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Janet Yellen spoke to a crowd at Stern on Nov. 21 as part of the “In Conversation with Lord Mervyn King” Series.

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen Steps Down, Speaks at Stern

Nov 30, 2017
The chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System spoke at the Stern School of Business on Nov. 21 just one day after she announced she would be stepping down from her position.
UCATs members continue to rally and protest NYU’s lack of responsiveness to new contract negotiations.

Administrative Union Holds Another Rally Amid Negotiations

Nov 15, 2017
NYU workers, represented by the Union of Clerical, Administrative, and Technical Staff (UCATS), are in the midst of bargaining with NYU for a new contract.
Several local Mercer Street residents have expressed concerns over recent NYU plans for 181 Mercer Street. They cite that the new proposals could  impact air quality and amount of natural light surrounding their buildings.

Locals Oppose NYU’s Updated 181 Mercer Plan

Nov 1, 2017
One of the central components of NYU's 2031 Plan is the construction of a new facility at 181 Mercer Street. Several Mercer Street residents have expressed concern over the plan.
NYU is offering free flu shots for students at the Health Center, located on 726 Broadway.

NYU Offers Free Flu Shots

Oct 17, 2017
The Student Health Center is offering free flu shots to all NYU students.
On October 1st, NYU’s Department of Public Safety released it annual report containing statistics of crimes across all NYU campuses.

Public Safety Releases Annual Report

Oct 10, 2017
The NYU Department of Public Safety Released its Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report on Sunday.
The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU created a storytelling project that focuses on hate crimes faced by NYU students within the first 100 days of Trumps presidency.

APA Records Hate Crimes for First 100 Days of Trump’s Presidency

Apr 27, 2017
NYU's Asian/Pacific/American Institute started a project meant to document hate crimes in the first 100 days of President Donald Trump's administration. Recently, they released the first videos from the project.
iGrade is an online service developed to guide students and their families on personal and college-related finances. NYU’s Affordability Steering Committee announced a partnership with the service on March 29.

Affordability Steering Committee Partners With iGrad

Apr 5, 2017
NYU's Affordability Steering Committee announced that NYU will be partnering with iGrad, an online service that educates its users on managing their personal and college-related finances.
Academic Associate Dean of the College of Global Public Health Perry Halkitis will leave his position to become the Dean of the School of Public Health at Rutgers University. The College of Global Public Health is seeking Halkitiss replacement.

GPH Dean Accepts Position at Rutgers

Apr 3, 2017
College of Global Public Health Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs Perry Halkitis will be leaving NYU.
In the world of college athletics, an injury can spell disaster for both the athlete and the team. WSN spoke to NYU athletes who’ve struggled with injury in the past.

Taking One for the Team

Mar 20, 2017
Injuries are a constant reality in almost every sport, but that does make them any easier for injured players and teams to overcome. Learn how teams cope with the loss of crucial players due to injury.
Steven Mnuchin was appointed Secretary of Treasury on Feb. 13. While some finance professors think he will be beneficial for the American economy, some NYU students worry about the potential effects of Mnuchins policies.

How Will Steven Mnuchin Affect NYU Students?

Mar 7, 2017
NYU professors and students discuss Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin's effect on the economy and on the NYU community.
The NYU Men’s Soccer Team 2015 season final against Brandeis University. The current team captain, Bryan Walsh, claims Brandeis is their main rival.

Rivalries Run Deep for NYU Athletics

Mar 6, 2017
NYU varsity teams, while similar teams, claim different rivals.
Workout area at 404 Fitness. 60% of NYU students surveyed state that they resolve to work out more often in 2018.

404 Athletics: One Year Later

Feb 27, 2017
After the Jeremy S. Coles athletic facility closed for the construction of 181 Mercer, 404 Fitness has become popular among students. There have been a few issues since the facility's opening in February 2016, but the community has still reaped its benefits.
Several pre-medical students have come forward about their dissatisfaction with the CAS advisers, who have guided some students to stay at NYU longer than four years.  Others think the extra time is necessary for their mastery of their qualifications.

Advisers Guide Pre-med Students Off-Track

Feb 22, 2017
Some students on the pre-med track have claimed that their CAS advisers are giving them poor advice regarding their schedules, leading to students encountering academic challenges.
For more than 20 years, Chelsea Piers has been open to NYU for sporting events and practices.  Many are discussing the idea of having more NYU sports relocate to the facility.

Exploring the NYU-Chelsea Piers Relationship

Feb 13, 2017
Chelsea Piers houses a myriad of NYU sports, but how likely is a total partnership?
Petter Aasa, who will have served as captain for two seasons, will leave the team upon graduation in May.

Bitter-Swede End to Soccer Career

Nov 21, 2016
Captain of the NYU men's soccer team, Stern senior Petter Aasa's four year journey as a Violet is coming to an end.
With a turnaround this season, New York F.C. challenges the New York Red Bulls for New Yorkers’ hearts.

Soccer Culture on the Rise in NYC

Oct 31, 2016
New York is a city ripe with sports teams and rabid fandoms, but New York-based soccer teams have always come up a bit short. Now, with two teams, a rivalry may create greater fan support.