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Letter to the Editor: CWS director on suicide response and mental health resources

The executive director of NYU Counseling and Wellness Services addresses suicide contagion, counseling wait times and in-person counseling availability in response to a recent WSN article about the history of suicide at NYU.
Zoe Ragouzeos, Executive Director of NYU Counseling and Wellness Services March 19, 2022

Dear Editor, We are writing regarding Alyssa Goldberg’s March 7, 2022, article “Bobst Library’s Enduring History of Suicide.” The article raises a number of important...

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Letter to the Editor: NYU remains committed to NYU Tel Aviv

NYU spokesperson John Beckman responds to a recent op-ed calling for NYU to close its Tel Aviv study abroad site.
John Beckman, NYU spokesperson March 7, 2022

To the editor: In response to the recent opinion piece in WSN, NYU wants to reaffirm its unwavering commitment to the continued presence and operation of its study abroad site...

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Letter to the Editor: An open letter to President Hamilton

In this open letter, a Russian-Ukrainian NYU senior writes to NYU president Andrew Hamilton to ask for his assistance with enriching the NYU Student Emergency Fund to support students affected by the war in Ukraine.
Finley Muratova March 5, 2022

Dear President Hamilton, Hi. My name is Finley Muratova. I’m a Russian-Ukrainian NYU senior, a student journalist and the child of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dmitry...

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Letter to the Editor: Antisemitism on campus

A letter to the editor regarding the Washington Square News' recent coverage and opinion piece on antisemitism on campus, signed by a group of NYU students and administrators.
NYU Students & Administrators February 28, 2022

Dear Editor: Kayla Hardersen’s recent article, “Swastika found outside NYU building last week”, and the subsequent op-ed “Opinion: NYU, be more vigilant against antisemitism”...

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

A letter to the editor in response to "NYU cuts English program that served international students, fires staff" and "Opinion: The racist, anti-worker closure of NYU’s English Language Institute" from NYU spokesperson John Beckman.
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...

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

A letter concerning Michael Steinhardt from faculty of the department of Media, Culture, and Communication.

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...

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

April 21, 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...

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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...

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

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...

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

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....

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

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: ...

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

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...