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NYU Reacts: Second Presidential Debate

NYU Reacts: Second Presidential Debate

Oct 11, 2016
NYU students weigh in on last night's presidential debate.
Crime Log: Oct. 1-5

Crime Log: Oct. 1-5

Oct 11, 2016
A weekly round-up of campus crime.
Crime Log: Sept. 24-30

Crime Log: Sept. 24-30

Oct 3, 2016
A look at campus crime from the past week.
Crime Log: Sept. 18-22

Crime Log: Sept. 18-22

Sep 26, 2016
A weekly round-up of campus crime between Sept. 18 and Sept. 22
NYU has set up a whole week of events preceding President Hamilton’s inauguration.

Inaugural Week Marks New Era

Sep 19, 2016
For Hamilton, inauguration week is less a celebration of him than a reconciliation and celebration of NYU as a whole.
The FDNY Rescue Task Force responds to an explosion in Chelsea which down the surrounding two-block area.

Photo: Explosion in Chelsea “Intentional,” Injures 29

Sep 17, 2016

The FDNY Rescue Task Force responds to an explosion in Chelsea which down the surrounding two-block area.

NYU is faced with a $16 million lawsuit against a former employee who claims he was discriminated against.

Ex-NYU Professor Sues For $16 Million Over Discrimination

Sep 15, 2016
Former Steinhardt professor Kaya Abe is suing the University for alleged discrimination, withholding his wages and finally ending his employment at the school because of his age and Japanese background.
President-elect, Donald Trump, proposed many ideas during his presidential campaign, but due to their equivocation on the major issues, here are the top 6 that will impact NYU students.

Divide Among NYU College Republicans Over Endorsing Trump

Sep 14, 2016
With the election only weeks away, NYU College Republicans are divided over endorsing their party's nominee.
Two bright beams shine from the 9/11 Memorial’s reflecting pools, marking the sky with a ghost of where the Twin Towers once stood.

How NYU Remembers 9/11

Sep 12, 2016
NYU students discuss how they commemorate Sept. 11 fifteen years after the tragedy.
University of Chicagos Letter Restricts Academic Speech

University of Chicago’s Letter Restricts Academic Speech

Sep 6, 2016
In an effort to preserve ‘academic freedom,’ the University of Chicago administration has limited the control of itstheir professors over their own classrooms.

Crime Log: Aug. 24-Sept. 1

Sep 6, 2016
WSN breaks down incidents of campus crime from the previous week.
Needle Exchanges Are Model of Good Drug Policy

Needle Exchanges Are Model of Good Drug Policy

Apr 17, 2016
The needle exchange program demonstrates a more effective drug policy, one that places treatment and care ahead of punishment and elimination.
Sanders Campaign Lacks Coherency, Compass

Sanders Campaign Lacks Coherency, Compass

Apr 14, 2016
Sanders’ platform is a populist facade, crumbling under the weight of a reality Sanders knows too little about.
NY State Budget Is National Example

NY State Budget Is National Example

Apr 4, 2016
If states are the ‘laboratories of democracy,’ as former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis has said, then New York’s 2016 budget is an experiment with nationwide implications.
Tribeca is Not the Steward of Scientific Truth

Tribeca is Not the Steward of Scientific Truth

Mar 30, 2016
While the anti-vaccination movement is without merit, the removal of the controversial film "Vaxxed" undermines the integrity of the Tribeca Film Festival, and does little to prevent the spread of the anti-vaccination movement.
CUNY Cuts Endanger Public Education

CUNY Cuts Endanger Public Education

Mar 21, 2016
Cuomo’s claim that reduced State funding “won’t cost New York City a penny” is patently absurd. Under the guise of cost-saving, Albany is trying to shift education costs from its budget onto the city and students who can least afford it.
Baseball Tobacco Ban Strikes Out

Baseball Tobacco Ban Strikes Out

Mar 7, 2016
Until more practical changes are put forward by the city’s Public Health Department, the city's ban on smokeless tabacco in baseball is merely a publicity ploy that will do little to stem tobacco use in the city.
Bröd Kitchen, a popular eatery on campus, has been facing issues with mistreatment of its employees.

Photo: Bröd Closes Doors Amidst Union Protests

Feb 22, 2016

Bröd Kitchen, a popular eatery on campus, has been facing issues with mistreatment of its employees.

Obamas Disposition Towards Cuba Proves the U.S. Has Come A Long Way

Obama’s Disposition Towards Cuba Proves the U.S. Has Come A Long Way

Feb 19, 2016
A publicized presidential visit conveys good intentions, but a U.S. company creating jobs shows a deeper commitment to the Cuban people.
Journalist and artist Laura Poitras creates an interactive exhibition space where the viewer is immersed into snapshots of post 9-11 America.

Surveillance Exhibit Has Interactive Twist

Feb 16, 2016
Laura Poitras, director of Oscar winning film "Citizenfour," explores similar themes of surveillance in her new exhibition "Astro Noise".
Pickup Artists Put New Sheen on Old Sexism

Pickup Artists Put New Sheen on Old Sexism

Feb 9, 2016
Just as white nationalism is Newspeak for racism, Men’s Rights is a rebranding of misogyny, a yearning to return to a defunct status-quo.
Flint Officials Must Value Lives Over Their Pockets

Flint Officials Must Value Lives Over Their Pockets

Feb 1, 2016
Officials in Flint, Michigan must put the value of their citizens over how much money they're pocketing.
Union members waved pickets in English and Spanish outside Bröd Kitchen on Friday afternoon.

