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Most study away programs at NYU will resume this fall. But students in the NYU Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi programs face difficulties due to new immigration policies and COVID-19 restrictions. (Photos by Julia McNeill and Sam Klein, Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

New immigration policies and COVID-19 safety measures complicate study away at NYU Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi

With study away resuming at most of NYU’s global network this fall, many students are facing complex immigration and arrival guidelines amid amorphous — and shifting — pandemic travel restrictions.
Aug 25, 2021

TEL AVIV, Israel — NYU students across the globe are seeking a return to normalcy as they head back to campus this fall. Students studying away, however, are encountering additional...

NYU buildings, once bustling with students and staff, are closed and silent as remote learning continues. College students from NYC schools recently spoke with local and state officials about various issues they currently face. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Students Voice Concern Over NYU Pandemic Response

During a virtual town hall organized by Students Demanding Care, students criticized NYU’s handling of COVID-19 and demanded the university take more concrete action regarding emergency aid and tuition.
May 4, 2020

Before the floor opened to comments, the first town hall hosted by Students Demanding Care started with a somber offering of condolences to those in NYU’s community who have...

The building at 181 Mercer is in the early stages of construction. NYU has resumed construction at the site after New York State deemed school projects essential. (Photo by Corey Rome)

181 Mercer Street Construction Resumes

Despite complaints from locals and community organizations, NYU continues construction at 181 Mercer Street after the state allowed construction projects for schools to be considered essential.
Apr 29, 2020

Construction at 181 Mercer Street has recently been deemed essential work, after New York revised original restrictions to include public and private school construction projects...

An activist group named Extinction Rebellion covered their mouths with black duct-tape and protested outside City Hall Monday morning. They handed out flyers urging climate change action, holding up notebooks with letters that make up “Decarbonize, Democratize, Decolonize.” (Photo by Andrew Califf)

Activists Demand Climate Change Education Reform With Duct-Taped Mouths

Activist group Extinction Rebellion duct-taped their mouths and handed out flyers outside City Hall on Monday morning to urge climate change education.
Mar 9, 2020

It was up to the discretion of those walking past City Hall on Monday morning to accept or refuse flyers from Extinction Rebellion — a group committed to educating people about...

The Greenberg Lounge in Vanderbilt Hall was packed full by attendees listening to keynote speaker Kathryn Harrison from the DeepTrust Alliance. The NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy as well as the Center for Cybersecurity hosted the conference at NYU Law about the problem of deepfakes and the law. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Experts Talk Deepfake Technology at NYU Conference

Journalists and cybersecurity experts discussed the use and implications of deepfakes during a conference at NYU Law School.
Mar 3, 2020

Laughter rippled through NYU Law School’s Greenberg Lounge Monday morning after the founder and CEO of DeepTrust Alliance, a coalition to fight digital disinformation — Kathryn...

Molly with her stuffed animals. (Photos by Andrew Cardiff)

Photo: Never Too Old for Stuffed Animals

Nov 6, 2018

Molly with her stuffed animals. (Photos by Andrew Cardiff)