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Standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT have worried many college applicants. NYU will not be test-optional for applicants for the Class of 2025. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

NYU Testing Requirements Remain Unchanged for Class of 2025

NYU plans to continue requiring standardized tests for future applications despite COVID-19 complications.
May 5, 2020

As high schoolers prepare for the upcoming college application season during the coronavirus, many institutions across the United States have decided to abandon standardized testing...

Washington Square Park is a centerpiece of on campus student life. Students have begun to worry about the possibility of a virtual fall semester and not returning to campus. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Students Concerned Over Possibility of a Remote Fall Semester

The potential for a remote fall semester has some NYU students reconsidering their plans.
April 16, 2020

Speculation concerning the possibility of continuing remote instruction through the fall semester plagues NYU students — especially those taking classes not well suited for online.  In...

The advancement of technology is accelerating exponentially. The NYU Alliance for Public Interest Technology was launched this week. (Staff Photo by Euan Prentis)

NYU Launches Alliance to Promote Public Interest Technology

The NYU Alliance for Public Interest Technology is a group dedicated to promoting research and discussion regarding public interest technologies.
February 13, 2020

NYU launched a new alliance this Thursday dedicated to promoting research, discussion and collaboration in public interest technologies. Public interest technologies are tools...

Steinhardt professor Raul Lejano works in environmental education for those displaced by the Rohingya refugee crisis. (Via NYU)

Steinhardt Professor Helps Prepare Rohingya Refugees for Natural Disasters

Environmental Education professor Raul Lejano and his team have created natural disaster prevention programs to educate Rohingya refugees for potential extreme weather events.
December 4, 2019

To help victims of the Rohingya refugee crisis, NYU Steinhardt professor Raul Lejano created workshops on environmental disaster risk education, working with graduate students...

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Will Twitter’s Ad Ban Change Political Discourse? NYU Professor Says It’s Hard to Tell

The social media company announced it will ban political ads starting at the end of November, in sharp contrast to Facebook’s statement that it would continue to allow such ads on their site.
November 8, 2019

A professor in NYU’s Social Media and Political Participation Laboratory said Twitter’s recent announcement that it would ban political advertisements may reduce misinformation,...

NYU international students have been having trouble with visas including delayed processing and losing job opportunity because people dont want to sponsor them. NYU wrote a letter to New York Congress representatives on this issue. (Photo by Alan Tran and illustration by Jorene He)

International Students Face Increasing Difficulties Staying in the US, NYU Says in Letter to Congress

NYU and 57 other New York colleges signed a letter to the state’s congressional delegates asking for help in dealing with visa processing delays and other issues international students are facing.
October 21, 2019

Gallatin senior Gleb Shcherbakov, who is originally from Russia, reapplied for his student visa last summer. When he submitted the application, he was told that his visa would...

Interactive map of NYC Energy & Water Performance launched by the Mayors Office of Sustainability and NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management. (Via NYU)

NYU, Mayor’s Office Develop Interactive Efficiency-Tracking Map of City Buildings

NYU’s Marron Institute of Urban Management worked with the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability to create a 3D visualization of every building in the city, color-coded based on how energy efficient they are.
October 7, 2019

An NYU team and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability consolidated six years of data to make an interactive map that color codes buildings based on energy efficiency.  NYU’s...

The College of Arts and Sciences will be making changes to its core curriculum. (Photo by Anna Letson)

Changes Proposed to CAS Core Curriculum to Lighten Students’ Load

The changes would allow core classes to count for other requirements within CAS.
September 25, 2019

Future College of Arts and Science students may have a lighter core curriculum, albeit with an additional “Data and Discovery” requirement focused on quantitative analysis,...

Four NYU political student groups debate in April 2018. The NYU College Democrats and NYU College Republicans have hired new executive boards and hope to coordinate more frequently this fall. (Photo by Sam Klein)

NYU Dems and Repubs to Coordinate, Debate More This Semester

The new executive boards of NYU College Democrats and Republicans both expressed that they hope to work together more this fall.
September 12, 2019

The new presidents of NYU’s leading political clubs, the NYU College Democrats and Republicans, are planning to develop a stronger working relationship between the two ideologically...

The Bronfman Center, the center of the NYU Jewish community. (Photo by Euan Prentis)

NYU Helps Sex Trafficking Victims Build Startups

A two-week summer program that taught entrepreneurial skills to survivors of sex trafficking will have participants meet with a mentor on a monthly basis.
September 9, 2019

NYU’s Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life held a summer program to equip survivors of sex trafficking with entrepeneurial skills, and it will continue to help participants...