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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

Adrianna Nehme

Adrianna Nehme, News Editor

Adrianna Nehme is a sophomore still trying to decide what to major in. Originally from a small town in Indiana, she moved to Chicago, Illinois for high school — where she was also the news editor for the school paper! She loves experiencing music live at concerts, seeking restaurants to try in the city and reading fiction novels — her all-time favorite is "The Cider House Rules" by John Irving. Check out her latest adventures on Instagram @adrianna.nehme.

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3 professors seek defendant status in antisemitism lawsuit against NYU

The professors are arguing they should be included as defendants in a November lawsuit against the university, which they say poses a direct threat to their First Amendment rights and academic freedom.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor April 9, 2024

Three NYU professors are asking to be included as additional defendants in a November lawsuit accusing the university of mishandling antisemitic incidents on campus. The faculty...

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NYU Langone proposes $22M project to centralize transplant services on main campus

The project will consolidate liver, lung and heart transplant services, aiming to benefit patients by centralizing care and improving accessibility.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor April 2, 2024

NYU Langone Health has proposed a $22 million project to the New York State Department of Health that would combine the medical center’s liver, lung and heart transplant services,...

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SGA pushing for statewide suicide prevention policies in universities

The student government is working with other student leaders in New York state to introduce a bill that would require universities to implement certain suicide prevention measures if passed.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor April 1, 2024

Content warning: This article contains mentions of suicide. NYU’s Student Government Assembly is working alongside over 50 student governments from universities across the...

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SBA announces elections to replace members after resignation

The elections come after all members of the law school’s Student Bar Association stepped down last semester following comments on the Israel-Hamas war made by the group’s former president in a newsletter.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor March 26, 2024

The NYU School of Law’s Student Bar Association — the school’s student government — is holding elections to fill 15 vacant positions after the entire group disbanded in...

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New School student workers reach agreement, end strike

The union representing student workers at The New School reached a three-year contract with the university following months of demands for improved health care benefits and higher wages.
Adrianna Nehme and Bruna Horvath March 11, 2024

The union representing over 500 student workers at The New School reached a verbal tentative agreement with the university following a bargaining session Friday, ending the group’s...

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Tisch program to relocate to permanent space after prof. complaints

The university announced it will permanently relocate practice rooms for the New Studio on Broadway, a drama program in the Tisch School of the Arts, to 196 Mercer St. following complaints from adjuncts.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor February 29, 2024

Students in the Tisch School of the Arts' musical theater program are no longer taking voice lessons in 6-by-8-foot rooms with poor ventilation, after professors filed a grievance...

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Grossman receives $1.6 million research grant

The NYU Grossman School of Medicine was awarded over $1.6 million by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to put toward “a variety of research projects.”
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor February 27, 2024

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded NYU’s Grossman School of Medicine over $1.6 million to support health care research. The grant is part of a larger...

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2 profs awarded for neuroscience and mathematics research

CAS professors SueYeon Chung and Jinyoung Park are among 126 researchers recognized by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor February 23, 2024

Two CAS professors, SueYeon Chung and Jinyoung Park, were named Sloan Research Fellows for their contributions in neuroscience and mathematics. The fellowship, awarded annually...

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Langone receives $75M donation for Florida ambulatory care center

The donation will be put toward a center at NYU Langone’s recently-purchased property in West Palm Beach.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor February 22, 2024

NYU Langone Health received a $75 million donation from The Julia Koch Family Foundation — a philanthropic group that supports healthcare, education, and the arts — to establish...

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Prof. requests defendant status in antisemitism suit against NYU

Adrianna Nehme, News Editor February 16, 2024

CAS professor Andrew Ross, who was accused of “egregious acts of antisemitism” in a November complaint filed against NYU by three Jewish students, will be allowed to make a...

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Student fondled near Paulson Center

The student was walking on West 3rd Street between LaGuardia Place and Mercer Street before the suspect “grabbed their buttocks.”
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor February 16, 2024

An NYU student was assaulted Thursday evening near the Paulson Center, Campus Safety head Fountain Walker reported in a universitywide email.  The student was walking along...

