Lisa Cochran, News Editor
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In a letter from the Student Government Assembly on Friday, April 24, the U.S. Department of Education was criticized by the organization for its new CARES Act guidelines, which bar undocumented immigrants from receiving emergency aid.
Apr 26, 2020
The Student Government Assembly, Program Board and Student Activities Boards have transferred a total of $75,000 from their budgets — money that was initially allotted for programming — to NYU’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.
Apr 21, 2020
In the newest in a series of memorandum emails regarding the university’s response to the pandemic, NYU Senior Leadership announced its offering of Alumni Hall to the city as hospital space, Wellfleet waiving fees incurred by COVID-19 and a hold on summer housing until June.
Apr 12, 2020
Rodney Mack, who worked for NYU’s Office of Public Safety for 21 years — 19 and a half of which were at the College of Dentistry — passed away from complications caused by COVID-19.
Apr 9, 2020
From durians to watermelon — here’s what our staff thinks about fruit.
Apr 8, 2020
New York 12th district congressional candidate and Stern professor Suraj Patel announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 on March 30, using the experience to galvanize his push for universal testing.
Apr 5, 2020
An email sent to students by President Andrew Hamilton on Wednesday, March 25 announced that NYU would put off the All-University commencement ceremony until further notice.
Mar 25, 2020
NYU announced two dozen cases of COVID-19 within the NYU community and that students who left items in their dorm room after an abrupt move-out notice should not expect their belongings to be shipped to them in the near future.
Mar 24, 2020
After the Student Government Assembly expressed unanimous support for a resolution that could make Election Day a university holiday, the Senate of Academic Affairs Committee did not approve the resolution in its current form.
Mar 23, 2020
An email from Tisch School of the Arts Dean Allyson Green notified the school’s community members of several individuals testing positive for COVID-19, but did not state how many nor the last time they may have been on campus.
Mar 21, 2020
Following University President Andrew Hamilton’s announcement on Monday, March 16, which closed residence halls after Sunday, March 22 and extended remote instruction for the remainder of the semester, the Student Government Assembly issued a statement offering resources for students.
Mar 16, 2020
Following orders from the Israeli government to close all universities in Israel amid the spread of COVID-19, NYU’s Tel Aviv campus has shifted to remote courses.
Mar 12, 2020
NYU Madrid is canceling in-person classes in favor of remote lectures in response to coronavirus for the next 15 days starting Wednesday.
Mar 9, 2020
After a rise in coronavirus cases in northern Italy, NYU Florence has closed its campus and canceled classes for the following week, maintaining that they will resume on March 2 and continue remotely until March 29.
Feb 25, 2020
Professors Daniele Panozzo, Christine Constantinople and Anna Choromanska were named Alfred P. Sloan fellows in 2020, awarding them $75,000 in research grants.
Feb 18, 2020
In a university-wide email, NYU introduced a new Albert feature which will allow students to include their pronouns and a recording of their correct name pronunciation.
Feb 12, 2020
Applications to NYU have increased for the 13th year in a row.
Feb 6, 2020
German and Comparative Literature Professor Avital Ronell, who returned to NYU after being found guilty of sexually harassing her mentee via a Title IX investigation, is taking a leave of absence for the spring semester.
Feb 4, 2020
NYU students who originally planned on studying abroad in Shanghai are changing their plans, but not without complications.
Feb 3, 2020
A study by NYU School of Global Public Health suggests that vaping may not be as popular as widely assumed.
Feb 3, 2020
The Vice President for Global Campus Safety, Marlon Lynch, will leave his position at NYU to be the Chief Safety Officer at the University of Utah.
Jan 28, 2020
Students and faculty at NYU Sydney reflect on their time at the abroad site in the face of this year’s particularly devastating bushfire season.
Jan 27, 2020
Rebecca Brett became the first NYU student in history to receive the George J. Mitchell award, which will allow her to study gender and globalization in Ireland after graduation.
Dec 4, 2019
Laurence Malzberg, who was employed by the Langone Medical Center for 18 years, is suing NYU for its alleged refusal to accommodate his back pain.
