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

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

Washington Square News

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

Washington Square News

Bruna Horvath

Bruna Horvath, News Editor

Bruna Horvath is a sophomore studying journalism and English at CAS. When she’s not a News Editor, she’s a "Gone Girl" enthusiast, a Goodreads lover, and a Barnes & Noble frequenter. You can usually find her ordering an iced mocha, telling people her name is “Bruna” not “Bruno,” or on Instagram @brunaahorvath.

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Administrator punched near Washington Square Park

An unidentified individual punched an NYU administrator on the right side of her face Wednesday morning, following previous attacks on women in lower Manhattan.
Adrianna Nehme, Bruna Horvath and Maisie Zipfel April 17, 2024

An NYU administrator was punched in the face by an unidentified individual near Washington Square Park on Wednesday morning, according to a Department of Campus Safety alert sent...

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Pro-Palestinian activists spray paint NYU subway station

At the start of the university’s Weekend on the Square events, unidentified activists spray painted the Eighth Street-NYU station with the words “FUNDS GENOCIDE” under tiles spelling out “New York University.”
Bruna Horvath, News Editor April 16, 2024

Unidentified pro-Palestinian activists wrote “FUNDS GENOCIDE” in red spray paint under tiles spelling out “New York University” on the wall of the Eighth Street-NYU subway...

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NYU Langone calls claims of withholding millions in tax breaks ‘disappointing’

A report released by the Lown Institute claimed that NYU Langone Health retained over $220 million in tax breaks meant to benefit community health.
Bruna Horvath, News Editor March 28, 2024

NYU Langone Health dismissed claims that it withheld more than $220 million in tax breaks after a recent press release from the Lown Institute, a health care think tank, ranked...

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Grossman alum donates $15 million in research funding to NYU Langone

Wendy and Wayne Holman, the latter of whom is a graduate of NYU’s Grossman School of Medicine, gifted the university’s medical center with its largest-ever donation from an alumnus.
Bruna Horvath, News Editor March 25, 2024

NYU Langone Health received $15 million from philanthropists Wendy and Wayne Holman earlier this month, marking the largest gift ever given to the NYU Grossman School of Medicine...

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New School student workers reach agreement, end strike

The union representing student workers at The New School reached a three-year contract with the university following months of demands for improved health care benefits and higher wages.
Adrianna Nehme and Bruna Horvath March 11, 2024

The union representing over 500 student workers at The New School reached a verbal tentative agreement with the university following a bargaining session Friday, ending the group’s...

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Contract faculty win union recognition

A majority of contract faculty voted in favor of being represented by Contract Faculty United, meaning the union will now be recognized by NYU.
Bruna Horvath, News Editor February 29, 2024

NYU Contract Faculty United will now officially represent hundreds of contract faculty at NYU, following a Feb. 28 vote where over 500 faculty expressed support for the union....

Tuesday classes remote due to impending snowstorm

NYU announced that all classes will be remote tomorrow in light of expected snowfall and inclement weather.
Bruna Horvath, News Editor February 12, 2024

Classes will be remote Tuesday due to concerns of a coming snowstorm, NYU leadership announced in a universitywide email earlier this afternoon.  In the email, from Interim...

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Stern dean appointed to new administrative role

After nearly 30 years of working at the school, Stern dean Raghu Sundaram will begin a new position as NYU’s senior vice chancellor and head of global strategy this summer.
Bruna Horvath, News Editor February 8, 2024

Raghu Sundaram, the Stern School of Business’ dean of six years, will be promoted to NYU’s senior vice chancellor and head of global strategy later this year, university president...

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Student pushes for class-action status in Law Review suit

An anonymous NYU Law student claiming the school’s journal discriminates on the basis of race and sex in selecting editors wants to bring his lawsuit to class-action status.
Bruna Horvath, News Editor January 30, 2024

A first-year law student who filed a complaint against NYU, accusing it and its Law Review of discriminating on the basis of race and sex, is requesting class-action status for...

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Professor suspended after criticism of Israel-Hamas war coverage

A professor who received online criticism over his remarks on media coverage of the Israel-Hamas war was recently suspended from his position.
Bruna Horvath, News Editor January 29, 2024

Gallatin professor Amin Husain, a longtime pro-Palestinian activist, was suspended from his position last week after a video of him criticizing media coverage of Hamas amid Israel’s...

