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The Bias Response Line is a phone service established in Fall 2016 to act as a confidential medium through which community members can report incidents of bias, discrimination and harassment. The resource has received favourable feedback despite only being in its pilot stages.

Does the Bias Hotline Work?

Olivia Roos, Contributing Writer Mar 6, 2017
An investigation into the effectiveness of the Bias Response Line— an NYU initiative to share or report experiences and concerns of discriminatory behavior on campus.
Syrian Refugee Awareness Week provides the opportunity for students to raise awareness of refugee crises in Syria.

Tackling the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Olivia Roos, Contributing Writer Apr 11, 2016
Continuing NYU's initiatives from last semester, Syrian Refugee Awareness Week is April 11 - 15.
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions group are working to stop the Israel’s military presence in Palestine.

GSOC Voting on Boycott of Israel

Olivia Roos, Contributing Writer Mar 28, 2016
NYU's graduate worker union may be the first private university union to join Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions.
The Black Students Unions NYU for Flint fundraiser has raised more than $5,000 in the last month.

BSU and NYU Divest Discuss Where Race and Environmental Issues Intersect at Flint

Olivia Roos, Contributing Writer Mar 3, 2016
In light of the Flint water crisis, Black Students Union at NYU and NYU Divest cohosted a discussion about how race and environment intersect.

The Weekend: April 24-26

Olivia Roos, Contributing Writer Apr 23, 2015
Liven up this weekend with some of the events happening throughout the city.
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Spring snacks for shaking winter blues

Olivia Roos, Contributing Writer Mar 31, 2015
The arrival of Spring brings fresh fruits and vegetables into season.
Waverly Restaurant offers traditional 24-hour fare from breakfast to burgers.

Classic types of local eateries explained

Olivia Roos, Contributing Writer Nov 4, 2014
Restaurants are classified by specific characteristics.
Courtesy of Clay Shirky

NYU Reacts: Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong

Olivia Roos, contributing writer Oct 8, 2014
NYU students and professors at NYU Shanghai react to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong over representation and civil liberties.