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It’s the middle of the term! The WSN staff offers our thoughts on our exam-packed weeks and the ongoing congressional election season.
Oct 24, 2022
Frank James, the suspect in the Brooklyn subway shooting, was arrested on Wednesday, April 13, after Zack Dahhan spotted him walking on the First Avenue sidewalk.
Apr 13, 2022
Victoria Rosner, the current dean of academic affairs at Columbia University’s School of General Studies, will become the dean of the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU beginning July 15.
Apr 5, 2022
After NYU lifted parts of its on-campus mask mandate earlier this week, community members are unsure of where exactly mask wearing is optional or required.
Apr 1, 2022
The university’s incoming class of 2026 is its most selective ever. NYU received more than 105,000 applications.
Mar 31, 2022
After another student was attacked on campus on Feb. 25, the department will add security officers, cameras and lights east of Washington Square Park. A suspect in a similar string of assaults was arrested on March 2.
Mar 3, 2022
The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Feb. 14 to Feb. 20.
Feb 14, 2022
The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Attend NYU’s MLK Week events or watch the Super Bowl.
Feb 6, 2022
The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: watch a discounted Broadway show or join a conversation with Angela Davis.
Jan 31, 2022
A Tandon professor who was reported missing this week was found safe at Harlem Hospital on Thursday.
Jan 28, 2022
The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City.
Jan 24, 2022
The university formally announced that classes will be in person this semester amid a surge in cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19. Senior leadership provided rationales for their decision and emphasized the need for flexibility.
Jan 12, 2022
An NYU webpage dated Jan. 15, 2022, states that NYU “is preparing to resume in-person instruction at the start of the spring semester” at its New York City campus and abroad sites.
Jan 10, 2022
The university will soon decide whether classes will remain in person or turn virtual for the spring 2022 semester as the omicron variant continues to drive high case rates.
Jan 10, 2022
A suspect has been arrested in connection with the September shooting of an NYU student at the university’s Brooklyn Campus. The suspect and 16 other alleged gang members stand accused of a series of armed assaults and murders.
Jan 5, 2022
Michael Steinhardt’s possession of stolen antiquities has led 26 professors from the department of Media, Culture, and Communication to demand their school be renamed — with some asking why such action was not taken following sexual assault allegations in 2019.
Dec 10, 2021
The NYU trustee and Steinhardt school namesake was ordered to turn over 180 stolen antiquities after a four-year investigation by the Manhattan district attorney.
Dec 7, 2021
Presidents Council Vice-Chair Anthony Cruz resumes discourse over a resolution to add voices of the larger NYU community to the board.
Dec 7, 2021
A group was arrested for civil disobedience in Washington, D.C., while demanding the Biden administration pass federal voting rights legislation.
Nov 18, 2021
Tandon employees represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 153 are voting to ratify a six-year contract that includes childcare subsidies, a percentage increase in wages and portable tuition.
Nov 15, 2021
NYU received bomb threats targeting the Stern School of Business and the Center for Neural Science. Buildings across campus were evacuated, but are now clear to reenter. Classes will proceed as normal on Nov. 12.
Nov 11, 2021
Brown, Columbia and Cornell Universities are the latest in a slew of bomb threats targeting universities across the United States this past week.
Nov 7, 2021
In an act of civil disobedience, a group refused to move from the sidewalk of a street near the White House, calling on the Biden administration to pass legislation protecting voting rights.
Nov 4, 2021
The group marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall on Monday afternoon in opposition to New York City’s vaccine mandate for municipal employees.
Oct 26, 2021
NYU sophomores Jamie Margolin and Emma Tang, both well-known activists with large social media followings, each made posts claiming they were sexually assaulted by the other in October 2020.
Oct 20, 2021
Despite continuously contacting the university before an NYU Reads event, the Native American and Indigenous Students Group at NYU was left with only a few hours to prepare.
Oct 8, 2021
The unauthorized statue of gay liberation activist Marsha P. Johnson in Christopher Park amplifies the silenced Black transgender voices of the LGBTQ+ movement.
