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Carmo Moniz

Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor

Carmo Moniz is a CAS first-year studying journalism and political science. You can find her getting lost in the city and rewatching John Mulaney specials.

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The interior of the NYU Tisch building. “NYU TISCH” is displayed on the wall in a purple LED light sign. People are walking by.

Tisch blacklist prompts administration to address student misconduct

After an anonymous list accusing film students of misconduct circulated in the Tisch School of the Arts in early March, some students raised their concerns to the administration about sexual harrassment in the school.
May 3, 2022

Hopeless about the lack of accountability for students in the department of Undergraduate Film & Television at the Tisch School of the Arts, a student in the program created...

The brick exterior of NYU’s law school. Arches frame the courtyard, and an engraved stone sign bears the law school’s name.

Alum and prof. Troy McKenzie appointed as next NYU Law dean

Troy McKenzie, a professor at the NYU School of Law, is set to take over as the school’s new dean on June 1.
May 2, 2022

Troy McKenzie was appointed as the dean of the NYU School of Law, President Andrew Hamilton and Provost Katherine Fleming announced on April 29. McKenzie will take over from outgoing...

The text “Sunset Park Family Health Center at NYU Langone” is printed in white on a purple plaque against a blue wall on the front facade of the NYU Langone Sunset Park building.

Photo: NYU Langone launches hearing loss screening program for immigrant children

April 22, 2022

NYU Langone Health’s Hearing Loss Awareness and Screening Program aims to help children from low-income immigrant families who develop hearing loss early in life. (Staff Photo by Carmo Moniz)

An illustration of two tickets that are split white and purple, with the text “New York University Commencement class of 2020, 2021, and 2022” and “May 18, 2022” including the names of the speakers, Taylor Swift and Judith Heumann. An illustration of a credit card is next to the tickets.

Taylor Swift fans hassle NYU seniors for graduation tickets

Some Taylor Swift fans are offering hundreds of dollars for tickets to see her at NYU’s 2022 commencement ceremony.
April 21, 2022

After graduating Steinhardt senior Emily Jenks tweeted about Taylor Swift speaking at her NYU commencement ceremony, she was contacted by a Swift fan on Twitter who offered her...

A student seated indoors, wearing a black mask, tan headphones, and a blue sweater with a reclining green frog.

Students conflicted about NYU easing mask mandate

As NYU drops its indoor mask mandate for some locations on campus, students express mixed feelings about the university’s decision and the further lifting of COVID-19 restrictions.
March 31, 2022

NYU’s decision to drop its indoor mask mandate in some locations starting yesterday has stirred mixed feelings among students over whether the university made the right decision.  According...

A birds-eye-view of the Lower East Side and Financial District skyline at night. In the middle, a street converges with the horizon. Parked cars line the sides of the street.

Students struggle to afford off-campus housing as rents surge

Due to increases in New York City rent prices, many students at NYU’s Greenwich Village campus are having trouble finding affordable apartments.
March 30, 2022

With New York City rent prices at a historic high, many students are struggling to find affordable off-campus housing for this upcoming summer and the 2022-23 academic year. Some...

A woman stands on the sidewalk in front of NYU’s Bobst Library holding a big sign that shows a graphic image of a fetus, and above it the word “Abortion.” Next to the woman, students with backpacks head to class or are waiting to cross the street.

Anti-abortion protesters pester students outside Bobst

Protesters wearing body cameras stood outside of the library on Wednesday afternoon with graphic images to discourage students from supporting the right to get an abortion.
March 24, 2022

Content warning: This article contains graphic images and descriptions of sexual assault.  Around 15 anti-abortion protesters wearing body cameras stood in front of Bobst Library...

The glass entrance of the Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life.

Student gov’t proposal demands suspension of NYU Tel Aviv

The proposed resolution, brought forward by two members of the Student Senators Council, calls for NYU to shutter its Tel Aviv site until Israel repeals a law targeting foreign critics of the state. The council also discussed transportation costs, housing affordability and accommodations for Muslim students at its March 10 meeting.
March 11, 2022

Two representatives of NYU’s student government proposed a resolution calling on the university to suspend its study away site in Tel Aviv during a Student Senators Council meeting...

