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Hiring biologist David Sabatini would display a gross disregard for sexual assault survivors on the part of NYU’s Grossman School of Medicine.
May 2, 2022
The NYPD’s response to the Brooklyn subway shooting showed once again that they don’t keep us safe. It’s time to pursue other options.
April 18, 2022
The right-wing media wants you to hate unhoused people. Don’t let them egg you on.
April 11, 2022
The Sunshine Protection Act would bring a much-needed end to the biannual clock switching, placing us permanently on daylight saving time.
March 28, 2022
NYU’s response to attacks on Asian students on its campus has been extremely dismissive. The university must urgently address the safety concerns of Asian students.
March 7, 2022
Mayor Adams wants to make our trains safer by removing unhoused individuals. His plan, unfortunately, relies heavily on policing and other forms of carceral violence.
February 28, 2022
By instituting discounted subway fares for the NYU community, the university could do its part to support students in need and provide stimulus to local businesses.
February 14, 2022
In light of the university’s reopening, NYU needs to upgrade the masks that it hands out from surgical to KN95, KF94 and N95s.
February 7, 2022
In light of Justice Stephen Breyer announcing his retirement, it’s time for another member of the Supreme Court to follow suit. Chief Justice John Roberts should announce his retirement to allow his seat to be filled before the midterm elections.
January 31, 2022
NYU’s “flexible” plan for in-person learning is flexible in name only. The university should require professors to offer options for remote learning.
January 24, 2022
WSN previously reported that NYU would be meeting the demonstrated financial need of every student in the class of 2025. The new policy should be extended to all current NYU students, not just the students of the future.
December 6, 2021
The New York state government decided to end the Emergency Rental Assistance Program because federal funds are running out. Gov. Kathy Hochul should exhaust state funding while requesting federal assistance to protect the housing insecure.
November 22, 2021
New York Republicans launched a well-funded campaign to defeat voting rights ballot initiatives. Democrats did not respond with the same effort or coordination. As a result, barriers to electoral participation, particularly for young people, will be upheld.
November 15, 2021
From the Ivy League to the West Coast, graduate student workers are going on strike because of low pay and meager benefits. Graduate union strikes deserve our solidarity as they pave the way for labor struggles nationwide.
November 8, 2021
In light of the recent appointment of three new trustees on Oct. 18, NYU’s board of trustees should improve its transparency.
October 25, 2021
By calling on nations to reduce carbon emissions, but holding investments in fossil fuel corporations through BlackRock, NYU trustee Larry Fink fails to put his money where his mouth is.
October 18, 2021
Although we’re making progress in the fight against COVID-19, it is essential that virtual attendance options are available to the NYU student body.
October 4, 2021
In light of this semester’s string of serial gropings, serious changes must be made to NYU’s sexual harassment policy.
September 20, 2021
Election conspiracists, CEOs who profit from immigrant detention, and other proponents of inequality have no place leading NYU. These trustees should be removed from office.
September 13, 2021
Recent allegations have come to light about New York City Comptroller and mayoral candidate Scott Stringer sexually harassing a former employee. His conduct makes him unfit for office, and he should resign as comptroller and drop out of the race.
May 3, 2021
Andrew Yang presented a dangerous and misleading narrative that unlicensed street vendors pose a threat to New York City. The opposite is true: City Council has failed the vulnerable, struggling vendors who make the city what it is.
April 26, 2021
NYU proudly boasted record levels of diversity for the newly admitted class of 2025. However, the university will continue to fall short of creating a truly accessible institution without committing to meet 100% of every student’s demonstrated financial need.
April 12, 2021
The recent rise of anti-Asian hate crimes has highlighted how dangerous it is to be a bystander in times of crisis. NYU must do more to combat this violence through more robust bystander intervention training.
April 5, 2021
Gov. Cuomo disregarded the health of his constituents to maintain his reputation. It’s time to impeach him.
March 29, 2021
The coverage of the Atlanta killings alludes to a broader issue in reporting on hate crimes against Asian Americans.
March 22, 2021
NYU’s silence on Breonna Taylor’s murder suggests that the university still refuses to fully stand in solidarity with Black students despite claiming to support them.
September 28, 2020
Reflecting back on the 50th anniversary of the Weinstein Hall occupation protesting NYU’s cancellation of gay events on campus, it’s clear that NYU still has a long way to go to fully support the LGBTQ+ community.
September 21, 2020
Mayor Bill de Blasio's decision to evict homeless residents from a neighborhood hotel after Upper West Siders threatened to sue the city not only endangers public health, but reflects hostility towards homeless individuals.
September 14, 2020
Without federal relief for the MTA, wealthier residents of the city will continue to afford alternatives to public transportation while low-income communities will suffer even more.
September 8, 2020
Despite arguments made by other publications, establishing a Black themed engagement community in NYU residence halls is not the same as segregation under Jim Crow.
August 31, 2020
The university administration’s recent letter on NYU’s financial situation shows an inability to communicate and the consistent neglect of student needs.
May 4, 2020
Extending time-to-degree deadlines and funding packages are necessary accommodations for graduate students who have recognized and adapted to the crisis we are in.
April 27, 2020
With the CARES Act, NYU will receive around $25 million in grants. The university must be financially transparent with what they do with this money to make sure that it goes to areas that need funding the most.
April 20, 2020
The recent feud between Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio shows disunified leadership only hurts coronavirus efforts.
April 13, 2020
Though some of his actions have been integral to dealing with the coronavirus crisis and should be a good example for other states to follow, many of Governor Cuomo’s policies in both the past and the present have been harmful to the state’s efforts.
April 6, 2020
With the transition to online classes during the COVID-19 pandemic, NYU students deserve a tuition refund.
