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Lisa Cochran

Lisa Cochran, News Editor

Lisa Cochran is a sophomore studying Journalism and the Politics concentration within GLS. She is originally from Ames, Iowa — which is more of a vague concept than a real geographical location. When she is not hunched over her or someone else’s WSN article at 2 a.m., she is probably reading literature about being sad, (wastefully) using Nespresso pods at a rate of 3 pods per hour, incessantly rating movies on LetterBoxd or absurdly overdressing for everyday occasions. She is super edgy... meaning she is always on edge. Follow her on Twitter for more shocking details @lisaacochran.

All content by Lisa Cochran
The Colloquium Room at the Kimmel Center is where the Student Government Assembly meets. SGA wrote a letter last Friday condemning the new Department of Education CARES policy. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos has decided to bar DACA recipients from receiving emergency aid during this time.(Photo by Jorene He)

Student Government Condemns Department of Education’s Anti-DACA Policy

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.
Lisa Cochran, News Editor Apr 27, 2020

The Student Government Assembly released a letter on Friday denouncing United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ decision to exclude DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood...

The Colloquium Room at the Kimmel Center is where the Student Government Assembly meets. SGA wrote a letter last Friday condemning the new Department of Education CARES policy. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos has decided to bar DACA recipients from receiving emergency aid during this time.(Photo by Jorene He)

Student Organizations Put $75,000 Toward COVID-19 Emergency Relief

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.
Lisa Cochran, News Editor Apr 22, 2020

The Student Government Assembly has donated $75,000 to the NYU COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, according to a statement released by SGA on Wednesday, April 15.  The money primarily...

Students recently received an email stating that both summer sessions will continue online. Among other announcements, the email also noted that all out-of-pocket medical expenses related to COVID-19 will be waived for those with the Student Health Insurance Plan. (Staff Photo by Chelsea Li)

NYU Gives Update on Residence Halls, Insurance and More

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.
Lisa Cochran, News Editor Apr 13, 2020

NYU has offered to make Alumni Hall available to healthcare workers from other hospitals without charging rent, according to an email from NYU Senior Leadership circulated on Saturday,...

Public Safety Officer Rodney Mack was the first person in the NYU community to succumb  to COVID-19. (Photo via Twitter @@NYUDPS)

Public Safety Officer is the First COVID-19 Death in the NYU Community

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.
Lisa Cochran, News Editor Apr 10, 2020

Rodney Mack, an NYU Public Safety Officer, has passed away from COVID-19 complications, according to a statement released by the College of Dentistry. Known by many as “Mack,”...

Staff Rants and Raves: Fruit

Staff Rants and Raves: Fruit

From durians to watermelon — here’s what our staff thinks about fruit.

Rants On Eaten Fruits Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Deputy Managing Editor This is going to be an opinion as unpopular as my previous hot take on apples, however, this needs to...

NYU Professor and Congressional candidate Suraj Patel speaks at a town hall meeting discussing the citys response to the coronavirus pandemic. Patel was recently diagnosed with COVID-19. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Patel Renews Push for Universal Testing After Testing Positive for COVID-19

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.
Lisa Cochran, News Editor Apr 6, 2020

One morning two weeks ago, Suraj Patel felt a tightness in his chest.  The 36-year-old New York 12th District congressional candidate and Stern School of Business professor...

An NYU graduate holds up the Dominican Republic flag while in the stands at Yankee Stadium. The Class of 2020 commencement has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Alana Beyer)

2020 Commencement Postponed Due to COVID-19

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.
Lisa Cochran, News Editor Mar 26, 2020

NYU’s 2020 All-University Commencement ceremony will be delayed amid the rapid spread of the coronavirus in New York City, according to an email sent on Wednesday, March 25 by...