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Students now able to take free test prep courses with new NYU partnership

The university is partnering with Kaplan, Inc., an educational services company, to offer free courses to students for graduate school admissions tests.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor February 15, 2024

NYU students now have access to free test preparation courses on the international educational services company Kaplan, Inc., university administration announced on Wednesday. Students...

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NYU ranks No. 8 for Fulbright U.S. Student Program

For the 2023-24 academic year, NYU had 27 Fulbright scholars, earning its status as a “Top Producing Institution” for the eighth consecutive year.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor February 15, 2024

NYU ranked No. 8 among 10 institutions in the country for the largest number of accepted applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program in the 2023-24 academic year — one position...

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Watchdog org. claims NYU violated policy in faculty suspension

The free speech group Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression sent a letter to President Linda Mills accusing the university of violating its faculty handbook in its suspension of Gallatin professor Amin Husain.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor February 8, 2024

The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, a First Amendment watchdog organization, criticized NYU’s administration for the suspension of Gallatin professor Amin Husain,...

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Langone Long Island Hospital invests $6 million to upgrade postpartum units

The upgraded units will feature single-occupancy rooms with private showers and bathrooms, along with a renovated staff lounge.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor February 8, 2024

NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island is putting $6 million toward upgrading its 36 postpartum units, 15 of which will be turned into private rooms for patients. The renovated...

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MáLà Project’s menu is a delight for spice lovers

In a city full of hotpot restaurants, MáLà Project brings a different take on Sichuanese cuisine with its bold and brash use of spices.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor February 6, 2024

It was the lingering sensation of spice at the back of my throat that instantly caught my attention. I found myself continuously taking one more bite and becoming drawn to a soft...

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NYU chief of staff to step down later this month

The university confirmed that President Linda Mills’ chief of staff will resign after just seven months in the position.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor February 6, 2024

Lauren Brown, the Chief of Staff to President Linda Mills, will step down from her position later this month, university spokesperson John Beckman confirmed in a statement to WSN....

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Another professor suspended after posts related to Israel-Hamas war

The professor allegedly received an email from the university confirming his suspension on Jan. 29, citing violations of NYU’s non-discrimination policies.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor February 2, 2024

NYU suspended Steinhardt professor Tomasz Skiba after the university allegedly notified him in a Jan. 29 email that it would be investigating complaints regarding his “social...

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Administrators stop pro-Palestinian demonstration at Bobst

Around 20 NYU students and faculty gathered in the lobby of Bobst Library to read pro-Palestinian poetry before two university administrators and a group of Campus Safety officers confronted them.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor January 26, 2024

Two NYU administrators interrupted a group of around 20 students and faculty reading poetry in support of Palestinian resistance yesterday at Bobst Library, leading the group to...

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Students receive ‘false’ emails mimicking NYU administration

The university said it is “actively investigating” two messages sent to students, which resemble official NYU emails, that criticize the administration’s response to on-campus tensions over the Israel-Hamas war.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor January 26, 2024

NYU is currently investigating two emails, each sent to seemingly random groups of students, posing as messages from administration and criticizing university responses to pro-Palestinian...

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Student robbed outside 1 University Place

The suspects claimed they were in possession of firearms and that they had recently been released from jail.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor January 25, 2024

An NYU student was robbed by two suspects outside 1 University Place on Thursday afternoon, according to an email sent to the university community from the Department of Campus...

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Center for the Study of Antisemitism announces first director, receives second donation

NYU appointed Avinoam Patt as director of its Center for the Study of Antisemitism, which recently received its second million-dollar donation since it was announced in November.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor January 24, 2024

The university’s Center for the Study of Antisemitism has named Avinoam Patt, a professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Connecticut and an NYU alum, as its first director....

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Winter recap: The news you missed at NYU over break

A recent donation to president Linda Mills’ new financial aid initiative, the end of an anti-racism workshop and all the other news on campus since you’ve been gone.

As you get ready for spring semester classes to begin, here is some news from around campus that you may have missed over the break. Read more for updates on financial aid, a canceled...

