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Gillian Blum, Copy Chief

Gillian Blum is a CAS sophomore studying journalism and politics. She is originally from Baltimore, Maryland, but can navigate a Disney park better than her hometown. She is an exact mix of Peter Parker, Amy Santiago and Dick Grayson — she has too much energy for her own good, often spends it organizing, and she loves bad puns almost as much as she loves grammar. Her favorite pun is, "What do you call a theatrical production about language? A play on words!" You can follow Gillian on Instagram @gillian.blum and on Twitter @GillianBlum for more puns or to just say hi!

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NYU buys $122 million Brooklyn building

The 10-story office building, which is located adjacent to NYU’s Brooklyn campus, was formerly owned by JPMorgan Chase.
Sep 16, 2022

NYU has purchased a 10-story downtown Brooklyn office building — previously owned by JPMorgan Chase  — for $122 million, as reported by The Real Deal on Wednesday. The 3 MetroTech...

A pixelated, pop-art-style illustration with the Marvel logo against comic-book onomatopoeia.

A guide to the serpentine madness of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Are you confused about what’s in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and what isn’t? So is (almost) everyone else. Let’s break it down.
May 4, 2022

Spoiler warning: This article may include spoilers for Marvel movies and series.  “The multiverse is a concept about which we know frighteningly little.” This line, said...

Protesters walk down University Place holding a large sign that says “NYU OWES ADJUNCTS.”

Adjunct faculty begin negotiations for new union contract

Supporters marched in solidarity with ACT-UAW Local 7902, the union representing adjunct faculty at NYU, as they begin negotiations with the university over their next contract.
Apr 19, 2022

ACT-UAW Local 7902, the union representing members of NYU’s adjunct faculty, began negotiations with the university for their next collective bargaining agreement. Faculty and...

NYU’s Hong Kong Student Advocacy Group displays artwork to spread awareness of the Chinese government’s treatment of Hong Kong. The group organized a protest at Washington Square Park in solidarity with protesters in Hong Kong. (Photo by Thirdblade Photography)

Students protest in solidarity with pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong

On the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, NYU’s Hong Kong Student Advocacy Group took to Washington Square Park to rally against Chinese Communist Party rule in Hong Kong.
Oct 4, 2021

The Hong Kong Student Advocacy Group at NYU gathered at Washington Square Park on Oct. 1 to mark the 72nd anniversary of the foundation of the People’s Republic of China and...