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Todays topic up for debate between the NYU Republicans and Democrats was the Iran Nuclear Deal and the Capital-Gains Tax.

College Dems, Repubs Tackle Nuclear Deal, Capital Gains Taxes in Spring Debate

Mar 29, 2016
NYU Democrats and NYU Republicans debated about the Iran Nuclear Deal and Capital-Gains Tax for their spring debate.
Amid claims that NYU does not foster an inclusive environment for people of color, a new lawsuit against the university claims that an employee faced discrimination in his time here.

Tax Returns Snafu Hits International Students with Fees

Mar 24, 2016
NYU is among various colleges at which international students have yet to receive their tax returns.

More Than A Hashtag: The Rise of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Mar 8, 2016
NYU researchers examined how social media played a role in advancing the #BlackLivesMatter social justice movement.
Psychology Professor Todd Gureckis was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Psych Professor Wins White House Award

Feb 29, 2016
Todd Gureckis, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology, won the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for his research on human intelligence.
NYU Tandon hosted the its largest hackathon event, resulting in 13 winners in four different tracks.

Biggest Hackathon in NYU History Results in 13 Winning Teams

Feb 22, 2016
WSN looks back at the NYU Dental Hackathon, which partnered with the Special Needs Society to help improve the quality of life for people suffering from disabilities.
NYU Abu Dhabi sophomore, Daniel Carelli, and his team have created the reefRover, an underwater mapping drone.

Students Create Drone for Marine Mapping

Feb 16, 2016
A team of NYU Abu Dhabi students placed second in the 2016 UAE Drones for Good competition for their drone that improves reef documentation and research.
Frank Rimalovski, Director of the Mark and Debra Leslie Entrepreneurs Lab, introduces NYU’s newest entrepreneurship initiative, the Blackstone Launchpad.

Blackstone LaunchPad Caters to NYU Entrepreneurs

Feb 3, 2016
The Leslie eLab hosted the kickoff event for Blackstone Launchpad, an entrepreneurship program which helps support and develop students' start ups at any stage of growth.
NYU Langones Sleep Center for Sleep Disorders is set to be closed early in March this year placing many jobs in jeopardy.

Sleep Center Physicians Tired of Langone

Jan 28, 2016
NYU Langone Sleep Disorders Center announced to shut down in March due to resignations from physicians overseeing the program.
NYUs Model United Nations hosted Germanys Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Braun as a part of their Discussion with a Global Leader series.

German ambassador to UN discusses peacekeeping at NYU Model UN

Dec 1, 2015
NYU Model UN hosted a discussion with the German ambassador to the United Nations.
Trans Awareness Week at NYU, through a series of events that takes place from November 17 - 20, provides resources and facilitates discussions for all student communities interested in learning LGBTQ issues

Trans Awareness Week aims to create safe space on campus

Nov 17, 2015
Trans Awareness Week at NYU will be featuring discussions on university resources for trans and non-gender conforming students as well as conversations with local activists.
From left to right, panelists Owen Moore, Alison Leary, MJ Knoll Finn and Martin Dorph discuss the issues students have with the high expenses of NYU.

Five things you should know about your money at NYU

Nov 11, 2015
Administrators held a talk Tuesday on the facets of the hefty NYU price tag.
Rachael Metcalf and Mariana Villanueva discuss how race plays a role in politics in a discussion held on November 3, 2015 in CMEP.

Students host discussion on white privilege

Nov 3, 2015
NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs host "Unpacking Whitness" in an attempt to address white privilege in American politics.
Divest student activists opposed a presentation from ExxonMobil tax attorneys outside of Vanderbilt Hall

Planned Parenthood hopes to expand sex ed conversation

Sep 29, 2015
The Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund hosted a discussion and Q & A on the state of sexuality education policy.
Andrew Ross, Professor at NYU calls for more transparency from the university after attempts to revoke his travel ban have been unsuccessful.

Prof. Andrew Ross asks for NYUAD transparency

Sep 28, 2015
A follow-up story on NYU professor Andrew Ross who was banned from entering the UAE earlier this year for "security reasons."
Andrew Gerst speaks at the NYU Brady Campaign Meeting in NYU Law’s Vanderbilt Hall.

Brady Campaign launches plan to reduce gun violence

Sep 15, 2015
NYU students launch NYU branch of Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
Joy Ladin is the first openly transgender employee of a Jewish Orthodox Institution.

Jewish transgender professor shares story

Sep 8, 2015
Professor Joy Ladin gave a lecture about being transgender and Orthodox Jewish.