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Washington Square News

All content by Bethany Allard
The exterior of the Stern School of Business.

CAS Student in Search of a Stern MBA? Look No Further

Beginning this summer, CAS students and graduates will have the opportunity to use a separate application process to Stern’s MBA program.
May 10, 2019

CAS students can skip the tests and application fee when applying to the Stern MBA program after NYU announced a new “CAS-Stern Pathway” on Wednesday. The email invites...

NYU campus and flags.

Survey Shows Men Outnumber Women More Than 2-to-1 Among Tenured Faculty

A survey conducted by the American Association of University Professors showed a lack of tenured women professors at NYU, although the ratio was comparable to peer institutions.
May 6, 2019

Nearly all full-time professors at NYU — over 90% — have tenure, but fewer than 30% of them are women, according to a nationwide survey released by the American Association...

The logo of NYUs Student Government. (Courtesy of NYU Student Government)

SGA Supports Measures to Examine NYU’s ‘Ageist’ Policies

The Student Government Assembly passed a letter of support to encourage NYU to adopt policies that accommodate older students.
May 3, 2019

At its last meeting of the semester, the Student Government Assembly passed a letter of support against policies at NYU they claim are ageist. The letter calls on the university...

A student speaks at the vigil on Tuesday to commemorate and mourn the victims of Saturdays Poway Synagogue shooting. (Photo by Min Ji Kim)

Students Mourn and Reflect at Vigil for Poway Synagogue Shooting

Students and New Yorkers gathered under the Washington Square Arch on Tuesday to mourn the victims of the Poway Synagogue shooting.
May 1, 2019

As the sun began to set over Washington Square Park, a group of approximately 75 students and New Yorkers gathered in a circle under the arch to commemorate the victims and...

Student Government Assembly Chairperson Jakiyah Bradley leads a November 2018 town hall on food insecurity. (Photo by Sam Klein)

Meet Your New Student Government Assembly Executive Committee

The SGA announced the new members taking over the Executive Committee on Friday.
April 22, 2019

The 2019 to 2020 Student Government Assembly Executive Committee, which is the highest ranking group of student leaders at NYU, was announced Friday following all-university elections. The...

Graduates stand for the National Anthem at last years commencement. (Photo by Renee Yang)

Seniors Have Mixed Opinions on 2019 Commencement Speaker Elizabeth Alexander

Following Pharrell Williams and Justin Trudeau, some students are unhappy with the university’s choice, while others look forward to hearing from Alexander, a celebrated poet and academic.
April 16, 2019

Many seniors were surprised by the university’s announcement that Elizabeth Alexander will be the 2019 commencement speaker, especially in light of the last two speakers —...

NYU students at a Student Labor Action Movement protest.

Students Urge NYU to Reevaluate Ties With Nike Due to Its Labor Practices

The Student Labor Action Movement held a discussion on Nike’s poor treatment of workers in Indonesia and urged NYU to sever ties with the company.
April 12, 2019

Student activists discussed at an event on Thursday Nike’s mistreatment of workers following the company’s withdrawal from Indonesia and decision to provide minimal or no severance...

Trees and concrete fill the Mercer St. Playground. NYU is set to be part of a community-wide effort to enhance the playground and surrounding community spaces. (Photo by Bethany Allard)

NYU Expands on Mercer Street, Renovates Playground Along the Way

NYU has pledged $380,000 to renovate Mercer Street playground as part of its initiative to enhance the communities it impacts while expanding into Greenwich Village.
April 9, 2019

NYU has pledged $380,000 to renovate a playground across from its most recent construction project — a new building on Mercer Street — as part of the community improvements...

Steinhardt flags fly above its Washington Square East building. (Staff Photo by Alana Beyer)

No Protests Held for Steinhardt Name Change, Despite Student Support

After Michael Steinhardt was accused of sexual harassment by multiple women, students question having a school named after him.
April 5, 2019

Students have voiced support for changing the name of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development after seven women accused Michael Steinhardt — the school’s...

The Elizabeth Street Garden, a community sculpture garden in Nolita. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

Elizabeth Street Garden Fights to Exist

Residents have protested the city’s planned addition of an affordable housing complex in Little Italy that will replace the Elizabeth Street Garden.
March 11, 2019

There’s a small open space in Little Italy nestled among the buildings of Nolita. It’s filled with statues, benches, greenery and, weather permitting, New Yorkers basking in...

New Instagram page by crimelab class that has anonymous cases of discrimination at NYU. (Staff photo by Jorene He)

Accounts of Discrimination Shared Anonymously via Instagram

In light of [email protected], Justice Lab launched the Instagram account UnheardNYU this February to highlight students’ experiences with discrimination.
March 4, 2019

Anonymous experiences of discrimination have been shared on an Instagram account created in February as an experiment in social justice. The account, called UnheardNYU, has...

The Tisch School of the Arts hosts many majors that require in person instruction. Students at Tisch and other schools have begun to worry about the possibility of a virtual fall semester. (Photo by Alina Patrick)

Tisch Mentorship Program Helps Young Women Pursue Business in the Arts

Thirteen students have been paired with arts industry professionals who hope to give them a better idea of what their future careers may look like.
March 1, 2019

This month marked the start of a new mentorship program that pairs female-identifying Tisch School of the Arts Drama students with top entertainment industry professionals. The...

NYU Tandon School of Engineering ( Photo by Alana Beyer)

More Action-Focused Language Improves Participation in STEM

A study which included 150 schools across all five boroughs found that female students’ interest in science increased when teachers used language that focuses on actions.
February 22, 2019

A new study released by researchers from NYU and Princeton University shows that asking young girls to “do science” rather than “be scientists” increases their likelihood...

Veterans Future Lab - one of the Future Labs set up by NYU Tandon. (via NYU Tandon)

Tandon Program to Offer Free Housing for Veteran Entrepreneurs

Tandon’s Future Labs is providing free housing and other support for veterans trying to start their own businesses.
February 7, 2019

NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s Future Labs has been helping veteran entrepreneurs grow their businesses for the last four years. Now, the program is offering veterans free...

NYU Senior Vice President for University Relations and Public Affairs, Lynne Brown (Courtesy of NYU)

NYU Urges Betsy DeVos Not to Change University Sexual Misconduct Policies

NYU sent a letter to the Department of Education opposing the proposed Title IX changes, following other higher education groups and universities.
February 5, 2019

NYU declared its opposition to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ proposed changes to how universities deal with cases of sexual misconduct under Title IX in a letter sent Tuesday,...

A quiet street in London.

London Is Not the New York of Europe

September 24, 2018
Although London is often called the New York of Europe, this writer believes the two cities shouldn't be compared.