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NYU begins search for new provost

Nearly two years after NYU appointed an interim provost, the university is looking for a permanent candidate to fill the spot.
Bruna Horvath, News Editor January 25, 2024

NYU will soon have a permanent provost, a position that has been an interim role at the university since the summer of 2022. Students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity...

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Professors demand jury trial in multimillion-dollar retirement plan case

The university is engaged in a yearslong legal battle with a group of professors who claim it mismanaged their retirement plans. The professors are once again calling for a jury trial.
Bruna Horvath, News Editor January 25, 2024

A group of professors who accused NYU of mismanaging their retirement plans in a 2016 lawsuit are pushing for the case — which alleged that the university cost the group $358...

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Midterm grades replaced with progress reports

Under the new system, faculty will indicate student progress through three categories: “Strong Progress,” “Satisfactory Progress” or “Concerns about Progress.”
Bruna Horvath, News Editor January 24, 2024

Students’ midterm grades will look different starting this semester, with the letter grade system being scrapped in favor of progress reports. Rather than finding their midterm...

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Contract faculty union to vote on formal recognition

Following a five-year-long fight for unionization, the contract faculty union at NYU reached an agreement with the university that could allow it to be formally recognized.
Bruna Horvath, News Editor January 23, 2024

NYU Contract Faculty United, the union representing hundreds of contract faculty at the university, recently signed an agreement with administrators that allows the group to vote...

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Winter recap: The news you missed at NYU over break

A recent donation to president Linda Mills’ new financial aid initiative, the end of an anti-racism workshop and all the other news on campus since you’ve been gone.

As you get ready for spring semester classes to begin, here is some news from around campus that you may have missed over the break. Read more for updates on financial aid, a canceled...

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Beyond NYU: Shifting from finance to funnyman

Stern alum Nimesh Patel studied finance at NYU. After graduating, he pivoted to a career in stand-up comedy, and is now on a national comedy tour.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor December 14, 2023

Stumbling into the Comedy Cellar, an iconic Manhattan comedy club, as a first-year student, Stern alum Nimesh Patel could never have envisioned that comedy would become his career....

The remnants of a poster showing the Israeli hostages who are missing stuck on a pillar in N.Y.U.’s Stern School of Business. Behind the pillar is a white and purple N.Y.U. flag hanging on a building.

Student suspended after tearing down Israeli hostage posters

The student, who was identified online for taking down posters of Israeli hostages on campus in October, alleged she was previously told she would not be suspended in meetings with NYU leadership.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor December 7, 2023

NYU is suspending a first-year student who was identified online after tearing down posters of Israeli hostages outside the Stern School of Business, according to a Nov. 13 email...

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Beyond NYU: From coding websites to creating wearable tech

Tandon alum Alexis Williams started out studying ones and zeros. Now, she’s a social media influencer, the creator of a viral activism platform and the founder of her own clothing brand.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor December 7, 2023

When Tandon alum Alexis Williams realized she had grown bored of coding, she began to feel uncertain about her path in college. However, when she discovered the Tandon School of...

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What to do this week: Union Square Holiday Market, Christmas tree lighting and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Dec. 4 - 10.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor December 3, 2023

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NYU releases report on student conduct since start of Israel-Hamas war

In a universitywide email sent yesterday, NYU announced that there have been several student conduct cases since the start of the war, with some students being suspended in cases “related to current concerns.”
Bruna Horvath and Yezen Saadah December 1, 2023

NYU has reviewed more than 90 student conduct cases “related to current concerns” since the beginning of the Israel-Hamas war, according to a Nov. 30 email to students from...

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Staff Rants: Holiday Overload

It's the end of the term, which means it's the holiday season! WSN staff shares their thoughts about it — the good and the bad, but mostly the bad.

On giving gifts Krish Dev — Deputy News Editor  Whenever I have to buy gifts for the holidays, I feel like I am walking on a tightrope — it’s a delicate balance between...

Beyond NYU: From TikTok fame to onstage game

Beyond NYU: From TikTok fame to onstage game

Former student Sadie Jean spoke to WSN about her recent and sudden rise to fame after posting a song on TikTok, eventually making a name for herself and performing across the country.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor November 9, 2023

When Sadie Jean, a former student at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, first released her song “WYD Now?” she never imagined that it would blow up on TikTok overnight....

