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Tisch School of the Arts building on Broadway.

Tisch Students Encounter Racial Insensitivity in Drama Program

April 9, 2018
Several students in the Tisch drama program have reported incidents of racial insensitivity in the classroom. Here, we take a closer look.

Jackson Tisi

Visionary Leader
December 7, 2017

As 450 people gathered in front of his camera, Jackson Tisi, in his signature way, focused his lens on others. Like he’d done many times before — as the media captain of the...

Furnace Fire Engulfs Roof Near Lafayette Hall

Furnace Fire Engulfs Roof Near Lafayette Hall

December 4, 2017
A fire broke out at Lafayette Residence Hall on Friday.
Department of Health Finds Rat Droppings in Lipton Dining Hall

Department of Health Finds Rat Droppings in Lipton Dining Hall

December 1, 2017
The New York City Department of Health found rats in Lipton Dining Hall, among other health violations.
Graduate and Ph.D. students gathered in Union Square on Nov. 29 to protest the proposed GOP tax reform bill.

Graduate Students Protest Tax Reform

November 30, 2017
About 100 graduate and PhD students occupied Union Square Park on Monday to protest the proposed GOP tax reform bill.
Jack DeFuria is the founder of Bolt, an adaptive learning tool aimed at students to help them prepare for SAT.

U.S. State Dept. Invites Gallatin Student to India for Entrepreneurship Summit

November 29, 2017
A Gallatin junior was invited as one of 100 delegates to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit where Ivanka Trump is headlining.
Places to Study and Sip

Places to Study and Sip

November 20, 2017
Look no further for the best cafes to study in!
The words “Hasta Luego Dreamers” were found written in a bathroom in Bobst and translates to “goodbye dreamers” in Spanish.

Anti-Dreamer Vandalism in Bobst Bathroom, Again

November 20, 2017
Anti-Dreamer vandalism has been discovered in a Bobst bathroom for the second time.
NYU is one of several Universities to offer free tampons to its students.

Free Menstrual Product Initiative Puts the Uterus in NYU

November 16, 2017
New York University is one of several universities now offering free tampons at no cost to students. The development comes after a 2016 bill signed by Mayor Bill De Blasio requiring free menstrual hygiene products in public schools and efforts by student activists.
On Nov. 9, around 60 NYU students gathered to protest President Donald Trump’s decision to end DACA.

NYU Students Walk Out to Clean the Dream Act

November 10, 2017
On Thursday afternoon, approximately 60 students walked out of class to protest Donald Trump's repeal of DACA, and to support a new "Clean" Dream Act to protect undocumented child immigrants.
President Andrew Hamilton announced to the University Senate that NYU will accept Puerto Rican students affected by the hurricane next semester.

NYU Will Offer Full Scholarships to 50 Puerto Rican Students for Spring Semester

November 9, 2017
President Andrew Hamilton announced today that NYU will offer full scholarships to at least 50 Puerto Rican students affected by recent hurricanes. Students are eligible to apply until December 15.

NYU alum Sal Albanese is running for mayor in New York City this upcoming election on Nov. 7.

A Q&A with Mayor Potential and NYU Alum Sal Albanese

November 6, 2017
Q&A with NYU alum and mayoral candidate Sal Albanese.
Approximately 200 people attended a vigil on Nov. 1 for the victims of the TriBeCa attack.

NYC Holds Interfaith Vigil for Victims of TriBeCa Attack

Several NYU students attended a vigil supporting the victims of Tuesday's terror attack in Lower Manhattan.
November 2, 2017
New Yorkers held a vigil for the victims of the Oct. 31 TriBeCa attack.
NYU SLAM members made posters outlining how members of the board have ties to other industries that could be deemed a conflict of interest.

Photo: NYU SLAM Seeks Support for Student Representation at Alumni Weekend

October 21, 2017

NYU SLAM members made posters outlining how members of the board have ties to other industries that could be deemed a "conflict of interest."

Gallatin junior and President of NYUs Asian Pacific American Coalition, Aree Worawongwasu said the threat found on the poster in Bobst said the is being interpreted to narrowly, and in fact is threatening to more groups than just DREAMers alone.

Photo: Kimmel Rally Responds to Anti-DREAMer Vandalism

October 17, 2017

Gallatin junior and President of NYU's Asian Pacific American Coalition, Aree Worawongwasu said the threat found on the poster in Bobst said the is being interpreted to narrowly, and in fact is threatening...

