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

Washington Square News

All content by Alina Hollister
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Hispanic and Latine organizations come together through dance

Students and staff from NYU’s Academic Achievement Program brought Hispanic and Latine organizations together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an evening of dance.
Alina Hollister, Staff Writer October 17, 2023

NYU Hispanic and Latine organizations came together in the Silver Center’s Hemmerdinger Hall on Oct. 13 for ¡Bailar Para Honrar!, or a “dance to honor.” This Hispanic Heritage...

A plaque that reads “New York University School of Law” next to the front gate of N.Y.U.’s law school.

NYU Law students demand compensation after bar ruling

Student writers and editors at NYU’s law journals are saying a new resolution from the American Bar Association should grant them credit or monetary compensation for their work, which they have been demanding for months.
Alina Hollister, Staff Writer September 27, 2023

In August, the American Bar Association adopted a resolution suggesting that all law institutions compensate law review editors and students involved in other academic journals....

A big crowd of people sit on ascending tan marble steps, many of them with their heads facing down and their eyes closed.

NYU students and faculty hold vigil to mourn deaths in Sudan

Over 100 students and faculty members gathered at NYU’s Kimmel Center on Thursday, April 27, to grieve the hundreds of lives lost in the ongoing conflict in Sudan.
Alina Hollister, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

More than 100 NYU students and faculty gathered in NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life on Thursday to mourn the hundreds of lives lost in the recent violent power struggle...

E.U. ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis and N.Y.U. Law professor J.H.H. Weiler standing next to each other on a stage. They are standing next to two large brown armchairs and a small table with water bottles on top.

EU ambassador talks AI at NYU Law event

The ambassador to the United States visited NYU’s School of Law to speak about the future of AI regulation and government surveillance.
Alina Hollister, Staff Writer April 27, 2023

Stavros Lambrinidis, the European Union’s ambassador to the United States, warned an audience of students and faculty of the potential dangers to human rights posed by artificial...

Yevgenia Albats shown on the left and David Hoffman shown on the right both watching a video of Washington Post reporter Evan Gershkovich locked in a glass cell in a Moscow court.

Russian journalist Yevgenia Albats discusses journalists incarcerated in Moscow

Yevgenia Albats, NYU’s Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Russian journalist, hosted David Hoffman on April 18 to speak about the Moscow incarceration of two journalists.
Alina Hollister, Staff Writer April 20, 2023

Two journalists who formerly worked out of Russia, David Hoffman and Yevgenia Albats, condemned the recent incarceration of two journalists in Moscow at a Thursday afternoon talk...

Protesters make their way down University Place in a large group, holding signs and chanting.

Trans Day of Visibility march sees hundreds gather for trans rights

Transgender rights organizers, activists and allies marched from Union Square to Washington Square Park to demand change to anti-trans legislation.
Alina Hollister, Staff Writer April 3, 2023

The chanting of hundreds of transgender rights marchers could be heard from all around Washington Square Park for hours on Friday, March 31, the International Transgender Day of...

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 March 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 February 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 February 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 February 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 January 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...