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Washington Square News

Five musicians sitting and holding a goblet drum, two jahlas, a mirwas and a tabla.

Songs of the sea: How an NYU professor’s ensemble musically maps cultural exchange

Explore the musical exchanges between the Arabian Peninsula and the Swahili coast with Boom.Diwan, a band started by NYU alum and professor Ghazi Faisal Al-Mulaifi.
Leila Anderson, Contributing Writer March 7, 2024

Buzzing drums, rhythmic clapping and melodic singing — this is the yearslong story of trading between the Persian Gulf and Africa’s Swahili coast. This music embraces traditional...

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What to do this week: Marvel trivia night, meditation at Central Park and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Nov. 6 - 12.
Krish Dev, Deputy News Editor November 5, 2023

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NYU Tel Aviv students continue classes remotely with potential return in spring

Following the start of the Israel-Hamas war, students at NYU’s program in Tel Aviv have been continuing classes online from either Manhattan, Abu Dhabi or their homes.
Elle Liu, Contributing Writer November 2, 2023

Students who were studying abroad at NYU Tel Aviv will complete the rest of the semester online due to safety concerns in the region over the Israel-Hamas war. The university said...

A colorful portrait of Miguel Guerrero on top of text stating ‘Beyond N.Y.U.’

Beyond NYU: Building entrepreneurial success

Tandon alum Miguel Guerrero created one the world’s largest Minecraft servers when he was 14. Now, he is helping small businesses with their marketing campaigns at his own company.
Bruna Horvath and Jason Alpert-Wisnia October 5, 2023

When Tandon alum Miguel Guerrero was just 14 years old, he created a Minecraft server that was at one point considered the world’s largest. This was only the beginning of his...

A colorful illustration of Ryan Cole with lettering below displaying ‘Beyond NYU’

Beyond NYU: Enhancing sound in film and television

Ryan Cole channels his love for music to create sound for movies and shows like the Emmy-award winning show “Stranger Things.”
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor September 28, 2023

Steinhardt alum Ryan Cole was always captivated by the world of music and film, yet he initially struggled to find a way to transform his passion into a career. His journey eventually...

A colorful portrait of Lynne Feldman on top of ‘Beyond NYU’ title.

Beyond NYU: Crafting sound waves and creating communities

Lynne Feldman spent her high school years dreaming of a career in music. Now, she is a seasoned sound editor-turned-social worker.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor September 21, 2023

Emmy award nominee and Steinhardt alum Lynne Feldman knew that she wanted to study music in college. Despite an earlier career in sound editing, she later chose a different path,...

The entrance of the NYU Bonomi Family Admissions Center, with a sign in the middle. The building is beige and to the right is a white and purple N.Y.U. banner.

NYU to remove legacy status question from Common App

The university will change its Common Application and publicly available data to reflect that it does not consider alumni relations in admissions.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor September 7, 2023

NYU will no longer ask applicants whether they are children of alumni on the Common Application, a move to help clarify that it does not consider legacy status in the applications...

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Beyond NYU: Shining a light on women’s achievements

Kaitlin Culmo and Emily McDermott’s new book highlights the stories of women who never received credit for their contributions to history.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor September 7, 2023

NYU alums Kaitlin Culmo and Emily McDermott are redefining how women are viewed in history with their new book, which catalogs achievements made by women that have long been ignored...

An illustration of a man wearing a black suit and white shirt. He is pictured inside a planetary illustration with a pink and blue gradient. Behind him is a purple expanse with white planets, stars and the text “Beyond N.Y.U.”

Beyond NYU: Reaching new heights with structural engineering

Richard Tomasetti is involved in the design and engineering of some of the world’s most notable buildings, and helped with reconstruction following the 9/11 attacks. He now teaches engineering at Columbia University.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor April 13, 2023

NYU alum Richard Tomasetti has helped to engineer some of the tallest buildings ever built. His construction company, which he cofounded with fellow NYU alum Charles Thornton,...

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Beyond NYU: Creating art post-NASA

Tanya Gupta worked for NASA and IBM after graduating from NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, and now she has built herself a career in digital art.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor February 16, 2023

Former NASA engineer and Tandon alum Tanya Gupta has founded her own multimedia art studio, Guptanya Studios. Despite her degree in mechanical engineering from NYU, she now creates...

An illustration of an orange circle with a woman’s face inside. Over the woman’s face, the words “bare feet” are written with a pair of orange footprints. The words “Beyond N.Y.U.” are written above the circle. The background is dark purple with white sketches of planets and stars.

Beyond NYU: Dancing around the world won her an Emmy

Each week, WSN sits down with an NYU student, faculty member or alum who’s making change beyond NYU. Steinhardt alum Mickela Mallozzi shares how she created a travel television show that explores cultural dances from across the world.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor February 2, 2023

Emmy Award-winning Steinhardt alum Mickela Mallozzi is spotlighting traditional dance forms from around the world on her travel show “Bare Feet,” which airs on PBS. Despite...

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Forbes features 26 NYU students and alumni on 30 Under 30 list

Many NYU students and alums pursuing careers in industries ranging from tech to entertainment were recognized by Forbes in its annual 30 Under 30 list.
Mia Madonna, Contributing Writer December 12, 2022

Forbes recognized 26 NYU students and alums in its 2023 edition of the 30 Under 30 list — an annual ranking of successful individuals under 30 years old across 20 industries,...