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

Washington Square News

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Carmo Moniz, Managing Editor

Carmo Moniz is a junior studying journalism and politics. She enjoys covering city news and dabbling in data journalism, and aspires to one day join the journalism-to-law-school pipeline. When she's not in classes or at the Washington Square News, you can find her looking for a movie to watch or embarking on random art projects. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @carmo_moniz or send tips at [email protected].

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NYU Law drops to No. 9 in U.S. News rankings

Despite the decline in the general rankings, the School of Law placed first for international law, tax law and criminal law.
Carmo Moniz, Managing Editor April 10, 2024

NYU’s School of Law was ranked ninth in the country by U.S. News & World Report, down two positions from last year. This year marks the second time the law school — as...

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NYU acceptance rate stays at 8% for class of 2028

Overall applications to NYU decreased for the 2023-24 admissions cycle for the first time since 2007, but the university saw its greatest-ever number of early decision applicants.
Carmo Moniz, Managing Editor April 8, 2024

NYU’s acceptance rate stayed at 8% for the 2023-24 admissions cycle, the university announced Monday evening. Successful applicants, who received their acceptance letters on...

Four girls occupy a dorm room kitchen with a coffee machine on the left, a dish rack next to it, a sink in the middle and an oven with food inside it on the right.

Photo: How a dorm kitchen brought me closer to my roommates

March 31, 2024

(Illustration by Carmo Moniz)

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Spring break snapshots: Grassy getaways to snow-stuck trucks

WSN staff share photos from their first week of free time this year.

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Review: Netflix’s ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ is rough, buddy

The live-action adaptation of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” rarely ever excels as a shot-for-shot remake of the popular cartoon, ultimately frustrating longtime fans of the original.
Carmo Moniz and Yezen Saadah March 15, 2024

Warning: This review contains spoilers for “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” Two of your favorite WSN staffers offer their thoughts on one of the most anticipated shows of the...

The exterior of the Morton Williams Supermarket, with a prominent red lettering that reads Morton Williams at the top of the building and the phrase The Fresh Marketplace beneath it.

How a supermarket became the center of NYU’s relationship with the Village

Years of back-and-forth between local residents and the university over the future of a supermarket ended in an agreement saving the grocery store for at least the next 13 years.
Carmo Moniz, Managing Editor January 31, 2024

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Staff Rants: New beginnings or old complaints?

WSN staff shares their thoughts on the beginning of the 2024 spring semester.

On time: Yezen Saadah — Deputy Managing Editor  It has only been a week, and yet I feel like I’m already halfway through the semester.   On course schedules: Molly...

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‘The Nutcracker’ is worth your time this December

With its timeless magic and intricate artistry, “The Nutcracker” is a ballet built to be a lasting holiday tradition.
Julia Diorio and Carmo Moniz December 4, 2023

Every time I hear the first few notes of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” some of the happiest memories from my childhood come to mind. Nights spent doing homework...

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Jewish students sue NYU over alleged indifference to on-campus antisemitism

The lawsuit called for the university to suspend or expel students and terminate faculty involved in “antisemitic abuse” on campus, and accused the administration of ignoring reports of antisemitic incidents.
Carmo Moniz, Managing Editor November 15, 2023

Three Jewish students filed a lawsuit against NYU on Tuesday, claiming that the university has been indifferent toward instances of antisemitism on campus and violated federal...

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Lockdown lifted after shots fired near Tandon

The university reported that shots were fired near its Brooklyn campus Monday afternoon before issuing an all-clear in an emergency alert to the NYU community. No injuries were reported in the incident.
Carmo Moniz and Yezen Saadah November 6, 2023

NYU issued an all-clear following reports of shots fired near 1 MetroTech Center in Brooklyn, near the Tandon School of Engineering. The New York City Police Department has lifted...

Three banners, each reading “Free Palestine,” “Shut Down N.Y.U. Tel Aviv” and “Cease-fire and De-cccupy,” hang from the staircases in the Bobst Library.

Students and faculty hold sudden pro-Palestine demonstration in Bobst

The protesters, who are members of Students for Justice in Palestine and the recently-formed Faculty for Justice in Palestine, also called for NYU’s study abroad site in Tel Aviv to be shut down.
Carmo Moniz and Yezen Saadah October 20, 2023

On-campus tensions over the Israel-Hamas war came to a head this afternoon, when members of Students for Justice in Palestine and Faculty for Justice in Palestine hung signs...

