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

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All content by Herman Lee
While expensive to acquire, green carts equipped with EBT machines lead to significantly higher sales.

NYU researchers found that while expensive

EBT Cards Make Produce an Easy Choice

Herman Lee, Contributing Writer October 6, 2017
New research on food stamps spending shows a link between electronic purchases and healthy food choices.
The advancement of technology is accelerating exponentially. The NYU Alliance for Public Interest Technology was launched this week. (Staff Photo by Euan Prentis)

NYU Sophomores Stumble Upon IT Hack

Herman Lee, Staff Writer May 1, 2017
Two Tandon students have discovered a vulnerability in the NYU Print Service software that allows hackers to take full control of any computer as long as they are on the same WiFi network as their victims.
Lipton Dining Hall is going vegan for Earth Week thanks to the Animal Welfare Collective, a student activist group at NYU.

Lipton Dining Hall Going Vegan This Week

Herman Lee, Staff Writer April 24, 2017
Lipton Dining Hall is taking on a sustainable, entirely plant-based eating initiative between April 23-25. The initiative is a collaboration between the Animal Welfare Collective and food provider Aramark.
Operation ID is a free program that allows people to register their valuable items so they can be returned if misplaced or stolen. NYPD and NYU Public Safety hosted an Operation ID event at Founders Hall on April 18 to get students to sign up.

NYPD and Public Safety Host #OperationID at Founders

Herman Lee, Staff Writer April 18, 2017
NYPD hosted #OperationID at Founders Residence Hall on Tuesday, April 18 to help students register their valuables.
Tandon professor Nasir Memon, along with other researchers, found that smartphones fingerprint authentication systems can be hackable through a master print, which has many users partial fingerprints.

Tandon Professor Discovers Faults in iPhone Fingerprint Sensor

Herman Lee, Staff Writer April 17, 2017
NYU Tandon Professor Nasir Memon, NYU Postdoctoral Fellow Aditi Roy, Michigan State University Professor Arun Ross discovered iPhone fingerprint censor easily hackable due to fingerprint similarities and shortcomings in software.
Lipton Dining hall is going vegan from April 23 to April 26 for Earth Week, which starts April 22. The AWC, a student group for animal rights, advocated the three day event at Lipton.

Lipton to Become Temporarily Plant-Based

Herman Lee, Staff Writer April 10, 2017
Lipton Dining Hall will serve vegan food for three days the week of April 23 as part of Earth Week.
NYU student Leah Nouriyelian has created a petition to convince NYU’s University Senate to vote against the current academic calendar in order to observe Jewish High Holy Days.

Student Petitions Against School on Jewish Holidays

Herman Lee, Contributing Writer April 6, 2017
An NYU student is circulating a petition that requests that the university's academic calendar allow classes to be cancelled to accomadate major Jewish holidays.
NYU Law’s Policing Project serves to strengthen policing policies through democratic governance. Administrators, students and faculty are currently working with the LAPD on reevaluating body camera footage policies.

NYU Law Advises LAPD Through Policing Project

Herman Lee, Staff Writer April 3, 2017
The Policing Project, which NYU is involved with, is helping the Los Angeles Police Department re-evalute its policy on the release of body camera footage. The project is a collection of faculty, students and administrators from NYU Law.
The $500 million building that is to be built at NYU Tandon could potentially generate significant revenue for the university.

NYU Expansion Targets Tandon

Herman Lee, Staff Writer March 27, 2017
Updates on the NYU 2031 expansion plan and a look at Colombia's joint expansion plan efforts.
The six NYU faculty members — Heidi White, Elena Cunningham, Gregory Erickson, John Halpin, Benard Dreyer and John Gorshman —  have been awarded the 2017 University Distinguished Teaching Award. The recognition — received by nominations from students, faculty and alumni — is given to faculty who show prowess in their teaching ability.

NYU Professors Identified as Distinguished

Herman Lee, Staff Writer March 27, 2017
Six NYU faculty members were awarded University Distinguished Teaching Awards in recognition of their excellence as educators.
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality was rejected for club status yet again by the Student Activities Board. The club appealed the rejection, but the decision was not changed.

