How NYU Should Approach Free Speech and Trigger Warnings

People often reduce the campus free speech debate to a trade-off between open discourse and a culture of respect. But truly, we can have...

Diverse in Race, Diverse in Thought

Colleges aren’t sacrificing intellectual diversity by focusing on racial diversity. They are helping to create it.

The Contradictions of a Catholic Education

Like many, I was disgusted by the incident that occurred during the Indigenous People’s March just a few weeks ago; a group of Trump...

Snow Days Highlight New York City’s Hunger Problem

Generally speaking, I try not to complain about a day off. When I learned that school would be canceled, I was ecstatic. Growing up...

Higher Education Needs Intervention From All Sides

Last week, WSN reported on NYU’s intentions to lobby for increased state funding for tuition. Considering the university’s infamously high tuition, the change would...

The Problem With Colleges Fetishizing POC Struggles

It’s no secret that it is much harder for students of color to be admitted to elite institutions. A New York Times analysis from...

Online Courses Are Ultimately a Step Forward for Learning

This past week, the executive director of UNICEF released data stating that 364 million children worldwide do not have access to the internet. For...

Putting Geography Education on the Map

Back in high school, I had a substitute teacher that showed up relatively often to fill in for any history, science or math teacher....

Standing Up Against Secretary of Education’s New Regulations

On Nov. 16, 2018, under the leadership of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, the United States Department of Education revealed its newly proposed regulations...

STEM Students Need Seminars, Too

Every semester, thousands of aspiring doctors, engineers, surgeons and researchers square up against a common foe, one they must tackle before their days of...

Foreign Language Placement Exams Need Fine-Tuning

Placement exams are an amorphous thing to first-years. Should I study? Should I care if I get placed in a low level of my...

Purchasing Prestige For the UAE

As of March 2013, six international universities have begun operating campuses in the United Arab Emirates. NYU Abu Dhabi was one of them, inaugurated...
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