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NYU will remain open ahead of planned Israel-Hamas conflict protests

The Campus Safety Department told students and faculty they could attend classes remotely if they felt unsafe due to protests in the city.
Carmo Moniz, Managing Editor October 13, 2023

NYU said it would not close ahead of planned protests today over the Israel-Hamas conflict in an email from Campus Safety head Fountain Walker Thursday evening. Police told the...

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NYU drops 10 spots in latest US News rankings

The decline comes after significant changes to the report’s methodology from last year.
Carmo Moniz, Managing Editor September 18, 2023
NYU dropped in the U.S. News & World Report’s national university rankings for the first time since 2020, falling ten spots from 25th place to 35th. The downward shift comes after years of the university steadily climbing the rankings; the last time it dropped more than one position on the list was in 2016.
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Victor dE Souza’s ‘Siren & Muses’ collection is a coastal dream turned reality

The trend-averse designer came out with uniquely-structured pieces that toed the line between the whimsical and bizarre in his latest collection.
Carmo Moniz, Managing Editor September 14, 2023

Tailored bodices and flowy silhouettes alike took the floor at Victor de Souza’s Spring/Summer 2024 New York Fashion Week show, in an ethereal collection that showcased the designer's...

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A guide to surviving your first semester at NYU

Look no further for help with your schedule, academics, making friends and more at the university.
Carmo Moniz, Managing Editor August 4, 2023

As you are about to begin your first semester at NYU, you might have questions about how to secure a prime study spot, where to go for academic support or how to drop that 8 a.m....

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Silver to cut down on field requirement for social work students

After months of student organizing, the Silver School of Social Work announced that it intends to reduce its field learning requirement for graduate students by the fall 2024 semester.
Carmo Moniz, Managing Editor May 24, 2023

Master's students at NYU’s Silver School of Social Work are slated to spend 300 fewer hours in the field by the fall 2024 semester, according to an announcement by Silver dean...

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin receives an honorary diploma from N.Y.U. President Andrew Hamilton. White banners displaying N.Y.U. school names and logos in purple are draped behind Marin and Hamilton.

Finland’s prime minister talks war in Ukraine and gender equality at commencement

Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin gave a speech to graduates at NYU’s 190th commencement ceremony, a month after her party lost the country’s national election.
Carmo Moniz, Managing Editor May 17, 2023

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin addressed tens of thousands of graduates at NYU’s 190th commencement ceremony on Wednesday after receiving an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters...

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Stern community holds vigil for students killed in Puerto Rico

Students and faculty at NYU’s Stern School of Business attended a vigil and memorial service for two students who were killed in Puerto Rico last week.
Carmo Moniz and Yezen Saadah May 12, 2023

More than 100 students and faculty at the Stern School of Business gathered in Gould Plaza Thursday night to mourn the deaths of Franco Medina Angulo and Sergio Palomino Ruiz,...

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‘Manifest destiny’: NYU’s history of expansion in Washington Square

When staying up to date with current events becomes a personal crisis, it’s clear it is time to make a change.
Carmo Moniz, News Editor April 30, 2023

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NYU named partner in Governors Island climate center project

Students and faculty will have access to classrooms, laboratories and other spaces at the newly announced New York Climate Exchange, set to open on Governors Island in 2028.
Carmo Moniz, News Editor April 25, 2023

NYU will partner with a new $700 million international climate research center on Governors Island, alongside several other universities across the country. Students, faculty and...

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Social work students demand compensation for unpaid work hours

Students at NYU’s Silver School for Social Work are calling on the university to pay for the hours they spend in the field, joining a movement of graduate social work students across the country.
Carmo Moniz, News Editor April 19, 2023

Mia Halsey, a second-year student at NYU’s Silver School for Social Work, spends over 20 hours each week providing counseling and social services to people accused of crimes...

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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...

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NYU to drop COVID-19 vaccine requirement

The university announced that, starting May 11, it will end its vaccination requirements for students and visitors.
Carmo Moniz, News Editor April 5, 2023

NYU will end its campuswide COVID-19 vaccine mandate starting May 11, according to an update from Carlo Ciotoli, the vice president for campus health. The decision follows that...