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Indulge in bold Lebanese flavors on a budget at Hen House

Located in the East Village, Hen House serves up aromatic and authentic Lebanese cuisine.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor December 15, 2023

My dad is from Lebanon, meaning I take annual trips back to the country and get to try authentic foods that I always miss living in the city. Each time I go back, I crave shawarma...

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New bill could cost NYU over $100 million in annual tax cuts

NYU and Columbia University stand to lose hundreds of millions of dollars worth of annual tax cuts if a bill recently proposed by New York state legislators is passed.
Adrianna Nehme, Krish Dev, Maisie Zipfel and Mikaylah Du December 14, 2023

Legislation recently proposed by state lawmakers could change the way NYU pays its taxes, stripping it of long-standing privileges that have allowed it to save over $100 million...

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Hochul says universities could face legal consequences for handling of antisemitism

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul told universities in the state, including NYU, that they could lose government funding if they fail to address antisemitism on their campuses.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor December 11, 2023

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul warned universities across the state that they could be “deemed ineligible” for state and federal funding if they fail to protect students from discrimination,...

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Pro-Palestinian alumni demand NYU cut ties with Israel, condemn Palestinian deaths

A group of pro-Palestinian alumni called for NYU to shut down its Tel Aviv campus and protect the rights of pro-Palestinian students, faculty and organizations in a recent letter to administrators.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor December 7, 2023

NYU Alumni for Palestine, a recently formed group of pro-Palestinian alumni, demanded that the university cut ties with Israel, protect pro-Palestinian action on campus and issue...

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Donna: A perfectly minimalistic blend of brunch dishes and Latin flavors

Located a couple blocks west of Washington Square Park, Donna is a charming spot for refreshing drinks and light Latin-inspired dishes made to share.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor December 6, 2023

Nestled right in the middle of Cornelia Street, Donna might escape your notice at first glance. Without a big sign begging for your attention, it seamlessly blends in with surrounding...

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GSOC accuses NYU of canceling pro-Palestinian events, criticizes disciplinary action

NYU’s graduate student union claimed the university has targeted students and workers for promoting pro-Palestinian speech in a statement in response to the university’s recent student conduct report.
Adrianna Nehme and Yezen Saadah December 5, 2023

NYU’s graduate student union accused the university of canceling “several” pro-Palestinian events in a statement on Monday, also claiming there has been a “deeply concerning...

Law students vote to oust SBA president from position

Law students vote to oust SBA president from position

Students at NYU Law voted to remove the president of the school’s Student Bar Association after they sent a statement in support of Palestinian resistance in a newsletter.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor November 29, 2023

NYU School of Law student Ryna Workman will no longer serve as president of the school’s Student Bar Association, after a schoolwide vote to remove them from the position....

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Israeli alumni suspend ‘any cooperation’ with NYU over handling of antisemitism on campus

In a letter sent to President Linda Mills and Board of Trustees chair Evan Chesler on Tuesday, the NYU Alumni Club of Israel announced it will suspend “any cooperation or affiliation” with the university until it takes specific action against antisemitism on campus.
Adrianna Nehme and Yezen Saadah November 23, 2023

The NYU Alumni Club of Israel, a group of around 2,000 Israeli alumni, said it is suspending “any cooperation or affiliation” with the university until it takes action against...

An N.Y.P.D. police vehicle parks in front of N.Y.Us Bobst Library. An N.Y.U. campus safety vehicle is passing by the N.Y.P.D. vehicle.

Student detained by police after physical altercation during pro-Israeli sit-in

An NYU student and a visitor to the university were caught in a physical altercation at Bobst Library Tuesday afternoon, during a pro-Israeli sit-in. The perpetrator, another student, was detained by police after the incident.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor November 8, 2023

A male student was detained by police after initiating a physical altercation with a female student and a visitor to NYU at Bobst Library on Tuesday afternoon, during a pro-Israeli...

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Nursing school ends $150 absence fee for students

Students at NYU’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing are no longer required to pay a fee for missing clinical practice sessions following student objections last semester.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor November 7, 2023

Nursing students at NYU are no longer required to pay a $150 fee for missing clinical practice sessions, according to the university. The change comes after a student-led petition...

