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Group picture of all teams at the InnoVention Society. (Photo by Jesse Jimenez)

Startup That Connects Musicians to Venues Takes Home $20,000 Prize

A CAS senior just took his company to the next level.
May 6, 2019

The InnoVention Society hosted an event on Thursday at the Tandon School of Engineering where six teams of student entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas to a panel of four...

Some of the high school teams robots at a competition at the Tandon School of Engineering on Tuesday. (Photo by Jesse Jimenez)

Robot Hall Monitor Wins Top Prize at NYU Tandon High School Robotics Competition

Seven teams of high school students presented robots aimed to solve problems in their schools in a competition for a cash prize and an internship as part of an NYU Tandon academic enrichment and professional development program.
May 1, 2019

A robot that can roam the halls of any school in the nation, looking for any students outside of the classroom and reporting them at a moment’s notice won first place at a robotics...

Courtyard of the NYU Laws Vanderbilt Hall, which houses the Brennan Center for Justice. (WSN file photo)

Brennan Center Fights DOJ for Information on Convicted Terrorists

The Brennan Center for Justice wanted to use information on terrorism convictions for research purposes, but its request was denied by the department.
April 12, 2019

NYU School of Law’s Brennan Center for Justice claimed that the U.S. Department of Justice withheld information on convicted terrorists without good cause in a lawsuit filed...

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‘Crypto Mom’: Innovation Is Vital in the Era of Cryptocurrency

The growing need for the Securities and Exchange Commission to adapt in order to allow for innovation in the field of cryptocurrency was the topic of a talk at Stern School of Business.
March 27, 2019

Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission Hester Peirce and crypto-journalist Laura Shin conversed about how the SEC is fighting to keep up with cryptocurrency as...

 Student activists protest the jailing of Chelsea Manning on the steps of the Kimmel Center for University Life. (Photo by Jesse Jimenez)

Socialist Student Organization Leads Protest Against Whistleblower’s Imprisonment

International Youth and Students for Social Equality called Chelsea Manning’s imprisonment an attack on democratic rights.
March 15, 2019

The chant “Free Chelsea Manning” echoed across the steps of the Kimmel Center for University Life on Thursday in protest of the recent imprisonment of the former army intelligence...

French Labor Minister, Muriel Pénicaud spoke at NYUs Maison Francaise, on March 11th. (Photo by Anna Letson)

French Labor Minister at NYU Event: ‘We Are at a Turning Point in France’

In light of the ongoing yellow vests protests in France, French Labor Minister Muriel Penicaud discussed the impact of the movement on France’s economy.
March 12, 2019

From grappling with a stagnant economy to protests over working and middle class treatment across the country, France has been attempting to institute a series of reforms to mitigate...

Scholars Win Fully-Funded Trip to Asia — and a Job, Too

Scholars Win Fully-Funded Trip to Asia — and a Job, Too

The Luce scholarship places students at an institution or agency in Asia for 13 months to work in a field relevant to their major.
February 27, 2019

Students selected to receive the Luce scholarship will receive more than money. The scholars will have the chance to work in different countries and experience a new culture while...

NYUs Board of Trustees. (via NYU)

NYU Clarifies Disclaimer on Tuition Payment Timelines, Won’t Accelerate Payment Dates

In a statement to WSN, an administrator said that the Board of Trustees’ ability to alter the timeline of tuition fees would not be used to accelerate any students’ schedule.
February 20, 2019

At the bottom of the Tuition and Fees page on NYU’s website, a disclaimer states: “The Board of Trustees of New York University reserves the right to alter the schedule of...

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

Letter of Support for GSOC Presented in SSC

After the consolidation of their healthcare plans, certain graduate students were negatively affected.
February 8, 2019

A letter of support for over 1,000 graduate students affected by NYU’s decision to consolidate healthcare plans was presented to the Student Senators Council on Thursday. The...