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

Washington Square News

A person playing a piano.

Tisch program to relocate to permanent space after prof. complaints

The university announced it will permanently relocate practice rooms for the New Studio on Broadway, a drama program in the Tisch School of the Arts, to 196 Mercer St. following complaints from adjuncts.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor February 29, 2024

Students in the Tisch School of the Arts' musical theater program are no longer taking voice lessons in 6-by-8-foot rooms with poor ventilation, after professors filed a grievance...

An image of former N.Y.U Professor Lorin Stein, a man wearing a light blue shirt and a pair of black glasses, resting his head on his right hand, layered on a photograph of a stage with a blue background with the words “N.Y.U. ARTHUR L. CARTER JOURNALISM INSTITUTE” printed on it.

Former Paris Review editor’s journalism class canceled following WSN inquiry

NYU has canceled former Paris Review editor Lorin Stein’s class, after WSN emailed the university asking about sexual misconduct allegations made against him in 2017.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor February 1, 2024

Content warning: This article contains mentions of sexual assault and harassment.  A graduate journalism class taught by former Paris Review editor Lorin Stein, who had resigned...

The facade of The New Schools Fifth Avenue building at night. Letters behind large windows spell out the universitys name and the lights of passing cars are blurred.

New School student workers fighting for union recognition

Hundreds of non-unionized student workers at the university are calling for recognition under its student worker union.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor September 6, 2023

A group of hundreds of student workers at The New School are calling for the university to consider them union employees after being excluded from the school’s existing student...

Professors stand in the lobby of a Tisch School of the Arts building, smiling and holding up their fists. From left to right: Jack Eppler, Melanie Vaughan, Michelle Rosen, Jill Edwards, Robert Frost, Carolyn Paulus, Elizabeth Olesker and Gerasimos Karavitis.

‘They’re filthy’: Tisch adjuncts raise concerns over tiny teaching spaces

Adjunct professors at Tisch delivered a petition to the school’s dean on Tuesday, after months of calling on NYU to provide them with new practice rooms due to health and safety concerns.
Adrianna Nehme, Abby Wilson and Yezen Saadah May 5, 2023

In a 6-by-8-foot room occupied by himself, a pianist and his voice instructor, Tisch senior Sean Manucha began rehearsing for an upcoming musical theater production. As he practiced,...

A person wearing a red sweatshirt holding a cardboard sign that reads “N.Y.U. Adjuncts in Solidarity.” He is at a rally next to the Bobst Library and is holding his phone, taking a picture. There is a crowd of people around him.

Adjuncts at odds with current union leaders in run-up to internal election

A number of adjunct professors unsatisfied with union leadership will run for executive positions within NYU’s adjunct union, citing lackluster communication from current leadership.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor May 4, 2023

A group of adjunct professors have joined together to mount a challenge against the current leadership of the union that represents them, who they say have, at times, communicated...

A laptop screen displaying a webpage that indicates the course feedback website for New York University.

Opinion: You need to fill out your course evaluations

Giving course feedback is anonymous, a good place to vent and it helps professors with future job applications — you can take five minutes to do them.
Aksha Mittapalli, Contributing Writer December 12, 2022

A laptop screen displaying a webpage that indicates the course feedback website for New York University.Finals are right around the corner. As we get buried in assignments, our...

A collage of two email memo screenshots regarding Maitland Jones against a background with a purple gradient. There is an N.Y.U. logo on the top left corner of the first screenshot.

Provost promises more transparency after concerns about Maitland Jones firing

NYU has proposed amendments to its Faculty Handbook and the reevaluation of contracts to address faculty concerns following the firing of chemistry professor Maitland Jones Jr. The faculty who initially complained are unimpressed.
Abby Wilson, News Editor November 9, 2022

Last month, a group of faculty passed a resolution in the University Senate calling on NYU to open a formal investigation into the firing of Maitland Jones Jr., the organic chemistry...

A rally attendee dressed in black as a rat with a sign that reads “N.Y.U Labor Policies” around its neck. A group of rally attendees not in costumes pretend to punch the rat.

Students, faculty celebrate adjunct union’s tentative contract

Labor unions at NYU gathered in celebration of the adjunct union’s new tentative agreement with the university at Schwartz Plaza on Friday, Nov. 4.
Kayla Hardersen, Senior Staff Writer November 7, 2022

Cheers erupted from a crowd in Schwartz Plaza on Nov. 4 as members of NYU’s labor unions and the campus chapter of Young Democratic Socialists of America gathered to celebrate...

Protesters walk down University Place holding large signs that read “N.Y.U. OWES ADJUNCTS” and “UNION POWER.”

Editorial: NYU’s adjunct union tentative contract shouldn’t have taken this long

NYU and its adjunct union have finally reached a tentative agreement, but it took a threat to strike to get there.
WSN Editorial Board November 2, 2022

The union representing NYU’s adjunct faculty, ACT-UAW Local 7902, finally reached a tentative contract with the university early Tuesday morning after six months...

Members of NYU’s adjunct faculty union hold two large painted signs on the corner of Union Square East. One is bright pink and reads “Union Power” in pink lettering and the other is light blue with dark blue and yellow text that reads “NYU Owes Adjuncts.”

Adjuncts authorize strike

Negotiations over a new contract for adjuncts, which have been ongoing since this spring, have not resulted in an agreement.
Kayla Hardersen, Senior Staff Writer October 25, 2022

Adjunct faculty at NYU overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike after negotiations with the university for their new contract failed to progress. While a decision to strike has...

A photograph of the outside of the N.Y.U department of chemistry.

Faculty unions fear for contract rights after Maitland Jones firing

Untenured faculty across NYU have expressed concern about their terms of employment after organic chemistry professor Maitland Jones Jr.’s contract was terminated without warning. Faculty unions say they will fight for better grievance procedures and reappointment rights.
Abby Wilson, News Editor October 12, 2022

Several instructors’ unions at NYU are concerned about the stability of their employment with the university after the firing of organic chemistry professor Maitland Jones Jr....

Photo cutouts of a sad-looking male and a female dressed in casual clothes in front of a photo of the construction site of the 181 Mercer Street building owned by New York University.

Off-Third: 181 Mercer construction is high priority, not adjuncts

NYU’s refusal to pay adjunct professors comes from a place of frugality, not malice.
Benjamin Meppen, Contributing Writer October 3, 2022

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. Chaos has risen at NYU: posters demanding that NYU pays adjunct professors are littered and crumpled up in all corners of the school, from...