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NYU places No. 3 in top 50 sustainable colleges ranking

The Princeton Review recently announced that the university was the third “greenest” school in the nation.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor November 6, 2023

NYU placed third in The Princeton Review’s ranking of the top 50 greenest colleges in the country, an improvement from its position as No. 43 on the list in 2021.   The...

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Beyond NYU: A wellness entrepreneur’s journey from Violet to Golde

CAS alum Trinity Mouzon Wofford, the CEO of the wellness brand Golde, became the youngest Black woman to launch a brand at Sephora in 2019.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor November 2, 2023

When CAS alum Trinity Mouzon Wofford began her college journey, majoring in psychology on a pre-med track, her goal was to enter the medical field as a physician. After her mother...

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NYU named twice in U.S. Senate resolution on Israel-Hamas war

A Senate resolution cited NYU when condemning what it called “antisemitic student activities” on college campuses throughout the country.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor October 31, 2023

The U.S. Senate named NYU twice in an Oct. 18 resolution condemning “antisemitic student activities” across college campuses amid the Israel-Hamas war. The resolution accused...

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What to do this week: Halloween parade, friendship bracelet making and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Oct. 30 - Nov. 5.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor October 29, 2023

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Student Bar Association disbands following pro-Palestine message from president

Following a message supporting Palestinian resistance by the president of the law school’s Student Bar Association, all remaining members stepped down from their positions.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor October 20, 2023

All members of the Student Bar Association at NYU Law have stepped down from their roles following a statement in support of Palestinian resistance against Israel made by the group’s...

Linda Mills in a black gown with silver detailing stands behind a podium in front of a purple backdrop and seated rows of people. In front of her are the backs of John Sexton and Andrew Hamilton’s heads.

Mills announces free tuition for low-income students starting fall 2024

Starting in the fall 2024 semester, students in households that make less than $100,000 will not have to pay tuition at NYU.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor October 18, 2023

Low-income students will no longer have to pay tuition at NYU starting in the fall 2024 semester, according to an announcement made by university president Linda Mills at her inauguration...

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NYU condemns law student for statement on Israel-Hamas conflict

The law school’s Student Bar Association has started the removal process against its president after they made a pro-Palestine statement in the group’s newsletter.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor October 12, 2023

The president of the Student Bar Association at NYU Law is facing removal after they wrote in a newsletter that “Israel bears full responsibility” for the loss of life in the...

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Beyond NYU: Building entrepreneurial success

Tandon alum Miguel Guerrero created one the world’s largest Minecraft servers when he was 14. Now, he is helping small businesses with their marketing campaigns at his own company.
Bruna Horvath and Jason Alpert-Wisnia October 5, 2023

When Tandon alum Miguel Guerrero was just 14 years old, he created a Minecraft server that was at one point considered the world’s largest. This was only the beginning of his...

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What to do this week: Free flu shots, an UNO tournament and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Oct. 2-8.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor October 1, 2023

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Beyond NYU: Enhancing sound in film and television

Ryan Cole channels his love for music to create sound for movies and shows like the Emmy-award winning show “Stranger Things.”
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor September 28, 2023

Steinhardt alum Ryan Cole was always captivated by the world of music and film, yet he initially struggled to find a way to transform his passion into a career. His journey eventually...

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Beyond NYU: Crafting sound waves and creating communities

Lynne Feldman spent her high school years dreaming of a career in music. Now, she is a seasoned sound editor-turned-social worker.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor September 21, 2023

Emmy award nominee and Steinhardt alum Lynne Feldman knew that she wanted to study music in college. Despite an earlier career in sound editing, she later chose a different path,...

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NYU reaffirms commitment to fossil fuel divestment

The university will avoid direct investments in fossil fuel companies — of which it currently has none — after a push from student activists, building on a previous announcement made in February 2022.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor September 18, 2023

NYU reiterated that it would avoid direct investments in fossil fuels and look to reduce indirect investments in a recent letter to student environmental group Sunrise NYU, after...

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Beyond NYU: From rocking out at shows to ramping up creatives

Jordan Plosky started his post-grad career alongside major musical artists and has now created his own crowdfunding business.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor September 14, 2023

When Steinhardt alum Jordan Plosky began playing the drums at just 7 years old, he did not know that he would one day pursue his passion onstage alongside pop stars including Miley...