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Trump pleads not guilty as protesters, media crowd Manhattan courthouse

Pro-Trump demonstrators and counterprotesters clashed outside a lower Manhattan courthouse on the day of former president Donald Trump’s arraignment.
Carmo Moniz, News Editor April 4, 2023

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Paulson Center opens first batch of athletic facilities

A fencing room, wrestling studio, squash courts and locker rooms have all opened, but students will have to wait for access to the pool, jogging track and basketball courts.
Adrianna Nehme and Carmo Moniz March 28, 2023

Long-awaited sports facilities at NYU’s Paulson Center are now available for use, two months after the building’s academic and residential spaces first opened their doors....

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Court dismisses Steinhardt prof’s defamation lawsuit against colleagues, again

The lawsuit, which was dismissed once before but appealed, claims that an internal letter signed by Steinhardt faculty is defamatory toward Mark Crispin Miller, a professor at the school.
Carmo Moniz, News Editor March 22, 2023

An NYU Steinhardt professor’s yearslong defamation lawsuit against several colleagues was dismissed by a New York appellate court earlier this month. Mark Crispin Miller, a professor...

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Trump rally outside Manhattan DA’s office sees scant attendance

A small group of protesters was surrounded by reporters outside of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office on Monday as they protested the potential indictment of former president Donald Trump.
Ania Keenan and Carmo Moniz March 20, 2023

The entrance of the Coral Tower residence hall. A pink bulletin board with announcements about the dorm is on the left, a gray gate used to enter the dorm is in the middle and a brown desk, where security officers usually sit, is to the right.

NYU drops rule preventing dorm RAs from speaking to media

Residential life administrators announced that a rule restricting RAs from speaking to the media without university guidance will be lifted, and that the student workers will be more included in conversations about residence hall security.
Adrianna Nehme and Carmo Moniz February 28, 2023

NYU administrators in charge of housing agreed to make changes to the guidelines resident assistants must follow days after they called for better safety training and the removal...

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...

A laptop screen displaying the user interface of the artificial intelligence writing tool “Chat G.P.T.” with the prompt “write New York University’s academic integrity policy on using chat G.P.T.” on the top.

ChatGPT is here — what’s NYU doing about it?

“The existence of a well-written paragraph is no longer evidence of human effort,” reads a memo to NYU’s schools, warning them of the plagiarism possibilities that ChatGPT and AI programs like it bring to the classroom.
Carmo Moniz, News Editor February 2, 2023

ChatGPT, the easily accessible, uncannily human artificial intelligence program that can quickly generate text from a prompt, has caused a stir at universities across the country....

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Top lawyer named next chair of NYU board of trustees

Acclaimed lawyer, NYU alum and trustee Evan Chesler — who recently represented Elon Musk — will replace William Berkley as chair of NYU’s board of trustees at the end of his term in August.
Carmo Moniz and Yezen Saadah January 31, 2023

NYU’s board of trustees announced on Monday that it had chosen a new chairperson to succeed William Berkley. Evan Chesler, who has been a member of the board since 2006, will...

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Village advocates side with city, challenge NYU rezoning lawsuit

In a motion, many neighborhood organizations supported a provision banning university uses in rezoned parts of SoHo and NoHo and asked the court to order an environmental review of NYU expansion plans in the area if the university is successful in court.
Carmo Moniz, News Editor January 27, 2023

A consortium of Greenwich Village neighborhood advocacy organizations have filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit that was previously filed by NYU against New York City. The...

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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...

Four people hold a large, green banner reading “legal abortion nationwide” in front of a white building. A group is gathered in front of the banner holding signs. One protester shouts into a megaphone and another holds a white poster board reading “this is what a feminist looks like” decorated with pink hearts.

As Roe v. Wade turns 50, protesters march against the loss of abortion rights

A group of abortion rights activists marched down Broadway in support of nationwide abortion access on Sunday, Jan. 22, joining thousands of demonstrators throughout the country.
Carmo Moniz, News Editor January 24, 2023

Hundreds of people marched from Washington Square Park to the Financial District on Sunday, calling for national abortion rights on what would have been the 50th anniversary of...

An N.Y.U. flag hangs above the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Cars line the road to the right of the building and an entrance to Washington Square Park can be seen in the background.

