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CAS core science requirement may be reduced

Faculty at the school will vote on whether to reduce the number of courses needed to fulfill the requirement in the fall semester.
John Kim, Staff Writer May 5, 2023

The current two-class science requirement at NYU’s College of Arts & Science may be cut down to one, according to Dean Wendy Suzuki. The proposal, which will likely include...

Robert Santos, the U.S. Census Bureau director, sits on a stage with two hosts on each side of him, speaking to the audience with a microphone in his hand. The backdrop behind him indicates that the event is at N.Y.U.’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

US Census director on how to count 330 million people

Census Bureau director Robert Santos visited two NYU schools to speak about his experience running the 2020 census, and share what changes the bureau is making.
John Kim, Staff Writer Mar 30, 2023

Director of the U.S. Census Bureau Robert Santos spoke to students and faculty at NYU on Wednesday about how college students and other young adults may be underrepresented in...

An illustration of a pie chart and the silhouette of N.Y.U. president Andrew Hamilton with a question mark on his face. The pie chart is divided into two parts with forty-one percent “yes” and fifty-nine percent “no.”

More than half of NYU students likely don’t know who Andrew Hamilton is, WSN survey finds

As university president Andrew Hamilton prepares for the end of his tenure, he remains an unknown presence to most students on campus.
Jenny Seo and John Kim Mar 29, 2023

Andrew who? More than half of the NYU student body seemingly has no idea who university president Andrew Hamilton is, according to a survey conducted by WSN. Hamilton, who will...

Doctor Carl Zimmer speaks from the wooden podium in Hemmerdinger Hall. An audience sits in front of him. Behind him is a projector screen displaying two images.

How science journalists reported on the ‘story of our lifetime’

A science columnist for The New York Times spoke at NYU about the evolution of viruses and the importance of good communication with the public during health crises.
John Kim, Staff Writer Mar 21, 2023

Speaking to a group of more than 100 NYU students and professors, New York Times science columnist Carl Zimmer chronicled his story as one of the world’s foremost science journalists...