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Bobst Library undergoing first floor remodel

Improvements on the building’s first floor — including new furniture, updated lighting and a redesigned study space layout — will be open next month.
Adrianna Nehme, Bruna Horvath and Krish Dev September 13, 2023

The university is remodeling the first floor of Bobst Library to include new furniture, lighting and study spaces by mid-October — marking the library's first ground floor renovation...

Flying Solo NYFW at Canoe Studios in New York City. September 9, 2023. Manhattan, New York, New York. (Danny Arensberg for WSN)

Flying Solo embraces the unconventional at NYFW

Fashion collective Flying Solo showcased daring designs from across the world at its Sept. 9 shows.
Bruna Horvath and Adrianna Nehme September 12, 2023

The Fashion collective Flying Solo hosted seven NYFW shows at Canoe Studios on Friday, Sept. 9, showcasing the designs of over 80 creatives from around the world. Known for their...

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What to do this week: Celebrate Halloween early, free roller skating, uptown night market

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Sept. 11-17.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor September 10, 2023

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NYU to remove legacy status question from Common App

The university will change its Common Application and publicly available data to reflect that it does not consider alumni relations in admissions.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor September 7, 2023

NYU will no longer ask applicants whether they are children of alumni on the Common Application, a move to help clarify that it does not consider legacy status in the applications...

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Beyond NYU: Shining a light on women’s achievements

Kaitlin Culmo and Emily McDermott’s new book highlights the stories of women who never received credit for their contributions to history.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor September 7, 2023

NYU alums Kaitlin Culmo and Emily McDermott are redefining how women are viewed in history with their new book, which catalogs achievements made by women that have long been ignored...

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New vending machines to provide emergency contraceptives on campus

Students can now access emergency contraceptives at vending machines for $15 at five locations on campus.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor September 5, 2023

Emergency contraceptives will now be easier to access for NYU students, thanks to five vending machines stocked with the medication installed prior to the start of the semester. The...

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Summer recap: What you missed at NYU over the last few months

Linda Mills’ appointment as university president, the U.S. Supreme Court’s strike down of race-sensitive college admissions and more news you missed from over summer break.

As the new academic year begins, here is some news from around campus you may have missed over the summer break. Linda Mills becomes NYU president Longtime NYU administrator...

NYU president Linda Mills sits on the couch in a set resembling a dorm on the black stage. Two students sit at a bed closer to the front of the stage, whereas Mills is closer to the back. Red and white fairy lights are visible in the background.

Mills kicks off term with first Presidential Welcome

University president Linda Mills joined student performers onstage and addressed the crowd at this semester’s “Presidential Welcome Reality Show.”
Bruna Horvath and Krish Dev August 29, 2023

NYU president Linda Mills greeted thousands of first-year students on Tuesday, during her first-ever Presidential Welcome speech at Radio City Music Hall.  Mills hosted students...

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‘A step backwards’: NYU leadership on Supreme Court affirmative action ruling

The university said it remains committed to promoting diversity on campus following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision against the use of affirmative action in college admissions.
Bruna Horvath and Yezen Saadah July 3, 2023

NYU leadership expressed disappointment at the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down race-sensitive college admissions practices in a letter to the university community...

A wide-angle view of Yankee Stadium whose stands are packed with N.Y.U. graduates dressed in purple gowns. Purple and white confetti flies in the air.

2023 Commencement: Hamilton’s goodbye, a speech from Finland’s prime minister and more

Outgoing NYU president Andrew Hamilton gave his final send-off to the class of 2023 in his last commencement ceremony as the university’s leader.
Bruna Horvath and Yezen Saadah May 17, 2023

More than 20,000 students, along with their friends and family, packed the stands of Yankee Stadium in celebration of NYU’s class of 2023 on May 17, the final commencement ceremony...

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‘Lessons were learned’: CAS vote revises election rules, but president-elect to stay

Schoolwide vote passes amendments to student government election code and affirms results of student council presidential race.
Ania Keenan and Bruna Horvath May 3, 2023

Sam McCormack was confirmed as the next president of NYU’s College of Arts & Science Student Council after a majority of the school’s students voted in favor of proposed...

The dean of N.Y.U.’s Tandon School of Engineering, Jelena Kovačević, speaking into a microphone on a stage. Two people are sitting next to her on either side.

