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Starting Oct. 3, only buses, trucks and emergency vehicles can drive on 14th street between Third and Ninth Avenues from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. (Staff photo by Chelsea Li)

New 14th Street Traffic Laws Concern Some NYU Students

Decreased traffic comes at the price of increased police presence and a longer commute time for some NYU students.
November 27, 2019

New York City passed a plan to significantly cut down on the number of cars allowed on 14th Street — one of Manhattan’s busiest crosstown thoroughfares — in early October....

NYU faces complaints from a student filed in April about not addressing anti-Semitism enough on campus. (Photo by Anna Letson)

Department of Education Launches Investigation Into Allegations of Anti-Semitism at NYU

After a student filed a complaint with the DOE last semester that said the university does not properly address anti-Semitism on campus, the agency has begun investigating whether the claims are valid.
November 20, 2019

The U.S. Department of Education has opened an investigation into NYU following a student complaint filed in April alleging that the university has not done enough to address anti-Semitism...

Muslim students usually use the prayer rooms on the fourth floor of GCASL during the month of Ramadan. (Via ICNYU)

Student Government Letters of Support Seek to Raise Awareness, Enact Change

The letters advocate for students observing Ramadan, the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle Eastern Studies and observance of World AIDS Day.
November 13, 2019

NYU Student Government Assembly generally passes multiple letters of support every semester that seek to take a stance, call attention to or demand action on a pressing issue....

The New York city council passed a bill to improve bike safety after the 26th bicyclist was killed this year. (Via Flickr)

Student Cyclists Concerned as Bike Deaths Reach 20-Year High

As the number of biking-related deaths continues to climb, New York City has rolled out new plans to increase biker safety.
November 6, 2019

On Saturday, 87-year-old Yevgeny Meskin was struck by a minivan and killed while riding his bike on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn. He’s the 26th cyclist to be killed on the road...

Pictured is little boy dressed as a dinosaur receiving a free trick-or-treat bag. On Halloween Thursday, the annual Children’s Halloween Parade took Place at Washington Square Park (Staff Photo by Chelsea Li)

Family Costumes in Full Flair at Children’s Halloween Parade

Groups dressed up as various pop culture icons for the 29th annual Children’s Halloween Parade, co-hosted by NYU and Manhattan Community Board 2.
November 1, 2019

Four-year-old Frankie Jones wore a recognizable blue gingham dress and carried a little stuffed dog in a basket, complete with sparkling ruby slippers — she was dressed as Dorothy...

The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at NYU found that suicide attempts among black youth climbed by more than 70% from 1991 to 2017. (Via NYU McSilver Institute)

New York Has Proposed a Taskforce on Black Teen Suicide, Spurred by NYU Researchers

The taskforce is awaiting approval by Governor Andrew Cuomo after researchers found a 73% increase in suicide attempt rates over a 26-year period.
October 24, 2019

A task force to address black youth suicides is pending approval by Governor Andrew Cuomo after NYU researchers found a significant increase in suicide rates among black teens. A...

Downtown Nashville skyline on the Cumberland River. (Via Flickr)

NYU to Launch Study Away Site in Nashville This J-Term

The program will focus on music business and teach students the ins and outs of designing a record label.
October 9, 2019

The country music hub of the U.S., Nashville, Tennessee, will be home to a new study away program this upcoming J-term, joining the ever-growing list of cities with an NYU presence. The...

Suraj Patel stands on the busy streets of Union Square West. Patel, an assistant adjunct professor at Stern, is rerunning for congress on a progressive agenda that prioritizes criminal justice reform, debt-free college, defunding ICE and the Green New Deal. (Staff Photo by Min Ji Kim)

Stern Professor Prepares for Second Congressional Run

Suraj Patel has his sights set on a progressive future for New York’s District 12, which includes parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.
September 26, 2019

Surrounded by students and young professionals in a buzzing coffee shop on Union Square West, Suraj Patel blends right in. However, he is doing something few 35-year-olds do: he’s...

Students gather at the Kimmel Staircase on Tuesday in vigil for those affected by Hurricane Dorian, the most powerful recorded tropical cyclone to hit the Bahamas. (Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Vigil Honors Hurricane Dorian Victims

Students and staff attended the vigil to reflect on the damage caused by one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes on record.
September 18, 2019

“I have a cousin that was washed away by the storm, and my mom and my other cousin just lost everything,” said Bernard Ferguson — an NYU graduate student from the Bahamas...

The entrance to the main campus of NYU Langone Health in Midtown. In June, Langone stopped accepting donations from the owners of Purdue Pharma. (Photo by Nina Schifano)

Langone No Longer Accepting Donations From Opioid Manufacturing Family

The Sackler family has a hand in major international institutions including Purdue Pharma, which manufactures the addictive opioid OxyContin.
August 24, 2019

Earlier this summer, NYU Langone ceased to accept donations from the Sacklers — the powerful family that owns Purdue Pharma, a company that manufactures OxyContin. However, the...