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Alanna Bayarin, Editor-at-Large

Alanna Bayarin is an Editor-at-Large for the Washington Square News.

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Visas, Testing and Culture Shock: The International Experience

October 19, 2015
A look inside the international experience at NYU.
Evan Newhausen of WNYU running the station.

Radio Tunes Into the Web

September 8, 2015

WNYU, the university’s student-run radio station, is pushing toward online content to adapt to the digital age. Though the station has a successful and reputable FM grid, with...

Affordable housing groups show support for NYU 2031

April 30, 2015
Affordable housing advocates have stepped into a yearslong legal showdown between NYU and Greenwich Village residents intent on stopping the school's expansion in the neighborhood — arguing in favor of NYU's controversial plan.
Sherrilyn Ifill is the seventh President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

Sherrilyn Ifill to speak at graduation

April 28, 2015
NYU has announced this year's commencement speaker.
Kogon conducted a study which showed that LS students feel inferior to other NYU students.

Study: LS students feel stigmatized

April 26, 2015
A study conducted by an NYU student revealed that students in the Liberal Studies program feel inferior to other students.

Week Ahead | 4-20

April 20, 2015

Here's whats happening in this week! NYUAD: https://www.nyunews.com/2015/04/19/report-issued-on-nyuad-labor-conditions/ NYU Senior Week: https://www.facebook.com/events/1552520885030115/ 46th...

Courtesy of NYUAD

UPDATE: Report issued on NYUAD labor conditions

April 19, 2015
An update to the recently released report on the labor violations at the NYU Abu Dhabi campus.
Courtesy of NYUAD

Investigators release report on NYUAD labor violations

April 16, 2015
An independent investigative firm hired by NYU to review allegations of labor violations at the NYUAD campus released their report.

Students, faculty question fundraising techniques

March 31, 2015
The university is asking faculty members and current students to donate to the 1831 scholarship fund.
Groups of protesters rally at the 104th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, in which 146 people died.

Activists remember Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire

March 25, 2015
On the 104th anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, labor rights activists staged a rally outside the Silver Center.
Chloe Chik is the campaign director of the College Democrats at NYU.

Chloe Chik

March 12, 2015

Politics can be grueling and unrewarding. The endless canvassing, phone calls and press releases make a career in politics nearly impossible to balance with everyday life. Despite...

GSOC negotiates tentative contract with NYU administration

GSOC negotiates tentative contract with NYU administration

March 10, 2015
Negotiators from NYU and the union for graduate employees met to discuss a new contract for graduate student TAs.
Police officers stand in Times Square following the Eric Garner decision.

NYPD redesigns stop-and-frisk

March 5, 2015
The NYPD announced procedural changes to their stop-and-frisk policy.

NYU Reacts: Housing changes

March 4, 2015
NYU students react to the recently announced changes to housing options for the 2015-2016 school year.

Video: Weekly Recap | March 2

March 2, 2015

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Study reveals FDA reporting issues

February 12, 2015
A university professor and his students investigated the FDA for burying research misconduct.
Nicholas McGeenan, left, and Sean ODriscoll speak on the release of the new Human Rights Watch report.

HRW report reveals continued violations

February 11, 2015

Human Rights Watch published a report on Tuesday  highlighting the continued violations of labor rights on Saadiyat Island, including NYU Abu Dhabi’s campus. The report said...

NYU plans to renovate Towers 1 and 2 of Carlyle Court Residence Hall in Spring 2016.

Photo: Sparkling replacement for soda

February 10, 2015

NYU plans to renovate Towers 1 and 2 of Carlyle Court Residence Hall in Spring 2016.

A bloody sweater lays outside of University Hall following attack on a pedestrian. The suspect is still at large and the NYPD is attempting to identify him.

[UPDATE] Nearby attacks put NYU on alert

February 5, 2015
Police are looking for a man suspected of assaulting four people in and around Union Square late Tuesday night.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at NYU Law about his plans not to approve the 2015 New York State budget. Cuomo addressed the public’s distrust in the government and emphasized transparency.