Due to the increase in the number of NYU COVID-19 cases, students recently received an email regarding their dorms and belongings. While those evicted found a home for themselves, those who moved out and left their possessions are unlikely to see them shipped anytime soon. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

University Announces More COVID-19 Cases, Delays in Returning Students’ Belongings

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.
Lisa Cochran and Emily Mason Mar 25, 2020

There are approximately 24 cases of COVID-19 within the NYU community as of Tuesday, March 24 — doubling the number from nearly three days ago— according to a university-wide...

Variations of “I Voted” stickers are distributed at voting centers during election days.  An Election Day resolution was struck down in the University Senate. (Photo by Katherine Chan)

Election Day Resolution Struck Down For Now

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.
Lisa Cochran, News Editor Mar 24, 2020

Just two weeks after passing unanimously in the Student Government Assembly, a resolution to make Election Day a university holiday faced a roadblock when the Senate Academic Affairs...

The NYU Tisch building stands at the corner of Broadway and Waverly Place. WSN spoke to three Tisch writing professors to find out how much they know about the potential fall reopening. (Photo by Alina Patrick)

Multiple Tisch Community Members Test Positive for COVID-19

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.
Lisa Cochran, News Editor Mar 21, 2020

Update, March 21, 7:20 p.m.: According to NYU's website, there are around 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the NYU community at this time. Several NYU Community Members at...

The Colloquium Room at the Kimmel Center is where the Student Government Assembly meets. The SGA offered a statement in response to the current situation facing the NYU community. (Photo by Jorene He)

SGA Offers Support After NYU Shuts Residence Halls

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.
Lisa Cochran, News Editor Mar 16, 2020

As NYU President Andrew Hamilton’s email on Monday, March 16 — which announced the shutdown of residence halls after Sunday, March 22 and the continuation of remote instruction...

A beach lies at the waterfront of Tel Aviv, Israel, which was an NYU study abroad site. On Thursday evening, NYU Tel Aviv announced plans to go remote. (Photo by Julia McNeill)

NYU Tel Aviv Switches to Online Classes

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.
Emily Mason and Lisa Cochran Mar 13, 2020

Following NYU’s Washington Square and Europe campuses, NYU Tel Aviv will be switching to remote classes to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to an email sent...

The Government of the Community of Madrid has ordered a 15 day shut down of all schools in response to the coronavirus. NYU Madrid students were notified Monday half an hour after midnight local time, and were asked to contact Madrid Student Life on their plans. (Photo by Laurie Germain)

After WSP Campus Closure, NYU Madrid to Offer Classes Remotely

NYU Madrid is canceling in-person classes in favor of remote lectures in response to coronavirus for the next 15 days starting Wednesday.
Lisa Cochran and Emily Mason Mar 9, 2020

NYU Madrid will be following Washington Square Campus’ lead and switching to remote classes for a 15-day-period starting this Wednesday, according to an email from site director...

The NYU Florence campus, one of NYU’s 14 global academic centers, is located at Villa La Pietra, near Florence, Italy. Students currently studying abroad at NYU Florence have been told to leave the campus by Thursday morning. (Photo by Carine Zambrano)

NYU Florence Closes Campus Following Coronavirus Surge in Italy

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.
Lisa Cochran, News Editor Feb 25, 2020

Amid a coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, NYU Florence has suddenly closed its campus, leaving students stranded as they rapidly make arrangements to leave. According to...

Anna Choromanska, Daniele Panozzo and Christine Constantinople received the Alfred P. Sloan award this year. (Staff illustration by Chelsea Li)

Three Professors Granted Prestigious Sloan Awards

Professors Daniele Panozzo, Christine Constantinople and Anna Choromanska were named Alfred P. Sloan fellows in 2020, awarding them $75,000 in research grants.
Lisa Cochran, News Editor Feb 18, 2020

Three NYU assistant professors received prestigious awards from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, granting them $75,000 for research endeavors across a span of two years.  Tandon...