The all glass facade of 181 Mercer Street.

181 Mercer building opening delayed again until spring 2023

The opening of NYU’s flagship development, which will include housing, classrooms, athletic facilities and a theater, has been postponed twice due to construction delays related to COVID-19.
March 9, 2022

The opening of NYU’s new 181 Mercer Street building has been postponed until spring 2023, according to NYU spokesperson Shonna Keogan. The university previously announced that...

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: NYU event with Solange 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 7 to March 13.
March 7, 2022

A gallery to reflect on loss Noon-5 p.m. at 8 Washington Mews Free, restricted to the NYU community NYU community members are invited to visit the “Grief Garden,” a...

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: Vigil for Ukraine 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. 28 to March 6.
February 27, 2022

A vigil in solidarity with Ukraine 5-6 p.m. at the Kimmel Center for University Life Restricted to the NYU community A vigil for Ukraine on the steps of the Kimmel Center...

The facade of the NYU building on 105 East 17th Street.

NYU announces relocation plans for some buildings and student housing

The university will move various programs and student residence halls between 2022 and 2024 due to the end of the Puck Building’s lease and the construction of 181 Mercer.
February 25, 2022

NYU is relocating several academic programs, offices and living spaces, including NYU’s Sociology and Human Resources departments, administrative offices and student housing,...

A purple uniform patch with the logo of the NYU Department of Public Safety on the shoulder of a Public Safety Officer.

8 buildings left unguarded on nights, weekends as NYU cuts Campus Safety overtime

The decrease in hours — which has left guard posts unstaffed at nights and on weekends — has raised concerns about trespassing, COVID-19 protocol enforcement and access to student resources.
February 24, 2022

Some Campus Safety posts are being left unstaffed on nights and weekends after NYU’s Department of Campus Safety cut overtime hours for security officers in several buildings,...

Starting Friday, Feb. 4, students will be allowed to eat in dining halls. (Photo by Jake Capriotti)

NYU to ease COVID restrictions starting Friday

The university will allow indoor dining again starting Feb. 4. On Feb. 7, restrictions on gyms, events, study rooms and club activities will be lifted.
February 2, 2022

NYU will loosen its COVID-19 restrictions on campus starting Friday, Feb. 4, the university announced in an email sent Wednesday evening. NYU cited its booster requirement and...

A subway rider stands on the Times Square station platform. Riders are on alert after a rise in assaults at subway stations. (Staff Photo by Ryan Walker)

Subway crime spike unnerves NYU students

After the killing of Michelle Go and assaults at the W 4 St-Wash Sq station, residents of New York City are calling for platform barriers to reduce crime in subway stations.
January 31, 2022

The recent killing of Michelle Alyssa Go, an NYU alum who was pushed in front of a train at the Times Square subway station on Jan. 15, has furthered a growing push for safety...

181 Mercer St., located between Bleecker and West Houston streets, is NYUs new multi-use building. The building is expected to open in fall 2022. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

SoHo/NoHo rezoning approval allows 181 Mercer to stand

The rezoning plan passed last month includes a last-minute change that allows university dorms to remain in the area.
January 27, 2022

NYU will not halt construction on its 181 Mercer Street building, scheduled to open in fall 2022, after the SoHo and NoHo rezoning plan was approved last month.  The New York...

NYU announced in a Jan. 12 email that the spring 2022 semester will be held in person. Senior leadership acknowledged that flexibility regarding in-person classes would only be offered temporarily at the start of the semester. (Staff Photo and Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Some faculty unwilling to allow remote learning, despite NYU guidance

NYU’s return to in-person instruction has left some students struggling to receive virtual accommodations during the first week of classes.
January 25, 2022

Tisch first-year Indranil Basu decided to attend class remotely until COVID-19 cases dropped to a lower rate. But as NYU prepared to resume in-person instruction for the spring...

