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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

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In the Huddle: Tisch sophomore Andy Cabindol prepares for powerlifting championships

The NYU sophomore spoke to WSN about his powerlifting journey as a student-athlete before the first-ever FISU World University Powerlifting Championships.
Sydney Barragan, Sports Editor April 30, 2024

In July, Tisch sophomore Andy Cabindol will represent the U.S. and NYU in the International University Sports Federation's World University Powerlifting Championship in Tartu,...

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In the Huddle: Danny Chung’s Kendo journey

NYU Kendo captain and president Danny Chung spoke to WSN about taking on a leadership role in a sport that has long been a part of his life.
Sebastián Prats-Fernández, Contributing Writer April 16, 2024

CAS junior Danny Chung is the president and captain of NYU’s Kendo Club, and has been practicing the sport for over nine years. As captain, he has taken the university’s team...

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Men’s volleyball wins conference, women’s tennis scores a victory and other news

Here’s what you need to know from the past week in NYU athletics. This week: April 8 - 14.
Jonathan Mak and Sidney Snider April 15, 2024

Baseball The baseball team swept their four-game UAA series at Brandeis University this weekend, April 13-14. In game one, the Violets were tied by the ninth inning, bringing...

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Women’s basketball wins national championship, men’s swimming completes season with highest-ever finish and other news

Here’s what you need to know from the past two weeks in NYU athletics. This week: March 18 - 24.
Jonathan Mak, Deputy Sports Editor March 25, 2024

Basketball The women’s basketball team is returning home as the NCAA Division III champions, marking the second time it has earned the title in its history.  The Violets...

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How Stuart Robinson’s misconduct went overlooked for years

Ania Keenan, Features Editor October 27, 2023
For nearly three decades, staff at NYU and students and staff at the State University of New York, New Paltz were allegedly harassed and discriminated against by former athletics director Stuart Robinson.
(Courtesy of NYU Athletics)

HR dismissed complaints about former athletics director, sources say

A human resources representative at NYU’s athletics department allegedly told multiple staff members to “just suck it up” when they brought sexual harassment and misconduct complaints against the department’s former director.
Ania Keenan, Features Editor October 25, 2023

Sexual harassment and misconduct complaints against former NYU Athletics director Stuart Robinson were dismissed by a human resources representative for the university’s athletics...

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NYU Drama student takes on the New York City Marathon for a cause

Hanna Mandel balances school, acting and marathon training to support the March of Dimes, a charity with personal importance.
Avery Hendrick, Staff Writer October 5, 2023

Hanna Mandel is a senior at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts studying drama and, for the past several months, training for a daunting challenge: running the New York City Marathon...

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‘Sexually crude and puerile’: suspended Athletics Director named in 2018 Title IX lawsuit

Ania Keenan, Features Editor September 22, 2023
Athletics director Stuart Robinson allegedly harassed an employee at the State University of New York, New Paltz’s Athletics Department prior to taking his current position at NYU, public records show.
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Athletics director placed on administrative leave after alleged inappropriate behavior

Sources told WSN that Athletics Director Stuart Robinson was placed on administrative leave due to misconduct accusations.
Ania Keenan, Features Editor September 19, 2023

As student athletes return to campus for the start of the fall season, Athletics Director Stuart Robinson — who has worked for the university since 2020 —  will be absent...

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Paulson Center opens first batch of athletic facilities

A fencing room, wrestling studio, squash courts and locker rooms have all opened, but students will have to wait for access to the pool, jogging track and basketball courts.
Adrianna Nehme and Carmo Moniz March 28, 2023

Long-awaited sports facilities at NYU’s Paulson Center are now available for use, two months after the building’s academic and residential spaces first opened their doors....

SPS junior Arik Rosenstein founded Passion F.C., a movement driven to address social issues through soccer. The student led group connects with people internationally and is determined to continue sharing their message. (Image courtesy of Passion F.C.)

Passion FC: Soccer for Social Change

SPS junior and founder of Passion FC, Arik Rosenstein, along with his team, strives to use soccer as a platform to address social issues.
Arvind Sriram, Sports Editor May 4, 2020

At the age of 17, SPS junior Arik Rosenstein took a gap year to live in Jerusalem to participate in a leadership development program that promotes social change and to advance...

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How Can Athletes Trust USA Gymnastics?

Following multiple abuse scandals and a lack of transparency, the sport’s national authority has failed to prove that it will protect its gymnasts.
Bela Kirpalani, Editor-at-Large May 4, 2020

Last week, elite gymnastics coach Maggie Haney was served with an eight-year suspension by U.S.A Gymnastics following accusations that she had verbally and emotionally abused athletes....