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Bruna Horvath

Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor

Bruna Horvath is a first-year majoring in journalism and English. She was born in Brazil but has lived in Colorado for practically all of her life. When she’s not writing, she’s probably updating her Goodreads, making oddly specific Spotify playlists, visiting Barnes and Noble or ordering an iced mocha.

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Linda Mills on NYU’s expansion plans, on-campus unions and more

President-designate Linda Mills spoke to WSN about what challenges she expects to face in her upcoming term, and what the future holds for NYU.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor Mar 30, 2023

As president-designate Linda Mills nears the beginning of her term, she faces challenges to university admissions practices across the country, demands from on-campus unions, upcoming...

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NYU student gov’t proposes popular chair elections

The university’s student government deliberated its upcoming chair election and proposed changes to future elections on Thursday, March 23. 
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor Mar 27, 2023

Each year, one student serves as the chairperson of NYU’s student government, becoming the primary representative for the university’s 50,000 students. NYU’s Student Government...

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‘We’ll be back’: Contract faculty continue fight for unionization 

Supporters of the contract faculty union gathered in front of Bobst Library for the third time since February to demand that NYU support their unionization effort.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor Mar 24, 2023

Dozens of students, faculty and other supporters of the contract faculty unionization effort at NYU picketed in front of Bobst Library on Thursday to demand university recognition....

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NYU Law students demand compensation for academic journal work

Students at NYU Law are calling for administrators to allow all students to receive credit hours or hourly wages for their work on law journals.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor Mar 10, 2023

Students at NYU’s School of Law are demanding compensation for their work on student-run journals — scholarly publications affiliated with the law school that focus on legal...

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Protesters criticize anti-trans legislation at Washington Square Park

The crowd gathered in protest of legislation preventing trans youth from accessing gender-affirming care across various U.S. states.
Adrianna Nehme and Bruna Horvath Mar 10, 2023

Dozens of protesters, primarily high school students, marched from Union Square to Washington Square Park to raise awareness about anti-transgender bills being proposed across...

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Judith Heumann, disability rights activist who spoke at NYU graduation, dies at 75

A trailblazer in the disability rights movement, Judith Heumann passed away in Washington, D.C. on Saturday afternoon.
Arnav Binaykia and Bruna Horvath Mar 5, 2023

Judith Heumann, a dedicated advocate known by many as the “mother” of the disability rights movement, died on March 4 in Washington, D.C., at the age of 75. The cause of her...

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What to do this week: A medieval performance, mural creation and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: March 6-12.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor Mar 5, 2023

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Greenwich Hall threatens to close some dorm facilities after ‘vandalism’

Administrators at the residence hall informed students that they may lose lounge and study space privileges if those responsible for vandalism in the lounge do not make themselves known and continue to cause damage.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor Mar 3, 2023

Greenwich Hall administrators are threatening residents with the removal of access to some dorm facilities following a series of “vandalism” incidents in the building’s lounge...

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‘Andy, Andy, you can’t hide,’ NYU contract faculty say to president

A week after gathering at Bobst Library to call for union recognition, contract faculty at NYU rallied to demand that the university begin a formal process to recognize the union.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor Mar 2, 2023

Students, professors and local politicians demonstrated outside of NYU’s Bobst Library in support of Contract Faculty United, calling for the university to recognize the union,...

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Contract faculty move to formalize union, demand recognition from Hamilton

Contract faculty at NYU marched to university president Andrew Hamilton’s office in Bobst Library to demand union recognition on Feb. 22, an action they have been asking for since 2020.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor Feb 23, 2023

A group of professors gathered outside NYU’s Bobst Library on Wednesday afternoon before making their way up to the building’s 12th floor, where the office of President Andrew...

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NYU profs discuss Turkey and Syria earthquakes at town hall

The NYU Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies hosted a town hall on Tuesday, Feb. 21 to discuss the recent earthquakes that have devastated Turkey and Syria.
Bruna Horvath and Cora Snow Feb 22, 2023

In light of another earthquake that worsened the devastation in Turkey and nearby countries earlier this week, a six-person panel of NYU faculty, experts and activists criticized...

A police car sits in the middle of the intersection between east thirteenth street and university place with its driver’s side airbags blown, and yellow police tape reads “Do Not Cross,” draped on its left side. The front of the vehicle is severely damaged, with shattered glass and parts of the car in pieces on the pavement. Behind it are civilians and their vehicles along with other police cars and a firetruck.