NYU provides students with the option to include their pronouns on Albert. They can also choose not to disclose them if they feel uncomfortable. (Staff photo by Alex Tran)

Students Can Now Add Pronouns on Albert

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.
Lisa Cochran, News Editor Feb 12, 2020

Students will now be able to include their pronouns and name pronunciation in Albert, according to a university-wide email from Senior Vice President of Student Affairs Marc Wais.  The...

Applications to NYU have increased for the 13th year in a row. (Photo by Justin Park)

NYU Class of 2024 Applications Exceed 85,000

Applications to NYU have increased for the 13th year in a row.
Lisa Cochran and Emily Mason Feb 6, 2020

NYU received over 85,000 applications for first-year admissions for the fall class of 2024, according to a press release from the university. This marks the 13th year that NYU’s...

Professor Avital Ronell is returning to teaching in Fall 2020, after a leave of absence during the previous semester. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Ronell Takes Leave of Absence After Contentious Return Last Semester

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.
Lisa Cochran , News Editor Feb 4, 2020

Professor Avital Ronell — who returned to teach last semester after a year-long suspension for sexually harassing a student — will be taking a leave of absence this spring,...

Shanghai is a popular study abroad destination among NYU students. (Photo by Tony Wu)

Frustration mounts as NYU students cancel Shanghai study abroad plans

NYU students who originally planned on studying abroad in Shanghai are changing their plans, but not without complications.
Mina Mohammadi and Lisa Cochran Feb 3, 2020

Amid apprehension surrounding the coronavirus, NYU students previously expected to study in Shanghai have called off their plans, spurring anxiety over housing and class reassignment. Among...

Certain vape products such as the Juul appeal to younger users, especially college and high school students.
 (Photo by Aidan Singh)

Vape Epidemic Possibly Overblown, According to NYU Study

A study by NYU School of Global Public Health suggests that vaping may not be as popular as widely assumed.
Lisa Cochran, News Editor Feb 3, 2020

A recent study by researchers at the NYU School of Global Public Health suggests that vaping may not be the epidemic it is widely regarded as. The study looked at statistics...

Sr. Vice President for Public Safety and Campus Services Marlon Lynch is leaving NYU for a position at the University of Utah as the first chief safety officer. (Photo by Andy Fan)

Marlon Lynch to Leave NYU

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.
Lisa Cochran, News Editor Jan 28, 2020

The Vice President for Global Campus Safety, Marlon Lynch, will be leaving his post at NYU, as reported by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Lynch will be taking a position...

NYU Sydney responds to the Australian bushfires. (Photo by Jess Chapel)

NYU Sydney Students Describe Red Skies and Foggy Smoke During Bushfires

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.
Lisa Cochran, News Editor Jan 27, 2020

As bushfires ravage Australia, NYU Sydney students and faculty recounted their experiences, describing bright red skies and the persistent smell of smoke on their commutes to class. While...

Global Liberal Studies Senior Rebecca Brett was selected as one of 12 students nationwide to receive the George J. Mitchell Scholarship. (Via NYU)

Chess Led This Student to Become NYU’s First Mitchell Scholar

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.
Lisa Cochran, Deputy News Editor Dec 4, 2019

When GLS senior Rebecca Brett was struggling with the math section of the SAT, her grandfather suggested that the two play chess together — a game he taught her when she was...

NYU Langone Health.  A physicians assistant from NYU Langone filed lawsuit when he got fired after having multiple surgeries. (Staff Photo by Nina Schifano)

Former Langone Employee Claims NYU Discriminated Against Him Due to His Chronic Back Pain

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.
Lisa Cochran, Deputy News Editor Nov 25, 2019

A former employee at NYU Langone Medical Center is suing the institution for alleged discrimination, asserting that his employers fired him for requesting to work in a capacity...

