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

Washington Square News

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Faculty share provost preferences at engagement sessions

The search committee for the university’s new provost said it hopes to suggest candidates to President Linda Mills by the end of the spring semester.
Sidney Snider, Contributing Writer February 5, 2024

The Provost Search Committee, which formed in December, held two listening sessions over Zoom last week where several attendees said they’d like to see a new provost with a non-academic...

Linda Mills in a black gown with silver detailing stands behind a podium in front of a purple backdrop and seated rows of people. In front of her are the backs of John Sexton and Andrew Hamilton’s heads.

Mills announces free tuition for low-income students starting fall 2024

Starting in the fall 2024 semester, students in households that make less than $100,000 will not have to pay tuition at NYU.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor October 18, 2023

Low-income students will no longer have to pay tuition at NYU starting in the fall 2024 semester, according to an announcement made by university president Linda Mills at her inauguration...

An illustration of the Washington Square Arch, surrounded by green bushes in front of several pastel-colored buildings. On top of one building is a purple flag reading N.Y.U., and on top of another is a red flag reading W.S.N. The sky is colored with a pastel-pink gradient.

What to do this week: Mills’ inauguration, pumpkin painting and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Oct. 16-22.
Krish Dev, Deputy News Editor October 15, 2023

A protester wearing a green sweater and a pearl necklace is holding a sign that says ‘Undergrads for GSOC.

Course assistants to receive $1.7 million in missing back pay

NYU recently finalized a yearslong grievance with its graduate student union, which demanded over $1 million in backdated hourly pay for hundreds of course assistants.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor September 21, 2023

NYU’s graduate student union announced that it resolved an outstanding grievance with the university last week, granting over 600 course assistants more than $1 million in missing...

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NYU reaffirms commitment to fossil fuel divestment

The university will avoid direct investments in fossil fuel companies — of which it currently has none — after a push from student activists, building on a previous announcement made in February 2022.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor September 18, 2023

NYU reiterated that it would avoid direct investments in fossil fuels and look to reduce indirect investments in a recent letter to student environmental group Sunrise NYU, after...

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Summer recap: What you missed at NYU over the last few months

Linda Mills’ appointment as university president, the U.S. Supreme Court’s strike down of race-sensitive college admissions and more news you missed from over summer break.

As the new academic year begins, here is some news from around campus you may have missed over the summer break. Linda Mills becomes NYU president Longtime NYU administrator...

NYU president Linda Mills sits on the couch in a set resembling a dorm on the black stage. Two students sit at a bed closer to the front of the stage, whereas Mills is closer to the back. Red and white fairy lights are visible in the background.

Mills kicks off term with first Presidential Welcome

University president Linda Mills joined student performers onstage and addressed the crowd at this semester’s “Presidential Welcome Reality Show.”
Bruna Horvath and Krish Dev August 29, 2023

NYU president Linda Mills greeted thousands of first-year students on Tuesday, during her first-ever Presidential Welcome speech at Radio City Music Hall.  Mills hosted students...

A view of the N.Y.U Stern graduation ceremony. White text reading “STERN” can be seen on the far back wall. A crowded audience, several with phones out recording, cheer, as purple confetti showers them. People in purple robes sit on stage, while one person stands behind a podium.

‘Life is a marathon, not a sprint’: Goldman Sachs CEO at Stern graduation

Thousands gathered at Madison Square Garden on Friday to celebrate this year’s graduating class of NYU’s Stern School of Business.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor May 19, 2023

Over 5,000 people gathered at Madison Square Garden to honor the Stern School of Business’ undergraduate class of 2023 on May 19. The ceremony featured David Solomon, the CEO...

A wide-angle view of Yankee Stadium whose stands are packed with N.Y.U. graduates dressed in purple gowns. Purple and white confetti flies in the air.

2023 Commencement: Hamilton’s goodbye, a speech from Finland’s prime minister and more

Outgoing NYU president Andrew Hamilton gave his final send-off to the class of 2023 in his last commencement ceremony as the university’s leader.
Bruna Horvath and Yezen Saadah May 17, 2023

More than 20,000 students, along with their friends and family, packed the stands of Yankee Stadium in celebration of NYU’s class of 2023 on May 17, the final commencement ceremony...

Hundreds of Gallatin students in black caps and purple gowns celebrate their graduation inside of a theater. Purple confetti rains down from above.

‘I see unity’: Hamilton at Gallatin graduation

In one of many school-specific graduation ceremonies at NYU this week, friends, family, faculty and administrators came together to honor the Gallatin School of Individualized Study’s class of 2023.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor May 16, 2023

Thousands of friends and family gathered at the Beacon Theatre to celebrate the Gallatin School of Individualized Study’s class of 2023 on May 16, marking the end of Gallatin...

The dean of N.Y.U.’s Tandon School of Engineering, Jelena Kovačević, speaking into a microphone on a stage. Two people are sitting next to her on either side.

Tandon dean to step down next year

Jelena Kovačević, the dean of the Tandon School of Engineering, announced on Tuesday that she will step down from her role in the 2024 academic year.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor May 3, 2023

The dean of NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, Jelena Kovačević, will step down from her role in August of next year. After taking a sabbatical, she will return to the school...

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NYU named partner in Governors Island climate center project

Students and faculty will have access to classrooms, laboratories and other spaces at the newly announced New York Climate Exchange, set to open on Governors Island in 2028.
Carmo Moniz, News Editor April 25, 2023

NYU will partner with a new $700 million international climate research center on Governors Island, alongside several other universities across the country. Students, faculty and...