Police car crashes into civilian vehicle on University Place

New York City Police Department officers collided with a civilian vehicle on University Place while heading to the location of a reported theft on Monday, Feb. 20.
Bruna Horvath and Carmo Moniz Feb 20, 2023

While responding to a report of theft on 14th Street, just south of Union Square, a New York City Police Department vehicle crashed into a civilian’s car at around 5 p.m. on...

N.Y.U president-designate Linda Mills hugs a woman wearing a black suit.

NYU’s new president on the university’s future and affirmative action

On the day she was announced as NYU’s next president, Linda Mills met with administrators and students at two meet-and-greet events and spoke to WSN about her appointment.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor Feb 16, 2023

Greeted with hugs and congratulations from dozens of administrators, Linda Mills, NYU’s next president, made her debut as president-designate on Wednesday afternoon. After the...

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NYU appoints Linda Mills, a longtime administrator, as next president

Linda Mills, a university administrator overseeing student life and global programs, will succeed Andrew Hamilton as NYU’s next president.
Bruna Horvath and Adrianna Nehme Feb 15, 2023

After a monthslong search, NYU’s board of trustees announced that Linda Mills, vice chancellor and senior vice provost for global programs and university life, will be NYU’s...

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Protesters criticize Israeli government’s far-right plans for reform

Protesters convened in Washington Square Park on Sunday morning to oppose the Israeli government’s recent proposal to limit judicial power.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor Feb 6, 2023

Dozens of demonstrators gathered in Washington Square Park on Sunday, Feb. 5 to protest Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to reform the country’s judicial system....

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What to do this week: Drawing with strangers, a film about lizards and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Feb. 6-12.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor Feb 5, 2023

Swap books at a party inside of a library 11 a.m.-noon at 444 Amsterdam Ave. Head over to the New York Public Library’s St. Agnes Library location on the Upper West Side...

The interior of the N.Y.U. Tisch School of the Arts building. “N.Y.U. TISCH” is displayed on the wall in purple L.E.D. lights. People are walking by.

NYU Tisch film student caught writing racial slurs in class

An NYU undergraduate was caught writing racial slurs in a notebook during a seminar. When asked why they did it, they pointed to a Black student sitting a few rows ahead.
Adrianna Nehme and Bruna Horvath Jan 31, 2023

An NYU student was found writing racial slurs in a notebook during a 50-person Film & Television class at the Tisch School of the Arts last week, leaving some students in the...

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Swipe it Forward expands to include 4 additional dining halls

Bruna Horvath and Adrianna Nehme Jan 26, 2023

Students can now donate meal swipes at four additional dining hall locations through Swipe it Forward, the Student Government Assembly’s meal swipe donation program. The program...

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Winter break recap: What happened at NYU while you were gone

The fibs of a Congressman, a former NYU administrator commits fraud, the new billion-dollar building, and all the other news you missed.

As students return to campus for the start of the spring semester, here is some of the news you may have missed over winter break. Former NYU finance director indicted after embezzling...

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Village Halloween Parade returns to New York City

Creatively costumed party-goers from all over the city came together to showcase their Halloween spirit at the 49th Annual Village Halloween Parade.
Bruna Horvath and Rylee La Testa Nov 1, 2022

Dressed in costumes ranging from the Statue of Liberty to the inflatable tubes that often populate car washes, thousands of people celebrated Halloween at New York’s 49th...

Five college students holding a large poster with text “COMPASS GROUP” and “It’s time for COMPASS to KEEP ITS PROMISES and PUT AND END TO ANIMAL CRUELTY once and for all” in front of the NYU Weinstein Residence Hall.

Animal rights group protests NYU dining provider

A demonstration organized by student animal rights advocates called on NYU's dining provider to adhere to ethical standards when sourcing products.
Bruna Horvath, Contributing Writer Oct 6, 2022

The Animal Welfare Collective — a student organization at NYU which advocates for the humane treatment of animals — protested against Chartwells, the university’s food service...

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Search for Hamilton successor sparks little student enthusiasm

A committee that was assembled to find NYU President Andrew Hamilton’s successor has begun hosting hearing sessions to collect input from the university community, but has seen little student involvement so far.
Bruna Horvath and Rylee La Testa Sep 21, 2022

A Presidential Search Committee, formed after current university President Andrew Hamilton announced in April that he would step down at the end of the 2022-23 academic year, is...

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New dean Wendy Suzuki wants to maximize brain power at CAS

In a Q&A with WSN, Wendy Suzuki shares how her passion for neuroscience will impact her new role as dean of NYU’s College of Arts & Science.
Bruna Horvath, Contributing Writer Sep 19, 2022

Wendy Suzuki, a professor of neuroscience and psychology at NYU’s Center for Neural Science, started as dean of the College of Arts & Science this month after 24 years as...