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

Washington Square News

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

Washington Square News

As seniors look forward to an in-person spring commencement, fall 2021 graduates have been left in the dark. These students have not received adequate information regarding graduation. (Photo by Alana Beyer)

Dec. grads left confused about graduation plans

Left largely in the dark about graduation, December 2021 graduates are focusing on the future as they prepare to enter their careers. 
Jules Roscoe, Contributing Writer December 9, 2021

NYU announced last month that an in-person graduation ceremony will take place for the class of 2022 at Yankee Stadium, with the classes of 2020 and 2021 also invited to a ceremony...

The Washington Square Arch lies at the end of Fifth Avenue. President Andy Hamilton recently sent out an update email to the NYU community. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

University-Wide Email Leaves Students With More Questions Than Answers

In another community-wide email, university administrators detailed costs faced during the pandemic as well as how the university plans to proceed at this time.
Abby Hofstetter, Managing Editor April 28, 2020

Three NYU administrators sent a university-wide email on Monday, April 27 detailing the university’s net losses due to the coronavirus and its assumed next steps for the coming...

NYU’s Covid Coalition and GSOC-UAW Local 2110 hosted a town hall Monday afternoon. The town hall encouraged students, faculty, and staff to share their experiences as the first step of many during their week of virtual action. (Image via Facebook GSOC-UAW Local 2110 and NYU Covid Coalition)

COVID-19 Coalition Begins ‘Virtual Week of Action’

The NYU COVID-19 Coalition advocated for graduate student support, tuition refunds and protection for the essential workers during the inaugural event of its Virtual Week of Action.
Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Deputy Managing Editor April 21, 2020

The NYU COVID-19 Coalition — a student-led activist organization — kicked off a week of virtual activism with a town hall, outlining the week ahead and providing an overview...

Off-Third: Tisch Dean Sends Video of Herself Dancing to ‘Sicko Mode’ to Student Diagnosed with Coronavirus

Off-Third: Tisch Dean Sends Video of Herself Dancing to ‘Sicko Mode’ to Student Diagnosed with Coronavirus

You thought her video dancing to “Losing My Religion” was tone-deaf, but wait until you see her latest video.
Noah Friend, Off-Third Editor March 31, 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, university administrators have come under fire for their response to student’s pleas for help. However, one administrator in particular...

WSN is compiling resources that may be of help during this semester. (Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

Coronavirus Outbreak Resources for the NYU Community

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, a lot of information can get lost in the panic. WSN has compiled a list of resources that could possibly be of use to the NYU community. Email [email protected] to help expand this list.

Many members of the NYU community have been irreversibly affected by the coronavirus outbreak, either because of the virus itself or the university’s response to it. Students...

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...

The NYU Florence campus, one of NYU’s 14 global academic centers, is located at Villa La Pietra, near Florence, Italy. Students currently studying abroad at NYU Florence have been told to leave the campus by Thursday morning. (Photo by Carine Zambrano)

NYU Florence Closes Campus Following Coronavirus Surge in Italy

After a rise in coronavirus cases in northern Italy, NYU Florence has closed its campus and canceled classes for the following week, maintaining that they will resume on March 2 and continue remotely until March 29.
Lisa Cochran, News Editor February 25, 2020

Amid a coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, NYU Florence has suddenly closed its campus, leaving students stranded as they rapidly make arrangements to leave. According to...

NYUs Director of Athletics Chris Bledsoe will step down from his role this coming August. (via NYU Athletics)

After 24 Years, NYU Athletic Director Will Step Down

Christopher Bledsoe will continue in his role until Aug. 31, 2020. During his tenure, NYU won three national championships and 37 conference championships.
Bela Kirpalani, Sports Editor December 13, 2019

Director of Athletics and Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Christopher Bledsoe will step down from his roles in August after 24 years of service, it was announced on...

Statistics Aren’t Everything, NYU

Statistics Aren’t Everything, NYU

Despite advertising otherwise, diversity at NYU is more complex than the numbers it releases
Kenzo Kimura, Staff Writer October 21, 2019

Two months ago, I stepped into Radio City Music Hall along with thousands of other first-years for the Presidential Welcome. As we all shuffled into the amphitheater and watched...

NYU, We Need to Talk

NYU, We Need to Talk

NYU says it has open lines of communication between its students and the administration, but that's far from the truth.
September 3, 2019

As NYU students, we would hope for our administration to listen to us. Since NYU is the largest private university in the U.S., it has a particular responsibility to listen to...

On the steps inside the Kimmel Center for University Life, a student activist holds a sign that reads, NYU would rather suspend students than speak to them #TrusteeTownHall.

Frustrated with Setbacks, Student Activists Plan Change in Tactics

Bela Kochkarova, Contributing Writer September 14, 2018
After years of failing to get through to the university, NYU's Student Labor Action Movement is changing its tactics for the 2018-2019 school year.
A Muslim student standing in the lobby of the Henry Kaufman Management Center. Stern has recently gained attention from the larger NYU community due to instances of Islamophobia and discrimination.

Racial Discrimination and Islamophobia Pervasive in Stern

Jemima McEvoy and Sakshi Venkatraman April 23, 2018
Muslim and black students have reported experiencing racial discrimination and Islamophobia in the Leonard N. Stern School of Business.