Sep 20, 2021
The term "simple assault" is not so simple. Recent communications from the university left students wondering what the term means and why it is being used to refer to serious attacks.
Sep 20, 2021
The fourth incident in a string of sexual assaults raises questions about security at NYU — particularly for women, who make up 58% of the undergraduate student population.
Sep 11, 2021
After calling off its original fall 2021 tuition strike, the NYU chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America is encouraging students to stop paying tuition for the spring 2022 semester.
Sep 3, 2021
After eight years with NYU Classes as the university’s learning management system, NYU expects to fully transition to Brightspace by December 2021.
Sep 2, 2021
On Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, the NYU Department of Campus Safety informed students of three sexual assault incidents.
Sep 1, 2021
Learn about NYU’s plan to return to near-normal operations and all the guidelines and requirements you should know about this fall.
Aug 30, 2021
In recent months, legislation seeking to ban the framework from being taught in K-12 public schools has been introduced in 26 states and enacted in twelve.
Aug 25, 2021
Democratic candidate Eric Adams has an early lead in the polls, but official results are expected to be revealed in mid-July following rounds of ranked-choice voting.
Jun 30, 2021
Applications to reside in on-campus housing were opened Wednesday, after weeks of postponement and unclear communication — or lack thereof — from the Office of Residential Life and Housing Services.
May 6, 2021
‘Larry Fink should not be on the Board of Trustees’: Long-time NYU trustee is linked to ICE and private prison operators
Laurence Fink — the CEO of BlackRock, a vice chair of the NYU Board of Trustees and the co-chair of the NYU Langone Health Board of Trustees — has investments in the U.S-Mexico border wall and immigrant detention facilities.
May 5, 2021
The ongoing graduate student worker strike is not the first time the Graduate Student Organizing Committee has used strike actions to battle for its demands.
May 4, 2021
NYU’s graduate student workers are striking for the fourth day in demand of a new contract.
Apr 29, 2021
Andrew Yang, Eric Adams, Scott Stringer and Maya Wiley are the top four candidates in the Democratic mayoral primary, according to a recent Data for Progress poll.
Apr 23, 2021
Since NYU announced in February that the Class of 2021 would have a virtual commencement, a petition calling for an in-person graduation ceremony has garnered more than 1,000 signatures.
Apr 22, 2021
Cutting ties with line cutters: A student’s friendships are tested after ineligible friends get vaccinated
Liberal Studies first-year Amber Alirahi has put friendships on hold with students who used loopholes to get vaccinated early. Public health experts said such cheating is to be expected and pushes eligible people aside.
Apr 8, 2021
After receiving a shipment of COVID-19 vaccines, the university is opening its vaccination sites to randomly selected students starting this week.
Apr 6, 2021
NYU students ineligible for the COVID-19 vaccine take advantage of conflicting guidelines to get vaccinated
Due to the conflicting federal and state guidelines, some students have falsely claimed that they live in congregate living facilities in order to qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine early.
Apr 5, 2021
As the university readjusts for a return to in-person instruction, registration for the Fall 2021 semester will be pushed back to May 24.
Mar 26, 2021
The resolution demands that NYU freeze tuition increases for students facing financial difficulties and raise tuition and student financial aid packages proportionally for all other students.
Mar 25, 2021
Chloé Zhao made history at the 2021 Golden Globes, and her film "Nomadland" was nominated for numerous Oscars. Meanwhile, Karishma Dev Dube’s movie "Bittu" made the shortlist for the best live-action short film category at the 2021 Academy Awards.
Mar 19, 2021
The university encourages eligible groups to get vaccinated and released plans for on-campus vaccination sites.
Mar 9, 2021
An estimated crowd of 200 gathered at Union Square to protest the Kentucky grand jury’s Sept. 23 decision.
Sep 25, 2020
A Brooklyn protest and a Manhattan protest, thousands strong, joined together to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, who was fatally shot in her own apartment by Louisville police officers.
Sep 24, 2020