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Ex-NYU finance director charged with embezzling millions

Cindy Tappe, who worked at NYU until 2018, stole millions of dollars by funneling money through shell companies. She now faces multiple felony charges.
Carmo Moniz and Tori Morales Dec 20, 2022

Cindy Tappe, NYU’s former director of finance and research, is facing multiple felony charges after she was found to have redirected millions of dollars in New York state education...

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Trespasser uses fake NYU ID to access law school dorm

An internal Campus Safety notification informed staff of a man using a fraudulent ID to enter NYU buildings.
Asher Fields, Contributing Writer Dec 20, 2022

An unidentified individual used a fake NYU ID to access NYU Law’s Hayden Hall dorm last month. The Campus Safety department issued an internal warning about the man — who uses...