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Ivy Zhu

Ivy Zhu, UTA Senior Editor

Ivy Zhu is a junior at the College of Arts and Science studying chemistry and journalism. Some of her favorite things to do in the city are going out to eat with friends, visiting museums and public parks or watching TikToks in her fourth floor walk-up. Find her on instagram @i.zhu.

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A portrait of Dr. John Michael Halpin. (Photo courtesy of John Michael Halpin)

From Walter Reed to Ph.D.: How a motorcycle crash catalyzed an NYU professor’s chemistry career

A motorcycle crash took John Michael Halpin out of the Army and led him toward becoming the first in his family to go to college. Five academic degrees later, Halpin is a distinguished chemistry professor at NYU and an inspiration to hundreds of students.
Aug 30, 2021

With only six and a half months left of his time in the U.S. Army, John Michael Halpin woke up in a hospital bed at Walter Reed Medical Center with a shattered left wrist, fractured...

How Do You Zoom?

How Do You Zoom?

This is how four students set-up their layout for Zoom classes this semester.
May 7, 2021

Sanskar Agarwal, Tisch Acting Program The biggest impact of Zoom theater has been going from cleaning my floor once a month to three times a week. I primarily spend 10 a.m....

Proud to be first: First-generation students talk about their experiences

Proud to be first: First-generation students talk about their experiences

NYU seniors Yasmine Elasmar, Brianna Ivette Vera and Michael Guerrero-Calderon reflect on being first-generation graduates — the first in their immediate family to graduate from college.
May 7, 2021

The following are transcripts from interviews conducted with three students from Proud to Be First, a mentorship program at NYU College of Arts and Science for students who are...

A student prepares for another week of online classes. As Zoom has become the new platform for online classes, students continue to struggle with the lack of a classroom environment. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Online Classes Find Difficulties in Engagement

Students find difficulties and disappointments in their remote classes that were formerly hands-on.
Apr 26, 2020

Online education at home might be effective when it comes to catching up on sleep and spending time with family. When it comes to learning though, for many students, the benefits...