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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Most activities on campus have resumed to in-person meetings. Due to capacity limits, some NYU clubs and events continue to meet online. (Photo by Tony Wu)

NYU students return to campus, but clubs remain online

By Rachel Fadem, Deputy News Editor September 10, 2021

In the weeks leading up to the beginning of the 2021-22 academic year, NYU’s university-wide communications indicated plans for an on-campus experience resembling that of semesters prior to the pandemic....

Students and their helper guests moved into NYU’s 22 residence halls during three move-in days. Students new and returning seemed undeterred by the university’s COVID guidelines surrounding move-in and reported a generally smooth process. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Students report a smooth dorm move-in experience after a peculiar year

By Lauren Ashe, Staff Writer September 8, 2021

Students streamed through the doors of NYU’s 22 residence halls, boxes in hand and families in tow, during the fall 2021 move-in days between Aug. 27 and Aug. 29. Many students — both new and returning...

NYU’s chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America announced its Fall 2021 tuition strike on April 30. However, the group recently called off its tuition strike for the Fall 2021 semester and now plans to organize another strike for Spring 2022. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

NYU YDSA halts fall 2021 tuition strike, plans instead for Spring 2022

By Rachel Cohen, Deputy News Editor September 3, 2021

NYU’s chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America has called off its tuition strike for the fall 2021 semester. Instead, the group is now regrouping and reorganizing for another strike for...

NYU has adopted the new platform Brightspace for students to use in order to view their syllabi and assignments. Most classes have already moved from the previous platform of NYU Classes to Brightspace, and NYU is planning to complete the transition by December. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

NYU Classes is dead

By Rachel Cohen, Deputy News Editor September 2, 2021

The fall 2021 semester begins today, Sep. 2, but unlike previous years, most students will not log on to NYU Classes to download their syllabi and view their assignments. Instead, they will use Brightspace,...

On Tuesday, August 31, at the northeast corner of East Eighth Street and University Pl, a person driving a scooter groped a female NYU student. Since then, two other female NYU students have been sexually assaulted by a passing driver on a scooter. (Staff Photo by Shaina Ahmed)

Students concerned as NYU reports three gropings in two days

By Rachel Cohen and Rachel Fadem September 1, 2021

A person on a two-wheeled motorized vehicle groped three female NYU students in the last two days, according to alerts sent from NYU’s Department of Campus Safety to the university community. NYU Campus...

After conducting a virtual welcome week in fall 2020, NYU Welcome returns both virtual and in-person with past pre-pandemic spirit and energy. Fall 2021 NYU Welcome is restricted to the classes of 2024 and 2025 and implements safety measures such as capacity limits, NYU identity verification, and Daily Screener compliance. (Staff Photo by Sirui Wu)

NYU Welcome brings festive atmosphere back to campus

By Kashish Bhatia, Staff Writer August 31, 2021

After an entirely virtual NYU Welcome in Fall 2020, the Welcome team was determined to develop a series of events this year to serve as a panacea for the sense of isolation wrought by the pandemic. When...

A parent stands outside Palladium Hall during move-in. NYU administration has introduced new procedures to allow for in-person operations during COVID-19. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Masking, testing, reopening: A guide to the fall 2021 semester

By Rachel Cohen, Deputy News Editor August 30, 2021

The fall 2021 semester will be the first time many students return to campus since pandemic restrictions tightened in March 2020, when classroom instruction turned to remote learning. For other students,...

Maria Bartiromo is the host of Sunday Morning Futures on Fox News and a member of NYU’s Board of Trustees. She has recently voiced empty right-wing claims about the 2020 election and the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. capitol. (Image via Wikimedia Commons, Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

‘A propagandist’: NYU trustee Maria Bartiromo peddles pro-Trump lies on Fox shows

By Arnav Binaykia and Suhail Gharaibeh August 25, 2021

“This is disgusting! And we cannot allow America’s election to be corrupted. We cannot.”  These were the words of Maria Bartiromo — a Fox News personality and voting member of NYU's Board of...

Frantz Arestyl has been identified as the NYU Public Safety officer accused of stabbing his supervisor at the Broome Street dormitory on July 24. According to the Manhattan District Attorney spokesperson, Arestyl repeatedly stabbed his supervisor after refusing to comply with NYU’s COVID-19 screening protocol. (Staff Photo by Roshni Raj, Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

‘Large knife resembling a machete’: NYU dorm stabbing followed argument about COVID-19 protocol

By Suhail Gharaibeh, Deputy News Editor August 9, 2021

Police and prosecutors have identified Frantz Arestyl, 38, as the NYU Public Safety officer who stabbed his supervisor six times at NYU’s Broome Street dormitory last month, as WSN previously reported....

On Tuesday, Aug. 3, the New York attorney general published a report finding that N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women. The Student Government Assembly Executive Committee released a statement on Gov. Cuomo’s actions and called for his resignation. (Image via Wikimedia Commons, Photo by Jorene He)

Student government issues statement calling for Cuomo to resign

By Rachel Fadem, Deputy News Editor August 9, 2021

On Tuesday, Aug. 3, independent investigators overseen by New York’s attorney general reported that N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women. In the days since, a series of government officials,...

The New York Pfizer office located in midtown. As international students prepare to come back to the city, concerns arise about potential mixing and matching of COVID-19 vaccinations. (Staff Photo by Roshni Raj)

International students may be required to ‘mix’ COVID-19 vaccines, despite NYU assurances

By Roshni Raj, Abroad News Editor August 5, 2021

Liberal Studies sophomore Etel Simkina — an international student from Russia — received her first dose of the Sputnik V vaccine in April, before NYU released its vaccine directive. Now, she must be...

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....