While You Were Here 2019

Here you are balancing the purple cap on your head with the help of a couple hairpins, the tassel perfectly dangles next to your hair. Four years — more or less — and you...

Board of Trustees Announces Law Firm Aiding Investigation Into Steinhardt

The Board of Trustees announced in an email to the NYU community on Monday that law firm Ropes & Gray LLP is aiding it in its investigation of trustee Michael Steinhardt — who was...

SGA Condemns the Return of Professor Accused of Sexual Harassment

The Student Government Assembly published a letter on Friday condemning the return of German and Comparative Literature Professor Avital Ronell — who was found responsible for sexual harassment last year. SGA’s letter states that Ronell’s...

Realize Israel Hosts Annual Rave in the Park, Protestors Stage Die-In

As blue and white Israeli flags flooded Washington Square Park on Thursday in celebration of the 71st anniversary of Israel’s founding, dozens of student activists staged a die-in to protest the event. “It’s Yom...

The First Year Away

I spent my first year abroad in Paris through the Liberal Studies First-Year Away program. I called it an adventure. My brother called it a glorified holding tank. Story by Natalie Chinn, Under the Arch...

Use of Program for Food-Insecure Students Spikes This Academic Year

Last academic year, the Courtesy Meals Program — which provides 75 Dining Dollars to students unable to afford their next meal, no questions asked — was used by 30 to 40 students per semester,...

Survey Shows Men Outnumber Women More Than 2-to-1 Among Tenured Faculty

Nearly all full-time professors at NYU — over 90% — have tenure, but fewer than 30% of them are women, according to a nationwide survey released by the American Association of University Professors in...

Student Files Lawsuit Against NYU Over Allegedly False Hazing Charges

A student filed a lawsuit against NYU last month alleging that the university wrongfully concluded that he was involved in a fraternity’s hazing incident that inflicted burns on multiple students. The hazing incident took...

Vampire Weekend Plays Surprise WSP Set

Indie rock royalty Vampire Weekend played an impromptu acoustic set this afternoon in Washington Square Park to a small, hushed crowd. The band played a mix of classics and material from their new album, “Father...

Department of Social and Cultural Analysis Pledges Noncooperation With NYU Tel Aviv

NYU’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis has pledged noncooperation with the university’s study away site in Tel Aviv. The move was due to entry restrictions imposed by the Israeli government that have affected...

President Hamilton in WSJ Op-Ed: ‘Had It Been up to Me, SJP Would Not...

After not attending the President’s Service Awards earlier this month at which Students for Justice in Palestine was honored, NYU President Andrew Hamilton wrote in an op-ed on Monday that he would not have...

Current Wellness Resources Fall Short of Expectations

*Some of those who spoke to WSN asked to only be identified by their first name for privacy reasons. Jaelynn Ortiz’s first semester at her dream school did not always feel like a dream.  Feelings of...
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