Two NYU Stern professors plan on starting an “anti-woke” university. The goal of the university is to promote “illiberalism” and “freedom of inquiry.” (Image via Wikimedia Commons and nyu.edu)

‘Anti-woke’ NYU professors want to start anti-woke university

The University of Austin, founded in an effort to promote free speech, has generated a lot of media buzz — but has yet to open a physical location or gain accreditation.
December 14, 2021

Two NYU professors are among a group of intellectuals who plan to form a university founded under “the fearless pursuit of truth.” Former Stern professor Niall Ferguson and...

The Morton Williams supermarket is located on 130 Bleecker St. It will soon be replaced by a public school on a lot owned by NYU. (Staff Photo by Shaina Ahmed)

NYU property ceded to build public school, endangering Morton Williams supermarket

Although news of a new public school to be built on a Bleecker Street NYU plot was well-received overall, some Village residents protested that it will result in the closure of a supermarket.
December 9, 2021

New York City’s School Construction Authority made plans to construct a new public school at 130 Bleecker St., located on NYU’s Washington Square campus, on Nov. 9. Construction...

NYU’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies held a panel to discuss the worsening Haitian immigration crisis. The panel highlighted President Biden’s failure to implement solutions and America’s history of racism against Haitians. (Photo by Kevin Wu)

Amid worsening border crisis, NYU panel talks mistreatment of Haitian migrants

A panel organized by NYU’s Center for Latin American Caribbean Studies discussed President Biden’s immigration policy failures and the history of American racism against Haitians.
December 1, 2021

NYU’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies discussed an ongoing surge of Haitian migration at the U.S. southern border at a Nov. 22 event. The teach-in session, called...

A new greenery wall is installed in the lobby of 708 Broadway, home to the NYU School of Global Public Health. Recently, NYU has improved from 43rd place to 29th place on The Princeton Review’s “Top 50 Green Colleges.” (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

NYU jumps 14 places in college sustainability ranking

The university moved from No. 43 to No. 29 in The Princeton Review’s list of “Top 50 Green Colleges,” which is based on environmental sustainability surveys.
November 23, 2021

NYU climbed from No. 43 to No. 29 in The Princeton Review’s 2022 “Top 50 Green Colleges” list — a 14-place increase from last year’s ranking. The College of the Atlantic,...

(Image courtesy of John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

Two NYU profs, one alum receive 2021 MacArthur Fellowships

NYU professors Nicole Fleetwood and Victor J. Torres and alum Daniel Lind-Ramos talk about their experience winning the prestigious MacArthur Foundation grant. 
October 26, 2021

NYU professors Nicole Fleetwood and Victor J. Torres, and alum Daniel Lind-Ramos were recently awarded 2021 MacArthur Fellowships. Each September, the MacArthur Foundation awards...

NYU invited Fawzia Koofi, the leader of the Movement of Change for Afghanistan Party, and U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Joseph Collins to an event to discuss the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Collins and Koofi discussed the factors that led up to the collapse of the Afghan government. (Image via nyu.edu)

Afghan politician, US defense official discuss Afghanistan withdrawal at NYU event

A member of Afghanistan’s ousted government and a former U.S. assistant defense secretary talked with NYU faculty about the aftermath of the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan as well as the country’s future.
October 25, 2021

An Afghan political leader and a former Department of Defense official sat down at an NYU event to discuss the aftermath of the U.S. military withdrawal and the future of Afghanistan...

NYU Eats has switched to disposable dishes and silverware due to manufacturing constraints caused by COVID-19. The change has led to questions about sustainability on campus. (Photo by Naomi Mirny)

Dishwasher disrepair disrupts dining, demands disposable dishware

Repair delays forced a switch to disposable dinnerware at dining locations on campus, NYU said. Students are unsure, though, of how to sustainably dispose of single-use items.
October 6, 2021

Supply chain issues triggered by the pandemic have forced two NYU dining halls to temporarily switch to disposable silverware. The Palladium dining hall is providing students with...