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Alum and prof. Troy McKenzie appointed as next NYU Law dean

Troy McKenzie, a professor at the NYU School of Law, is set to take over as the school’s new dean on June 1.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor May 2, 2022

Troy McKenzie was appointed as the dean of the NYU School of Law, President Andrew Hamilton and Provost Katherine Fleming announced on April 29. McKenzie will take over from outgoing...

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What to do this week: A bake sale for Ukraine and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: May 2-8.
The News Desk May 2, 2022

A bake sale in support of Ukraine 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the NYU Tandon MakerSpace, 6 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn $1.50 per cookie Take part in the Jewish Student Union’s...

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NYU Grossman admins defend potential Sabatini hiring, dispute allegations

Grossman School of Medicine administrators offered justifications for considering hiring David Sabatini — who was forced out of three institutions due to sexual misconduct allegations — in a forum on Thursday, April 28.
Abby Wilson, News Editor April 29, 2022

NYU Langone Health administrators defended the Grossman School of Medicine’s potential hiring of David Sabatini in an April 28 forum. The former Massachusetts Institute of Technology...

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CAS offices will move to 25 W. 4th St. in 2024

The College of Arts & Science offices will move from the Silver Center to 726 Broadway this summer while their future permanent location at 25 W. Fourth St. undergoes renovations.
Lauren Ashe, Senior Staff Writer April 29, 2022

The offices of the College of Arts & Science will relocate to 25 W. Fourth St. in 2024, NYU announced in an email sent to the CAS community on Thursday, April 28. The move...

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NYU med school students, staff walk out to protest potential hiring of David Sabatini

Hundreds of community members at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine protested the potential hiring of David Sabatini, who resigned from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology earlier this month after sexual misconduct allegations.
Abby Wilson, News Editor April 28, 2022

More than 200 students and employees staged a walkout to protest the NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s potential hiring of biologist David Sabatini outside the school’s Kimmel...

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Bitter dispute about Israel and Palestine divides NYU Law community

Some NYU School of Law students claim an open letter from the student group Law Students for Justice in Palestine used antisemitic tropes and defended the killings of Israeli civilians.
Nicole Lu, Staff Writer April 28, 2022

Over the past two weeks, NYU School of Law students have been engaged in a bitter schoolwide debate about the Israel-Palestine conflict involving dozens of emails, accusations...

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Students pressure NYU admin to keep Institute of Fine Arts building open

After the Institute of Fine Arts administration announced that the program’s library would close April 28-May 3, students were left scrambling the week before finals. 
Maria Freyre, Senior Staff Writer April 28, 2022

After Institute of Fine Arts students protested the scheduled six-day closure of the department’s main building for a corporate event, the administration canceled its plans on...

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NYU pres. had ‘strongly advised’ against med school’s potential hiring of MIT biologist accused of sexual misconduct

David Sabatini, a former tenured professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who stepped down following sexual assualt allegations, is being considered for hiring by NYU’s Grossman School of Medicine despite community backlash.
Abby Wilson, News Editor April 27, 2022

NYU’s Grossman School of Medicine is considering hiring David Sabatini, a biologist who was fired from or forced to leave three other institutions after being accused of sexual...

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NYU: Greenhouse emissions halved by 2025, carbon neutral by 2040

NYU administrators provided updates on the university’s efforts to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions at its second annual State of Sustainability address.
Gabriel Hawthorne, Deputy News Editor April 26, 2022

NYU president Andrew Hamilton announced that the university is still on track to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 50% of what they were in 2006 by 2025 during the second...

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Teach-in condemns NYU Law Policing Project

Two NYU School of Law groups hosted a teach-in to discuss the funding and research of the school’s Policing Project, which they say harms marginalized communities.
Isabella Tapia, Staff Writer April 25, 2022

More than 70 NYU community members participated in a virtual teach-in about the NYU School of Law’s Policing Project on April 20. The event was hosted by the NYU Law student...

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Petition against NYU’s COVID screener stalls after 3 weeks

After a Stern first-year was barred from entering his classes, he created a petition to end the university’s Daily Screener.
Maria Freyre, Senior Staff Writer April 22, 2022

A petition calling on NYU to stop requiring the Daily Screener — a COVID-19 vaccination pass that students, faculty and staff must show to enter university buildings —...

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NYU Langone launches hearing loss screening program for immigrant children

NYU Langone Health’s new initiative, the Hearing Loss Awareness and Screening Program for Low-Income Immigrant Families, will serve children living in the New York City area.
Nicole Lu, Staff Writer April 22, 2022

NYU Langone Health established the Hearing Loss Awareness and Screening Program for Low-Income Immigrant Families in early April to serve children living in Sunset Park, Brooklyn...