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Mask mandate removal changes little for mostly maskless students

NYU dropped its mask mandate for classrooms and the library on Sept. 28, but the number of students wearing masks in Bobst on the first day of the policy reversal barely changed.
Katie Groome, Contributing Writer Sep 29, 2022

The end of NYU’s mask mandate on Wednesday doesn’t seem to have changed much for students, most of whom already weren’t wearing masks. As hundreds of students streamed through...

An illustration of a gray facade which reads “NYU School of Global Public Health”, with a purple banner that reads “NYU” on the right side, all against a pale background.

Women with disabilities more likely to report food insecurity, NYU study finds

A recent NYU School of Global Public Health study found that adult women with disabilities are twice as likely to report poor diets and food insecurity in the United States.
Nina Huang, Contributing Writer Sep 29, 2022

Female adults with disabilities are more than twice as likely to experience food insecurity in comparison to those without disabilities, according to a recent study from the NYU...

A collage of three photos: On the left is a construction site with scaffolding, a U.S. flag, and a sign with text “70 Atlantic Avenue”; in the middle is a photo of a part of a sign that indicates that the owner of the construction site is “NYU Langone Health”; on the right is a concept image of the completed building with a glass facade and the text “NYU Langone Cobble Hill.”

New NYU Langone medical facility in Cobble Hill to open in 2023

NYU Langone’s new ambulatory care clinic will house office space and provide Brooklyn residents with a greater range of health care services.
Ruhi Malipatlolla, Contributing Writer Sep 29, 2022

NYU Langone Health is finishing work on a new ambulatory care clinic in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, a five-story facility that is intended to open mid-2023. The new center will include...

Protesters walk down University Place holding a large sign that reads “N Y U owes adjuncts.” A police officer on a moped directs traffic in front of the marching protesters.

Explained: The contract dispute between NYU and its adjunct faculty union

ACT-UAW Local 7902, the union representing adjunct workers at NYU, has begun voting to authorize a strike if negotiations for a new contract with the university fail.
Abby Wilson, News Editor Sep 28, 2022

The union representing NYU adjunct faculty began voting to authorize a strike on Monday, Sept. 26. If passed, the vote will allow adjunct faculty to call a strike if they are unable...

The entrance to a building with two signs showing arrows and the text IN and two identical notices of “THIS ENTRANCE IS CLOSED PLEASE USE 19 WEST 4TH STREET ENTRANCE TO ACCESS C-LEVEL CLASSROOMS” sticked on two glass doors.

CAS renovations shut down basement entrance to 19 W. 4th St.

The renovations at 25 W. Fourth St., the future home of the College of Arts & Science, have restricted student access to basement classrooms in 19 W. Fourth St., a neighboring building.
Tori Morales, Deputy News Editor Sep 28, 2022

Renovations to the future offices of NYU’s College of Arts & Science at 25 W. Fourth St. have disrupted student access to the adjacent 19 W. Fourth St. building. A university...

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Respite for NYU student parents as COVID restrictions ease

A student parent who was previously told she could not bring her unvaccinated 3-month-old inside university buildings can now do so due to the recent COVID-19 policy change.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor Sep 27, 2022

Because Devorah Neiger’s 3-month-old son was ineligible to be vaccinated, the NYU Law student was forced to have a caregiver bring her son to campus so she could breastfeed him...

A classroom of students sit in front of a projected screen that says “We are NYU, and we have to show up for each other.”

Campus labor unions rally student support as adjunct union nears strike vote

Union representatives from six on-campus worker unions discussed their past wins, current bargaining goals and future demands from the university during a teach-in.
Kayla Hardersen, Senior Staff Writer Sep 26, 2022

The Coalition on Labor Action according to Workers and Students, a community organizing group comprised of NYU School of Law students, and NYU’s chapter of the Young Democratic...

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Stern receives $20 million donation to create new real estate institute

The Chao-Hon Chen Institute for Global Real Estate Finance will provide new programs and scholarships focusing on sustainability, technology and real estate markets.
Amna Sheikh, Contributing Writer Sep 26, 2022

Charles C.Y. Chen, a Stern alum and executive board member, donated $20 million to the school to establish the Chao-Hon Chen Institute for Global Real Estate, an academic center...

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YouTube recommends more election fraud videos to skeptics, NYU study finds

The YouTube algorithm is more likely to recommend election fraud videos to individuals who are already doubtful about election legitimacy.
Nicole Lu, Senior Staff Writer Sep 24, 2022

A study from NYU’s Center for Social Media and Politics found that YouTube’s algorithm recommended election fraud-related videos about three times more often to individuals...

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End of NYU mask mandate planned for Sept. 28

As part of the updated policy, masks will no longer be required in classrooms or in Bobst Library, and event hosts, faculty and supervisors will not be allowed to require masking within a specific space. The weekly testing requirement for unvaccinated individuals will also be removed.
Arnav Binaykia, Editor-in-Chief Sep 23, 2022

NYU will drop its mask mandate on Wednesday, Sept. 28, marking the end of a two-year-long requirement for students and employees in academic settings, according to a draft of an...

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2 NYU Emmy winners discuss their work, awards and alma mater

Two winners of the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards spoke with WSN to share their reactions to winning and how their time at NYU influenced their professional careers.
Bryn Borzillo, Senior Staff Writer Sep 23, 2022

Ten NYU alumni were honored this year at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony — four of whom won Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Joshua “Domino” Schwartz and Susan Soon He...

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...