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SGA calls for Gov. Hochul to sign reparations bill at rally

Members of the student government called on New York Gov. Kathy Hochul to sign a bill that would establish a commission to study reparations to African American New Yorkers at a rally in Washington Square Park.
Aashna Miharia, Staff Writer Dec 4, 2023

Around 25 students gathered at Washington Square Park on Friday in support of a New York state Senate bill that would establish a commission for the study of reparations to descendants...

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What is NYU’s Prison Education Program?

Last month, President Linda Mills announced that the university’s Prison Education Program — which has helped hundreds of incarcerated people in New York earn college credit at no cost — will now provide bachelor’s degrees.
Aashna Miharia and Dharma Niles Nov 30, 2023

Every semester since 2015, 50 to 60 incarcerated people at the Wallkill Correctional Facility in upstate New York have enrolled in college courses through NYU’s Prison Education...

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Pro-Palestinian students and faculty call JPMorgan, universities ‘complicit’ in Israel-Hamas war

Students and faculty at NYU, Columbia University and the City University of New York held a teach-in at JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s New York headquarters on Friday.
Aashna Miharia, Staff Writer Nov 21, 2023

Pro-Palestinian students and faculty at NYU, Columbia University and the City University of New York criticized the institutions for their relationships to corporations that allegedly...

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Students and faculty join nationwide strike at Astor Place Starbucks

Members of NYU’s Young Democratic Socialists of America and NYU faculty joined a protest outside the Astor Place Starbucks on Thursday, calling on the company to improve working conditions for employees in a daylong nationwide strike.
Aashna Miharia and Luke McCrory Nov 17, 2023

Dozens of students and faculty gathered outside the Starbucks location on Astor Place Thursday morning, joining a nationwide strike calling for better working conditions, wages...

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NYU Langone to study AI detection for blood clot conditions

The medical center is working with ultrasound artificial intelligence company ThinkSono to study how it could help health care workers detect blood clots in deep veins using AI.
Aashna Miharia, Contributing Writer Nov 16, 2023

NYU Langone Health is conducting a study to look at how artificial intelligence can help untrained health care workers perform ultrasound scans to detect blood clots in veins....

Students study on the newly renovated first floor of Bobst Library. The renovations include new couches, blue carpeting and updated lighting fixtures.

Bobst Library to undergo more renovations in coming months

The library’s newly designed ground floor was revealed to the NYU community last week, with more changes, including a coffee shop and new carpeting, to come within the next few months.
Aashna Miharia, Contributing Writer Oct 24, 2023

Bobst Library unveiled its first-floor renovation on Oct. 17, but NYU is already planning additional changes to the space, such as adding a coffee shop, modifying the existing...

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Tisch establishes new master’s degree in virtual film production

The Tisch School of the Arts will offer a graduate program in virtual production beginning next fall in an effort to train students to work with contemporary filmmaking technology.
Aashna Miharia, Contributing Writer Oct 11, 2023

NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts will become one of the first institutions to offer a one-year master’s degree program in virtual production starting next fall. The program...

A map of the United States that uses the color red to indicate the anti-Asian bias by state. The darker a state, the more implicit bias there is against Asian Americans.

NYU researchers measure anti-Asian bias across the country

Researchers at the university found that a state’s party leaning and its population of people of Asian descent are associated with its levels of anti-Asian bias.
Aashna Miharia, Contributing Writer Sep 29, 2023

Republican-majority and swing states are more prone to stereotyping Asians and Asian Americans as foreigners, according to a study led by NYU Silver School of Social Work Ph.D....

A pile of Clint Smith’s book “How the Word is Passed” displayed in the N.Y.U. Bookstore. Behind the pile is a board with Smith’s name written on it.

Author Clint Smith speaks on bestselling book at NYU Reads event

This year’s NYU Reads author, Clint Smith, spoke about his book, “How the Word Is Passed” at a Monday discussion with Interim Provost Georgina Dopico.
Aashna Miharia and Yasmeen Rifai Sep 20, 2023

Award-winning author Clint Smith sat down with Interim Provost Georgina Dopico to discuss his 2021 book, “How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across...

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