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

Washington Square News

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Three security guards in blue uniforms congregate in front of the Grand Staircase in the Kimmel Center for University Life. A barrier is placed both on the top and bottom of the staircase.

NYU says Kimmel stairs closed due to ‘protest activity’

Months after NYU closed the Grand Staircase in the Kimmel Center for University Life, the university said the area was closed for student safety reasons.
Graylin Lucas and Hope Pisoni February 6, 2024

NYU said the Grand Staircase in the Kimmel Center for University Life will remain closed “due to the level of protest activity” near campus, which surged last semester after...

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A look inside the student government’s budget

NYU’s student government receives an operating budget of around $500,000 every academic year. Last year, it spent the most on Violet 100 programming, conference funding and stipends, with thousands of dollars also put toward a banquet and retreats.
Graylin Lucas and Mariapaula Gonzalez November 29, 2023

The student government budget was around $524,000 last year, with the most money having been spent on the spring spirit week event Violet 100, grants for students to attend conferences...

A young girl in a pink fleece holding a piece at a chess board, playing against another young girl.

Chess players, coaches biased against female players, NYU study finds

In a study conducted by NYU’s psychology department, researchers found that parents and coaches of chess players don’t believe that female players have the same potential as their male counterparts.
Graylin Lucas, Staff Writer October 16, 2023

Parents and coaches tend to be biased against female chess players, according to a study conducted by researchers at NYU’s psychology department.  The researchers interviewed...

Ten men and women in suits and dresses stand in front of a purple background that says “New York Digital Vision Forum”.

NYU launches new AI initiative with South Korean research university

The university will collaborate with the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology to advance its artificial intelligence research efforts.
Graylin Lucas, Staff Writer October 3, 2023

NYU recently launched an initiative alongside the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, a national research university in South Korea, to expand its research on...

Three people hold a banner that reads “Contract Faculty United.” One of them has his fist raised in the air.

NYU labor groups stage May Day protest

Two unions representing NYU employees protested the university’s handling of labor issues.
Graylin Lucas, Staff Writer May 2, 2023

The unions representing NYU’s contract faculty and its graduate student workers gathered near Bobst Library on Monday afternoon to protest the university administration’s treatment...

A wearable electroencephalogram device with several nodes in contact with a person’s head.

Brain wave synchronization enhances classroom learning, NYU study finds

A new study shows that greater brain wave synchronization between students and teachers produces better learning.
Graylin Lucas, Contributing Writer April 26, 2023

Students who exhibit the same brain activity patterns as their classmates and instructors, also known as brain-to-brain synchronization, are likely to retain information learned...

A person wearing a white T-shirt and holding a baby. There is a black-and-white geometric logo superimposed in the top right corner of the frame.

Babies and AI go head to head in new NYU study

A recent NYU study compares the ability of infants and machines to understand human behavior.
Graylin Lucas, Contributing Writer March 9, 2023

Babies may know a lot more than we think. A recent NYU study shows that compared to artificial intelligence, infants are better at detecting the motivation behind human decisions.  Moira...

Two speakers sit behind a white table and in front of a television, holding a forum about abortion inside a university classroom. In front of them is a group of people.

Student gov. sets abortion pills, reproductive health as next priorities

Students gathered at a reproductive rights forum hosted by the student government on Tuesday, Feb. 21 to voice concerns about the availability of abortions and emergency contraception on campus.
Graylin Lucas, Contributing Writer February 23, 2023

Students voiced their concerns about reproductive justice and sexual health on campus at a abortion access forum on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The event was hosted by the health and wellness...

An illustration of the emblem of the Fulbright Program in blue, with the text “hashtag seven placement.” The emblem is placed against a purple background.

NYU ranks No. 7 in US for Fulbright scholars

25 NYU students were granted scholarships by the Fulbright Program, placing the university in the national top 10 for the 2022-23 academic year. 
Graylin Lucas, Contributing Writer February 23, 2023

NYU is one of the top 10 Fulbright Program scholar-producing institutions in the country, according to a recent statement from the U.S. State Department. The university ranked...

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