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John Ambrosio

John Ambrosio, Assistant Managing Editor

John Ambrosio is the Assistant Managing Editor at WSN and a junior studying journalism and history in the College of Arts and Science. When he’s not working for WSN, John’s probably blogging about DIY music, performing improv and standup comedy, or talking about his beloved home state of New Jersey. John might seem hard to reach, but if you give him a bottle of lime-flavored Joe’s Tea and a slice of pizza from Benny Tudino’s, he’ll tell you everything you want to know.

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Up-and-Comers 2015

Up-and-Comers 2015

March 12, 2015

When I came to NYU, the first thing I noticed was the disconnected nature of the campus and its students. During my time here, I have realized that there are two ways to navigate...

Henry Nass sitting in on a pitch meeting at the WSN office on Feb 8.

The Curious Case of Henry E. Nass

February 17, 2015
The arrival of a mysterious coded message at the WSN offices led to weeks of speculation, research and, finally, an unexpected announcement.
A bloody sweater lays outside of University Hall following attack on a pedestrian. The suspect is still at large and the NYPD is attempting to identify him.

Photo: [UPDATE] Nearby attacks put NYU on alert

February 5, 2015

A bloody sweater lays outside of University Hall following attack on a pedestrian. The suspect is still at large and the NYPD is attempting to identify him.

Colin Waddell

Colin Waddell

December 11, 2014

It is 9:30 a.m. on a Wednesday morning at the Jay Street Metrotech Building in Brooklyn, and Colin Waddell is helping teenagers boil eggs. “All right, does everyone have it...

National Context

December 4, 2014

SUNY Announces New Sexual Assault Policy SUNY unveiled a new system-wide sexual assault policy on Dec. 2, following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s call for a comprehensive and uniform...

via NYU

Concerns over labor at NYU Shanghai

December 3, 2014
NYU has begun investigating labor conditions at NYU Shanghai.
Protesters gather on Wall Street the second night following the decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown.

Protests grow on second night

November 26, 2014
Thousands marched through New York City in protest of the verdict in the Mike Brown case.

No indictment in Ferguson spurs mass protests

November 25, 2014
Protests were staged around the country after a grand jury decision not to charge officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown on Nov. 24.

Financial aid extended to undocumented students

November 18, 2014
NYU's OFfice of Financial Aid announced NOv. 16 that it would allow certain undocumented immigrant applications to apply for financial aid.
GSOC, NYU to start mediation

GSOC, NYU to start mediation

November 17, 2014
An update on the ongoing negotiations between GSOC and NYU.

Ebola information session today

November 6, 2014
The NYU School of Medicine, the Department of Biology and the Student Health Center host an information session on Ebola on Nov. 6.

Activists protest NYU Law Forum

October 28, 2014
NYU Law members are sending an open letter to NYU officials pressuring them to divest from the Forum for Law, Culture and Society.
Protesters  rally for Mexican students

Protesters rally for Mexican students

October 27, 2014
A group protested in Union Square on Sunday to raise awareness for the kidnapping of 43 students in Mexico.
Health flyers are posted in residence halls, such as Gramercy Green.

University restricts travel due to Ebola

October 21, 2014
An update on NYU's precautionary measures for Ebola.
NYU plans to build on the superblocks shown above as part of the 2031 Expansion Plan.

Court lifts hold on 2031 plan

October 15, 2014
The three strips land were ruled to not be implied park land by appellate court, and can now be used by NYU as a part of the 2031 expansion plan.

NYU releases annual crime report

October 9, 2014
Alcohol-related incidents increased from 132 in 2012 to 425 in 2013.

Value of listening sessions disputed

October 1, 2014
Event coverage of the latest listening session of the NYU Presidential Search Committee.

Students voice concerns about presidential search process

September 22, 2014
Event-coverage of the NYU Presidential Search Committee's second Listening Session open to NYU students, providing information about the status of the ongoing search and providing a forum for fielding student inquiries and addressing student concerns.
via facebook.com

Student debt relief program announced

September 17, 2014
Strike Debt announced their most recent Rolling Jubilee debt buy, along with their new project Debt Collective.

Low attendance at listening session

September 17, 2014
Coverage of the faculty listening sessions with the NYU Presidential Search Committee.
NYU launches Albert Mobile

NYU launches Albert Mobile

September 4, 2014
NYU recently launched the Albert Mobile app, in attempt to make the site more accessible to students.
via yelp.com

Out-of-the-way music venues to check out

August 24, 2014
Do-it-yourself music venues are popular around the city.
Isabel Baker for WSN

NYU postpones study abroad program in Tel Aviv

August 11, 2014

The ten students planning to study away at the NYU Tel Aviv campus were notified on August 4 that the program was suspended for the Fall 2014 semester because of the ongoing...

[UPDATED] NYU postpones study abroad program in Accra

[UPDATED] NYU postpones study abroad program in Accra

August 7, 2014

Students enrolled at NYU Accra for Fall 2014 were informed via email today that the campus in Ghana is closing until at least the January term because of concerns over the West...

Courtesy of NYUAD

NYUAD hires new investigators to revisit labor conditions

July 2, 2014

NYU Abu Dhabi’s regional partner Tamkeen will hire the corporate investigating firm Nardello & Co to look into labor conditions at the Saadiyat Island campus. The news...

Jonathan Tan/WSN

Polytechnic School of Engineering Commencement

May 23, 2014

  Friday, May 23 11 a.m. Barclays Center 620 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn 450 bachelor degree graduates  Complete with a few jokes that required at least a semester of engineering...

Jonathan Tan and Rachel Kaplan/WSN

182nd All-University Commencement

May 21, 2014

Wednesday, May 21 11 a.m.  Yankee Stadium  1 E. 161st St.   Yankee Stadium once again turned violet for the 182nd All-University Commencement ceremony. Students, faculty...