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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

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...

NYU Must Transition to 24-Hour Exams During COVID-19

NYU Must Transition to 24-Hour Exams During COVID-19

By Sanjana Bhambhani, Staff Writer April 21, 2020

Professors are doing their best to keep the university experience as normal as possible for students. While most other aspects of our lives are disappearing or in a state of uncertainty, continuing academics...

Making Room to Mourn the Ordinary During Extraordinary Times

Making Room to Mourn the Ordinary During Extraordinary Times

By Mili Mansaray, Staff Writer April 7, 2020

This situation is unprecedented. Since December 2019, the coronavirus has devastated the globe, rampaging country after country at an exponential rate and bringing life as we know it to a standstill. Globally,...

NYU Will Never be Prestigious Without Better Financial Aid

NYU Will Never be Prestigious Without Better Financial Aid

By Emily Dai, Deputy Opinion Editor April 6, 2020

Just days ago, NYU announced its annual admittance of the “most selective class” in its history. The acceptance rate for the Class of 2024 fell to 15%, more than halving its 31% acceptance rate for...

Conquering Loneliness

Conquering Loneliness

By Helen Wajda, Deputy Opinion Editor March 4, 2020

When I first committed to NYU, most people warned me that if I didn’t try really hard to make friends (and even if I did), I’d end up feeling incredibly lonely. As a result, I spent the months before...

Dear College Senior, You’re Doing Just Fine

Dear College Senior, You’re Doing Just Fine

By Mili Mansaray, Staff Writer February 24, 2020

Senior year of college, for many reasons, is a gruelling experience. Most likely, this isn’t the first time that seniors have heard that the final stretch of undergrad is taxing. Difficult, nerve-wracking,...

Let’s Desexualize Gym Culture

Let’s Desexualize Gym Culture

By Sam O'Donnell, Contributing Writer February 11, 2020

After sweating out half of my body weight while working out in an oversized t-shirt, I was in search of more amiable workout gear. In a moment of sweaty desperation, I wondered if I would feel comfortable...

NYU’s Facade of Financial Support

NYU’s Facade of Financial Support

By Emily Dai, Deputy Opinion Editor February 10, 2020

When Joshua Jackson applied to NYU, he didn’t expect to get full exposure to its financial classism. Jackson, a senior at Brown University, wrote to request an application fee waiver for Tisch’s Art...

The Coronavirus and Its Online Frenzy

The Coronavirus and Its Online Frenzy

By Kenzo Kimura, Staff Writer February 3, 2020

On my way back to Astor Place the other night, I realized something different on the 6 train: masks. It seems as if every other subway rider wore a white surgical mask and stayed alert of their surroundings....