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A stage with a purple backdrop and banners representing NYUs schools and colleges hang in the background. A podium is at the center, and NYU president Andrew Hamilton stands behind it wearing a purple academic robe. He is speaking with one hand raised in the air. Surrounding him are seated commencement guests, also dressed in purple academic robes.

Photo: NYU Commencement Guide: How to watch Taylor Swift’s speech online and more

May 17, 2022

NYU president Andrew Hamilton speaking at the commencement ceremony for the class of 2019 at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Alana Beyer)

As seniors look forward to an in-person spring commencement, fall 2021 graduates have been left in the dark. These students have not received adequate information regarding graduation. (Photo by Alana Beyer)

Photo: Dec. grads left confused about graduation plans

Dec 9, 2021

As seniors look forward to an in-person spring commencement, fall 2021 graduates have been left in the dark. These students have not received adequate information regarding graduation. (Photo by Alana...

Tandon hosted HackNYU 2020, NYU’s annual hackathon. Contestants compete in categories of sustainability, health and wellbeing, education and financial empowerment. (Photo by Alana Beyer)

Photo: Hackers Compete at NYU Tandon

Mar 9, 2020

Tandon hosted HackNYU 2020, NYU’s annual hackathon. Contestants compete in categories of sustainability, health and wellbeing, education and financial empowerment. (Photo by Alana Beyer)

Shots were fired today near 6 MetroTech at Tandon. (Photo by Alana Beyer)

Photo: Shots Fired Near Tandon, No Injuries Reported

Sep 26, 2019

Shots were fired today near 6 MetroTech at Tandon. (Photo by Alana Beyer)

Poet Elizabeth Alexander gave this years commencement speech, which focused on the power of language and its connections to freedom. (Photo by Alana Beyer)

Photo: NYU’s Class of 2019 Graduates With a Challenge to Foster Unity

May 22, 2019

Poet Elizabeth Alexander gave this year's commencement speech, which focused on the power of language and its connections to freedom. (Photo by Alana Beyer)

“Safe Sex” (1985) by Keith Haring, included in “Art After Stonewall: 1969-1989” at the Grey Art Gallery. The exhibit, part of which is also on view at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, includes many works that address the AIDS crisis and the Reagan administration’s inaction. (Alana Beyer)

Photo: Green Fair Educates Students on Sustainability

Apr 29, 2019

“Safe Sex” (1985) by Keith Haring, included in “Art After Stonewall: 1969-1989” at the Grey Art Gallery. The exhibit, part of which is also on view at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian...

 Rev. Doyeon Park, Buddhist chaplain for NYUs Center for Global Spiritual Life, leads vigil attendants in a prayer honoring victims, and promoting healing. (Alana Beyer)

Photo: Victims of Sri Lanka Bombings Honored at Vigil

Apr 24, 2019

Rev. Doyeon Park, Buddhist chaplain for NYU's Center for Global Spiritual Life, leads vigil attendants in a prayer honoring victims, and promoting healing. (Alana Beyer)

Students observe a moment of silence in honor of the victims of Sri Lankan bombings. (Alana Beyer)

Photo: Sri Lanka Was on Fire, Too

Apr 26, 2019

Students observe a moment of silence in honor of the victims of Sri Lankan bombings. (Alana Beyer)

CAS senior Kelsey Moore, a Public Policy and Africana studies major, was selected to be the 2019 CAS valedictorian. (Staff Photo by Alana Beyer)

Photo: CAS Valedictorian Hopes the Honor Encourages POC Students

Apr 22, 2019

CAS senior Kelsey Moore, a Public Policy and Africana studies major, was selected to be the 2019 CAS valedictorian. (Staff Photo by Alana Beyer)

Historian and NYU curator Hugh Ryan. His new book, When Brooklyn Was Queer, works to uncover the erased queer history of the borough. (Staff Photo by Alana Beyer)

Photo: ‘When Brooklyn Was Queer’ Uncovers the Borough’s Buried History

Apr 22, 2019

Historian and NYU curator Hugh Ryan. His new book, "When Brooklyn Was Queer," works to uncover the erased queer history of the borough. (Staff Photo by Alana Beyer)

