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Caroline Haskins

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Stoneman Douglas Tragedy Shakes NYU

Stoneman Douglas Tragedy Shakes NYU

In the wake of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, members of the NYU community have come together to grieve and work toward gun law reform.
February 26, 2018
A vigil was held for Parkland on Thursday to honor those affected by the mass shooting that took place at a high school there last week.
Free tampons in the bathroom of the Forbes building.

Photo: Free Menstrual Hygiene Products Not Always Available

February 20, 2018

Free tampons in the bathroom of the Forbes building.

Katie Roiphe is a journalism professor at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Her part in the outing of the creator of “Shitty Media Men” is drawing attention and criticism from the NYU community and beyond.

#MeToo Raises Ethical Questions for NYU Journalism

January 29, 2018
NYU Journalism has received several recent emails with ethical concerns regarding Katie Roiphe, head of the graduate Cultural Reporting and Criticism Program, and NYU Journalism may address these concerns in a school event in March.
Although NYU does not record annual student suicide statistics, a WSN investigation discovered 15 confirmed cases since 1990.

NYU Does Not Track Suicides

January 22, 2018
Despite several suicides in the past two decades, NYU has not publicly recorded or released its suicide statistics.
Screenshot taken of the ICIJ Offshore Leaks Database.

NYU Trustees Mentioned In Paradise Papers

December 6, 2017
NYU trustees may be more closely linked to aspects of the Paradise Papers than you may have previously known.
Screenshot of the “NYUGoneWild” account profile taken on the afternoon of Oct. 26

NYUGoneWild Nudes Snapchat Revived by Stern Senior

October 27, 2017
Explicit Snapchat account @NYUGoneWild returns from its year-long hiatus according to the account owner, who identified himself as a Stern senior.
Photographs of the Identity Evropa flyers in the lockers outside of the Marketplace at Kimmel

White Supremacist Event in Kimmel Confirmed

October 23, 2017
A white supremacist event in Kimmel sparked an anti-Nazi rally and policy change at NYU.
Many NYU’s Rick and Morty fans lined up outside the McDonalds on 728 Broadway to claim the famous Szechuan sauce.

Nerds Came for Szechuan Sauce and Left Empty Handed

October 11, 2017
McDonalds went through a chaotic day when they released their Rick and Morty inspired Szechuan sauce.
De Blasio Endorses SLAM, Discusses Racist Statues, Does Not Take Questions

De Blasio Endorses SLAM, Discusses Racist Statues, Does Not Take Questions

September 27, 2017
Mayor Bill de Blasio visited his old Weinstein dorm room. During his visit, he said he would consider taking down certain statues and supported SLAM's objective of getting a student on NYU's Board of Trustees.
Students in the SSAs of both NYU and Columbia with Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Vivian Balakrishnan.

Singapore Students Association Members Attend the UN General Assembly

September 26, 2017
Eight students from the NYU Singapore Students Association attended the General Assembly of the United Nations on Sept. 23 and met Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs.
The email exchange between this student and the NYU Admissions employee. Edits were made to protect the identities of the student and the employee.

Albert and NYU Gmail Sometimes Out Students as Transgender

September 25, 2017
NYU's information platforms, including Albert and Gmail, can sometimes misgender and misname transgender students.
Bed bug bite marks on Kayla Bullwinkel’s foot and ankle.

Bed Bugs Infest Gramercy Green

September 19, 2017
There are three known cases of bedbugs on the 18 floor of Gramercy Green Residence Hall.
Satellite image of Hurricane Irma heading to Florida on Thursday, September 7th, 2017

NYU’s Latin American Clubs Raise Funds in Wake of Irma

September 18, 2017
A number of NYU's Latin American clubs have convened to raise funds for those affected by Hurricane Irma.
WSN Staff talk about their favorite tunes from this summer.

Staff Recs: Music for Pretending Summer Isn’t Over

September 15, 2017
The WSN staff picks the music that will let you pretend summer isn't over.
In the middle of Washington Square Park, a wall of bricks was put together in artistic protest against the Trump Administration.

“MURO” Installation Divides Washington Square Park

September 8, 2017
Bosco Sodi, an artist from Oaxaca, Mexico used 1,600 clay bricks in an art installation responding to President Trumps immigration policy.
534 NYU students in coastal Texas and 60 in Louisiana live in areas directly affected by Hurricane Harvey.

NYU Unites After Hurricane Harvey

September 5, 2017
Following Hurricane Harvey, NYU administrators and students are attempting to help students and non-students that were affected.
A number of rude and inappropriate comments in the Tandon 2021 Facebook group made their way back to NYU administration and led to severe consequences for the students involved.

Offensive Messages Found in Freshman Tandon Group Chat

August 28, 2017
Newly enrolled students in the Tandon School of Engineering exchanged a series of racist, sexist, ableist, sexually explicit and homophobic jokes over a chat and voice app named Discord.
Graduates of 185th Commencement Stand for Honor in the Face of Challenge

Graduates of 185th Commencement Stand for Honor in the Face of Challenge

May 19, 2017
The university's 185th Commencement ceremony was as heartfelt as such a ceremony should be, but can be summed up with the "Hamilton" quote used by student speaker Roxanne Roman — "Look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now. History is happening, and we just happen to be in the greatest city in the world."
NYU Steinhardt and NYU Psychology researchers were awarded a NSF Grant of $1.4 million to study brain activity of students and teachers in the classroom.

Steinhardt Professors Receive $1.4 Million Grant

May 1, 2017
NYU Steinhardt and NYU Psychology were awarded 1.4 million dollars in grants.
The Native American and Indigenous Students Group has criticised the lack of a Native American and Indigenous Studies program in the past, claiming NYU’s status as a global institute should mean it represents all cultural identities.

First Round of Approval for Native American and Indigenous Studies Minor

April 19, 2017
The Native American and Indigenous Student Group's proposed syllabus for the Intro to Native American and Indigenous Studies course passed initial approval.
There is only one dietician for the 50,000 students at NYU. This brings concerns, especially since treatment for disordered eating habits is necessary given its prevalence.

One Dietician for 50,000 Students

April 3, 2017
There is only one registered dietician to serve the 50,000 students — including those struggling with eating disorders — at NYU.
The NYU Student Health Center at 726 Broadway.

NYU Therapy Redirects Students To Outside Services

March 22, 2017
Students find that the school's wellness center does not help them enough with finding mental health care.
Dr. Leigh Charvet, an associate professor of neurology at NYU’s Langone School of Medicine. Dr Charvet collaborated with recent NYU graduates to develop a painless treatment for everyday symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis that patients can use from home.

Dr. Leigh Charvet Strives Towards MS Treatment

February 27, 2017
NYU School of Medicine's Dr. Leigh Charvet and several recent NYU graduates collaborated to create a painless treatment for the everyday symptoms of MS..
Lucian Wintrich, the White House press correspondent for Gateway Pundit, was scheduled to speak at an NYUCR event, which has been postponed following security concerns.

Why Lucian Wintrich’s NYUCR Speech Was Postponed

February 21, 2017
Earlier this month, NYU administration postponed the NYU College Republicans' scheduled speaker, Lucian Winterish, citing security concerns. The postponement has garnered varied reactions from the student body.