On Trans Day of Remembrance, NYU LGBTQ+ held an event on the Kimmel Grand Staircase to celebrate the lives and the experiences of transgender and nonbinary communities. (Photo by Lisa Cochran)

NYU Community Members Mourn and Celebrate Transgender Lives for Trans Day of Remembrance

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.
Lisa Cochran, Deputy News Editor Nov 21, 2019

Scattered on the steps of the Kimmel Center of University Life on Wednesday evening, more than 50 NYU community members gathered to commemorate lives lost to transphobic violence...

Staff Rants and Raves: Transportation

Staff Rants and Raves: Transportation

We’re all going places in some way or another. Here’s what our staff has to say about it.

Rants On the NYU Airport Shuttle By Bella Gil, Beauty and Style Editor Getting back and forth between JFK airport and campus is one skill I’ve yet to master. If traveling...

Certain NYU fraternities are not going to be recruiting this semester. (Photo by Laura LaRose, via Flickr)

Frat Recruitment Ban Leaves More Questions Than Answers

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.
Lisa Cochran, Deputy News Editor Nov 18, 2019

Recruitment by fraternities at NYU was recently suspended for the Spring 2020 semester due to reports of hazing that have led to the suspension or banning of several frats in the...

Staff Rants: Course Registration

Staff Rants: Course Registration

We have no Staff Raves this week. Course registration is the worst.

On Jumping Through Hoops By Ethan Zack, Music Editor Can someone please tell me why underclassmen have to make an appointment with their advisor before they can register...

Tisch students will receive a metrocard scholarship, but there are drawbacks as well. (Illustration by Jorene He)

Tisch Awards MetroCard Scholarships for Students Who Live On Campus

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.
Lisa Cochran, Deputy News Editor Nov 11, 2019

On-campus Tisch students commuting to far-away acting studios for their classes have been awarded stipends for MetroCards, according to an email sent by Tisch dean Allyson Green...

The logo of NYUs Student Government. (Courtesy of NYU Student Government)

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.
Lisa Cochran, Deputy News Editor Nov 7, 2019

NYU’s Student Government Assembly approved three letters of support regarding the observance of Ramadan, the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies and World AIDS Day on...

SGA Chair Jakiyah Bradley introduces Chief Sustainability Officer Cecil Sheib, Adriana Moreno, Chair of Sustainability Committee, and President Hamilton. (Via Twitter)

Admins Talk Carbon Neutrality, Hamilton Dodges Gentrification Questions at Sustainability Town Hall

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.
Lisa Cochran, Deputy News Editor Nov 5, 2019

Students and administration discussed the university’s efforts toward sustainability, including carbon emission reduction and LEED certification of NYU buildings during a town...

Student Health Center provides resources for transgender students. (Photo by Nina Schifano)

Student Health Center Site Listed Staff No Longer Employed by NYU

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.
Lisa Cochran, Deputy News Editor Nov 5, 2019

The Student Health Center website inaccurately included 14 former employees in its list of current social workers — some of whom had not been employed by the university since...

NYU Safe Ride cars outside Third Avenue North Residence Hall. (Photo by Veronica Liow)

Safe Ride Drives Students Away With Two-Hour Waits, Failures to Arrive

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.
Lisa Cochran, Deputy News Editor Nov 4, 2019

CAS sophomore Liz Marquis and two of her friends were leaving a party near Broome Street Residence Hall at 1 a.m. last month. They were bound for University Residence Hall — ...

The NYU Ability Project seeks to create tools to help those with audiovisual disabilities better experience historical artifacts in museums such as the Met. (Photo by Patrick Tan)

NYU Program Seeks to Improve Museums’ Audiovisual Accessibility

A collaboration between the NYU Ability Project and the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum will develop new strategies to make museums more accessible.
Lisa Cochran, Deputy News Editor Oct 30, 2019

The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space museum is an American military and maritime history museum which houses its exhibits inside the USS Intrepid, a WWII-era aircraft carrier that was...