Quotes from catcallers written in chalk remain from an event held by Catcalls of NYC for Anti street-harassment week. ( Photo by Alana Beyer)

Photo: Student Covers Washington Square Park With Catcalls

Apr 15, 2019

Quotes from catcallers written in chalk remain from an event held by Catcalls of NYC for Anti street-harassment week. ( Photo by Alana Beyer)

NYU alumnae and current editor in chief of OUT Magazine, Phillip Picardi, references his time covering LBGT rights at Teen Vogue at an NYU Stonewall Talk. (Staff Photo by Alana Beyer)

Photo: Continue the Fight 50 Years After Stonewall, Activists Urge

Apr 2, 2019

NYU alumnae and current editor in chief of OUT Magazine, Phillip Picardi, references his time covering LBGT rights at Teen Vogue at an NYU Stonewall Talk. (Staff Photo by Alana Beyer)

Activist Linda Sarsour, known for co-chairing the 2017 Womens March, speaks about intersectionality in social justice movements for NYUs Skirball Talks series. (Alana Beyer)

Photo: Activist Linda Sarsour Talks Supporting More People of Color in 2020 Election

Mar 26, 2019

Activist Linda Sarsour, known for co-chairing the 2017 Women's March, speaks about intersectionality in social justice movements for NYU's Skirball Talks series. (Alana Beyer)

Jewish activist groups oppose Zionism and Israel outside Linda Sarsours Skirball Talk. (Alana Beyer)

Photo: Activist Linda Sarsour Talks Supporting More People of Color in 2020 Election

Mar 26, 2019

Jewish activist groups oppose Zionism and Israel outside Linda Sarsour's Skirball Talk. (Alana Beyer)

Steinhardt flags fly above its Washington Square East building. (Staff Photo by Alana Beyer)

Photo: NYU Steinhardt Graduate School Creates New Scholarships for Underrepresented Students

Jan 30, 2020

Steinhardt flags fly above its Washington Square East building. (Staff Photo by Alana Beyer)

Prospective students survey the the Brofman Center, NYUs Center for Jewish Life. (Alana Beyer)

Photo: Jewish Students Push for Religious Holidays Off

Mar 24, 2019

Prospective students survey the the Brofman Center, NYU's Center for Jewish Life. (Alana Beyer)

As an urban green space used for agriculture, the NYU Urban Farm Lab is an example of foodscaping at NYU. (Alana Beyer)

Photo: Edible Landscapes in a Concrete Jungle

Mar 24, 2019

As an urban green space used for agriculture, the NYU Urban Farm Lab is an example of foodscaping at NYU. (Alana Beyer)

Students participate in a prayer led by Khalid Latif. (Photo by Alana Beyer)

Photo: Vigil at Kimmel To Honor New Zealand Victims

Mar 15, 2019

Students participate in a prayer led by Khalid Latif. (Photo by Alana Beyer)

Tisch and Stern fifth-year Natalia Bell directs a production assistant on her set. Bell prioritized having a diverse cast and crew when first starting to work on the short, “Pasos de Valor.” (Photo by Alana Beyer)

Photo: Natalia Bell | Sparking Change in Film

Mar 14, 2019

Tisch and Stern fifth-year Natalia Bell directs a production assistant on her set. Bell prioritized having a diverse cast and crew when first starting to work on the short, “Pasos de Valor.” (Photo...

Friend doing one of his three Barack Obama impressions to an audience at Gotham Comedy Club. He says that his Obama impression surprises people the most, and it’s one of the impressions in his expansive reportoire he has mastered. (Photo by Alana Beyer)

Photo: Matthew Friend | Never Himself

Mar 14, 2019

Friend doing one of his three Barack Obama impressions to an audience at Gotham Comedy Club. He says that his Obama impression surprises people the most, and it’s one of the impressions in his expansive...