Cuomo calls for transparent legislators in speech at NYU Law

February 3, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke on his new policy about transparency with legislators' outside income.

NYU: 94.7% of grads employed or in school

February 2, 2015
A study by the Wasserman Center show that 94.7% of alums were either employed or furthering their studies.

Conflicts continue between NYPD, mayor

January 26, 2015
The gap between the NYPD, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and NYPD Commissioner William Bratton continues to grow.

Discussions on scheduling, full tuition remission at last University Senate meeting of semester

December 5, 2014
The last University senate meeting of the semester, held in GCASL on Dec. 4.
NYU plans to build on the superblocks shown above as part of the 2031 Expansion Plan.

2031 plan brought to Court of Appeals

December 3, 2014
Petitioners are appealing the NYU 2031 decision, which was ruled in favor of the university's expansion.
While Bratton discussed the stop-and-frisk policies in New York, protesters gathered at the NYU School of Law.

Bratton visits NYU Law amid protests

November 25, 2014
NYU Law hosted NYPD Commissioner William J. Bratton for a discussion on urban crime.
NYU Reacts: Plastic bag tax

NYU Reacts: Plastic bag tax

November 24, 2014
NYU students react to a proposal for new restrictions on plastic bags.

Video: Weekly Recap: Nov. 17-21

November 24, 2014

Links to stories: Financial aid extended to undocumented students Presidential search committee narrows down nominations NYU Basketball Fringe   Links to...

Trans Week analyzes social  media use

Trans Week analyzes social media use

November 19, 2014
Speakers discuss how the trans community uses social media to share stories.
Town hall focuses on sexual assault

Town hall focuses on sexual assault

November 12, 2014
Coverage of an NYU Town Hall with President John Sexton held on Tuesday, November 11th
Samuel Rascoff, Dorit Beinisch, Rajesh De, and Jane Harman, left to right, speak at Intelligence Oversight: A Global View that was held at NYU’s Lester Pollack Colloquium Room in Furman Hall.

Panelists explain US information secrecy

November 4, 2014
A discussion of expanding government surveillance was hosted by NYU law.
Left to right: Rev. Richard Cizik, Dr. Helene Slessarev-Jamir, John Rogers, Toni Reynolds, Rev. Dr. Tony Richie, Jill Rauh, Jim Winkler, Dr. Colt Anderson speak during a panel on Wednesday regarding the role of religion in politics.

Panel parses religion, politics

October 29, 2014
A panel was held to discuss the role of religion in politics.
Mayor Bill De Blasio spoke at Bellevue Hospital on Sunday to address concerns about ebola.

NYU Reacts: Ebola in New York City

October 27, 2014
NYU students react to New York City's Ebola response.

Video: Weekly Recap: Oct. 20-24

October 27, 2014
WSN looks back on last week to highlight some of our top stories of Oct. 20-24.
Rally at City Hall held for permit

Rally at City Hall held for permit

October 21, 2014
An illegal protest was held outside city hall on Oct. 20 so that groups can get a permit to protest against mass incarceration on Oct. 22
Students at NYU and Columbia raised money for people in Gaza.

Fast-A-Thon 2014 raises $33,500

October 20, 2014
Coverage of Islamic Relief USA's "Fastathon 2014" Fast-for-Gaza event at the NYU Islamic Center.
Traffic cameras introduced to promote safer driving

Traffic cameras introduced to promote safer driving

September 11, 2014
Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled the first new speed cameras as part of his new Vision Zero plan, which aims to eliminate traffic deaths.
CVS halts sale of tobacco products

CVS halts sale of tobacco products

September 9, 2014
CVS is encouraging smokers to quit with a new social media campaign.
Staff Photo by Felipe De La Hoz

Panel evalutes de Blasio’s record

September 4, 2014
Gallatin panel discussed progressiveness of the new mayor last night.