Ex-NYU finance director charged with embezzling millions

Cindy Tappe, who worked at NYU until 2018, stole millions of dollars by funneling money through shell companies. She now faces multiple felony charges.
Carmo Moniz and Tori Morales December 20, 2022

Cindy Tappe, NYU’s former director of finance and research, is facing multiple felony charges after she was found to have redirected millions of dollars in New York state education...

A group of protestors wearing green T-shirts rally in front of s Morton Williams supermarket. They are holding signs that read “LOCAL 338 R.W.D.S.U/U.F.C.W.”

Advocates seek mayor’s support to save Morton Williams supermarket

Greenwich Village residents and community advocates gathered in front of a Morton Williams supermarket under threat of displacement by NYU, pressuring the university to allow it to stay in its current location.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor December 14, 2022

A yearslong battle to preserve a local Morton Williams supermarket located on land owned by NYU gave rise to a rally in front of the Greenwich Village store on Tuesday, Dec. 13....

The facade of The New Schools Fifth Avenue building at night. Letters behind large windows spell out the universitys name and the lights of passing cars are blurred.

Instruction resumes at New School after union strikes deal

The part-time faculty union at The New School reached a tentative agreement with the university on Saturday, ending a strike that lasted more than three weeks. The union will soon vote on whether to ratify it.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor December 12, 2022

The union representing part-time faculty at The New School came to a tentative agreement with the university, ending a three-week strike on the night of Dec. 10. The contract includes...

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What to do this week: Holiday cheese tasting and Christmas caroling

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Dec. 12-18.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor December 11, 2022

A film marathon at MoMA 7 p.m. at the Museum of Modern Art Watch a special screening program of four films by Italian filmmaker Yuri Ancarani, including “Il Capo,” “Da...

A plaque that reads “New York University School of Law” next to the front gate of N.Y.U.’s law school.

NYU Law withdraws from US News rankings, following other top schools

Fourteen of the highest-ranking law schools in the country announced they would not participate from the U.S. News & World Report law school rankings due to concerns over its methodology. NYU followed suit on Monday.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor December 6, 2022

NYU Law is the latest of the top 14 law schools in the country, collectively known as the T14, to boycott the U.S. News & World Report law school rankings. The school, which...

A group of part-time faculty members on strike in a picket line. They carry signs that read “U.A.W. on strike” and “Their working conditions are our learning conditions.” Behind them is the entrance to The New School’s main building.

Two weeks into strike, New School claims it can’t afford faculty demands

The New School has agreed to continue bargaining with the union representing its striking part-time faculty, but has said it does not have the financial resources to compromise further.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor December 2, 2022

On the 16th day of a strike that has halted most academic operations at The New School, an overwhelming 95% of part-time faculty voted against the university’s “final offer”...

An illustration of a scale against a purple background with white text next to it. The text reads “Number one Yale; number two Stanford; number three University of Chicago; number four Columbia, Harvard; number six University of Pennsylvania.” Under the list is a larger line of text that reads “number seven N.Y.U.”

As other top law schools boycott US News rankings, NYU stays put

NYU’s law school, ranked as the seventh best in the country, has yet to follow other top schools in leaving the U.S. News & World Reports’ law school rankings.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor December 2, 2022

NYU Law is one of five schools out of the top 14 in the country that has not yet withdrawn from the U.S. News & World Reports’ law school rankings. Nine of these top schools,...

The entrance of the Coral Tower residence hall. To the left is a pink bulletin board with announcements about the dorm. In the middle is a gray gate to enter the residence hall, with two elevators in the background. To the left is a brown desk where security officers typically sit.

Hamilton orders security review after spate of dorm intrusions

NYU president Andrew Hamilton requested that Campus Safety conduct an extensive review of dorm security following a series of intruder incidents last month.
Carmo Moniz, Lauren Ashe and Yezen Saadah December 1, 2022

After a series of security failures allowed intruders to enter multiple NYU residence halls and led to the resignation of one officer, university president Andrew Hamilton has...

A large crowd of protestors at Washington Square Park holding up signs and Iranian flags. Some of the signs read “WOMAN LIFE FREEDOM,” “FREE IRAN,” and “IRAN 2022 REVOLUTION NO ISLAMIC! TO REPUBLIC!”

Photo: Opinion: Islam didn’t start the Iranian protests

November 21, 2022

File photo: protestors against the Iranian government at Washington Square Park on Nov. 5 2022 (Carmo Moniz for WSN)

The exterior of NYU Lafayette Hall from the diagonal corner of the street.

