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Alex Bazeley

Alex Bazeley, Editor-In-Chief

Alex Bazeley is the Editor-in-Chief for the Washington Square News. Hailing from Oakland, he is a junior studying journalism and metropolitan studies. He is a major league coffee drinker and a minor league writer. Hit him with a follow on Twitter for consistently mediocre content across the board.

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People gathered in Union Square in 2015 for one of the many rallies for Black Lives Matter that occurred regularly throughout the year. Tisch Professors Andromache Chalfant and Donyale Werle recently resigned in protest tied to the Black Lives Matter movement, citing a lack of diversity within their department. (Photo by Christian Forte)

Black Lives Matter still going strong with October call to action

Oct 20, 2015
Three Black Lives Matter events just got announced for this week in NYC for #RiseUpOctober, which will culminate in a big rally in WSP on Saturday.
Pharrell, shown performing at the 2014 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, will be an artist-in-residence at NYUs Tisch School of the Arts this year.

Pharrell to spend year as artist-in-residence at Tisch

Oct 19, 2015
Williams is going to be teaching a class at NYU, with details to be announced at a later date.
Classical favorites such as Debussy’s “Clair de la Lune” are very popular study songs.

Staff Recommendations: Music to study by

Oct 15, 2015
Hunker down for midterm studying with these staff-recommended Spotify playlists.
10 best moments from last nights democratic debate

10 best moments from last night’s democratic debate

Oct 14, 2015
Didn't watch the democratic debate last night? Here's what you missed.

NYU begins search for new provost

Oct 13, 2015
David McLaughlin, provost since 2002, is stepping down at the end of the academic year.
Andrew Hamilton made his final keynote address at Oxford on Tuesday.

Hamilton: UK conservatives threaten universities

Oct 7, 2015
NYU's president-to-be Andrew Hamilton gave a speech on Monday discussion proposed budget cuts to U.K. universities.
An NYU bus hit a pedestrian at the intersection of 3rd avenue and 10th street.

NYU bus strikes pedestrian

Oct 6, 2015
An NYU bus struck a woman on Third Avenue.
After a $100 million dollar donation, NYU Tandon continues to receive more funding.

Engineering school name change brings mixed feedback

Oct 5, 2015
The NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering was renamed the NYU Tandon School of Engineering on Monday after receiving a $100 million donation.
East Coast, NYU ready for hurricane Joaquin

East Coast, NYU ready for hurricane Joaquin

Oct 1, 2015
The NYU community and the East Coast are preparing for Hurricane Joaquin, currently a Category 4 storm.

Campus-wide WiFi outage wreaks havoc among students

Sep 22, 2015
NYU internet went dark on Monday night with outages lasting through Tuesday morning.
Barry Zito pitched for the Oakland Athletics from 2000 to 2006.

On Barry Zito and growing up

Sep 22, 2015
A personal reflection on growing up with baseball and watching your heroes age.
New report shows 96.6% of NYU class of 2018 are employed or attending graduate school.

NYU endowment fails to meet financial needs of poorest students

Sep 14, 2015
New data shows students from low-income families graduate from NYU saddled with huge federal loans while the university spends its billion-dollar endowment on expansion.
Project 49 initiative is designed to create more transparency and communication.

SSC works on campaign to improve transparency

Sep 14, 2015
NYU's student government announced it's Project 49 campaign, designed to promote transparency between student government and the student body

Staff Recommendations: Back to School Songs

Sep 9, 2015
As we approach the end of summer and the start of autumn, listen to these WSN staff-recommended songs to start the semester on the right foot.
A robbery took place this weekend on 10th and Broadway.

NYU students robbed by so-called CD bullies

Sep 8, 2015
NYU Public Safety released a statement regarding the robbery of two NYU students..
This years womens soccer captain is Senior Melissa Menta.

Women’s soccer captain Menta always on the move

Sep 8, 2015
Women's soccer captain Melissa Menta discusses her battle through adversities both on the field and off.
Dr. Sacks was professor of Neurology at NYU School of Medicine.

In Memoriam: Oliver Sacks

Sep 7, 2015
Oliver Sacks, famed neurologist and acclaimed author, passed away at 82 last week.
Community members rally against the expansion of NYU and the destruction of the Coles Sports Center.

