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A photo of a doorway on campus with a blue accessibility button that reads Press to Operate Door to the right.

NYU to create task force amid campus accessibility complaints 

Some disability-rights advocates are calling for the university to revise its tap access policy for accessible doors on campus, which they claim violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Nicole Lu, Senior Staff Writer December 13, 2022

Disability-rights activists on campus say that NYU is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to ensure all of its building entrances are fully accessible....

The logo of New York Universitys Asian/Pacific/American Studies in white in the middle of leaves and flowers.

Asian/Pacific/American Studies major lacks adequate representation, students and faculty say

Students and faculty members have called on the university to allocate more resources for Pacific Islander and Indigenous students and include more courses that focus on Pacific Islander cultures.
Nicole Lu, Senior Staff Writer October 13, 2022

Students and faculty in NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Studies major — one of the six concentrations offered by the university’s department of social and cultural analysis...

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YouTube recommends more election fraud videos to skeptics, NYU study finds

The YouTube algorithm is more likely to recommend election fraud videos to individuals who are already doubtful about election legitimacy.
Nicole Lu, Senior Staff Writer September 24, 2022

A study from NYU’s Center for Social Media and Politics found that YouTube’s algorithm recommended election fraud-related videos about three times more often to individuals...

People hold signs at an abortion rights protest in Washington Square Park. Signs include Legalize abortion once and for all, We will not go back, and My body my choice.

Thousands rally for abortion rights across NYC in wake of leaked Roe ruling

New Yorkers, including elected officials and celebrities, took to Foley Square, Washington Square Park and the Barclays Center to protest a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
Kayla Hardersen and Nicole Lu May 5, 2022

Thousands of New Yorkers gathered at Foley Square on Tuesday to advocate for abortion rights and protest against the Supreme Court draft opinion leaked by Politico on Monday....

Yuriy Fedchyshyn and his daughter standing next to each other on a pavilion with trees and green foliage in the background. Yuriy has his arm around his daughter, who is holding a stuffed animal.

Ukrainian and Russian students, alums displaced by the invasion

Here’s how members of the NYU community in New York, Russia and Ukraine are responding to the Russian invasion.
Nicole Lu, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

Yuriy Fedchyshyn, who graduated from the NYU School of Law in 2013, lives in Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine, with his young daughter, Mariya. Fedchyshyn, the former adviser to Ukraine’s...

A photo of the outside of the NYU Law School building. A man wearing a mask is seen walking outside the front door into the courtyard.

Bitter dispute about Israel and Palestine divides NYU Law community

Some NYU School of Law students claim an open letter from the student group Law Students for Justice in Palestine used antisemitic tropes and defended the killings of Israeli civilians.
Nicole Lu, Staff Writer April 28, 2022

Over the past two weeks, NYU School of Law students have been engaged in a bitter schoolwide debate about the Israel-Palestine conflict involving dozens of emails, accusations...

The text “Sunset Park Family Health Center at NYU Langone” is printed in white on a purple plaque against a blue wall on the front facade of the NYU Langone Sunset Park building.

NYU Langone launches hearing loss screening program for immigrant children

NYU Langone Health’s new initiative, the Hearing Loss Awareness and Screening Program for Low-Income Immigrant Families, will serve children living in the New York City area.
Nicole Lu, Staff Writer April 22, 2022

NYU Langone Health established the Hearing Loss Awareness and Screening Program for Low-Income Immigrant Families in early April to serve children living in Sunset Park, Brooklyn...

Headshots of three researchers: Katepalli Sreenivasan, wearing a blue shirt against a blue background; Christopher Hanson wearing brown glasses and a blue shirt against a beige background; and Shravan Hanasoge wearing a shirt with red stripes and a brown jacket against a blurred background.

NYU researchers discover sun waves that challenge known physics

A research team at NYU Abu Dhabi’s Center for Space Science is conducting an investigation into the origins of high-frequency sun waves after unintentionally discovering them.
Nicole Lu, Staff Writer April 8, 2022

Researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi’s Center for Space Science discovered a set of high-frequency sun waves that defy previous understandings of physics, traveling much faster than...

Seven students are wearing masks while sitting at their desks lining the walls of an NYU classroom. A professor sitting atop a table is listening to a student discussing a class topic.

Students await NYU mask mandate decision

In anticipation of NYU’s decision regarding indoor mask wearing, community members debate the effectiveness of COVID-19 restrictions.
Nicole Lu, Contributing Writer March 22, 2022

NYU has yet to decide whether it will keep or remove its mask mandate weeks after other institutions, including Columbia University and the City University of New York, lifted...

Students march in line on the white concrete sidewalk on the south side of West Fourth Street in front of the red Bobst library building passing by a small green tree and a red street sign. Some of the students hold posters in support of the Graduate Student Organizing Committee.

Grad union demands missing back pay from NYU admin

Thousands of graduate student workers have not received outstanding back payments from NYU despite a guarantee included in the union's May 2021 contract.
Nicole Lu, Contributing Writer March 8, 2022

NYU’s Graduate Student Organizing Committee sent an open letter to Provost Katherine Fleming in mid-February demanding the university administration disburse outstanding back...