Intruder removed after entering Lafayette Hall

An intruder entered Lafayette Hall and interacted with students before being removed by police on Sunday evening, in the fourth dorm trespassing incident at NYU in two weeks.
Carmo Moniz, Lauren Ashe and Tori Morales November 21, 2022

An intruder bypassed security, jumped a turnstile and entered NYU’s Lafayette Hall dorm at around 5:40 p.m. on Sunday. He was found 20 minutes later by an officer from NYU’s...

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: Thanksgiving Day Parade and ‘The Nutcracker’

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Nov. 21-27.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor November 20, 2022

A conversation with an Italian opera conductor 6:30 p.m. at 24 W. 12th St. Italian pianist-conductor Speranza Scappucci is playing her first show at the 3,800-seat Metropolitan...

Students and campus safety officers gather in the Third North residence hall courtyard. Two bright lights shine on them from above.

Photo: No sign of NYU dorm intruder despite exhaustive 8-hour search

Lauren Ashe, Deputy News Editor November 16, 2022

Campus Safety officers and residence hall staff discuss the search for the intruder at Third North. (Carmo Moniz for WSN)

A part-time faculty member on strike. They hold up their fist and carry a sign that reads U.A.W. ON STRIKE. Behind them are other striking faculty members.

Strike upends classes at The New School

Part-time faculty at The New School commenced a strike on Wednesday after their union was unable to reach a new tentative contract with the university.
Carmo Moniz, Tori Morales and Alex Tey November 16, 2022

Part-time faculty at The New School — who together represent 87% of the university’s teaching staff — went on strike Wednesday morning after weeks of bargaining between their...

The facade of a brick building. A small plaque reads: “New York University Silver School of Social Work.” To the right, a gray-haired man wearing a jean jacket walks by.

Social justice advocate Jennifer Jones Austin joins NYU

Jennifer Jones Austin, a civil rights lawyer and prominent social justice advocate, will help develop the school’s curricula and advance social work projects.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor November 14, 2022

Civil rights and social policy lawyer Jennifer Jones Austin has been appointed as a visiting scholar at NYU’s Silver School of Social Work. Jones Austin, a Wagner alum, will...

A photograph of the Matto Espresso location at Mercer Street. The chain’s logo and a display of food items for sale can be seen through a window.

Photo: Matto Espresso, famous for $2.50 coffee, opens at Stern

Evelyn Chen, Contributing Writer November 14, 2022

Matto Espresso’s location at 293 Mercer St. (Carmo Moniz for WSN)

The front entrance of a single-story Morton Williams supermarket. Above the entrance is black awning with the text “THE FRESH MARKETPLACE.”

‘Save our supermarket’: Morton Williams shoppers skeptical of NYU promises

The back-and-forth brawl over a local Morton Williams supermarket continues, despite NYU’s commitment to save the store.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor November 11, 2022

After NYU pledged to save a Morton Williams supermarket located on university-owned property that was at risk of being redeveloped, many in the neighborhood are worried that...

A large crowd of protestors at Washington Square Park holding up signs and Iranian flags. Some of the signs read “WOMAN LIFE FREEDOM,” “FREE IRAN,” and “IRAN 2022 REVOLUTION NO ISLAMIC! TO REPUBLIC!”

Hundreds call for downfall of Iranian government amid global protests

Protesters in Washington Square Park called for revolution in Iran on Saturday following the Iranian government’s crackdown on protests.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor November 7, 2022

More than 400 protesters gathered in Washington Square Park on the afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 5, to call for revolution against the Iranian government. Attendees protested the...

The facade of a gray one-story supermarket is branded with “Morton Williams” in red text. Under the supermarket name, there is text in white letters that reads “The Fresh Marketplace.”

NYU vows to save Morton Williams supermarket

NYU announced that if a local Morton Williams supermarket is demolished, it plans to relocate the grocery store nearby.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor November 3, 2022

A Morton Williams supermarket — which is one of the only grocery stores in the Greenwich Village area — will not be displaced from the neighborhood, according to university...

A crowd of protestors gathered in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. They are holding copies of the same poster, all of which have the text “DISCRIMINATION IN THE NAME OF DIVERSITY IS WRONG.”

