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Valentina Duque Bojanini

Valentina Duque Bojanini, Editor-in-Chief

Valentina is a junior in the College of Arts and Science studying journalism and something no one can ever remember. Over the past year, she has slowly tried to move into the WSN office, finally tricking someone into giving her the keys and becoming editor-in-chief. In her spare time she enjoys over pronouncing Spanish words like quesadilla and guacamole to remind people she’s Colombian. Her other hobbies include taking bad passport pictures and remembering the good old days when she had a rolling backpack.

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The Presidential Transition Issue

The Presidential Transition Issue

Dec 7, 2015

This week, WSN takes a look at the transition from exiting NYU President John Sexton to incoming President Andrew Hamilton.

This is an extraordinary incident, University spokesperson John Beckman said. Ive been here very nearly 20 years, and I cannot think of anything quite like it.

Masked assailant threatens professor with knife in Tandon classroom

Dec 3, 2015
An assailant wearing all black threatened a professor with a knife in an NYU Tandon classroom yesterday, leaving a community shaken.

The kiss list

Nov 30, 2015

My first kiss was a mess. It had all the hallmarks of a first kiss — the near miss, the awkward angle, the realization of how strange it is to put your mouth on another person’s...

10 best moments from last nights democratic debate

10 best moments from last night’s democratic debate

Oct 14, 2015
Didn't watch the democratic debate last night? Here's what you missed.
Public Schools Presentation at Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week: Men’s debuts over summer

Aug 27, 2015
New York Fashion Week Men's showcased androgyny.
NYU All-University Commencement 2015

NYU All-University Commencement 2015

May 20, 2015
The Class of 2015 graduates at Yankee Stadium.

Jay Z comes to NYU to talk music business

Apr 2, 2015
Jay-Z spoke at NYU about the launch of his music streaming service, Tidal.

Professor barred from Abu Dhabi

Mar 22, 2015
NYU Professor Andrew Ross was barred from entering the UAE.
Andrew Hamilton, who will succeed John Sexton as the university president, served as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford starting 2009.

Andrew Hamilton appointed president of NYU

Mar 18, 2015

The university has announced that Andrew Hamilton, vice chancellor of the University of Oxford, will succeed John Sexton as the 16th president of NYU. In an email sent Wednesday,...

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Professor barred entry into U.A.E.

Mar 16, 2015
Social and Cultural Analysis professor Andrew Ross was barred entry into the U.A.E.

Internships enrich study away

Feb 26, 2015

For CAS junior Sabine Teyssier, interning was an integral part of the experience of studying away in Accra, Ghana. Teyssier worked with two different organizations that allowed...

Corey Harper

Corey Harper

Dec 11, 2014

With a warm hug and a smile, Poly senior Corey Harper greets two members of the Native American and Indigenous Students Group. He and his co-presidents would be meeting with those...

Laurie Arbeiter protests in Herald Square as a part of the Blackout Black Friday event.

Protesters attempt to disrupt Black Friday sales

Dec 1, 2014
Washington Square News looks at the social media reactions to the #BlackoutBlackFriday boycott.

No indictment in Ferguson spurs mass protests

Nov 25, 2014
Protests were staged around the country after a grand jury decision not to charge officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown on Nov. 24.

Fifth-annual march remembers victims of transgender violence

Nov 21, 2014
The Brooklyn Community Pride Center organized a march for Transgender Remembrance Day.
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University endowment hits $3.5 billion

Nov 11, 2014
NYU reported a 13.7 percent return on its endowment investments.

Ebola information session today

Nov 6, 2014
The NYU School of Medicine, the Department of Biology and the Student Health Center host an information session on Ebola on Nov. 6.
A poster in Third North Residence Hall advertises the HBO Go, which is now available in several residence halls.

Photo: NYU Reacts: HBO Go in dorms

Nov 3, 2014

A poster in Third North Residence Hall advertises the HBO Go, which is now available in several residence halls.

HackNY winner Dan Cadden, a junior at Temple University, presents his hack, CalClash.

NYU hosts 24-hour hacking marathon

Oct 20, 2014
Coverage of the annual NYU Hackathon hosted by the NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

Value of listening sessions disputed

Oct 1, 2014
Event coverage of the latest listening session of the NYU Presidential Search Committee.