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Intruder arrested after entering Rubin Hall, Bronfman Center

Just one day after an intrusion at Third Avenue North residence hall, a different individual broke into Rubin Hall and the Bronfman Center.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor October 31, 2023

An intruder entered the first floor of the Bronfman Center on Tuesday after trespassing into Rubin Hall, and was then arrested by the New York City Police Department, according...

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NYU announces Center for Indigenous Studies, will establish new major

The university’s new center, which is slated to open in spring 2024, will provide a dedicated space for Indigenous students on campus and launch an Indigenous Studies major.
Adrianna Nehme and Mariapaula Gonzalez October 24, 2023

NYU will establish a Center for Indigenous Studies this coming spring, according to a recent announcement from Interim Provost Georgina Dopico. Under the new center, the university...

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Faculty form group in support of Palestinian students at protest

A group of professors at NYU said they are forming a group to support Palestinian students at a Tuesday pro-Palestine protest in Washington Square Park.
Adrianna Nehme and Krish Dev October 19, 2023

Professors at NYU announced that they would start a chapter of Faculty for Justice in Palestine at the university amid hundreds of pro-Palestine protesters at Washington Square...

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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 September 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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Bobst Library undergoing first floor remodel

Improvements on the building’s first floor — including new furniture, updated lighting and a redesigned study space layout — will be open next month.
Adrianna Nehme, Bruna Horvath and Krish Dev September 13, 2023

The university is remodeling the first floor of Bobst Library to include new furniture, lighting and study spaces by mid-October — marking the library's first ground floor renovation...

Flying Solo NYFW at Canoe Studios in New York City. September 9, 2023. Manhattan, New York, New York. (Danny Arensberg for WSN)

Flying Solo embraces the unconventional at NYFW

Fashion collective Flying Solo showcased daring designs from across the world at its Sept. 9 shows.
Bruna Horvath and Adrianna Nehme September 12, 2023

The Fashion collective Flying Solo hosted seven NYFW shows at Canoe Studios on Friday, Sept. 9, showcasing the designs of over 80 creatives from around the world. Known for their...

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NYU leading initiative for migrants seeking asylum

Students, faculty and staff at the university will be able to help migrants file for asylum in the U.S. immigration system amid the city’s crisis.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor September 6, 2023

NYU is leading a handful of New York City higher education institutions in helping migrants navigate the often complex process of seeking asylum in the United States, as the city...

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Summer recap: What you missed at NYU over the last few months

Linda Mills’ appointment as university president, the U.S. Supreme Court’s strike down of race-sensitive college admissions and more news you missed from over summer break.

As the new academic year begins, here is some news from around campus you may have missed over the summer break. Linda Mills becomes NYU president Longtime NYU administrator...

Professors stand in the lobby of a Tisch School of the Arts building, smiling and holding up their fists. From left to right: Jack Eppler, Melanie Vaughan, Michelle Rosen, Jill Edwards, Robert Frost, Carolyn Paulus, Elizabeth Olesker and Gerasimos Karavitis.

‘They’re filthy’: Tisch adjuncts raise concerns over tiny teaching spaces

Adjunct professors at Tisch delivered a petition to the school’s dean on Tuesday, after months of calling on NYU to provide them with new practice rooms due to health and safety concerns.
Adrianna Nehme, Abby Wilson and Yezen Saadah May 5, 2023

In a 6-by-8-foot room occupied by himself, a pianist and his voice instructor, Tisch senior Sean Manucha began rehearsing for an upcoming musical theater production. As he practiced,...

The entrance to Theatre Eighty Saint Marks with a person standing outside. An old-fashioned green awning hangs above the entrance and a bright red sign hanging on the building reads, “Bankruptcy” and “Auction.”

Historic East Village theater faces foreclosure

Lorcan and Genie Otway pursue a final battle to save 80 St. Marks Place before an auction on May 9.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor April 26, 2023

Actor Malcolm Callender gazed upon the entrance of Theatre 80, where handprints of actors lay etched into the sidewalk to create New York City’s very own walk of fame. He stepped...