What the Supreme Court’s impending affirmative action decision means for NYU

NYU and other universities may be prohibited from considering race in admissions decisions after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on two cases next June.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor November 2, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court heard two cases this week that will decide whether race-sensitive college admissions processes are constitutional — a decision that may prohibit universities...

Protesters walk down University Place holding a large sign that reads “N.Y.U. owes adjuncts.” A police officer on a moped directs traffic in front of the marching protesters.

The NYU adjunct union contract expires tonight. Here’s what may happen next.

The university’s adjunct faculty contract will expire at midnight on Oct. 31. A strike has been authorized, but it is only one of multiple possible outcomes for the labor dispute.
Carmo Moniz and Tori Morales October 31, 2022

Adjunct faculty at NYU may go on strike this week. The adjunct union’s contract with the university will expire at the end of the day on Monday, Oct. 31, and the union has the...

Two blue N.Y.C. Emergency Rescue Kit bags with two packages of 4mg Narcan Nasal Spray in front.

Narcan coming to city bars and clubs, but access at NYU more limited

As Narcan becomes available at nightlife establishments, NYU students are calling for the drug to be more accessible on campus.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor October 27, 2022

Narcan, a drug that reverses opioid-induced overdoses, will soon be available to all New York City bars and clubs after Mayor Eric Adams authorized the city to provide it to nightlife...

The number 6 train arriving at the Union Square station. People stand on the platform and walk on an overpass above the tracks.

Latest subway safety plan puts more police in stations

With an intent of cracking down on crime, Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul plan to increase police presence and mental health services in the system’s cars and stations.
Carmo Moniz and Lauren Ashe October 24, 2022

More police officers are coming to New York City subway stations after Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a plan to add 1,200 overtime shifts across over 300 stations...

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Staff Rants: Midterms and midterms

It’s the middle of the term! The WSN staff offers our thoughts on our exam-packed weeks and the ongoing congressional election season.

On unoriginality: It’s really unoriginal of NYU to hold midterm exams during the midterm elections. As an academic institution that discourages plagiarism, it shouldn’t steal...

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: Halloween 3D printing and Bryant Park ice skating

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Oct. 24 to Oct. 30.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor October 23, 2022

Visit a garden inside of a prison cell All day at the Museum of Modern Art PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Queens Visit “Growing Abolition,” an art installation featuring a...

The back of a woman wearing a black t-shirt looking at a computer screen that reads “Apply for Federal Student Loan Debt Relief.”

NYU students start applying for Biden loan forgiveness program

After the application for the program opened on Oct. 17, some students said it would partially or completely pay off their loans.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor October 21, 2022

Many NYU students who have taken out loans may benefit from President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness program, which began accepting applications on Monday, Oct. 17. While...

A building which has NYU and NYU Steinhardt flags hoisted from a walls.

After one month of checking visitor vax cards, NYU gives up

Though visitors to campus must still be vaccinated for COVID-19, they no longer need to show physical proof of vaccination to gain access to university buildings.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor October 20, 2022

NYU will no longer require campus visitors to present proof of vaccination to a university employee before they are approved to enter university buildings starting Monday, Oct....

Professor David O’Connor at an archaeological site in the desert with two other female colleagues.

David O’Connor, renowned Egyptologist and NYU professor, dies at 84

David O’Connor, who worked at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts, was known for his excavation work and research at the ancient Egyptian city of Abydos, as well as his dedication to his students.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor October 12, 2022

David O’Connor, leading Egyptologist and Lila Acheson Wallace professor of ancient Egyptian art at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts, died at 84 years old on Oct. 1. During his...

An exterior shot of the Bronfman Center. On the left is the entrance of the building with a New York University sign that reads “STILL REQUIRED FACE MASK.” On the right is a plaque that reads “New York University 7 The EDGAR M. BRONFMAN CENTER FOR JEWISH STUDENT LIFE”

NYU disputes failing grade on antisemitism report

NYU criticized a report on antisemitism on college campuses for not including some of the university’s actions against antisemitism on campus, including updating its non-discrimination and harassment policy and hosting a summit to address antisemitism across U.S. universities.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor October 4, 2022

NYU received a failing grade in a recent report rating antisemitism on 25 university campuses. The Sept. 25 report, compiled by watchdog group StopAntisemitism, claimed that students...

