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We’re Resigning from WSN. Here’s Why.

By WSN Staff September 28, 2020

We, the undersigned WSN Fall 2020 Editorial Staff, have collectively decided to resign from Washington Square News, effective immediately. This was extensively deliberated in collaboration with 43 staff...

Support GSOC to Protect NYU

Support GSOC to Protect NYU

By Jun Sung, Deputy Managing Editor September 28, 2020

The Graduate Employees’ Organization at the University of Michigan organized a strike on Sept. 8 in response to the university’s plans to reopen its campus and the lack of transparency regarding COVID-19...

If NYU Can Punish Violaters of COVID-19 Policies, Why Not Sexual Assault Perpetrators?

If NYU Can Punish Violaters of COVID-19 Policies, Why Not Sexual Assault Perpetrators?

By Nicole Chiarella, Copy Chief September 18, 2020

Note: This article contains mentions of sexual assault which may be triggering to some readers. Please proceed with caution. On Sept. 6, NYU made national headlines after suspending over 20 students...

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Are Not Enough

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Are Not Enough

By Asha Ramachandran, Deputy Opinion Editor September 14, 2020

Diversity, equity and inclusion have long been represented in NYU’s policies when it comes to addressing racism at an institutional level. These ideas, however, do not do nearly enough to address systemic...

NYU’s Inadequate Quarantine Meals Exacerbated Food Insecurity

NYU’s Inadequate Quarantine Meals Exacerbated Food Insecurity

By Asha Ramachandran, Deputy Opinion Editor September 4, 2020

NYU’s meal delivery system for students undergoing the state-imposed quarantine was nothing short of a disaster. There were students surviving off of one meal a day, students getting all of their meals...

The Persistence of Classism at NYU

The Persistence of Classism at NYU

By Helen Wajda, Opinion Editor September 2, 2020

It’s no secret that NYU prides itself on being a diverse and inclusive institution — each year, we hear that the incoming freshman class is the “most diverse” class in NYU history; one month into...

NYU, Cut Ties With Chartwells

NYU, Cut Ties With Chartwells

By Kevin Kurian, Deputy Opinion Editor September 1, 2020

It was a surreal experience to see my TikTok feed filled with moldy and bizarre excuses for meals from my own university. From watermelon chicken salad to a single piece of bread, it’s apparent that...

NYU’s Impossible Financial Situation

NYU’s Impossible Financial Situation

By Emily Dai, Opinion Editor August 31, 2020

Like many other universities, NYU faces an impossible catch-22 as our government’s incompetent response to the pandemic causes COVID-19 to continue to ravage this country. NYU can either reopen and take...

The Misleading Nature of the NYU Administration’s Letter

The Misleading Nature of the NYU Administration’s Letter

By Asha Ramachandran, Deputy Opinion Editor May 7, 2020

Last week, NYU President Andrew Hamilton, Executive Vice President Martin Dorph and Provost Katherine Fleming sent an email to the NYU community, providing several updates and an explanation of NYU’s...

President Hamilton: Support Students in Need and Take a Pay Cut

President Hamilton: Support Students in Need and Take a Pay Cut

By Helen Wajda , Deputy Opinion Editor May 7, 2020

When I received President Andrew Hamilton’s email discussing NYU’s current financial situation last week, I expected it to contain the usual insistence that the administration is doing its best to...

The Need for a Democratic Board of Trustees at NYU

The Need for a Democratic Board of Trustees at NYU

By Paul Ibuzor, Contributing Writer May 5, 2020

The disruptive nature of COVID-19 has heavily impacted many sectors, including higher education. In the wake of the controversial $14 billion relief package passed by Congress, many universities have publicly...

The Case for Universal Pass

The Case for Universal Pass

By Andrew Lusk, Contributing Writer April 27, 2020

Despite the fact that we are living through an unprecedented crisis, NYU seems to think that students can — and should — continue to adhere to normal expectations. Around the world, the communities...