Union Workers Protest Bröd Kitchen on NYU Site

Jan 27, 2016
Protesters gathered in front of Bröd Kitchen after the restaurant owners threatened to close down its Upper East Side location in favor of their NYU site.
Iowa Caucus Not a Crystal Ball

Iowa Caucus Not a Crystal Ball

Jan 25, 2016
If the Iowa Caucus should be focused on at all, it is not for its insight into which candidate will win the nomination but instead for revealing the systems which determine who does and does not have a vote in the race for the highest office in the nation.
Reporting of San Bernardino shooters’ home is disgraceful journalism

Reporting of San Bernardino shooters’ home is disgraceful journalism

Dec 9, 2015
Coverage of the San Burnadino shooters’ home is evasive, disgraceful and predatory.
Gallatin senior Robert Clinton concentrating on Sociology and Politics of Urban Agriculture, has been awarded the prestigious Marshall Scholarship.

Photo: Q&A: Marshall Scholarship recipient discusses sustainability research

Dec 2, 2015

Gallatin senior Robert Clinton concentrating on Sociology and Politics of Urban Agriculture, has been awarded the prestigious Marshall Scholarship.

TPP limits creative expression

TPP limits creative expression

Nov 30, 2015
The extension of copyright in the TPP threatens creative expression across the Pacific and sets a dangerous precedent for the future.
The university seems to be taking the issue of diversity more seriously, but some students still think this action is not enough.

Photo: NYU administration reveals more plans to broaden inclusion on campus

Nov 30, 2015

The university seems to be taking the issue of diversity more seriously, but some students still think this action is not enough.

A crowd of students and faculty filled the lobby of Kimmel Center on Monday evening in a show of solidarity for students of color.

Photo: NYU blackout spotlights racism on college campuses

Nov 17, 2015

A crowd of students and faculty filled the lobby of Kimmel Center on Monday evening in a show of solidarity for students of color.

Male body dysmorphia must be recognized

Male body dysmorphia must be recognized

Nov 16, 2015
we should not view body disorders as solely a female issue, lest we craft a new misogyny. We must fight for both male and female physical health and mental well-being.
Jeremy Eckl at work by the Rock Wall in
Palladium Athletic Facility.

Photo: What you need to know about work study

Nov 16, 2015

Jeremy Eckl at work by the Rock Wall in Palladium Athletic Facility.

New York State should copy Florida’s transparency

New York State should copy Florida’s transparency

Nov 9, 2015
New York State should follow Florida's example and amend their transparency laws.
The Women in Science hosted their fall lecture, discussing and tracking viral outbreaks.

Photo: Biologists talk pathogens at Women in Science lecture

Nov 6, 2015

The Women in Science hosted their fall lecture, discussing and tracking viral outbreaks.

Ben Williams and Jenny Seastone Stern performing a scene from Julia Jarcho’s “American Treasure.”

Professor, playwright Julia Jarcho combines academia and theater

Nov 5, 2015
NYU English professor Julia Jarcho presented scenes from several of her distinctive, witty plays.
Director Jason Mann and producer Marc Joubert during a Q&A following a screening of their new film, “The Leisure Class” on the 28th of October, 2015.

Photo: Winner of 'Project Greenlight' deserves red light

Nov 2, 2015

Director Jason Mann and producer Marc Joubert during a Q&A following a screening of their new film, “The Leisure Class” on the 28th of October, 2015.

Hackers, leakers must keep leaks constructive

Hackers, leakers must keep leaks constructive

Oct 29, 2015
While leaking can serve the public interest, they must be tempered by not releasing person information.
Politicians are leaders, not saints

Politicians are leaders, not saints

Oct 26, 2015
Politicians should be seen as humans, and their vices do not preclude them from public life.
Arnold Byun, founder of the coffee club at NYU, spoke with WSN writer Tiffanie Hwang in a coffee shop near NYU last Thursday.

Photo: Coffee break with SPS junior Arnold Byun

Oct 26, 2015

Arnold Byun, founder of the coffee club at NYU, spoke with WSN writer Tiffanie Hwang in a coffee shop near NYU last Thursday.

Activists shouldn’t coopt Black Lives Matter slogan

Activists shouldn’t coopt Black Lives Matter slogan

Oct 19, 2015
Israeli advocacy groups appropriating Black Lives Matter language and hashtags are only hurting their cause by distracting from another movement.
NYU Active Minds set up a poster in Washington Square Park as part of a vigil for those who have committed suicide.

Photo: Vigil held in WSP to commemorate lives taken by suicide

Oct 14, 2015

NYU Active Minds set up a poster in Washington Square Park as part of a vigil for those who have committed suicide.

Republicans need to face the music, economy

Republicans need to face the music, economy

Sep 29, 2015
Republican presidential candidates have staked their campaigns on social issues that, on the whole, are outweighed by the continued importance of the economy.
NYU must grow responsibly in NYC

NYU must grow responsibly in NYC

Sep 22, 2015
NYU cannot claim to be a responsible member of Greenwich Village when it does not act as a responsible steward to the area's history.
i-Thou is a gallery exhibition featuring work by Liam Alexander and curation by Pamela Tinnen that just opened in Kimmel.

Photo: I-thou: a two-part exhibition opens at Kimmel Windows

Sep 14, 2015

i-Thou is a gallery exhibition featuring work by Liam Alexander and curation by Pamela Tinnen that just opened in Kimmel.