Dr. Jonathan Haidt speaking in front of an audience with a presentation labeled “The Partisan Divide on Political Values Grows Even Wider” behind him.

Stern professor resigns from professional org. after refusing to write diversity statement

Jonathan Haidt, a professor of ethical leadership at NYU’s Stern School of Business, resigned from a psychology research conference after refusing to write a required equity, inclusion and anti-racism statement.
Carmo Moniz and Tori Morales October 4, 2022

Jonathan Haidt, a professor of ethical leadership at NYU’s Stern School of Business, refused to follow a new rule which presenters at an annual research conference to submit...

The outside entrance of N.Y.U Langone Health’s main campus with a road sign in front of the modern building with a glass facade.

NYU Langone ranks No. 1 in leadership and ambulatory care

NYU Langone jumped four spots for quality leadership and has held the top spot in ambulatory care since last year, according to new rankings.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor September 22, 2022

NYU Langone Health is No. 1 in outpatient care and quality leadership, according to new healthcare rankings that were released on Thursday, Sept. 22. The updated numbers, determined...

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What to do this week: Vampire cinema viewing and Climate Week NYC

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Sept. 19 to Sept. 25.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor September 18, 2022

A vampire movie at the MoMA 7 p.m. at 11 W. 53 St.  Filmmakers Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer will present their vampire movie “Nosferasta: First Bite” at the Museum...

Seven students wear masks while sitting at their desks in an NYU classroom. A professor sitting on a table listens to a student.

Where NYU stands as New York City lifts its subway mask mandate

COVID-19 restrictions on the New York City Subway were eased on Wednesday. At NYU, where masks are still required in certain settings, students and faculty are conflicted over how they think the administration should proceed.
Adrianna Nehme, Carmo Moniz and Tori Morales September 8, 2022

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Wednesday that masks are no longer required on public transportation in New York. NYU administrators said that the university has been preparing to...

What you missed around NYU this summer

Roe v. Wade protests, the adjunct faculty union contract extension, pride celebrations and everything else you need to know from over the break.
Carmo Moniz and Edward Franco September 1, 2022

As thousands of NYU students return to campus for the fall 2022 semester, here are the top stories that WSN followed this summer. Adjunct faculty union contract extended for 30...

A student holds up their phone displaying a purple Violet Go pass to enter an NYU building.

Explained: NYU’s fall 2022 COVID protocols

As students return to campus for the fall 2022 semester, NYU administrators have announced a replacement for the Daily Screener and a potential easing of the indoor mask mandate later this month.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor September 1, 2022

Although many COVID-19 guidelines from last semester will remain in place during the start of the fall 2022 semester, NYU has announced a few changes for the coming months, including...

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Staff Rants: First day of classes

Welcome, or welcome back! WSN staff shares our thoughts and feelings about the start of the semester.

On Thursday: NYU feels very comfortable disrupting the traditional week by starting classes on a Thursday — and not only a regular Thursday, but a Thursday before a long weekend....

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Dan Goldman wins hotly contested NY-10 primary

A look into how the former federal prosecutor’s policies on student loan debt, public safety and climate change may affect NYU students as he advances to the November congressional election.
Lauren Ashe and Carmo Moniz August 25, 2022

Former federal prosecutor Dan Goldman won yesterday’s Democratic primary congressional election in New York’s 10th District, which encompasses Greenwich Village, SoHo, the...

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.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor 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.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor 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...

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.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor 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...

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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.
Gabriel Hawthorne and Carmo Moniz 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.
Carmo Moniz and Belle Mbaezue 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.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor 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.
Carmo Moniz and Lauren Ashe 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.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor 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...

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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.
Carmo Moniz and Lauren Ashe 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.
Carmo Moniz and Lauren Ashe 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.
Carmo Moniz, Senior Staff Writer 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.
Carmo Moniz, Senior Staff Writer 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.
Lauren Ashe, Gabriel Hawthorne and Carmo Moniz 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.
Carmo Moniz, Senior Staff Writer 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.
Carmo Moniz, Senior Staff Writer 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.
Lauren Ashe, Carmo Moniz and Natalie Thomas 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 fight “illiberalism” and promote “freedom of inquiry.” (Image via Wikimedia Commons and

‘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.
Carmo Moniz, Staff Writer 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.
Carmo Moniz, Staff Writer 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...

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