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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

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NYU Abu Dhabi students raise concerns over alleged dress code

Some students at NYU Abu Dhabi are criticizing what they say are policies regarding cross-dressing on campus. The university has denied that a dress code exists at the site, but said it must comply with Emirati law in its operations.
Krish Dev and Stephanie Sun November 14, 2023

An alleged dress code at NYU’s Abu Dhabi campus has confused and frustrated students, who feel they were not properly informed of conduct expectations at the site. The university...

Two Palestinian flags as well as a brown sign that reads, “NO PEACE ON STOLEN LAND,” in front of Bobst Library, which is a rust-colored building.

NYU rejects student demands to shut down Tel Aviv site at Bobst protest

Student groups protested outside Bobst Library on Thursday, calling for NYU to shut down its study abroad program in Tel Aviv.
Ania Keenan, Features Editor November 3, 2023

Around 100 students and faculty gathered outside Bobst Library on Thursday, calling on NYU to shut down its study abroad program in Tel Aviv and divest from companies and weapons...

The front view of an N.Y.U. Abu Dhabi building with a bridge across the row. Numerous rows of palm trees stand in front of the building alongside two purple flags.

Stern announces MBA program at NYU Abu Dhabi

The university announced a partnership between the Stern School of Business and its Abu Dhabi campus, establishing a one-year full-time MBA program beginning January 2025.
Dharma Niles, Contributing Writer September 27, 2023

NYU’s Stern School of Business recently announced that it will launch a one-year MBA program at the university’s Abu Dhabi campus in January 2025, citing global expansion as...

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The Soapbox: Argentina’s economy, Italy to ban lab-grown foods, UAE royalty

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor March 31, 2023

At the White House, Argentinian president renegotiates country’s debt Argentinian president Alberto Fernández visited the White House on Wednesday in an attempt to increase...

Graduate Ayham Adawi in purple graduation robe holds the NYU Abu Dhabi banner. A crowd of graduates in purple robes are seen in the background.

Abu Dhabi, Shanghai seniors come together at NYC commencement

NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai seniors represented their schools during the university commencement ceremony for the class of 2022.
Roshni Raj, Culture Editor May 20, 2022

For most students, commencement is a day to bring everyone together. Some families drive from New Jersey, while others fly from across oceans, all to watch their loved ones graduate....

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Campus, cooking and community: Ramadan at NYU Abu Dhabi

Ramadan celebrations enriched the experience of visiting students at NYU Abu Dhabi, shifting their perceptions of the holy month.
Stefan Mitikj, Contributing Writer May 6, 2022

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The Islamic holy month of Ramadan began in the United Arab Emirates on April 2 and ended on May 1. During Ramadan, Muslims who are able to fast...

Lexie Alford, the youngest person ever to visit every country, holds up a sign that reads Country #111 in front of the The Forbidden City palace complex in Beijing, China.

Q&A: Guinness World Record holder Lexie Alford on traveling to every country

After studying away, we thought we were expert solo travelers — until we sat down with the youngest person ever to visit every single country.
Anthony Ferrara and Roshni Raj May 6, 2022

Last semester, we studied away at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU London, where we fully immersed ourselves in the local cultures. Over 40% of NYU students study away for at least one 16-week...

Ties with the United Arab Emirates hamper freedom of academic expression at NYU’s Abu Dhabi campus. (Staff Photo by Roshni Raj)

Opinion: NYU must take a stand for academic freedom abroad

Multiple NYU study-away sites have been forced into academic censorship. Enough is enough.
Zach Banks, Staff Writer February 14, 2022

Our university’s torch logo should symbolize academic freedom and justice. Instead, it has come to stand for unfettered capitalism — selling out academic freedom to pad an...

An art installation commemorating NYUADs 10th anniversary sits on the Abu Dhabi campus. The celebrations surrounding the anniversary were delayed a year due to COVID-19. (Staff Photo by Roshni Raj)

NYU Abu Dhabi celebrates its 10th anniversary

After a one-year delay due to COVID-19, the NYUAD community commemorated the accomplishments and challenges of the campus through virtual and in-person events.
Roshni Raj, Abroad News Editor September 27, 2021

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — NYU Abu Dhabi celebrated the 10th anniversary of its founding with a series of virtual events and a visual installation on campus on Sept....

A student walks through NYU Abu Dhabis campus. NYUAD is the last of NYUs campuses to remain open amid the outbreak of the coronavirus. (Photo by Sam Klein)

NYUAD Students Confident in Campus’ Response to Coronavirus

NYUAD students feel reassured by its administration following the closures of all of NYU’s global sites.
Abby Hofstetter, Managing Editor March 23, 2020

An email sent on Monday, March 16, by NYU Global Programs notified the students of NYU Accra and NYU Sydney that both campuses would be closing. With this shutdown, every NYU campus...

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February 20, 2020

The Arts Center for NYU Abu Dhabi houses several studio spaces, workshops, and classrooms available for student use. NYU Abu Dhabi as a whole recently celebrated its tenth anniversary. (Photo by Meg Nakagawa)

NYUAD Anniversary Riddled With Controversy

NYUAD has launched its milestone project to celebrate the university’s first decade, despite controversy over academic freedom and labor law violations.
Aarushi Sharma, Staff Writer February 18, 2020

NYU Abu Dhabi is brimming with activity as the university prepares to celebrate its 10-year anniversary, but the milestone offers a chance to reflect on its legacy. NYUAD opened...