University suicide response examined through the years

Sep 25, 2014

When walking into the atrium of Bobst Library, the history of NYU's struggle with student deaths is inescapable. The golden, cage-like panels that cover the interior of the 12-story...

John Sexton completes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

John Sexton completes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug 26, 2014
NYU President John Sexton completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in Washington Square Park.
Medical school professors file lawsuit over paycut

Medical school professors file lawsuit over paycut

Aug 24, 2014

Two NYU School of Medicine professors filed a lawsuit in July against NYU and the medical school, having been notified that their pay would be cut after they failed to meet expectations...

The front of NYU Langones Vilcek Hall

Medical School graduate falls from residence hall

Aug 19, 2014

A graduate of the NYU School of Medicine, Sean O'Rourke, fell to his death on Monday afternoon from Vilcek Hall, his former residence. A spokesperson from the NYPD Office of the...

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NYU postpones study abroad program in Tel Aviv

Aug 11, 2014

The ten students planning to study away at the NYU Tel Aviv campus were notified on August 4 that the program was suspended for the Fall 2014 semester because of the ongoing...

[UPDATED] NYU postpones study abroad program in Accra

[UPDATED] NYU postpones study abroad program in Accra

Aug 7, 2014

Students enrolled at NYU Accra for Fall 2014 were informed via email today that the campus in Ghana is closing until at least the January term because of concerns over the West...

Spring semester news recap

Spring semester news recap

May 1, 2014

The spring 2014 semester brought a slew of stories that took the university by storm. This timeline represents some of the most popular and contentious of those stories. Jan....

courtesy of Allison Everett

Campaign fosters discussion about NSA

Apr 29, 2014

Students and faculty are trying to raise awareness about surveillance in the United States. The Student Net Alliance, an organization started by Steinhardt senior Alec Foster,...

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NYU Reacts: Korean ferry tragedy

Apr 22, 2014

All over the world, people continue to mourn the sinking of the South Korean Sewol ferry on April 16. South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Monday that the crew’s...

Felipe De La Hoz/WSN

Town hall provides details on student life, services

Apr 9, 2014

The NYU Inter-Residence Hall Council held a town hall meeting on April 8 to answer questions concerning student life and services. The town hall allowed students to speak...

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Writers, publishing professionals provide glimpse into industry

Apr 8, 2014

The NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute hosted a panel about writing on April 7 to give students a glimpse into the publishing industry. Organized with the Wasserman...

Daniel Cole/WSN

Huffington gives wake-up call at Stern conference

Apr 7, 2014

The annual Think Build Thrive speaker series returned to the Stern School of Business on April 4. Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief and president of the Huffington Post Media...

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Grants aid communities in need

Apr 2, 2014

Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation revealed its plans to distribute $1.5 million in grants over the next three years to five neighborhoods that have a high population of Mexican-American...

NYU study finds women yearn for relationships to become egalitarian

NYU study finds women yearn for relationships to become egalitarian

Mar 13, 2014

A study exploring modern views on gender equality in dating released on March 6 finds that while women want egalitarian relationships with men, they do not necessarily reject...

Weinsteins Jonathan Evans takes grand prize at 11th annual UVL

Weinstein’s Jonathan Evans takes grand prize at 11th annual UVL

Mar 7, 2014

The 11th annual Ultra Violet Live talent show took place at the Skirball Center for Performing Arts on March 6. Sixteen musicians, dancers, comedians and poets took the stage...

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Renowned physicist discusses significance of Higgs boson

Mar 6, 2014

Fabiola Gianotti, one of the top physicists at CERN, the largest lab in the world for particle physics, gave a talk at NYU on March 5 about the impact of discovery of the Higgs...

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New York State faces winter blood shortage

Feb 24, 2014

New York has experienced a particularly rough winter, having been covered by 15 rounds of snow. This extreme weather has had a potentially dangerous effect on the state blood...

New School professor lectures on debtors’ prisons

New School professor lectures on debtors’ prisons

Feb 13, 2014

Renowned thinker in economic anthropology and New School professor Gustav Peebles spoke Feb. 12 about the history of debtors’ prisons as a part of the Question of Method Speaker...