Panelists share their thoughts on gentrification on Bella Quisqueyas Gentrification Panel on the evening of Oct. 16.

NYU Dominican Club Hosts Gentrification Panel

October 17, 2017
The Kimmel Center hosted a panel on gentrification and what students can do to stop it.
After a vandalized poster was found in Bobst Library yesterday, NYUs Dream Team and the Incarceration to Education Coalition will host a rally in Kimmel today to demonstrate support for Dreamers.

Vandal Scribbles Racist Message in Bobst Bathroom

October 17, 2017
Anti-Dreamers graffiti was discovered in a bathroom in Elmer Holmes Bobst Library.
A student from the class puts the finishing touches on the 3D model of Gallatins 2061 School of the Earth plan.

Gallatin Students Create ‘School of the Earth’ 2061 Plan

October 12, 2017
A Gallatin class envisions an environmentally friendly "School of the Earth" for 2061 as a response to the university's 2031 plan.
Crime Log Sept. 23 to Sept. 28

Crime Log Sept. 23 to Sept. 28

October 2, 2017
A look at the crimes on campus from Sept. 23 to Sept. 28.
Students from NYU and New York activists gathered in Washington Square Park on Sept. 28 to rally against pamphlets that were left by IDENTITY EVROPA -- a white nationalist hate group

Rally Held in WSP After White Nationalists’ Pamphlets Found in Kimmel

September 29, 2017
Demonstrators gathered in Washington Square Park after pamphlets from a white nationalist organization were found in Kimmel.
Crime Log: Sept. 14 to Sept. 21

Crime Log: Sept. 14 to Sept. 21

September 25, 2017
A look at the crimes on campus between Sept. 14 and Sept. 21.

Crime Log: Sept. 8 to Sept. 14

September 18, 2017
A roundup of the crimes in and around NYU's campus between Sept. 8 to Sept. 14.
Crime Log: Sept. 1 to Sept. 6

Crime Log: Sept. 1 to Sept. 6

September 11, 2017
A look at this week's crimes on campus.
In the middle of Washington Square Park, a wall of bricks was put together in artistic protest against the Trump Administration.

“MURO” Installation Divides Washington Square Park

September 8, 2017
Bosco Sodi, an artist from Oaxaca, Mexico used 1,600 clay bricks in an art installation responding to President Trumps immigration policy.
Crime Log: Aug. 20-30

Crime Log: Aug. 20-30

September 5, 2017
A look at the crimes on campus reported between August 20 and September 5.
Stephanie Pianka, the previous Vice President for Financial Operations and University Treasurer, will now be the Senior Vice President for Finance and Budget and CFO, effective June 15.

NYU Promotes University Treasurer to CFO

May 1, 2017
NYU has appointed a faculty member as its new CFO — someone who conveniently already works for the university.
NYU professor Bei Wu was recently honored with the 2017 International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award for Geriatric Oral Research.

Nursing Professor Receives International Association for Dental Research Award

April 24, 2017
Professor in NYU's Rory Meyers College of Nursing Bei Wu was recently honored with a 2017 International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Award for Geriatric Oral Research.
NYU Athletics Received $338,379 from Charity Linked to College Admissions Scandal. (Photo byAlex Muhawi-Ho)

NYU Tax Return Breakdown

April 18, 2017
WSN broke down and extrapolated the highlights of NYU's September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2015 tax return to celebrate Tax Day.
This story is about the law school.

West Virginia’s Former Secretary of State Joins NYU

April 10, 2017
Former West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant will join NYU School of Law's Brennan Center for Justice as the manager of state advocacy.
Take Research for Granted at NYU

Take Research for Granted at NYU

April 3, 2017

NYU helps students engage with their studies outside of the classroom — no matter your area of interest, there’s a grant for that. The following seven recurring research grants...

The Research Issue

The Research Issue

April 3, 2017

The Research Issue

The Research Issue

April 3, 2017

Research is contemplation in action. Although it can involve extensive reading and long hours in the lab, it is not a passive activity — research is the pursuit of information...

Jared Kushner, senior advisor to his father-in-law, President Trump, owns property at NYU, including the lounge in NYU Law and the Puck Building.

