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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

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Letter to the Editor: WSN’s coverage of the ELI is erroneous

By John Beckman, NYU spokesperson December 14, 2021

Both the recent article and the recent op-ed piece about the English Language Institute were so woefully off-base and erroneous that they require a response to set the record straight. The closing of...

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Letter to the Editor: ‘Steinhardt student governments call for school to be renamed’

We, the undersigned faculty of the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication write in deep concern over the widely disseminated report from the Manhattan District Attorney concerning Michael Steinhardt’s...

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Letters to the Editor: “NYU Must Compensate Its Medical Workers Fairly”

April 20, 2020

Editor’s Note: The following article contains all the Letters to the Editor that the aforementioned article has received. For the sake of transparency, we will update this article if we receive additional...

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Letter to the Editor: “NYU Must Compensate Its Medical Workers Fairly”

It is deeply disappointing that an “opinion piece” by one of your own editors was allowed to publish despite numerous factual inaccuracies.    Of greatest concern is that the piece makes erroneous...

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Letter to the Editor: “Confronting the Contradiction of NYU Abu Dhabi”

By John Beckman and Kate Chandler February 24, 2020

Fourteen Rhodes Scholars, eight Fulbright Scholars, six Schwarzman Scholars, four Yenching Scholars, three Erasmus Mundus Scholars, one Luce Scholar and one Truman Fellow. An acceptance rate of 4%. An...

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Letter to the Editor: ‘How NYU Wellness Sees Itself — and Why That Image Is Wrong’

By Ken Cooper, Senior Editor, WGBH News December 2, 2019

In response to the editorial “How NYU Wellness Sees Itself — and Why That Image Is Wrong” published on Nov. 25, 2019, we commend your efforts to hold news organizations accountable. However, the...

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Letter to the Editor: ‘NYU’s Artificial Affordability Issue’

By John Beckman, University Spokesperson November 4, 2019

In last Monday’s editorial, "NYU's Artificial Affordability Issue," the WSN once again provides selective facts to make its case. So, it falls to me to provide the full picture: Under the current...

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Letter to the Editor: ‘Why Is NYU Hiding Its Resources?’

By Marc Wais, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs September 15, 2019

I read with interest your recent editorial, Why is NYU Hiding its Resources?, and I wanted to address some of the points you made in regard to the Courtesy Meals program and the resources we provide to...

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Letter to the Editor: ‘The Miseducation of Business’

September 2, 2019

In his Aug. 22 opinion piece, “The Miseducation of Business,” Cole Stallone uses the case of Bill Tsai, a 2019 Stern School of Business graduate charged with insider trading, to argue that business...

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Letter to the Editor: Unfinished Business

By Thomas B. Williams, NYU Class of 1969 April 8, 2019

Fifty-one years ago, in response to the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, social work students at New York University, myself among them, called on the faculty to honor Dr. King and to...

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Letter to the Editor: NYU Keeps Selling Water Bottles Despite ‘Bottle Ban’

By NYU Take Back the Tap March 4, 2019

Last week, President Hamilton announced that starting Jan. 1, 2020, the university would no longer purchase bottled water as part of the administration’s plan to reach carbon neutrality by 2040. However,...

Asian Americans Are Asian Enough

Asian Americans Are Asian Enough

By Joel Lee, Under the Arch Deputy Editor February 11, 2019

Last Monday, WSN published an op-ed by NYU student Ryan Moon titled “Struggling to Define Asian-American in 2019.” I experienced a sense of indignation as I read Moon’s claim that “the imitation...