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Former White House Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci speaking at an NYU Republicans event.

Anthony ‘The Mooch’ Scaramucci Speaks to NYUCR

Mack DeGeurin and Sunanda Gaskins April 6, 2018
Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci spoke at an event held by NYU College Republicans on Thursday night.
Hillary Clintons book signing at the Union Square Barnes & Noble drew a huge crowd for the chance to meet the former candidate.

Hillary Clinton Book Signing at Union Square Barnes and Noble

Natasha Roy, Assistant Managing Editor September 13, 2017
A number of NYU students were among the hundreds of Hillary Clinton supporters waiting patiently to get copies of her new memoir signed at the Union Square Barnes and Noble.
The NYU DREAM Team, who works to provide a safe space for undocumented students at the university, has raised concerns about the deportation of Juan Manuel Montes. Montes is the first public case of a protected DACA person being deported.

Broken DREAMS and Deportation

Arushi Sahay, Staff Writer April 24, 2017
DREAM students at NYU respond to news that the first protected DREAMer was deported under President Donald Trump.
NYU President Andrew Hamilton in addition to other NYU students and faculty spoke out against President Trump’s budget proposal. Many are concerned with the budgetary cuts to the Department of Education.

Trump’s Proposal Concerns NYU

Mack Degeurin, Staff Writer April 3, 2017
President Andrew Hamilton wrote an article in The Washington Post March 25, criticizing President Donald Trump's budget proposal. Faculty and students at NYU have spoken out on these potential changes to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education.
Jared Kushner, senior advisor to his father-in-law, President Trump, owns property at NYU, including the lounge in NYU Law and the Puck Building.

Jared Kushner Owns NYU Building

Miranda Levingston, Deputy News Editor March 27, 2017
Members of the NYU community are surprised to find out the NYU Law alum Jared Kushner, an advisor for President Donald Trump, owns property at the university.
President Andrew Hamilton sent an email on March 15 declaring the school’s opposition to Donald Trump’s Muslim ban.

Hamilton Affirms Opposition to Immigration Ban

Natasha Roy and Jemima McEvoy, News Editors March 20, 2017
On Macrh 15, President Andrew Hamilton sent an email detailing the NYU's efforts to counter Trump's executive order banning immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries. However, some NYU activism groups are still unsatisfied with the administration's actions.
Steven Mnuchin was appointed Secretary of Treasury on Feb. 13. While some finance professors think he will be beneficial for the American economy, some NYU students worry about the potential effects of Mnuchins policies.

How Will Steven Mnuchin Affect NYU Students?

Lorenzo Gazzola, Contributing Writer March 7, 2017
NYU professors and students discuss Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin's effect on the economy and on the NYU community.
Since the walkout in November with NYU student speakers like GLS sophomore Felipe Gomes, more people have joined the fight to make NYU a sanctuary campus.  NYU alumni began a petition to send to NYU President Andrew Hamilton once it receives 1,000 signatures.

NYU Alumni Advocate for Sanctuary Campus Status

Natasha Roy, News Editor March 1, 2017
NYU alumni are leading the charge to make NYU a sanctuary campus. Gallatin alumni Carly Krakow and Bailey Theado brought the movement to NYU and are now convincing faculty to join the cause.
The NYU administration postponed Lucian Wintrichs appearance in order to prepare for expected disruption and harassment.  Lucian Winterish is a White House press correspondent for the Gateway Pundit.

Administration Postpones NYUCR’s Guest Speaker Lucian Wintrich Due to Security Concerns

Jemima McEvoy and Natasha Roy February 15, 2017
NYU College Republicans learned that their event with guest speaker Lucian Wintrich would be postponed due to security concerns, which left some NYUCR members frustrated and annoyed. 
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, in the age of a Trump administration, breeds uncertainty in the future of the media and the press.

How Will Sean Spicer Affect NYU Students?

Arushi Sahay, Contributing Writer February 14, 2017
NYU professors and students discuss Sean Spicer's effect on the freedom of the press the at universities.
Senator Jeff Sessions, the new Attorney General, speaking on Oct. 8, 2015.  Sessions has continuously neglected civil rights in his political career.

Will Jeff Sessions Affect NYU?

Irfan Suharno, Contributing Writer February 13, 2017
Senator Jeff Sessions was recently confirmed by the Senate for Attorney General, despite controversy over his past stances. With his appointment, conflicts are expected in blue areas like New York City.
A pianist who frequents Washington Square Park altered his instrument with a sign that reads this machine kills fascism. He played in front of the arch as people gathered to record his music.

Ralliers Work to Shatter Broken Windows in Washington Square Park

Htoo Min, Deputy News Editor February 11, 2017
Rally attenders gathered in Washington Square Park to demonstrate support against the recent actions regarding immigration.