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NYU students protested the Whitney and recently signed a petition due to Vice Chair Warren B. Kanderss connections to military weapons. (via Instagram)

NYU Students Protest Whitney Board Member’s Ties to Border Weapons

Multiple students have been active in a campaign against the member’s ties to Safariland, a corporation that produced the tear gas used against migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.
April 10, 2019

An activist group co-founded by an NYU professor has continued a series of protests against the Whitney Museum of American Art due to its Vice Chairman’s connection to weapons...

The “Carceral Crisis: Race, Class and Punishment in America” course in the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute focuses on providing students with an in-depth understanding of mass incarceration. (Photo by Victor Porcelli)

Journalism Institute Launches Online Master’s Program

The program will offer students workshops and mentors in the industry that match their beats.
March 15, 2019

NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute launched its new online master’s program on March 6. The American Journalism Online Master’s Program, spearheaded by Associate...

Professor Barry Friedman founded the Policing Project in an effort to bring democratic engagement to policing within the community.

Photo: NYU Professor Helping to Combat Police Brutality

November 6, 2016

Professor Barry Friedman founded the Policing Project in an effort to bring democratic engagement to policing within the community.

NYU Gallatin senior, Madeline Dolgin, has been awarded the Social Justice Award for her I Am Your Protector campaign.

Photo: Q&A: Gallatin Student Seeks to Protect Peers Through Campaign

April 29, 2016

NYU Gallatin senior, Madeline Dolgin, has been awarded the Social Justice Award for her "I Am Your Protector" campaign.

As Ubers IPO Uber and lyft drivers are striking

Photo: NYU Encourages Students To Go Car-Free, But Most Already Do — Here's Why

April 27, 2016

As Uber's IPO Uber and lyft drivers are striking

Because of the surrounding buildings, Washington Square Park feels like the center of NYU’s campus.

Photo: A Campus Is What You Make It

April 25, 2016

Because of the surrounding buildings, Washington Square Park feels like the center of NYU’s campus.

NYU Democrats hosted a debate for members of student advocacy groups on Monday, April 18, in which a variety of topics were discussed, including immigration, representation of women and racial minorities, foreign policy and the economy.

Photo: NYU For Hillary Admits Being Unprepared in Debate Against NYU For Bernie

April 19, 2016

NYU Democrats hosted a debate for members of student advocacy groups on Monday, April 18, in which a variety of topics were discussed, including immigration, representation of women and racial minorities,...

Kingsley Rowe is an administrator for the NYU Prison Education Program.

Photo: This NYU Admin Was Incarcerated at 17, Now He Wants the University to Ban the Box

April 15, 2016

Kingsley Rowe is an administrator for the NYU Prison Education Program.

Sarab Al-Jijakli talks about the history of crises in Syria as well as the current situation in Kimmel.

Photo: Students Say Syrian Refugees Still Deserve Attention

April 13, 2016

Sarab Al-Jijakli talks about the history of crises in Syria as well as the current situation in Kimmel.

Students find that there is a  wide spectrum of quality in different NYU restrooms.

Photo: Gotta Go? Here Are the Best and Worst NYU Bathrooms

April 6, 2016

Students find that there is a wide spectrum of quality in different NYU restrooms.

NYU has named Katherine Fleming as the new Provost after David McLaughlin stepped down.

Photo: NYU Announces Who the New Provost Is Going to Be

April 5, 2016

NYU has named Katherine Fleming as the new Provost after David McLaughlin stepped down.

Recent studies have discovered that coffee consumption actually has many benefits.

Photo: Good News for Coffee Lovers

October 19, 2017

Recent studies have discovered that coffee consumption actually has many benefits.

As a part of NYUs Womens Herstory Month, the Incarceration to Education Coalition hosted a panel with formerly incarcerated women to share their stories.

Photo: Formerly Incarcerated Women Talk the Penal System

March 24, 2016

As a part of NYU's Women's Herstory Month, the Incarceration to Education Coalition hosted a panel with formerly incarcerated women to share their stories.

NYU students rallied in the Bobst Lobby to show their support for banning the box on the Common Application.

Photo: IEC Hosts Teach-In to Educate and Bring Awareness

March 1, 2016

NYU students rallied in the Bobst Lobby to show their support for banning the box on the Common Application.

NYU sorority Delta Gamma recruited 150 new pledges on Sunday, making up the founding class of sisters.

Photo: NYU Welcomes Newest Sorority in Delta Gamma

February 24, 2016

NYU sorority Delta Gamma recruited 150 new pledges on Sunday, making up the founding class of sisters.

Betty Who performed at the Program Board’s Spring Concert, wrapping up a successful Spring Welcome Week.

Photo: Betty Who Kicks Off Spring 2016 Welcome Week

February 22, 2016

Betty Who performed at the Program Board’s Spring Concert, wrapping up a successful Spring Welcome Week.

Subway decided to increase their famous $5 footlong to $6 for the month of February.

Photo: Students Kick the $6 Footlong

February 16, 2016

Subway decided to increase their famous $5 footlong to $6 for the month of February.

Steinhardt has opened the new Music and Social Change Lab,, whose aim is to address social issues through music.

Photo: Steinhardt Launches Music and Social Change Lab, Using Song to Address Global Issues

February 12, 2016

Steinhardt has opened the new Music and Social Change Lab,, whose aim is to address social issues through music.