March 30, 2020
The closure of residence halls last week showed that, yet again, NYU has failed to put the interests of its students first.
March 23, 2020
With the rapid spread of the coronavirus, expanding New York City’s access to paid sick leave should be a priority to protect the general public and the low-wage workers.
March 9, 2020
Though New York’s recent ban on single-use plastic bags is well-intentioned, it doesn’t do enough to solve the plastics crisis in the state.
March 2, 2020
The Moses Center’s documentation policies for disability support isn’t good enough for those with hidden disabilities.
February 24, 2020
After ten years of labor violations and restricted academic freedom in NYUAD, it is the responsibility of individual schools and departments to cut ties with the campus.
February 18, 2020
After the disaster of the Iowa Democratic caucuses and the Senate’s acquittal of President Trump, it is clear that the Democratic Party is too incompetent to be an important force against the president and the Republican Party.
February 10, 2020
Data released on Title IX complaints in New York State have statistics that show NYU, and other universities, have serious distrust issues with its student body, as well as the fact that the administration refuses to address the problem.
February 3, 2020
The discussions at Davos in the midst of the Australian wildfires is a reminder of why university students should be among those in the fight against the ravaging of the earth.
January 27, 2020
Our editorial board looks back at the most important issues of the semester. From protecting abusers to neglecting its dining facilities, our university continues to ignore key student concerns in favor of its own priorities.
December 2, 2019
After recently promoting a questionably-sourced article on the Student Health Center, NPR has misrepresented NYU’s wellness resources, failing to recognize student voices.
November 25, 2019
Following three shootings this past weekend, it’s hard to maintain hope for a better future and even harder to move forward.
November 18, 2019
Students were outraged after their financial aid was used for Courtesy Meals, which were initially promoted as free. Despite NYU's claim it has corrected the issue, the quiet charges are telling of how the university treats lower-income students.
November 11, 2019
Professors hope to unionize for better working conditions in the university’s second-largest undergraduate program. NYU students, LS or otherwise, must hold the university accountable.
November 4, 2019
Despite making affordability a primary issue in his administration, financial decisions made by the university — particularly Hamilton’s annual income — reflect the deep hypocrisy of NYU’s affordability campaign.
October 28, 2019
The Board of Trustees sets the rules for NYU and its community. But are the trustees following their own rules?
October 21, 2019
NYU’s 2017 income tax returns reveal an incomplete picture of the university’s finances. To show students where their tuition goes, NYU should release an annual financial report, starting with the fiscal year of 2017.
October 15, 2019
By choosing to not tell its students about health code violations at Palladium Food Court, NYU has put the health of its community at risk.
October 7, 2019
The House of Representatives has begun the impeachment process against President Trump. But why now?
September 30, 2019
Following a new National Labor Relations Board rule, graduate students’ right to organize is at stake. What does this mean for graduate student organizers in NYU’s Graduate Student Organizing Committee?
September 23, 2019
By rehiring Professor Avital Ronell and keeping Michael Steinhardt on the Board of Trustees, the university has sided with perpetrators of sexual misconduct.
September 16, 2019
By choosing not to advertise programs they’ve created to help their students, NYU shows that they’re not as committed to solutions as they say they are.
September 8, 2019
In the midst of our current confrontation with white nationalist terror, we must use our position at a university to reconcile our past and work towards a better future.
August 24, 2019
The Editorial Board reflects on the important issues reported by WSN this past semester.
May 6, 2019
As privileged university students, we must take the time to recognize the tragedy in Sri Lanka.
April 22, 2019
With modifications being added to the AP Stylebook every year, it’s important to acknowledge how language is evolving alongside the ways we cover news.
April 8, 2019
Michael Steinhardt has clearly brought shame to our university’s name. It is only appropriate that NYU remove his in response.
March 25, 2019
NYU’s position on the Amazon deal doesn’t reflect our community as a whole.
March 11, 2019
Why NYU’s choice to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the transformative Stonewall riots is a crucial step towards the recognition of our history as an NYU community.
March 4, 2019
NYU is lobbying the state government for tuition assistance — but what else can be done to aid students?
February 25, 2019
The viral tweet on a racist incident at Silver highlights the importance of being proactive about racism on campus — not just reactive.
February 19, 2019
NYU’s decision to change some graduate students’ healthcare plans speaks towards a bigger problem of a lack of communication between the university and its students.
February 11, 2019
What does it mean to major in journalism during times of massive job cuts and the death of print publications?
February 4, 2019
As students, it’s important to recognize where we can have an impact when incidents like the government shutdown happen.
January 28, 2019
The Editorial Board reflects on some of the most important NYU topics of the semester and our stances on them.
December 3, 2018
The case of Matthew Hedges, the British academic sentenced to life in prison who has since been pardoned, is not the first event to put NYU’s Emirati venture in an awkward position — and it won’t be the last.
November 26, 2018
NYU’s developments in LA are the latest in the university’s push to rise to the top.
November 18, 2018
The Editorial Board discusses our experience at the LS town hall and how it speaks to a larger problem of free speech both on and off campus.
November 12, 2018
The Editorial Board acknowledges some of the consequences that can come with covering an issue like Milo Yiannopoulos’s canceled appearance at NYU.
November 5, 2018
The Editorial Board discusses a lack of recognition of the ever present Israeli-Palestinian conflict on campus.
October 29, 2018
Aramark's insensitive Black History Month menu, among other company shortcomings, proves that NYU must find a new food provider.
February 23, 2018
Rachel Fadem, Features Editor • May 17, 2022
Disability rights activist Judith Heumann will speak about the importance of political action and advocacy during a combined graduation ceremony for the classes of 2020 and 2021 on May 18.