Politics Professor Speaks out Against IYSSE Club Rejection

Herman Lee, Staff Writer March 9, 2017
The Student Activities Board has denied club status to the International Youth and Students for Social Equality for the second consecutive time. But NYU professor Bertell Ollman is defending the group's freedom of speech.
The NYU Antifascist group has been in the public eye recently after a protest it organised against NYUCR event speaker, Gavin McInnes, resulted in 11 arrests.

Who Are the NYU Anti-fascists?

Herman Lee, Staff Writer February 21, 2017
NYU's Anti-Fascists was responsible for organizing the protest on the night of Gavin McInnes's speech at the university. Here's a profile of the organization that claims to be committed to fighting those that obstruct equality.
Arrests of students are not isolated events, such as when 11 reported arrests were made on Tuesday outside Kimmel.

Q&A: NYU Protester Arrested

Herman Lee, Staff Writer February 6, 2017
Steinhardt sophomore Zane Kerr was arrested at a protest: WSN did a Q&A with him about his experience.
Despite the many strides NYU takes to prevent substance abuse on campus, students are consistently finding new ways to break the rules.

Administration, Student Groups Combat Drug Use

Herman Lee, Contributing Writer January 30, 2017
Both student groups and the university aim to educate students minimize drug abuse.
Earlier in the semester SLAM members protested the student voice should be heard on the Board of Trustees.

Despite Resistance, SLAM For Student Representation on Board of Trustees

Herman Lee, Staff Writer November 30, 2016
WSN catches up with the Student Labor Action Movement on their efforts to get a student representative on the Board of Trustees.
President-elect, Donald Trump, proposed many ideas during his presidential campaign, but due to their equivocation on the major issues, here are the top 6 that will impact NYU students.

How Will Trump’s Policies Affect You? We Broke It Down

A look at Trump's policies on race, taxes, international relations, healthcare and education.
Although the Republican Party may have majority in congress and taken the presidency, student republicans are not completely in support of Trump.

NYU Republicans Double Down on Trump

Herman Lee, Staff Writer November 14, 2016
How Republicans on campus are feeling now that Donald Trump is the president-elect.
The National Science Foundation has given NYU-X a $2.9 million grant to create a holodeck similar to virtual technology in Star Trek.

Not Star Trek: NYU Building Holodeck

Herman Lee, Staff Writer November 7, 2016
NYU-X is creating a Holodeck to give nursing students practical experience as part of their education.
Sol Patches, a freshman in Tisch, plays the lead in Michael Paulucci’s new film “Pronouns,” utilizing slam poetry as a means to tell the story of a black transgender teen.

Tisch Freshman Leads ‘Pronouns’

Herman Lee, Staff Writer November 7, 2016
NYU Tisch freshman Sol Patches took the time to speak with WSN about his role in the new short film "Pronouns," which follows the life of a black transgender person and gives a dynamic portrait of the trans experience.
NYU is planning on making dental hygiene great again.

NYU Dentistry Serves Underprivileged Communities

Herman Lee, Staff Writer November 1, 2016
The NYU College of Dentistry has created community outreach programs to provide dental care for low-income patients across New York City.
Women play video games just as much as men but are vastly outnumbered on the design side of the industry. A new NYU scholarship hopes to change that.

New Scholarship Increases Gender Equality in Game Design

Herman Lee, Staff Writer October 25, 2016
NYU has created the Barlovento Scholarship for Women in Games to encourage more women to study video game design.
The Disabilities Studies minor will be an interdisciplinary course taught at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Steinhardt Adds Disability Studies Minor

Herman Lee, Staff Writer October 24, 2016
Steinhardt now offers a minor in Disability Studies.
The Long Island Rail Road service resumed on Monday after a crash that injured over 30 people.

Commuter Students Talk NYC Transit Safety

Herman Lee, Contributing Writer October 13, 2016
NYU commuter students speculate about the safety of NYC's transportation systems after two major transit mishaps.