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What to do this week: A rare book fair and a sex workshop

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: April 24-30.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor April 23, 2023

Graduates and their families stand outside of the Barclays Center, wearing purple gowns and graduation caps while they take pictures with family.

Tandon relents, students to walk at graduation

Administrators at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering reversed changes to the school’s graduation ceremony that would have eliminated the traditional walk across the stage due to time constraints.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor April 18, 2023

Last week, NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering said it would allow students to walk on stage to collect their diplomas at graduation, reversing an unpopular decision to eliminate...

An illustration of a man wearing a black suit and white shirt. He is pictured inside a planetary illustration with a pink and blue gradient. Behind him is a purple expanse with white planets, stars and the text “Beyond N.Y.U.”

Beyond NYU: Reaching new heights with structural engineering

Richard Tomasetti is involved in the design and engineering of some of the world’s most notable buildings, and helped with reconstruction following the 9/11 attacks. He now teaches engineering at Columbia University.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor April 13, 2023

NYU alum Richard Tomasetti has helped to engineer some of the tallest buildings ever built. His construction company, which he cofounded with fellow NYU alum Charles Thornton,...

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Beyond NYU: Concocting creativity with cabaret

Salty Brine discovered his passion for storytelling while studying at NYU. Now, he creates and performs his own cabaret shows in New York City.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor April 8, 2023

Tisch alum Salty Brine takes audiences on a musical, comical and historical journey in his drag cabaret shows. Brine grew up in the suburbs of Massachusetts and North Carolina,...

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What to do this week: Iranian poetry and the return of Smorgasburg

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: April 3-9.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor April 2, 2023

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Paulson Center opens first batch of athletic facilities

A fencing room, wrestling studio, squash courts and locker rooms have all opened, but students will have to wait for access to the pool, jogging track and basketball courts.
Adrianna Nehme and Carmo Moniz March 28, 2023

Long-awaited sports facilities at NYU’s Paulson Center are now available for use, two months after the building’s academic and residential spaces first opened their doors....

The exterior view of a building with three N.Y.U. banners that read “N.Y.U. Meyers”, “N.Y.U. Dentistry” and “N.Y.U. Engineering.”

Nursing students call for end of $150 absence fee

Students in NYU’s nursing program are petitioning to end a policy that charges students a $150 fee when they miss clinical practice sessions, regardless of whether their absence is due to health issues.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor March 23, 2023

NYU nursing students are calling for the university to eliminate a policy that requires them to pay a $150 absence fee for missed clinical practice sessions. A petition started...

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Beyond NYU: Bopping to the beat of blockbuster scores

NYU alum Ching-Shan Chang began her career writing contemporary music. Now, she writes film scores that have appeared in movies and film festivals across the world.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor March 23, 2023

Steinhardt alum Ching-Shan Chang composes music for film scores and orchestras. Although she primarily focused on contemporary music as an undergraduate at the University of Rochester’s...

A protestor speaking to the crowd using a large megaphone while another protestor holds a sign next to her.

Protesters criticize anti-trans legislation at Washington Square Park

The crowd gathered in protest of legislation preventing trans youth from accessing gender-affirming care across various U.S. states.
Adrianna Nehme and Bruna Horvath March 10, 2023

Dozens of protesters, primarily high school students, marched from Union Square to Washington Square Park to raise awareness about anti-transgender bills being proposed across...

Graduates and their families stand outside of the Barclays Center, wearing purple gowns and graduation caps while they take pictures with family.

Tandon students demand to walk at graduation

More than 1,300 students signed a petition asking for the university to change the graduation format for Tandon students, who won’t have the chance to walk on stage due to time constraints.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor March 8, 2023

Manas Johri, a student completing his master’s degree at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, imagined that when graduation came around, he would walk up on stage for a handshake,...

The entrance of the Coral Tower residence hall. A pink bulletin board with announcements about the dorm is on the left, a gray gate used to enter the dorm is in the middle and a brown desk, where security officers usually sit, is to the right.