Activist groups rally against NYU expansion

Sep 2, 2015
Students and faculty protested NYU's impending expansion plan on Tuesday.

Get your ‘gram on with these NYC views

Aug 29, 2015
Some of the best views this city has to offer.

Summer 2015 News Recap

Aug 28, 2015
Recap of summer news.
NYU Shanghai opens Jinqiao Residence Hall

NYU Shanghai opens Jinqiao Residence Hall

Aug 28, 2015
A new residence hall has opened in NYU Shanghai.

University senate votes to divest

Apr 30, 2015
The University Senate voted in favor of a resolution that proposes divestment from fossil fuel companies.
Students speak out against Harold Koh

Students speak out against Harold Koh

Apr 30, 2015
Students held a protest against Harold Koh's appointment at NYU.
The NYU Team: Constantine Caloudas, Michelle Guber, Peter Lovanella, Kathy O’Regan (HUD), Matthew Jupin and Christopher Hayner.

NYU team wins design contest

Apr 28, 2015
A team of NYU graduate students won a redesign competition for their affordable housing plan for a housing complex in Louisiana.

NYU Reacts: Speaker speculation

Apr 22, 2015
Members of the NYU community shared their thoughts on who they want to commencement speaker to be.
Pitcher Chase Denison during a game against the Bard Raptors at MCU Park in Brooklyn, NY on April 18, 2015.

Baseball shows progress on season

Apr 22, 2015
NYU baseball has seen a turnaround to the disappointing beginning of their inaugural campaign.

NYU Reacts: No commencement speaker yet

Apr 16, 2015
Members of the NYU community shared their thoughts on the fact that the university has yet to announce this year's commencement speaker.
Scheiwiller notched the programs first-ever no-hitter on Sunday.

Softball hits stride with no-hitter

Apr 13, 2015
The NYU softball team has been improving game by game recently. They come into this week riding the wave of a Sage Scheiwiller no hitter.

Students disappointed by housing selection

Apr 5, 2015
After housing selection week some students still do not have a housing assignment.
The softball team has had a rough first season as a varsity program.

Softball optimistic during first season

Apr 2, 2015
The softball team, after a very difficult start to their inaugural season as a varsity program, reflects on what it has been like and what they will need to do moving forward if they want to improve their record.
The work of Paul Rand in “Everything is design.”

Photo: Exhibit shows art of design legend

Apr 2, 2015

The work of Paul Rand in “Everything is design.”

Members of NYU Divest demonstrate during the University Senate meeting last Thursday.

NYU Reacts: Senate subcommittee opposes divestment

Mar 30, 2015
NYU students share their thoughts on the prospect of NYU's divestment from fossil fuels.
Firefighters after an explosion by St. Marks Place. Soon firefighter may be trained for similar situations with ALIVE (Alex Bazeley)

Green House, Tisch Dance Company evacuated during East Village fire

Mar 26, 2015

NYU students were evacuated Thursday afternoon from Green House at Seventh Street Residence Hall and the Tisch Dance Company on Second Avenue following a massive explosion and...

Baseball suffers loss to SUNY Maritime

Mar 26, 2015
The NYU baseball team competed in their last away game before coming home for the first time in MCU Park this weekend.

Professor discusses poverty research

Mar 25, 2015
Dr. Michal Shimai gave a lecture on her research project to determine if poverty is a collective trauma.

NYU Reacts: Hamilton named NYU president

Mar 22, 2015
Members of the NYU community shared their thoughts on the new university president Andrew Hamilton.

Florida proves to be challenge for baseball, softball

Mar 12, 2015
The NYU baseball and softball teams' opening week of UAA play comes to a close. Players reflect on the week and what it was like to be part of history.
Samir Goel was most recently awarded the Dalai Lama Fellowship in addition to becoming a Resolution Fellow for his work on his social venture, Transfernation.

Samir Goel

Mar 11, 2015

After spending an hour in the Leslie Entrepreneurs Lab with Samir Goel, I was getting ready to leave when he turned his attention to me and asked me the same question I had asked...

NYU Reacts: GSOC agreement

Mar 11, 2015
Members of the NYU community react to the university and GSOC agreeing on a contract.
Entrepreneurs Festival draws NYU innovators

Entrepreneurs Festival draws NYU innovators

Mar 9, 2015
The 4th annual NYU Entrepreneurs Festival took place this weekend.
NYU has announced that school not be closed due to weather.

