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Editorial: NYU, why didn’t you call Robinson’s foul?

Former Athletics Director Stuart Robinson’s hiring displays a concerning disregard for the safety of students and staff on the university’s part.
WSN Editorial Board Sep 29, 2023

Content warning: This article discusses sexual and verbal harassment. In the past week, WSN has reported on multiple allegations of sexual harassment against former NYU Athletics...

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NYU breaks ties with athletics director after sexual harassment allegations

Stuart Robinson is no longer employed at NYU, according to an email from an administrator to the athletics department.
Ania Keenan, Features Editor Sep 27, 2023

Stuart Robinson is no longer employed as NYU’s athletics director as of Wednesday night following an investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior, according to a...

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NYU Law students demand compensation after bar ruling

Student writers and editors at NYU’s law journals are saying a new resolution from the American Bar Association should grant them credit or monetary compensation for their work, which they have been demanding for months.
Alina Hollister, Staff Writer Sep 27, 2023

In August, the American Bar Association adopted a resolution suggesting that all law institutions compensate law review editors and students involved in other academic journals....

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Search committee for new Tandon dean disappointed by low student participation

Engagement meetings meant to provide students an opportunity to comment on the search for a new Tandon dean have seen scant student attendance.
John Kim, Staff Writer Sep 26, 2023

An 18-member faculty search committee is in the process of finding a new dean for NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, but members of the committee say community engagement efforts...

A man stands in front of the fountain at Washington Square Park holding a sign labeled “Free Expression Not Suppression” with his other hand outstretched in a fist. A police officer dressed in uniform stands to the man’s right, facing him.

WSP artists claim uptick in law enforcement ‘intimidation’

Local artists and vendors in Washington Square Park have been protesting what they say has been an increase in law enforcement activity for several weeks.
Caleb Pisoni, Staff Writer Sep 25, 2023

Painter Eric Cook has circled the Washington Square Park fountain every Wednesday evening for the past eight weeks, holding signs and noisemakers in protest of an uptick in law...

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‘Sexually crude and puerile’: suspended Athletics Director named in 2018 Title IX lawsuit

Ania Keenan, Features Editor Sep 22, 2023
Athletics director Stuart Robinson allegedly harassed an employee at the State University of New York, New Paltz’s Athletics Department prior to taking his current position at NYU, public records show.
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Course assistants to receive $1.7 million in missing back pay

NYU recently finalized a yearslong grievance with its graduate student union, which demanded over $1 million in backdated hourly pay for hundreds of course assistants.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor Sep 21, 2023

NYU’s graduate student union announced that it resolved an outstanding grievance with the university last week, granting over 600 course assistants more than $1 million in missing...

Protesters walk down University Place holding large signs that read ”N.Y.U. OWES ADJUNCTS” and “UNION POWER.”

University denies foul play after adjuncts’ courses changed

NYU is attributing shifts in adjunct course assignments to pandemic-related enrollment and budget changes, but the union representing adjuncts says the university is undermining their job security.
Ania Keenan, Features Editor Sep 19, 2023

For many adjunct professors — part-time faculty that make up a large share of instructors at NYU — course assignments looked different this year. For some, assignments did...

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Athletics director placed on administrative leave after alleged inappropriate behavior

Sources told WSN that Athletics Director Stuart Robinson was placed on administrative leave due to misconduct accusations.
Ania Keenan, Features Editor Sep 19, 2023

As student athletes return to campus for the start of the fall season, Athletics Director Stuart Robinson — who has worked for the university since 2020 —  will be absent...

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NYU drops 10 spots in latest US News rankings

The decline comes after significant changes to the report’s methodology from last year.
Carmo Moniz, Managing Editor Sep 18, 2023
NYU dropped in the U.S. News & World Report’s national university rankings for the first time since 2020, falling ten spots from 25th place to 35th. The downward shift comes after years of the university steadily climbing the rankings; the last time it dropped more than one position on the list was in 2016.
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NYU reaffirms commitment to fossil fuel divestment

The university will avoid direct investments in fossil fuel companies — of which it currently has none — after a push from student activists, building on a previous announcement made in February 2022.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor Sep 18, 2023

NYU reiterated that it would avoid direct investments in fossil fuels and look to reduce indirect investments in a recent letter to student environmental group Sunrise NYU, after...

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Grossman receives $2 million grant to support addiction prevention services

The funding, which is from the New York state Office of Addiction Services and Supports, will go toward addiction and prevention services at the Grossman School of Medicine.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor Sep 15, 2023

The New York state Office of Addiction Services and Supports is awarding a $2 million grant to the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, which will provide funding for a two-year addiction...

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