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The Broome Street residence hall at 400 Broome in SoHo. A Public Safety officer stabbed another Public Safety officer in the hall early Saturday morning. (Staff Photos by Roshni Raj)

NYU safety officer in custody after stabbing supervisor at Broome Street dorm

By Suhail Gharaibeh, Deputy News Editor July 25, 2021

An NYU Public Safety officer is in custody after stabbing his supervisor multiple times in the Broome Street residence hall early Saturday morning, according to NYU and the New York City Police Department....

A Pfizer vaccine information label details its contents. International students face difficulties in regions without NYU-approved vaccines. (Staff Photo by Roshni Raj)

Facing conflicting guidance, international students struggle with NYU COVID-19 vaccine requirements

By Roshni Raj, Abroad News Editor July 19, 2021

All NYU community members — in New York or at any of the university’s 15 global sites — are required to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization or...

More than 400 members of the NYU community signed an open letter, titled “Statement of Solidarity with Palestine from NYU Community,” pledging non-cooperation with NYU’s study away campus in Tel Aviv. This letter has been signed by individuals and groups from across NYU’s schools and campuses. (Photo by Julia McNeill and Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

NYU faculty, administration spar over non-cooperation with Tel Aviv campus

By Suhail Gharaibeh, Deputy News Editor July 1, 2021

More than 400 alumni, campus groups, faculty, staff and students signed an open letter denouncing Israeli policies, calling for free campus debate on Israel and Palestine and pledging non-cooperation with...

Elections to the National Academy of Sciences were recently announced. Among the new elects are four NYU faculty members, Professor Carrasco, Moore, Przeworski and LeCun. (Staff Illustration by Jake Capriotti)

Four NYU faculty elected to the National Academy of Sciences

By Mei Lamison, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

Four NYU faculty were among the 120 new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences this year. Marisa Carrasco, Yann LeCun, Kathryn J. Moore and Adam Przeworski were all elected to the NAS based...

Carlyle Court is located at 25 Union Square W. NYU’s 2021-22 housing reapplication process launched May 5, a day earlier than expected. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

After weeks of delay, NYU opens 2021-22 housing reapplications

By Rachel Cohen, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

NYU’s 2021-22 housing reapplication process launched May 5, a day earlier than expected. The anticipated launch date on the housing website was changed multiple times in March and April and finally set...

The Graduate Student Organizing Committee’s ongoing strike has changed how many students’ academic performance will be evaluated this semester. Once the strike began, professors began telling their students that if the GSOC strike continued into final exams, the format of the exams would be changed. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

How the GSOC strike is impacting finals

By Rachel Fadem, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

The Graduate Student Organizing Committee’s ongoing strike has changed how many students’ academic performance will be evaluated this semester. As teaching assistants, graduate student workers are...

Former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez, is invited to the NYU John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress. This has led to a protest as Uribe is linked to right-wing paramilitary groups, and was recently accused of inciting violence against Colombian protesters. 
(Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Protesters decry NYU event with former Colombian president

By Suhail Gharaibeh and Ruqaiyah Zarook May 6, 2021

“NYU, NYU, genocide is on you!” Outside of Bobst Library, the chants of more than 100 protesters rang out against the virtual visit of former Colombian president Álvaro Uribe Vélez to NYU's John...

NYU is increasing undergraduate tuition for the upcoming 2021-22 academic year by $1,620, from $54,880 to $56,500. However, the university announced plans to continue disbursing COVID-19 relief grants — accessible through Albert — throughout the next semester. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

NYU increases tuition by 3%, COVID-19 grants will continue in the fall

By Nina Huang, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

NYU is increasing undergraduate tuition for the upcoming 2021-22 academic year by $1,620, from $54,880 to $56,500. This figure does not include additional expenses such as housing, transportation or insurance....

The NYU Office of Residential Life & Housing Services has recently changed policy regarding the role of RA’s in order shift RA responsibility away from dealing with student crises towards fostering a real community for students in university housing. (Photo by Sirui Wu)

RAs will no longer be required to respond to crisis situations

By Saurabh Kumar, Staff Writer May 5, 2021

Residential assistant positions for the upcoming 2021-22 academic year were announced on May 4. The RA role at NYU’s 22 residence halls will be modified in an effort to enhance community development...

NYU students and faculty members call for the removal of NYU trustee and Blackrock CEO, Laurence Fink, in lieu of his asset management firm’s investments in index funds associated with firms that operate ICE detention centers and the Trump border walls. (Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

‘Larry Fink should not be on the Board of Trustees’: Long-time NYU trustee is linked to ICE and private prison operators

By Rachel Cohen, Staff Writer May 5, 2021

Campus access for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents has been a point of contention during contract renewal negotiations between NYU and the Graduate...

The Graduate Student Organizing Committee has been on strike since April 26 of this year, demanding a renegotiated contract after their previous one expired in August 2020. This strike is not the first time graduate student workers have struggled to get the university to bargain. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

‘The resilience of GSOC’: A look into the union’s history

By Rachel Cohen, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

Zach Schwartz-Weinstein marched alongside fellow graduate student workers and union supporters from Judson Memorial Church to Washington Square Park on April 27, 2006, to support the recognition of the...

The Graduate Student Organizing Committee’s strike continues into its second week. Some NYU professors have come out in solidarity with the graduate student workers and are urging the university administration to work towards a fair and reasonable contract. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Professors express solidarity with GSOC

By Roshni Raj, Deputy News Editor May 3, 2021

As the Graduate Student Organizing Committee’s strike continues into its second week, some NYU professors have expressed solidarity with the graduate student workers. They issued statements in support...