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What happened at NYU’s annual College Democrats-Republicans debate

In their annual debate hosted by the NYU Politics Society, NYU’s College Democrats and College Republicans faced off over U.S. aid to Ukraine, affirmative action and student loan forgiveness.
Bryn Borzillo, Senior Staff Writer Dec 8, 2022

NYU’s College Democrats and College Republicans tackled affirmative action, student debt relief and U.S. aid to Ukraine during a three-part debate hosted by the NYU Politics...

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Patients remain conscious during cardiac arrest, NYU study finds

The study is the first to find potential evidence of conscious thoughts during near-death experiences and found brain waves associated with high-level thinking up to an hour into CPR.
Bryn Borzillo, Senior Staff Writer Dec 6, 2022

One in five people who survive cardiac arrest have conscious lucid experiences during the episode, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at NYU’s Grossman School...

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Teachers in training fight for future of NYU music education program

The Steinhardt music department announced that it will not accept new applications to an education program, sparking concerns among students studying to become music educators.
Bryn Borzillo, Senior Staff Writer Nov 22, 2022

The music education program at NYU’s Steinhardt school will stop accepting applications starting in the fall 2023 semester, according to administrators. Several students in the...

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Safe Ride to start an hour earlier

The university’s shuttle program will now begin providing rides within Manhattan at 11 p.m., one hour earlier than previously offered.
Bryn Borzillo, Senior Staff Writer Oct 26, 2022

NYU’s Safe Ride overnight shuttle program moved the start time of its Manhattan shuttles up by one hour to 11 p.m. on Oct. 11. The Brooklyn shuttle still begins operating...

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Students scramble for selective study abroad sites

Due to a record number of study abroad applications this year, many students remain on waitlists. Some were rejected entirely.
Bryn Borzillo, Senior Staff Writer Oct 21, 2022

When spring study abroad decisions for the spring 2023 semester were released to students on Oct. 11, Tisch junior Ryan Wasserman was celebrating the Jewish holiday of Sukkot and...

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2 NYU Emmy winners discuss their work, awards and alma mater

Two winners of the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards spoke with WSN to share their reactions to winning and how their time at NYU influenced their professional careers.
Bryn Borzillo, Senior Staff Writer Sep 23, 2022

Ten NYU alumni were honored this year at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony — four of whom won Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Joshua “Domino” Schwartz and Susan Soon He...

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NYU instructor funds relocation for Ukrainians displaced by war

Safe Passage 4 Ukraine, a volunteer organization founded by NYU Abu Dhabi instructor Rachel Jamison, has assisted nearly 100 displaced Ukrainians in moving to the United States, Canada and other countries.
Bryn Borzillo, Senior Staff Writer Sep 7, 2022

Safe Passage 4 Ukraine, a volunteer-based organization founded in April by NYU Abu Dhabi instructor Rachel Jamison, has helped resettle 96 people who have been displaced from Ukraine...

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NYU selects 2021-22 Distinguished Teaching Award winners

The award’s recipients are nominated by students, faculty and alumni for their excellence and innovation in teaching.
Bryn Borzillo, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

NYU has named six professors as Distinguished Teaching Award recipients for the 2021-22 academic year — Sonia Marciano, Donna Hallas, Mara Mills, Michael Poles, Mark Siegal and...

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Ireland’s US ambassador to join NYU faculty

Daniel Mulhall, Ireland’s ambassador to the United States, will teach a course at NYU in fall 2022.
Bryn Borzillo, Staff Writer Apr 7, 2022

Daniel Mulhall, Ireland’s ambassador to the United States, will join NYU as a global distinguished professor in Irish studies for the fall 2022 semester. After a 44-year-long...

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Pregnant NYU Silver student denied remote learning accommodations

After reaching out to professors and several university departments, a Silver graduate student with health concerns reported being repeatedly denied learning accommodations.
 Bryn Borzillo and Joyce Li Mar 25, 2022

When Jennifer Bryant, a graduate student in the Silver School of Social Work, arrived on Feb. 17 at her first in-person class of the spring semester, she was expecting one accommodation...

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Photography and multimedia series ‘Show One’ illuminates prevalent themes in modern culture

From the Photography & Imaging department class of 2022, “Show One” displays works that cover themes prevalent in modern society through a variety of artistic mediums.
Bryn Borzillo, Contributing Writer Mar 2, 2022

“Show One” is the first in this year’s series of photography and multimedia showcases by the Photography & Imaging department at the Tisch School of the Arts. Pieced...

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Listen to this: Mitski strikes again with new single ‘Heat Lightning’

Read about this week’s most notable singles by Mitski, Ed Sheeran, Joshua Bassett and more.
Bryn Borzillo, Candace Patrick, and Alex Tey Dec 9, 2021

Yes, it’s true — this is the last edition of “Listen to this” for the fall semester. It’s been crazy and hectic, but time really has flown. Ahead of her forthcoming album,...

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