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Kristina Hayhurst

Kristina Hayhurst, News Editor

Kristina Hayhurst is a rising senior in CAS studying Physics and English; ask her about the space-time ladder paradox if you want to lose a few hours of your life. Notoriously over-caffeinated and overbooked, catch her around Tompkins Square in her free time reading (probably Harry Potter), doing yoga or scoping for Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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Dr. Rodriguez, chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery at NYU, recently preformed his second landmark face transplant while at the university.(Courtesy of NYU Langone Health)

At Langone, a Doctor Gives a Gunshot Victim a New Face

The second full-face transplant performed at NYU was conducted over a 25-hour period.
Dec 3, 2018

Inside the operating room during a 25-hour face transplant surgery, Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez had time to take just one bathroom break and a quick sip of coffee. The rest of his...

Zach Hausman and his grandmother, who passed away on Feb. 10, 2012. (Courtesy of Zach Hausman)

October Calls for Cancer Awareness at NYU

From students to researchers, cancer pervades the NYU community.
Oct 29, 2018

All throughout his childhood, Zach Hausman’s best friend was his grandmother. On January 10, 2012, when she was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer, his life irreversibly changed...

Caution tape remains after the shut down of the L train Tuesday afternoon.

NYU First-Year Struck by Subway Train, Pronounced Dead

Reports confirm the student died earlier today, and suggest the cause was suicide.
Oct 2, 2018
NYU Freshman hit by the L-train and is pronounced dead on the scene.
238 Thompson Rooftop Garden, one of NYU’s landscaping projects, sits on top of the Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life. (Staff photo by Tony Wu)

NYU Inches Toward Carbon Neutrality

Oct 1, 2018
Coverage of new sustainability initiatives are being enacted by NYU, including eliminating plastic straws and installing solar panels on Bobst.
A recent study analyzed biofeedback as a form of voice therapy for transgender women.

Trans Women Find Their Pitch

When trans people transition, their voices often don't. NYU researchers are looking into how to change that.
Sep 17, 2018
When trans people transition, their voices often don't. NYU researchers are looking into how to change that.
Facebook is partnering with NYU Langone.

Unlikely Friends: NYU and Facebook Tackle MRI Research

Sep 4, 2018
Facebook and NYU School of Medicine are collaborating to improve MRI scans using AI.
The NYU Langone Medical Center, located on First Avenue. (Photo by Tony Wu)

Free Med School Ignites Supporters, Skeptics

Langone hopes the move will drive doctors to less lucrative positions, but critics question effectiveness.
Sep 4, 2018
Langone hopes the move will drive doctors to less lucrative positions, but critics question effectiveness.
The NYU Abu Dhabi campus. Courtesy NYUAD.

Risk of Forced Labor at Abu Dhabi Remains, Contradicting NYU

Aug 26, 2018
The latest report from NYU’s Coalition for Fair Labor recounts labor abuse against workers on the Abu Dhabi campus over the years since it’s inception. Immediate after this report was released, NYU finally released its compliance report for the workers on the campus that disagreed with the coalitions initial report in.
A boy jumps while holding his two guardians hands in Washington Square Park, the location .

What You Missed Over Break

Aug 26, 2018
A recap of all the news you may have missed this summer.
Professor Avital Ronell (pictured) will return to NYU in the fall after being found responsible for sexual harassment last year. The Student Government Assembly published a letter on Friday condemning her return. (via Wikimedia Commons)

NYU Professor and Feminist Scholar Found Responsible for Inappropriate Physical Contact, Sexual Texting

Aug 13, 2018
Professor of German and Comparitive Literature Avital Ronell has been suspended for the upcoming academic year because of "inappropriate physical contact" and sending sexual texts to a former graduate student.
                                         Judge Katherine B. Forrest ruled in NYUs favor on Tuesday in a lawsuit alleging that the university mismanaged faculty members retirement plans.

NYU Defeats Employees in Retirement Plan Lawsuit

Aug 3, 2018
NYU prevailed in a lawsuit brought forth in March by a group of employees claiming the university mishandled faculty retirement plans.
Downstein Passport Dining, where the Black History Month meal was served.

Lawsuit From Former Downstein Manager Reveals Aramark Misled Public About Insensitive Black History Month Meal

May 3, 2018
NYU and Aramark face a five million dollar lawsuit. The suit alleges wrongful termination of an Aramark employee after February's insensitive Black History Month meal.
The Courtyard Cafe at Third North.

Looking at Alternative Food Providers to Aramark

Apr 30, 2018
A look at the dining service providers NYU will consider if it decides to cut ties with Aramark, Inc. next year.
The entrance to Peekskill at the steps of the train station.

Peekskill, New York

Apr 23, 2018
Peekskill, NY offers eclectic shores beyond the big city.
A closed down movie theater in the center of town.

Photo: Fairfield, Connecticut

Apr 23, 2018

A closed down movie theater in the center of town.

A gazebo on a grassy field is a popular spot for locals to picnic.

Photo: Talk of the Towns

Apr 23, 2018

A gazebo on a grassy field is a popular spot for locals to picnic.

Hundreds Protest Gun Violence in Washington Square Park

Hundreds Protest Gun Violence in Washington Square Park

Apr 20, 2018
Hundreds of students, including survivors of mass school shootings, assembled in Washington Square Park on Friday to call for comprehensive gun control.
NYU DSA, College Democrats, College Libertarians and College Republicans at their semesterly interclub debate on April 18. The groups debated internet privacy and tariffs, and the back-and-forth grew more contentious as the evening progressed.