Nov 25, 2019
More than 50 members of the NYU community came together on the steps of Kimmel for a vigil honoring individuals killed by anti-transgender violence to celebrate the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Nov 21, 2019
We’re all going places in some way or another. Here’s what our staff has to say about it.
Nov 20, 2019
Following the recent moratorium on IFC fraternities for the spring semester due to repeated hazing incidents, there is still a lack of transparency surrounding fraternity protocol.
Nov 18, 2019
We have no Staff Raves this week. Course registration is the worst.
Nov 13, 2019
The initial author of the petition calling for action from administrators did not even receive an email about the scholarship, because she doesn’t qualify for it.
Nov 11, 2019
Student Government Voices Support for Middle East Studies Program, World AIDS Day and Students Observing Ramadan
NYU’s student government approved three letters on university practices regarding Ramadan, support for the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies and World AIDS Day during a meeting on Thursday.
Nov 7, 2019
A panel including President Andrew Hamilton discussed NYU’s sustainability practices including the university’s goals to reduce carbon emissions during a town hall on Tuesday.
Nov 5, 2019
The website listed 14 employees who no longer work for NYU, despite an update in May that added new employees. However, the website suddenly removed them after an inquiry by WSN last week.
Nov 5, 2019
Students report long wait times — some as long as two hours — and poor communication when using Safe Ride, NYU’s ride-sharing service meant to provide safe transportation for students out late at night.
Nov 4, 2019
A collaboration between the NYU Ability Project and the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum will develop new strategies to make museums more accessible.
Oct 29, 2019
Inequality in Chile spurred thousands of simultaneous protests around the globe against President Sebastián Piñera this weekend, including one that drew hundreds to Union Square.
Oct 28, 2019
Supporters gathered in Washington Square Park to get the word out about New York’s new early voting laws enacted in January by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Oct 22, 2019
At a rally for the first National Period Day, protestors spoke about menstrual health topics such as stigma, access of menstrual products in schools and accessibility of products in marginalized communities.
Oct 20, 2019
An all-council vote on Thursday approved Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to shut down the Rikers Island complex and replace it with four smaller borough-based jails.
Oct 17, 2019
With a majority-conservative Supreme Court, students are not confident that LGBTQ workers will remain protected from discrimination.
Oct 15, 2019
A vigil was held on Thursday for the two who died and two who were injured in a shooting in a synagogue on Yom Kippur in Halle, Germany.
Oct 10, 2019
Oriel Ceballos has sold paintings in the park for years, occasionally without a table, which is against regulations. On Sunday, he was forcibly detained for doing so, for the first time.
Oct 9, 2019
Many students are angry after Palladium Food Court received a C in a health inspection. It is the second dining hall to fail a health inspection in the past two years.
Oct 7, 2019
Vuong, who is now an artist-in-residence for the Asian/Pacific/American Institute, spoke about how his identity as a Vietnamese American has influenced his work.
Oct 3, 2019
Students are petitioning the university for MetroCards to make long commutes to their studios more affordable.
Oct 2, 2019
Michael Higgins, the ninth president of Ireland, gave a speech to NYU in which he discussed education and cooperative efforts in alleviating climate change and global poverty.
Sep 25, 2019
Elizabeth Elting’s donation will fund 20 women-led tech start-ups and aid 40 high-achieving women in receiving their MBAs.
Sep 24, 2019
The MeToo Kit –– a company marketing at-home sexual assault evidence kits –– which was previously under fire for capitalizing on the #MeToo movement and its illegitimacy in a court of law, has been taken off of the market following a cease and desist order.
Sep 23, 2019
The group “Rise and Resist” held a silent protest in the World Trade Center’s Oculus to bring attention to U.S. immigration policy and to mourn lives lost during U.S.-Mexico border disputes.
Sep 12, 2019
In a continuation of a decade of research, a team at NYU Langone identified chemicals that may allow doctors to stop lung disease before it develops.
Sep 10, 2019
Despite a Title IX investigation finding Professor Avital Ronell sexually harassed a student — for which some have called on NYU to fire her — many students sought out her first class back from a one-year suspension.
Sep 9, 2019