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Jared Peraglia

Jared Peraglia, Deputy News Editor

Jared Peraglia is a first-year in Tisch studying Film & TV, focusing on documentary production. He is a New York native and disputes the claim that Westchester is “upstate." Outside writing and reading in the newsroom, you can find Jared trying to go to the gym and enjoying theatre, baseball and traveling. Follow him on Twitter @jaredmperaglia.

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The logo of NYUs Student Government. (Courtesy of NYU Student Government)

SGA Sets New Guidelines to Ensure Fairness in Upcoming Elections

All-University Elections are taking place in just over a week, and NYU’s Elections Commission has issued a number of guidelines for possible candidates.
March 25, 2019

With all-university elections just over a week away, NYU’s Elections Commission has issued a number of new guidelines to ensure a fair, democratic and equitable election season. Campaigning...

Tandon students sign into the Makerhack event on Sunday. (Courtesy of McShlovin Communications)

Tandon Students Win Consideration in Dumbo Construction Project

Over 70 students competed this past weekend at Tandon, building prototypes to help minimize predicted disruption caused by an incoming five-year construction project in DUMBO.
March 12, 2019

Tandon School of Engineering students won a say in how a five-year, billion-dollar construction project will impact the neighborhood of DUMBO, Brooklyn. At Tandon’s MakerHack...

(WSN File Photo Illustration)

SGA Passes Socially Responsible Investment, Sexual Respect Resolutions

The Student Government Assembly passed two resolutions Thursday evening, one of which required a senator to vote despite not attending the full presentation.
March 1, 2019

SRI Policy Passes With two abstentions, Student Government Assembly’s Socially Responsible Investment Policy passed on Thursday evening. Senator at-Large Rose Asaf, author...

NYUs Skirball hosts a panel of professors as part of NYUs Stonewall 50 campaign. (Photo by Alana Beyer)

Fifty Years After Stonewall, Talk Revisits NYU’s History With the LGBTQ Community

In 1970, NYU prevented queer clubs from holding events on campus. Today, they celebrate Stonewall’s 50th anniversary.
February 26, 2019

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots — which are often credited as the catalyst for the gay liberation movement — NYU Skirball hosted a discussion about...

An NYU building. (Photo by Anna Letson)

Sexual Misconduct Support Group Created for Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming and Non-Binary Students

The group aims to ensure all students are aware of their rights and resources.
February 22, 2019

NYU is adding an additional student support group to campus for transgender, gender non-conforming and non-binary students. The group aims to create a safe space that ensures all...

Graduate students are raising concerns over taxation for being a member of GSOC. (WSN File Photo)

Letter In Support of Graduate Students Passes on Student Government Floor

Student Government came out in support of graduate students whose healthcare costs were affected by a university decision to consolidate two plans.
February 15, 2019

A letter presented at the Student Senators Council last week in support of graduate students affected by NYU’s consolidation of healthcare plans passed before the Student Government...

Alejandro Velasco gives opening remarks at Venezuela: What’s Happening? What’s Next? at the King Juan Carlos I Center. Photo by Jared Peraglia.

Venezuela Crisis Strikes Discussion at NYU

CLACS hosted a discussion on the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela Monday evening.
February 12, 2019

Venezuela is facing one of the worst humanitarian crises in modern history. Access to rudimentary resources, the internet and freedom is extremely limited. Thousands of people...

The courthouse where the hearing to decide if the plaintiffs, who are NYU retirees, will receive a trial in their case against the university.

NYU Deems Former Federal Judges ‘So-Called Experts’

Two former federal judges submitted court filings in support of professors who sued the university last year.
February 11, 2019

In a court filing submitted by NYU, the university called two former federal judges “so-called experts” after the judges expressed support for the professors who sued the university...

Pair of Pants Missing  From Lafayette

Pair of Pants Missing From Lafayette

February 4, 2019

From Jan. 25 to Feb. 3, the Department of Public Safety received eight reports of larceny, four reports of a drug law violation, one report of harassment, and six reports of controlled...

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

‘Humanity Is Controlled by Nine Companies,’ According to NYU Professor

Professor Amy Webb talks artificial intelligence and its implications for the future.
February 4, 2019

NYU Stern School of Business Professor Amy Webb spoke at The World Economic Forum last week, arguing that the development of artificial intelligence needs to benefit everyone and...

A student scrolls through the new Tisch app. (Photo by Alana Beyer)

Tisch Drama Gives Actors Access

Tisch Drama launches an exclusive digital platform for the Drama community.
January 29, 2019

NYU Tisch’s Department of Drama is launching an exclusive digital platform this week that promises to bring casting calls, discounted theatre tickets, wellness resources and...