Campus Political Clubs Engage in Heated Debate on Internet Privacy, Tariffs

Apr 20, 2018
NYU's student political organizations got together Wednesday evening to debate tariffs and internet privacy.
Protestors at a previous National School Walkout.

Gun Violence Walkout to Be Held in WSP Tomorrow

Apr 19, 2018
In light of recent school shootings and in remerance of the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, scores of high school and university students prepare to join together for a walk out.
Media from the NYU Students for Justice in Palestine club. (via nyusjp.org)

Black and Brown Coalition Releases Statement on Recent Harassment in Wake of BDS Support

Apr 18, 2018
Several organizations of students of color have been the target of harassment since signing the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions agreement, according to a statement issued on Monday.
March for Science on Apr. 14, 2018.

March Calls for a Scientific Solution

Apr 16, 2018
Activists and educators gathered for the second annual March for Science this weekend. President Andrew Hamilton was among the speakers.
NYU professor Kwame Anthony discusses identity as a part of The Review and Debates of NYU.

New York Times Columnist Discusses Identity at NYU Review and Debates

Apr 13, 2018
The Review and Debates hosted New York Times columnist Kwame Anthony Appiah who spoke and answered questions on identity in politics and culture.
Sinclair Broadcasting Group has been facing media scrutiny for requiring its anchors to read scripts warning the public about widespread biased news reporting.

NYU Among Several Schools to Speak Against Sinclair Broadcasting Group

Apr 12, 2018
The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at NYU has joined the growing list of journalism schools signing a letter protesting Sinclair Media Group for controversial practices that have "diminished trust in the news media."
Student Reports Bowl and Jeans Missing From Dorm

Student Reports Bowl and Jeans Missing From Dorm

Apr 9, 2018
A list of crimes reported to Public Safety from April 1 to 6.
The misuse of opioids including prescription drugs has become a serious national epidemic.

University Experts Discuss Opioid Epidemic Struggle and Solutions

Apr 3, 2018
NYU researchers look into the causes, effects and potential solutions to the opioid crisis in America.
Tandon Names Jelena Kovačević as its First Female Dean

Tandon Names Jelena Kovačević as its First Female Dean

Apr 2, 2018
Jelena Kovačević was named dean of NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering today by President Andrew Hamilton and Provost Katherine Fleming, the first woman dean in the 164 years since the institution was founded in 1854.
The Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse in Lower Manhattan.

NYU Sued Over Retirement Plans, Trial Set for April

Mar 5, 2018
NYU is being sued for allegedly mishandling faculty members' 403(b) retirement plans. A trial date is set for April 2018.
NYU’s Lipton Dining Hall, which recently failed a health inspection by the New York City Department of Health.

Aramark’s Long History of Missing the Mark

Feb 26, 2018
An in-depth breakdown of NYU food provider Aramark's past and present controversies.
The reception desk in the new admission center is 360 degrees,

Photo: NYU Unveils New Admission Center to Welcome Record Number of Applicants

Feb 14, 2018

The reception desk in the new admission center is 360 degrees,

Staff Recs: Best Songs to Cry To

Staff Recs: Best Songs to Cry To

Feb 9, 2018
The WSN Staff compiled a playlist of the best songs to cry to this Valentine's Day. Sit back, relax and feel all the feels.
Eric Kandel, a Nobel laureate, spoke at NYU Skirball alongside other neuroscientists and artists about the intersection between art and science.

The Intersection of Neuroscience and Art

Inspired by the hand-drawn brain renderings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of neuroscience, NYU hosted a panel of esteemed artists and neuroscientists to discuss how the two fields overlap and ultimately contribute to each other.
Feb 7, 2018
NYU hosted Nobel laureate Eric Kandel yesterday to discuss the intersection of art and science.
Dr. Patrick E. Shrout is a professor of social psychology at NYU.

Participants Tend to Exaggerate Emotions on Surveys, Study Says

Jan 31, 2018
A study authored by an NYU professor shows that participants are more likely to exaggerate their emotions on surveys.
NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge hosted historian and NYU professor Linda Gordon “The Second Coming of the KKK” on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

Women in White Supremacy: The Second Coming of the KKK

Oct 31, 2017
Historian and NYU professor Linda Gordon launched her new book “The Second Coming of the KKK” at the Institute for Public Knowledge on Wednesday, Oct. 25.
Should psychedelic therapists be required to try their own medicine? NYU professor Elizabeth Nielson brought up the issue in her talk at the annual Horizons Conference held at Cooper Union on Oct. 6-8.

NYU Professors at Horizons Conference Share Psychedelic Research

Oct 13, 2017
NYU researchers discuss treating patients with psychedelic drugs at this year's Horizons Conference.
Researchers combine with weeks of psychotherapy with a single dose of Psilocybin to improve the quality of life of recently diagnosed cancer patients

Cancer Therapy Could Be Psychedelic

Sep 25, 2017
Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health Dr. Stephen Ross spoke about the potential of psychedelics in medicine at the World’s Fair Nano on Sept. 16.
SLAM met in the park to discuss the different ways that the university could be more transparent.

SLAM Plans to Take Matters Into Their Own Hands

Sep 14, 2017
Frustrated at what they see as a lack of university transparency, NYU SLAM threatens to take action.