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A screenshot of a Zoom meeting, with three people separated in three discussion boxes. The first person is a girl wearing a gray shirt; the second is a girl wearing a black shirt and eyeglasses; the third is Pete Buttigieg, wearing a suit with a blue tie. Buttigieg has a U.S. flag behind him.

Pete Buttigieg talks transport, climate inequity at NYU panel

The U.S. Secretary of Transportation joined industry experts to discuss the importance of infrastructure legislation and its intersection with environmental justice.
Oct 20, 2022

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg provided an inside look into the Biden administration’s approach to developing infrastructure projects and the historical injustices...

A plaque says “Israel Henry Beren Campus, and under the text a logo of a torch next to the words Yeshiva University.” The plaque is plastered next to a glass balcony of Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women. A person stands behind the balcony.

Banned LGBTQ+ group strikes compromise with Yeshiva University

Yeshiva University froze all student organization activities after the New York Supreme Court told the university that it could not shut down an LGBTQ+ student group. To prevent further disruption, the club temporarily paused legal efforts against the university.
Sep 23, 2022

An LGBTQ+ student organization at Yeshiva University — a private Orthodox Jewish institution in New York City that partners with NYU for several academic programs — agreed...

Yevgenia Albats dressed in a white t-shirt and a black vest, waving to a crowd.

Independent Russian journalist joins NYU Jordan Center

Journalist Yevgenia Albats, who was forced to flee Russia, has joined NYU's Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia and will teach courses in the spring.
Sep 20, 2022

Independent Russian journalist Yevgenia Albats, who fled Moscow in August, has joined NYU’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia as a distinguished journalist in residence...

The brick column in front of the NYU law school with a plaque saying “New York University School of Law.”

Teach-in condemns NYU Law Policing Project

Two NYU School of Law groups hosted a teach-in to discuss the funding and research of the school’s Policing Project, which they say harms marginalized communities.
Apr 25, 2022

More than 70 NYU community members participated in a virtual teach-in about the NYU School of Law’s Policing Project on April 20. The event was hosted by the NYU Law student...

A screenshot of a Zoom meeting taken during an event called in response to recent anti-Asian hate.

University community condemns uptick in anti-Asian violence across NYC

The Student Government Assembly held a processing space after seven students — three of whom were Asian — were assaulted on campus last month.
Mar 28, 2022

More than 100 members of the NYU community attended a university event to protest the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes in New York City on Wednesday, March 23. The event, hosted...

Students are seated on the lobby steps of the Kimmel Center for University Life, with one student waving a Ukrainian flag above the crowd.

Hundreds gather at NYU vigil for Ukraine

Members of the university community crowded the steps of the Kimmel Center for University Life to show support for Ukraine at a vigil on Monday, Feb. 28.
Mar 1, 2022

More than 400 members of the NYU community lined the steps of the Kimmel Center for University Life to attend a vigil for Ukraine on Monday, Feb. 28. Students leaned over railings...

Passengers wait on the subway platform as an R train approaches the station.

Village Community Board talks local crime, subway safety at latest meeting

Members of Manhattan Community Board 2 discussed community safety, armed crimes and NYU’s impact on the surrounding community at its Feb. 17 meeting.
Feb 22, 2022

Manhattan Community Board 2, which represents Greenwich Village and neighboring areas, discussed 181 Mercer St., the resurgence in gun violence and increase in crime in New York...