The facade of Rubin Residence Hall. (Photo by Alana Beyer)

Photo: Housing Costs Increase Across the Board This Year

Sep 4, 2019

The facade of Rubin Residence Hall. (Photo by Alana Beyer)

NYUs Skirball hosts a panel of professors as part of NYUs Stonewall 50 campaign. (Photo by Alana Beyer)

Photo: Fifty Years After Stonewall, Talk Revisits NYU’s History With the LGBTQ Community

Feb 26, 2019

NYU's Skirball hosts a panel of professors as part of NYU's Stonewall 50 campaign. (Photo by Alana Beyer)

A student swipes through the IGTV home. (Photo Illustration by Alana Beyer)

Photo: Work for Instagram — In Class

Feb 25, 2019

A student swipes through the IGTV home. (Photo Illustration by Alana Beyer)

Gallatin sophomore Sam Slocum (left) and CAS sophomore Skyler Knapp (right) started their band, Been Stellar, while in high school. Now, they live together with fellow bandmate Tisch sophomore Nando Dale (center) in Gramercy Green Residence Hall. (Photo by Alana Beyer)

Photo: Getting Creative in the Bedroom

Feb 21, 2019

Gallatin sophomore Sam Slocum (left) and CAS sophomore Skyler Knapp (right) started their band, Been Stellar, while in high school. Now, they live together with fellow bandmate Tisch sophomore Nando Dale...

Rows of record sleeves (Photo by Alana Beyer)

Photo: WNYU Hosts Talk Radio and Resistance

Oct 22, 2018

Rows of record sleeves (Photo by Alana Beyer)

As of late morning on Wednesday, Fire Department and Con Edison personnel remained on the scene.

Photo: Fire Ignites in East Village Apartment, NYU Tenants Evacuated

Oct 3, 2018

As of late morning on Wednesday, Fire Department and Con Edison personnel remained on the scene.

A volunteer wears a sticker saying register to vote and then vote.

Photo: NYU Wants You to Vote

Sep 26, 2018

A volunteer wears a sticker saying "register to vote and then vote."

People line up to register to vote for Voter Registration Day.

Photo: NYU Wants You to Vote

Sep 26, 2018

People line up to register to vote for Voter Registration Day.

A prototype for the urban vertical farm project.

Photo: Tandon’s Best Kept Secret: Free 3-D Printers and Tech Training at the Makerspace

Sep 21, 2018

A prototype for the urban vertical farm project.

A summer street fair Greenwich Village.

Photo: Enjoy the Greenwich Village Street Fair While it Lasts

Sep 18, 2018

A summer street fair Greenwich Village.

NYU Tandon School of Engineering ( Photo by Alana Beyer)

Photo: More Action-Focused Language Improves Participation in STEM

Feb 22, 2019

NYU Tandon School of Engineering ( Photo by Alana Beyer)

A man uses earbuds on a street corner.

Photo: Menswear Podcasts Worth Listening To

Sep 4, 2018

A man uses earbuds on a street corner.

The NYU Langone Health Center

Photo: Free Med School Ignites Supporters, Skeptics

Sep 4, 2018

The NYU Langone Health Center

At a public town hall in April, NYU President Andrew Hamilton denounced the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement as against the principles of academic freedom.

Photo: Hamilton Denounces BDS, Acknowledges Racism in Stern at Town Hall

Apr 20, 2018

At a public town hall in April, NYU President Andrew Hamilton denounced the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement as against the principles of academic freedom.

Teen Vogue on display at Barnes and Noble.

Photo: Politics Are Now En Vogue in 'Vogue'

Mar 26, 2018

Teen Vogue on display at Barnes and Noble.

Video: KP Mendoza

The Nurse Next Door
Mar 8, 2018

KP Mendoza starts his Thursdays at 6 a.m. with a shower and a quick breakfast. By 6:30 a.m., the Rory Meyers senior is out of his apartment in Gramercy Green Residence Hall, where...

Video: Alexandra Pezzotti

Putting the Style in Lifestyle
Mar 8, 2018

Alex Pezzotti exudes eloquence. Her voice is soft like velvet and her language is always precise. Each word she quietly utters packs both a deliberate and all-powerful significance...