Chilean president, Sebastian Piñera, was painted as a clown by protestors for income inequality in Chile. (Photo by Lisa Cochran)

New Yorkers Protest Inequality in Chile and Its Right-Wing President

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.
Lisa Cochran, Deputy News Editor Oct 28, 2019

The clanking of pots and choruses of Spanish-language revolutionary tunes rose from a sea of undulating red and blue flags at a Union Square protest against inequality perpetuated...

People gather at Washington Square Park to raise awareness of early voting dates. (Staff photo by Lisa Cochran)

Proponents of Early Voting Rally in Washington Square Park

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.
Lisa Cochran, Deputy News Editor Oct 23, 2019

In an effort to raise awareness about New York’s brand-new voting protocol, a crowd of around 30 early voting advocates gathered in rows on the steps facing the Garibaldi statue...

NYC activists gathered to rally against the “Tampon Tax.” Saturday Oct 19 was National Period Day. (Photo by Lisa Cochran)

Activists Call for More Action on Menstrual Health. Period.

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.
Lisa Cochran, Deputy News Editor Oct 21, 2019

Protestors parted a Red Sea of T-shirts and signs on Saturday, sporting the color for the first New York National Period Day rally outside City Hall meant to bring awareness to...

Pictured is the David N. Dinkins Municipal Building, which lies east of the City Hall Park and north of the Manhattan entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge. On Thursday, the City Council approved a proposal to close Rikers Island. (Staff Photo by Marva Shi)

New York City Council Votes to Close Rikers

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.
Lisa Cochran, Deputy News Editor Oct 18, 2019

As protestors shouted and people gathered in hoards hoping to enter City Hall, New York City Council voted on Thursday to shut down Rikers Island –– the city’s primary jail...

The Supreme Court of the United States is currently in debate over employers can fire LGBTQ+ individuals because of their sexual or gender identity. (Staff Photo by Marva Shi)

Students Fear Upcoming Supreme Court Decision on LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination

With a majority-conservative Supreme Court, students are not confident that LGBTQ workers will remain protected from discrimination.
Lisa Cochran, Deputy News Editor Oct 15, 2019

After the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments for three labor discrimination cases on the grounds of transgender identity and sexuality last week, members of NYU’s LGBTQ community...

 Nicole Beremovica a CAS sophomore who was raised in Dusseldorf, Germany, speaks at a vigil honoring the victims of a Yom Kippur attack in Halle, Germany. (Staff Photo by Min Ji Kim)

Students Mourn After Anti-Semitic Attack in Germany

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.
Lisa Cochran, Deputy News Editor Oct 11, 2019

Humming Jewish hymns to the strumming of guitars and beating of drums, around 50 NYU community members gathered at a vigil on Thursday to honor those affected by a recent attack...

Oriel Ceballos (in blue) was tackled by park officers after selling paintings in Washington Square Park from the ground instead of a table. (Courtesy of Griffin Wood)

Artist Tackled, Pepper-Sprayed by Officers in Washington Square Park

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.
Lisa Cochran, Deputy News Editor Oct 10, 2019

Oriel Ceballos was displaying his paintings along the fence of the Washington Square garden on Sunday — an area he said has long been frequented by artists — when he was told...

Palladium’s dining hall received 46 points for violations during an inspection. (Staff Photo by Marva Shi)

Students Outraged Over Palladium’s Failed Health Inspection

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.
Mina Mohammadi and Lisa Cochran Oct 7, 2019

After WSN reported Palladium Food Court failed a health inspection on Tuesday, students have expressed outrage that their thousands of tuition dollars seemingly cannot afford clean...

Ocean Vuong opens the pages of his book On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous to sign his autograph. On Tuesday, the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU welcomed the award-winning writer and poet as its 2019-20 Artist-in-Residence. (Staff Photo by Emma Li)

MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient Ocean Vuong Talks Asian Heritage and War

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.
Lisa Cochran, Deputy News Editor Oct 4, 2019

Ocean Vuong entered Manhattan’s poetry scene in 2008 after dropping out of Pace University three weeks into his first semester and being ashamed to face his Asian American family,...