Jared Kushner Owns NYU Building

March 27, 2017
Members of the NYU community are surprised to find out the NYU Law alum Jared Kushner, an advisor for President Donald Trump, owns property at the university.

What Makes the MakerSpace

March 20, 2017

Ideas become inventions at the Tandon School of Engineering’s MakerSpace — a collaborative learning lab with the high-tech tools needed to let an engineer's imagination roam....

President of Earth Matters Natalie Petrulla, left, reads questions from the audience to Sheila Katmann, center, and Eleanor Blomstrom, right.

Women and Sustainability Summit Promotes Environmental Feminism

March 7, 2017
Earth Matters NYU hosted the Women and Sustainability Summit on Monday night at the Silver School of Arts and Sciences.
Peter Henry is the dean for NYUs Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He has been a member of the board of directors for Citibank since 2015.

Stern Dean Pipes Money Into DAPL

February 17, 2017
Stern Dean Peter Henry is a member of the board of directors for Citibank, one of the banks funding the Dakota Access Pipeline. Some students were unsettled by this connection between an NYU administrator and Citibank.
Women donned pink pussy hats today for a pro-Planned Parenthood rally in Washington Square Park.

People Rally for Pro-Planned Parenthood

February 11, 2017
Students and prominent feminist figures gathered in Washington Square Park in support of Planned Parenthood today.
Man holds up poster, relaying the message that Americans must resist the discriminatory policies Trump is trying to instill.

LGBT Members and Allies Protest Trump’s Cabinet Picks at Stonewall

February 6, 2017
The biting cold could not stop the LGBT community and their supporters from waving kaleidoscopic flags in the sky at a pro-LGBT rally held at the historic Stonewall Inn.
Crime Log: Jan. 30 to Feb. 4

Crime Log: Jan. 30 to Feb. 4

February 6, 2017
A look at crimes from Jan. 30 to Feb 4.
Betsy DeVos (center) at Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration.

How Will Betsy DeVos’s Policies Affect NYU Students?

February 1, 2017
NYU professors share how Betsy DeVos would impact NYU students if she were appointed Secretary of Education.
Students, Teachers Gather Outside Senator Schumer’s Office to Protest Education Rights

Students, Teachers Gather Outside Senator Schumer’s Office to Protest Education Rights

January 31, 2017
Protestors advocate against Betsy DeVos's nomination for Secretary of Education.
Hundreds gathered at the Muslim Students Association’s Nov. 10 Rise Against Hate Rally, in Kimmel.

MSA Continues Efforts for Inclusivity in the Aftermath of Trump’s Inauguration

January 25, 2017
The Muslim Students Association responds to acts of hate and ignorance with love to send a message
Hundreds of students gathered to protest DAPL in response to Donald Trumps controversial inauguration.

Trump Moves to Revive DAPL, Students Respond with Protests

January 25, 2017
People are protesting President Trump's executive order that allows the government to consider building the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines.
Traffic along West Third Street raises concerns for the safety of passersby, prompting a petition to call for reform.

This Stern Professor Wants to Make West Third Street Safer

December 6, 2016
An NYU professor has created a petition to make West Third Street safer for pedestrians by implementing midblock crosswalks.
President-elect, Donald Trump, proposed many ideas during his presidential campaign, but due to their equivocation on the major issues, here are the top 6 that will impact NYU students.

How Will Trump’s Policies Affect You? We Broke It Down

November 18, 2016
A look at Trump's policies on race, taxes, international relations, healthcare and education.

Many NYU alums have gone into government positions in and out of the country.

From NYU to Government Offices

November 14, 2016
A listicle of NYU alum who have held government positions.
In order to raise mental health awareness, Lily Derella, Sirin Thad, Leah Linder, and many others worked together to create a colorful quilt in Washington Square Park.

Quilting Away Mental Health Stigma

October 27, 2016
Tumblr collaborates with the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to raise awareness about mental health issues.
Through language and culture barriers, it’s often tough for international students to find a fitting community here at NYU.

The ESL Community of NYU

October 11, 2016

Balancing school work with extracurriculars, internships and a social life is challenging for any student during midterm season. This struggle is heightened for more than 5,000...

Neighbors of the Jerome S. Coles Sports Center oppose its invasive construction for the 2031 Expansion Plan.

Cherry Trees Downed in Coles Project

September 9, 2016
The ongoing construction and environmental costs of NYU's 2031 plan are making locals worried for their neighborhood's future.