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The NYU Office of Residential Life & Housing Services has recently changed policy regarding the role of RA’s in order shift RA responsibility away from dealing with student crises towards fostering a real community for students in university housing. (Photo by Sirui Wu)

RAs will no longer be required to respond to crisis situations

The Office of Residential Life & Housing Services outlined changes to RA responsibilities as well as new policies for the upcoming academic year.
May 5, 2021

Residential assistant positions for the upcoming 2021-22 academic year were announced on May 4. The RA role at NYU’s 22 residence halls will be modified in an effort to enhance...

The Stern School of Business on Gould Plaza is located at the southeast corner of Washington Square. A Stern study away program will be cancelled. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Future uncertain for Stern study abroad

The Stern administration is reviewing its global study away programs. Students hope that the programs will continue after the pandemic and that the school will make up for study abroad opportunities missed due to the pandemic.
May 3, 2021

Robert Whitelaw, the vice dean for the undergraduate college at the Stern School of Business, discussed in a March 26 email the pandemic’s disruption of Stern’s Global Pillar...

NYU held its first annual State of Sustainability address last Thursday, April 22. Students are not convinced, especially considering past efforts by NYU Divest to get the university to cut ties with corporations related to fossil fuels and the prison-industrial complex. (Photo by Echo Chen and Tony Wu. Staff Illustration by Alex Tran)

NYU remains invested in fossil fuels as the university hosts its first State of Sustainability

The university touted its achievements, goals and new programs aiming to promote sustainability, but ignored its ties to fossil fuels.
April 29, 2021

NYU held its first annual State of Sustainability address last Thursday, April 22. The webinar event featured speakers from the Office of Sustainability and other university departments,...

A Wall Street Journal investigation revealed that NYU Langone Medical Center was among hundreds of hospitals to conceal pricing data from search engines. These hospitals are undermining new federal regulations that require U.S. hospitals to provide pricing information online. (Photo by Sirui Wu)

NYU Langone concealed treatment costs

New federal regulations mean hospitals must publish previously confidential price lists. But according to a Wall Street Journal investigation, Langone hid price lists from web searches using specialized computer code.
April 13, 2021

A Wall Street Journal investigation revealed late last month that NYU Langone Medical Center was using specialized computer code to prevent hospital pricing information from appearing...

Bloomberg Philanthropies donates $25 million to endow the Georgina and Charlotte Bloomberg Public Service Fellows Program at New York Universitys Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. This fellowship is expected to cover tuition for up to 20 students per year beginning in the Fall 2021 semester. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli, Image Courtesy of Bloomberg Philanthropies, Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Bloomberg Philanthropies donates $25 million for graduate fellowship at Wagner

The Georgina and Charlotte Bloomberg Public Service Fellows Program will cover the tuition of up to 20 graduate students per year.
March 23, 2021

Bloomberg Philanthropies donated $25 million to the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service earlier this month to endow the Georgina and Charlotte Bloomberg Public Service...

COVID policy signs are taped on the door of  Brooklyn dorm Othmer Hall’s lounge. NYU dorm lounges are reopening across campus and many are worried about the increased risk of COVID-19 spread. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Students share mixed feelings about reopening the university

After last month’s spike in on-campus COVID-19 cases, residence hall lounges are reopening, but students are undecided on whether that is the right decision.
March 12, 2021

Earlier this week, many NYU residence halls announced they are reopening their lounges to residents. The dorms reopening lounges are Brittany Hall, Gramercy Green, Palladium Hall,...