NYU drops rule preventing dorm RAs from speaking to media

Residential life administrators announced that a rule restricting RAs from speaking to the media without university guidance will be lifted, and that the student workers will be more included in conversations about residence hall security.
Adrianna Nehme and Carmo Moniz February 28, 2023

NYU administrators in charge of housing agreed to make changes to the guidelines resident assistants must follow days after they called for better safety training and the removal...

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What to do this week: Women’s History Month, Italian fashion and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Feb. 27-March 5.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor February 26, 2023

The interior of an indoor basketball court under construction. Construction equipment and furniture are scattered across the floor.

‘Open construction site’: The short-lived opening of NYU Shanghai’s new campus

After students, parents and faculty raised safety concerns about the opening of NYU Shanghai’s yet-to-be-completed New Bund campus, administrators moved students online.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor February 24, 2023

As Daniel Woc, a first-year student at NYU Shanghai, was walking into the university’s brand-new campus before the first day of classes, he noticed large clouds of dust in the...

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Beyond NYU: Designing sustainable style

Olivia Cheng created her clothing brand, Dauphinette, after a trip to France. Despite having little prior design experience, her clothes have now appeared at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and at New York Fashion Week.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor February 23, 2023

Stern alum Olivia Cheng, now a designer, founded her own sustainable clothing brand, Dauphinette. Despite starting without design experience or connections, she now creates garments...

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Beyond NYU: Creating art post-NASA

Tanya Gupta worked for NASA and IBM after graduating from NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, and now she has built herself a career in digital art.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor February 16, 2023

Former NASA engineer and Tandon alum Tanya Gupta has founded her own multimedia art studio, Guptanya Studios. Despite her degree in mechanical engineering from NYU, she now creates...

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NYU appoints Linda Mills, a longtime administrator, as next president

Linda Mills, a university administrator overseeing student life and global programs, will succeed Andrew Hamilton as NYU’s next president.
Bruna Horvath and Adrianna Nehme February 15, 2023

After a monthslong search, NYU’s board of trustees announced that Linda Mills, vice chancellor and senior vice provost for global programs and university life, will be NYU’s...

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Beyond NYU: Working toward worldwide access to health and education

Each week, WSN sits down with an NYU student, faculty member or alum who’s making change beyond NYU. This week, alums Eddie Bergman and Khalid Elachi share how they created MCW Global to fight against educational, economic and health related issues.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor February 9, 2023

NYU alums Eddie Bergman and Khalid Elachi are working with vulnerable communities on issues related to health, education and economics with their nonprofit organization, Miracle...

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Beyond NYU: Dancing around the world won her an Emmy

Each week, WSN sits down with an NYU student, faculty member or alum who’s making change beyond NYU. Steinhardt alum Mickela Mallozzi shares how she created a travel television show that explores cultural dances from across the world.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor February 2, 2023

Emmy Award-winning Steinhardt alum Mickela Mallozzi is spotlighting traditional dance forms from around the world on her travel show “Bare Feet,” which airs on PBS. Despite...

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NYU Tisch film student caught writing racial slurs in class

An NYU undergraduate was caught writing racial slurs in a notebook during a seminar. When asked why they did it, they pointed to a Black student sitting a few rows ahead.
Adrianna Nehme and Bruna Horvath January 31, 2023

An NYU student was found writing racial slurs in a notebook during a 50-person Film & Television class at the Tisch School of the Arts last week, leaving some students in the...

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What to do this week: Free ice skating, NYU Club Fest, student film festival

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Jan. 30-Feb. 5.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor January 29, 2023

A screening of Shyamalan's suspenseful ‘Knock at the Cabin' 7-9 p.m. at AMC 19th Street, 890 Broadway Attend the NYU Program Board’s pre-release screening of “Knock at...

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Demonstrators march across Manhattan to protest Tyre Nichols killing

New Yorkers marched through the streets after Memphis authorities released footage of Nichols being fatally beaten by police.
Adrianna Nehme, Tori Morales and Yezen Saadah January 29, 2023

Hundreds of demonstrators across New York City took part in marches protesting the death of Tyre Nichols, a Black man who died earlier this month after being brutally beaten by...