Tandon dean to step down next year

Jelena Kovačević, the dean of the Tandon School of Engineering, announced on Tuesday that she will step down from her role in the 2024 academic year.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor May 3, 2023

The dean of NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, Jelena Kovačević, will step down from her role in August of next year. After taking a sabbatical, she will return to the school...

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What to do this week: A heist movie from the ’50s and a ‘Bridgerton’ tea party

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: May 1-7.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor April 30, 2023

A line of people, most wearing identical golden and purple sashes, stand on a stage in front of red curtains below a large screen. Projected on the screen is an image that reads “CLASS OF 2023” and “CONGRATULATIONS!” with silhouettes of people throwing graduation caps in the air and the phrase “F.L.I.P. @ N.Y.U.” in the corner.

NYU holds first-ever grad ceremony for first-generation students

Approximately 200 students celebrated their upcoming graduations at NYU’s first ceremony dedicated to first-generation students.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor April 25, 2023

Having grown up in a low-income family in Philadelphia, CAS senior Donovan Dixon thought that attending college was improbable. This May, however, Dixon will be the first in his...

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CAS student council to hold schoolwide vote on campaign rules

After a candidate was disqualified from the CAS Student Council presidential election last week, the council has decided that the student body should have the chance to vote on proposed election guideline changes.
Ania Keenan and Bruna Horvath April 20, 2023

NYU’s student government will let the College of Arts & Science student body vote on proposed amendments to the CAS Student Council election code — an extensive document...

Chair-elect Ryan Carney poses for a photo.

Ryan Carney elected next NYU student government chair

NYU’s Student Government Assembly elected Ryan Carney, a senior in Liberal Studies, as its new chair.
Ania Keenan and Bruna Horvath April 14, 2023

Ryan Carney, a senior in NYU’s Global Liberal Studies program, was selected as the next chairperson of the university’s Student Government Assembly, after winning a majority...

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What to do this week: Kimmel blood drive, Earth Day festival and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: April 10-16.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor April 9, 2023

Angela Amar dressed in black formal attire, surrounded by out-of-focus plants.

NYU’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing appoints new dean

NYU announced that Angela Amar, an accomplished nursing educator, will take over as dean of the university’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing this summer.
Bruna Horvath, Carmo Moniz and Yezen Saadah April 7, 2023

NYU named Angela Amar, the current dean of the Las Vegas School of Nursing at the University of Nevada, as the next dean of the university’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing on...

Protesters gather in Washington Square Park with signs that read “Dictator Ahead!” “Benito Bibito” and “Netanyahu take your banana republic and …”

‘Democracy is under threat’: Demonstrators demand change in Israel

Protesters advocating for democracy in Israel gathered at Washington Square Park to condemn prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposed overhaul of the country’s court system on April 2.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor April 4, 2023

Nearly 100 people gathered at Washington Square Park on Sunday, April 2, to protest the judicial reforms proposed by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing government...

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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 March 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...

An illustration of students sitting in a large room for a student government meeting. On the left, a purple banner with the N.Y.U. torch logo hangs on the wall and reads “N.Y.U. S.G.A.”

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 March 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...

Judith Heumann wearing N.Y.U’s commencement robe and red-framed glasses waves to the crowd.

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 March 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 March 5, 2023

The entrance to N.Y.U’s Greenwich residence hall. Many cars pass by on the street. There is a large N.Y.U logo on the glass door.

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 March 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...

A speaker holding a white megaphone delivers a speech in front of rally attendees. Behind the speaker is a white banner with blue text that reads “Contract Faculty United.”

‘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 March 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,...

Ten people stand in front of a large white banner being dropped from a balcony above them which reads “Contract Faculty United” in purple with a circular logo reading “U.A.W.” and an N.Y.U. torch. Seven people are holding the banner and a long single piece of paper covered in text.

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 February 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...

In a room filled with bookshelves, a crowd of attendees sits in front of a T.V. screen showing four panels of speakers.

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 February 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...

A man in a dark gray jacket and a woman in a light gray jacket, both wearing gray winter hats, hold full-size Israeli flags on poles. They are standing in front of the Washington Square Arch in Washington Square Park.

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 February 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....

An illustration of the Washington Square Arch. Behind the arch sits gray and brown alternating high-rises. On the top right are the words “The Daybook” in an arched shape.

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 February 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 January 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

Bruna Horvath and Adrianna Nehme January 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...

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.
Bruna Horvath and Rylee La Testa November 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 October 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 September 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 September 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...