40 protestors on the steps of Kimmel protesting NYUs silence on conflict in Yemen. (Staff photo by Jared Peraglia)

Students Protest NYU’s Involvement in Yemeni Humanitarian Crisis

At a rally held on the Kimmel stairs, 40 protestors called on the university to take steeper action on the war in Yemen.
December 3, 2018

Eleven NYU groups held a protest on the steps of the Kimmel Center for University Life on Monday, demanding that the university remove itself from the involvement they believe...

(via nyuskirball.org; photo by Alwin Poiana)

Banned Director’s Show Plays at Skirball Despite Sexual Harassment Allegations

Fabre has been accused of sexual harassment by performers from the director's past productions.
November 12, 2018

Performers took the stage on Saturday for “Mount Olympus: to glorify the cult of tragedy” in the Skirball Center for Performing Arts, but the show’s director was nowhere...

“Vote Here” signs in multiple languages outside the polling center in Brittany Hall.  (Photo by Alina Patrick)

On Highly Anticipated Election Day, NYU Goes to the Polls

NYU students headed to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes for the 2018 midterm elections.
November 6, 2018

With the possibility of Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives and gaining the ability to check the Trump Administration’s power, students across the university...

Kimmel steps filled with students attending the vigil for Pittsburgh (Photo by Andrew Califf)

Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Silences University

Over 300 students lined the steps of Kimmel in remembrance of the 11 lives lost Saturday morning.
October 29, 2018

A crowd of over 300 people was distributed throughout the entirety of Kimmel two days after what is believed to be the deadliest attack on Jews on American history. Over 20 student...

Protesters gathered in Washington Square Park on Sunday in response to the Trump administration’s attempt to restrict transgender people from serving in the military. (Photo by Sam Klein)

Protestors Say ‘Hell No’ to the Anti-Trans Memo

October 21, 2018

Washington Square Park rang with the voices of over a hundred protestors Sunday evening enraged with what they see as the Trump administration attempting to erase protections for...

Only WSNs reporter joined the discussion at Wednesday’s Faculty of Arts and Science Dean Appointment Hearing. (Photo by Justin Park)

No Students Show Up for Hearing to Select New FAS Dean

October 18, 2018

In a room of 50 seats, WSN’s writer and photographer were the only two people in attendance at Wednesday’s Faculty of Arts and Science Dean Appointment hearing. The event was...

Mark Miller, a professor in the Steinhardt College of Culture, Education and Human Development, is one of six plaintiffs who lost a suit regarding NYU retirement fund management. They are trying to get the suit reopened, alleging that the judge who made the ruling had a conflict of interest. (Photo by Sam Klein)

Judge Saved NYU $350 Million While Employed by University

The plaintiffs alleging NYU mismanaged employees’ retirement funds want the case retried after discovering the judge’s conflict of interest.
October 15, 2018

Katherine Forrest could hardly have closer ties to NYU: she is an NYU Law alumna, is employed by NYU as an adjunct law professor and is now employed by a law firm chaired by an...

NYU Law Professor Bryan Stevenson (middle) surrounded by colleagues on steps of the Supreme Court. (Courtesy of Equal Justice Initiative)

Law Professor Bryan Stevenson Argues Before SCOTUS

October 9, 2018

Longtime NYU Law professor Bryan A. Stevenson argued before the Supreme Court of the United States last Tuesday in the controversial Madison v. Alabama case. Convicted of the...

The fire, which started on the ground level, has caused structural damage throughout the five-story building.

Fire Ignites in East Village Apartment, NYU Tenants Evacuated

A kitchen fire set alight an East Village apartment block, near where many NYU students live.
October 3, 2018
A kitchen fire set alight an East Village apartment block, near where many NYU students live.
New Yorkers hit the streets this week to protest in support of Dr. Ford.

New York City Protesters Unite Against Kavanaugh

New Yorkers took to the street to protest the pending confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
October 3, 2018
In the wake of last week's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, New Yorkers took to the streets to protest the pending confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Gina McCarthy, the former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under Barack Obama.

Former EPA Administrator Speaks at NYU

October 1, 2018
Former EPA Director Gina McCarthy spoke at an event hosted by NYU School of Law's Institute for Policy Integrity about how law and sustainability intersect.
Holy Ghosts is playing at Theatre East.

Tisch Alumni and Faculty Breathe Life Into ‘Holy Ghosts’

September 26, 2018
Theatre East revives Romulus Linney's "Holy Ghost," starring Tisch Alumni and Faculty, for its 40th anniversary on Off-Broadway.
College Democrats and Republicans Prep for Election Season

College Democrats and Republicans Prep for Election Season

As elections approach, a preview of what student Republicans and Democrats have planned this semester.
September 18, 2018
As elections approach, a preview of what student Republicans and Democrats have planned this semester.