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Swipe it Forward expands to include 4 additional dining halls

Bruna Horvath and Adrianna Nehme January 26, 2023

Students can now donate meal swipes at four additional dining hall locations through Swipe it Forward, the Student Government Assembly’s meal swipe donation program. The program...

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Winter break recap: What happened at NYU while you were gone

The fibs of a Congressman, a former NYU administrator commits fraud, the new billion-dollar building, and all the other news you missed.

As students return to campus for the start of the spring semester, here is some of the news you may have missed over winter break. Former NYU finance director indicted after embezzling...

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Safe Ride launches new app, adds Brooklyn service

The free late-night shuttle service will now operate in both Manhattan and Brooklyn through a new, NYU-specific app.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor January 25, 2023

NYU debuted a stand-alone app for Safe Ride — the university’s free late-night rideshare service — and added locations at the university’s Brooklyn campus on Jan. 22. The...

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Mayor Adams wages war against rats

Mayor Eric Adams passed the Rat Action Plan last month to combat the skyrocketing number of rodents scurrying across the city. This week, he contested a fine for his failure to fend them off in his own home.
Adrianna Nehme and Kayla Hardersen December 8, 2022

Mayor Eric Adams contested a health inspector’s $300 fine for failing to get rid of rats that were infesting his Brooklyn property at a virtual court hearing on Dec. 6. He said...

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Demolition of historic Gay Street building prompts public outcry

Greenwich Village residents gathered at a 200-year-old building slated for demolition after unapproved work left it unstable.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor November 18, 2022

Hundreds gathered in front of a 200-year-old building in Greenwich Village on Monday, Nov. 14, to protest the demolition of a two-story building. Village Preservation, a group...

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What to do this week: Cheese tasting and a holiday train show

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Nov. 14-20.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor November 13, 2022

3D-print a snowman 5-7 p.m. at the Kimmel Center for University Life, floor 9 The NYU student organization Print3D will host a workshop for students to create digital models...

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Nearly half of eligible NYU students won’t vote in midterms, WSN poll finds

Despite the efforts of the NYU Votes campaign to increase student voter turnout, many students who are eligible to vote have chosen not to cast their ballots in the midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor November 8, 2022

NYU senior Jazmine Ulloa is one of many students who has decided to not vote in this year’s midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov. 8. WSN talked to 103 students who are eligible...

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What to do this week: Chinese lantern festival and Edgar Allen Poe’s cottage

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Oct. 17 - Oct. 23.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor October 16, 2022

An acclaimed R&B artist comes to NYU 7 p.m. at 110 Bridge St., Brooklyn  Dawn Richard — pop, R&B and electronic music singer-songwriter — will take part in a...

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Respite for NYU student parents as COVID restrictions ease

A student parent who was previously told she could not bring her unvaccinated 3-month-old inside university buildings can now do so due to the recent COVID-19 policy change.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor September 27, 2022

Because Devorah Neiger’s 3-month-old son was ineligible to be vaccinated, the NYU Law student was forced to have a caregiver bring her son to campus so she could breastfeed him...

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Outside guests now allowed in dorms and other NYU buildings

As COVID-19 restrictions on campus continue to ease, students are looking forward to welcoming non-NYU guests into university buildings under a new policy announced on Tuesday.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor September 13, 2022

NYU students can now bring outside guests into residence halls and other campus spaces — a reversal of a policy that has been in place since fall 2020. Students, faculty and...

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What to do this week: Space history, a bagel festival and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Sept. 12-18.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor September 11, 2022

An Emmys watch party at a comedy club 8 p.m. at 21A Clinton St. $15 online tickets, $20 in-person tickets Caveat, a comedy club on the Lower East Side, is hosting a 21+...

Seven students wear masks while sitting at their desks in an NYU classroom. A professor sitting on a table listens to a student.

Where NYU stands as New York City lifts its subway mask mandate

COVID-19 restrictions on the New York City Subway were eased on Wednesday. At NYU, where masks are still required in certain settings, students and faculty are conflicted over how they think the administration should proceed.
Adrianna Nehme, Carmo Moniz and Tori Morales September 8, 2022

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Wednesday that masks are no longer required on public transportation in New York. NYU administrators said that the university has been preparing to...

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