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Washington Square News

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The exterior facade of the Astor Place Starbucks location is covered by scaffolding as pedestrians walk by underneath.

How baristas at the Astor Place Starbucks are fighting to unionize

A Starbucks near NYU’s Washington Square campus has joined a national movement to unionize for increased pay and improved working conditions.
Alina Hollister, Staff Writer Mar 1, 2022

The Starbucks location on Astor Place has joined a surging national movement to unionize, uniting with two New York City and two Long Island Starbucks stores in a push for increased...

Actress Yara Shahidi and her mother Keri Shahidi discuss their efforts to support disenfranchised communities. (Image courtesy of NYU)

Yara and Keri Shahidi impart cycle of success for Black creatives with 7th Sun Production and educational endeavors at NYU talk

Yara and Keri Shahidi spoke with Lisa Coleman about how their desire to help create space for disenfranchised communities is rooted in their family values.
Alina Hollister and Sara Jordan Ruttert Feb 14, 2022

In celebration of NYU's 17th annual MLK Week, actress, activist, Harvard student and producer Yara Shahidi participated in a conversation with her mother, Keri Shahidi, and NYU’s...

Fabienne Doucet is the first Black woman to lead a research center at NYU Steinhardt. (Image courtesy of NYU)

Fabienne Doucet becomes first Black woman to lead a Steinhardt research center

Fabienne Doucet focuses on mentorship and community as the new director of NYU’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools.
Alina Hollister, Staff Writer Feb 10, 2022

Fabienne Doucet was recently appointed the executive director of an NYU research center focusing on providing resources to end education inequality. Doucet is making NYU history,...

Angela Davis speaks at a virtual event hosted by NYU Abu Dhabi. Davis is a world-renowned author, scholar and political activist. (Image courtesy of NYU Abu Dhabi)

Angela Davis addresses Black global consciousness at NYU event

NYU Abu Dhabi hosted a virtual event with Angela Davis, a leader in the Black liberation movement, where she discussed her experiences with combating global systemic oppression.
Alina Hollister, Staff Writer Feb 4, 2022

Activist, author and philosopher Angela Davis honored the NYU community on Feb. 2, joining sociologist Ann Morning in a conversation about the Black diaspora and global systems...

The latest Student Government Assembly meeting was held Jan. 27. They debated on two resolutions. (Photo by Jorene He, Staff Illustration by Edward Franco)

Student gov’t elects new vice-chair at first spring meeting

During its latest meeting, the Student Government Assembly quarreled over a resolution to elect the SGA chair through a student body vote and bid farewell to Presidents Council Vice-Chair Anthony Cruz.
Alina Hollister, Contributing Writer Jan 31, 2022

NYU’s student government held its first meeting of the spring semester on Thursday, Jan. 27, during which members elected CAS junior Ron Hall as the new Presidents Council Vice-Chair...