NYU Reacts: Snow prediction email

Mar 5, 2015
Members of the NYU community react to the university's notification that school would continue as planned despite forecasts of snow.
Nikhil Singh, left, will head the prison education program. Bryonn Bain, right, will teach classes and is the Director for Public Affairs for the Prison Initiative.

NYU faculty provides education for inmates

Mar 4, 2015
NYU has launched their Prison Education Program to provide higher education to incarcerated individuals.
Studies show that adults are more likely to use crack over powder cocaine, leading to higher chances of arrest.

Study finds disparity in cocaine arrests

Feb 25, 2015
A study conducted by NYU researches determined that socioeconomically disadvantaged adults are more likely to use crack cocaine.
 Laura Gottesdiener, Michelle Crentsil, Diego Ibanez, Michael Gould-Wartofsky, Bhaskar Sunkara, from left, discuss Gould-Wartofskys new book.

Occupiers consider legacy of movement

Feb 18, 2015
A celebration of Michael Gould-Watofsky's new book, The Occupiers: The Making of the 99 Percent Movement.

Victims of UNC attack honored at vigil

Feb 12, 2015
Students gathered for a vigil in remembrance of the three people killed near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
 Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced housing plans.

De Blasio confronts city housing shortage

Feb 3, 2015
Mayor de Blasio makes an effort to provide affordable housing to residents.

NYU Reacts: NYPD starts counterterror group

Feb 2, 2015

The New York City Police Department announced its plans for a new 350-officer anti-terrorism squad on Jan. 29. The officers — who will be equipped with extra heavy protective...

Rikers Island bans solitary for youths

Jan 29, 2015
Rikers Island inmates 21 years old and younger can no longer be placed in solitary confinement, New York City officials announced.

NYU applications at all-time high

Jan 26, 2015
Record number of applicants applying to NYU Class of 2019.
SJP hosts discussion on Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions

SJP hosts discussion on Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions

Dec 2, 2014
The NYU Social and Cultural Analysis department hosted an event to discuss the Palestinian led boycott divestment and sanctions movement in the US.
NYU Reacts: University leads in international student acceptance

NYU Reacts: University leads in international student acceptance

Nov 19, 2014
A new report announced that NYU is the top destination for international students.
Hacking event  capitalizes  on Bitcoin

Hacking event capitalizes on Bitcoin

Nov 17, 2014
Students worked for 24 hours to create innovative platforms incorporating Bitcoin.
Graduate students, NYU still at standstill

Graduate students, NYU still at standstill

Nov 12, 2014
The Graduate Student Organizing Committee met with representatives from NYU as a part of a bargaining session.
Students gather at Poly to develop hacks for Ebola aid.

Hackers build tools to combat Ebola

Nov 3, 2014
NYU hosts 24-hour Ebola themed hackathon.
Sandy Alderson gave advice on sports management to students at an event on Oct. 27 at Furman Hall.

Mets manager details career path

Oct 28, 2014
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson spoke at NYU Law on Oct. 27.

Students, politicians speak on assault

Oct 16, 2014
A discussion took place in Times Square on Wednesday, Oct. 15 to address the issue of sexual assault on college campuses.
Tax-free zones  created for startups

Tax-free zones created for startups

Sep 30, 2014
NY State designated NYU Poly as a tax-free zone as part of the START-UP NY initiative.
Cyclists file lawsuit against DMV

Cyclists file lawsuit against DMV

Sep 24, 2014
Investigation of alleged wrongful penalization of NYC cyclists ticketed for traffic violations and fined with a motor vehicle surcharge
People’s Climate March draws 400,000 people before UN Climate Summit

People’s Climate March draws 400,000 people before UN Climate Summit

Sep 22, 2014
The largest Climate Change March in history took place this Sunday in Central Park.
Author discusses history of rock ’n’ roll, explores song covers

Author discusses history of rock ’n’ roll, explores song covers

Sep 16, 2014
The journalism department hosted Greil Marcus, author of "The History of Rock 'N' Roll in Ten Songs".
Hackathon gears up for first round

Hackathon gears up for first round

Sep 8, 2014
Registration for NYU-Poly's upcoming Hackathon opened this month.