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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

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Natalie Thomas, Deputy Managing Editor

Natalie Thomas is a senior studying psychology and chemistry. Despite treating WSN like a full-time job, she has aspirations to attend medical school and one day become a pediatrician. Here are some peer reviews: "The office does not function without Natalie. She brightens every room she walks into and brightens every article she edits✨" "Natalie knows exactly what to say to make each and every person in this office feel better about themselves, without lying or bs-ing her words. She is an amazing human being who is just such a fun and friendly person." "Natalie is Natalie."

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Taylor Swift stands on a black platform onstage with a microphone in hand, surrounded by smoke and red light. A white spotlight shines on her as she performs, wearing a black bodysuit with one pant leg and sleeve as well as black boots.

What to know before you go: The Eras Tour

Swifties, here's the ultimate survival guide to seeing Taylor Swift in all of her eras. “1, 2, 3, let’s go bitch!”
Natalie Thomas and Manasa Gudavalli May 26, 2023

Convalescent plasma treatment can be effective in treating COVID-19 for selected patients, according to recent research from NYU’s Grossman School of Medicine. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Plasma treatment benefits some COVID patients, NYU study finds

An NYU Grossman study found that transfusing blood plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients to COVID patients with preexisting conditions can improve the recovery process.
Natalie Thomas, Staff Writer Feb 16, 2022

Blood transfusions from people who previously recovered from COVID-19 have been found to improve the conditions of some currently infected with the virus, according to an NYU Grossman...

6 NYU profs awarded lifetime fellowship for contributions to science

6 NYU profs awarded lifetime fellowship for contributions to science

The researchers recognized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science reflected on their work and their contributions to science.
Natalie Thomas, Staff Writer Feb 8, 2022

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, best known for publishing Science magazine, named six NYU professors as part of its 2021 cohort of fellows last month,...

NYU announced in a Jan. 12 email that the spring 2022 semester will be held in person. Senior leadership acknowledged that flexibility regarding in-person classes would only be offered temporarily at the start of the semester. (Staff Photo and Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Some faculty unwilling to allow remote learning, despite NYU guidance

NYU’s return to in-person instruction has left some students struggling to receive virtual accommodations during the first week of classes.
Lauren Ashe, Carmo Moniz, and Natalie Thomas Jan 25, 2022

Tisch first-year Indranil Basu decided to attend class remotely until COVID-19 cases dropped to a lower rate. But as NYU prepared to resume in-person instruction for the spring...

NYU’s new Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative aims to improve faculty diversity. However, it remains unclear how the university actually plans to revamp the hiring process. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

NYU’s cluster hiring initiative sure is a cluster

Over the next three years, NYU plans to recruit professors through cluster hiring. Professors will be hired under research clusters to promote faculty diversity and interdisciplinary collaboration, but the plan is confusing.
Natalie Thomas, Contributing Writer Dec 8, 2021

According to Charlton McIlwain, NYU’s vice provost for faculty engagement and development, 2020 brought about “two pandemics” — COVID-19 and police violence. Though both...

Gloria Corruzzi is a professor at the Center for Genomics and System Biology. (©Moree: Courtesy of NYU Photo Bureau)

24 NYU professors named world’s most cited researchers

Researchers across the university were recognized for authoring papers that were in the top 1% of their fields when ranked by number of citations. 
Natalie Thomas, Contributing Writer Dec 7, 2021

Twenty-four NYU professors were recognized for making significant impacts in their academic subjects on Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list. The ranking catalogues...

Students in class at the 6 Washington Place academic building. NYU faculty have voiced concerns about the university’s COVID-19’s safety guidelines. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Faculty research challenges NYU’s claims of little to no risk of classroom COVID-19 transmission

As NYU returns to full in-person instruction this semester, faculty have expressed safety concerns with university COVID-19 prevention policies.
Natalie Thomas, Contributing Writer Oct 7, 2021

CAS chemistry professors Michael Ward and Stephanie Lee are currently leading an investigation to test the carbon dioxide levels in NYU classrooms and determine the quality of...

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