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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.
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...

A student’s hand holding an N.Y.U. I.D. card up to a dining hall entrance scanner.

Swipe it Forward expands to include 4 additional dining halls

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...

A tall building complex with a glass exterior in daylight with traffic passing in front of the building.

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.
Jan 25, 2023

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...

Large skeletons on stilts walking through a crowd of people. The skeletons have articles of clothing and drawings on them.

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.
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.
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...

Three men and two women sit on a stage with red drapes in the background while the man in the middle speaks using a microphone.

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.
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...

A headshot portrait of Wendy Suzuki is set against a light blue background.

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.
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...