Tisch students will receive a metrocard scholarship, but there are drawbacks as well. (Illustration by Jorene He)

Tisch Students Demand NYU Fund Commute to Far-Away Studios

Students are petitioning the university for MetroCards to make long commutes to their studios more affordable.
Lisa Cochran, Deputy News Editor Oct 3, 2019

Tisch School of the Arts students started a petition last week calling upon the Drama department to subsidize MetroCards for acting students who commute to studio classes. The...

Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, delivers a lecture titled On Responding to the Interacting Crises of Our Times to NYU at the Eisner and Lubin Auditorium on Tuesday. His speech touches on points like climate change and sustainability. (Staff Photo by Min Ji Kim)

President of Ireland Talks Global Unity at Kimmel Ahead of UN Summit

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.
Lisa Cochran, Deputy News Editor Sep 25, 2019

A hushed silence came over the 400-plus audience members in the Kimmel Center for University Life’s Eisner and Lubin Auditorium in order to hear the President of Ireland, Michael...

Building of Stern School of Business. A Stern institute is revamping to analyze types of risks such as ones associated with climate change. (Staff Photo by Jake Quan)

NYU Alumna Donates $5 Million Toward Advancing Women in Business

Elizabeth Elting’s donation will fund 20 women-led tech start-ups and aid 40 high-achieving women in receiving their MBAs.
Lisa Cochran, Deputy News Editor Sep 25, 2019

A Stern alumna and entrepreneur donated $5 million to the school of business last Thursday, which will go toward fostering the success of women in business. Elizabeth Elting’s...

The DIY rape kit located at 370 Jay Street isnt admissable in court and has been accused of profiting off the #MeToo movement. (Staff illustration by Marva Shi)

‘MeToo Kit’ Headquartered in NYU Building Taken off Market

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.
Lisa Cochran, Deputy News Editor Sep 23, 2019

TW: This article mentions sexual assault. “Swab. Spit. Seal.” the MeToo Kit’s pastel-colored, minimalist packaging instructs users. This self-administered sexual assault...

The facade of the Oculus. (via Wikimedia)

Protestors at World Trade Center Call to Abolish ICE

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.
Lisa Cochran, Contributing Writer Sep 13, 2019

Around 60 activists of all ages bearing large black banners reading “no raids” and “immigration policy is a crime” and photos of children killed in detainment camps stood...

X-ray of a patient with lung cancer. New research by NYU scientists will hopefully improve treatment for lung cancer patients. (Via Wikipedia)

9/11 Survivors May Help Researchers Prevent Lung Disease

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.
Lisa Cochran, Contributing Writer Sep 11, 2019

Eighteen years ago, terrorists hijacked two planes and flew them into the Twin Towers in an unprecedented attack on U.S. soil, killing over 2,000 people. First responders flocked...

(Staff Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

Some Students Welcome Ronell’s Return, Others Denounce It

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.
Lisa Cochran and Victor Porcelli Sep 9, 2019

NYU Professor Avital Ronell — who a Title IX investigation found guilty of sexually harassing a graduate student  mentee — returned on Friday to a crowd of students and one...

A view of Villa Natalia, on NYU Florence’s campus. (Photo by Lisa Cochran)

Photo: Italian Princess Sues NYU For Billion-Dollar Art Collection

Aug 24, 2019

A view of Villa Natalia, on NYU Florence’s campus. (Photo by Lisa Cochran)

A view of NYU Florence campus from Villa Natalia. (WSN File Photo)

My First Taste of Tuscany

Lisa Cochran, Contributing Writer Sep 4, 2018
After being at NYU Florence for 24 hours, here are one student's first impressions.
A view of NYU Florence campus from Villa Natalia. (WSN File Photo)

Photo: The First Year Away

May 6, 2019

A view of NYU Florence campus from Villa Natalia. (WSN File Photo)