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

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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

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...

Bill de Blasio wears a light navy suit while standing next to an N.Y.U. Wagner podium, during the question-and-answer portion of an event he was appearing at.

Bill de Blasio on his political career, Andrew Cuomo and Amazon

At a recent lecture, the former mayor of New York City spoke about potential plans for his future in politics, his relationship with former governor Andrew Cuomo and a failed Amazon construction project.
Cora Snow, Deputy News Editor April 11, 2023

Bill de Blasio, the former mayor of New York City who now teaches part-time at NYU, spoke to students and faculty about his failed attempt to nix entrance exams at competitive...

Bill de Blasio scowls while wearing a blue shirt, blazer, dark pants and a yellow tie. He sits while speaking into a microphone. Next to him is a man, also sitting and holding a microphone, in a blue shirt, blazer, khakis and a red tie. They are in front of a white curtain with a purple stripe at the bottom.

Bill de Blasio: ‘President of Weinstein was my first serious elected office’

Former New York City mayor and NYU alum Bill de Blasio spoke to WSN about his career and time at the university before speaking at a health equity event at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
Clara Spray, Staff Writer February 10, 2023

Clad in a navy blue suit and a bright yellow tie, former New York City mayor Bill de Blasio addressed a crowd of around 50 people regarding health equity in the city and beyond...

Bill de Blasio speaks on a podium with a purple banner that reads “New York University.” He is wearing a navy suit with white-and-red stripe tie.

Off-Third: De Blasio’s NYU course to investigate the art of falling short

Start spreading the news! Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that he will teach at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service in the spring.
Benjamin Meppen, Contributing Writer October 31, 2022

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. Mayor Bill de Blasio, now 61 years young, is fresh off of a failed congressional race and a steaming hot pile of New York City garbage of...

Bill de Blasio speaks from behind a podium with a purple banner that reads “New York University” wearing a navy suit with white-and-red striped tie.

Bill de Blasio to teach at NYU next year

The former New York City mayor will deliver talks and teach a graduate course in the spring as part of his new role as a visiting fellow at the university.
Abby Wilson, News Editor October 17, 2022

Bill de Blasio, the former mayor of New York City, is set to start teaching at NYU in January. De Blasio will teach a graduate-level course and participate in university events...

A middle-aged man with gray hair faces away from the camera. He is wearing a black New York Taxi Workers Alliance shirt.

Taxi workers begin to receive hard-won debt relief

After the New York Taxi Workers Alliance struck a deal with the city last fall, thousands of taxi drivers will see city-funded debt relief starting Monday, Sept. 19.
Abby Wilson, News Editor September 20, 2022

A city-backed debt relief guarantee won by New York taxi workers last November went into effect on Monday, Sept. 19, restructuring loans for thousands of drivers who have purchased...

A crowd of mainly young protestors hold up a red banner saying People Not Profit and other protest signs on a march across the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian path on a cloudy day as an American flag waves in the wind on top of the bridges arches.

Hundreds take over Brooklyn Bridge for climate justice

Fridays for Future, a youth-led climate advocacy movement, organized a global strike to pressure legislators to enact environmental legislation on Friday, March 25.
Kayla Hardersen, Senior Staff Writer March 29, 2022

Hundreds marched from Brooklyn Borough Hall to Manhattan’s Foley Square on Friday, March 25, as part of a strike condemning government inaction against climate change. Members...

The exterior facade of the Astor Place Starbucks location is covered by scaffolding as pedestrians walk by underneath.

How baristas at the Astor Place Starbucks are fighting to unionize

A Starbucks near NYU’s Washington Square campus has joined a national movement to unionize for increased pay and improved working conditions.
Alina Hollister, Staff Writer March 1, 2022

The Starbucks location on Astor Place has joined a surging national movement to unionize, uniting with two New York City and two Long Island Starbucks stores in a push for increased...

SoHo and NoHo are notorious for their exorbitant rent and upper-crust reputation. Mayor de Blasios upzoning plan will create tens of thousands of affordable housing units in these neighborhoods. (Photo by Aleksandra Pankratova)

Opinion: De Blasio’s upzoning plan will foster housing affordability

Contrary to some unfounded criticisms, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s zoning proposal will, in fact, help mitigate the city’s housing crisis in NoHo and SoHo.
Michael Galati, Contributing Writer November 24, 2021

In October 2020, Bill de Blasio’s administration proposed an upzoning of the SoHo/NoHo neighborhood that would add 3,200 housing units over 10 years. Village Preservation, a...

A person wore a New York Taxi Workers Alliance T-shirt at the hunger strike on Oct. 20. The two-week hunger strike ended on Nov. 3 with a successful negotiation of a debt relief agreement. (Staff Photo by Sirui Wu)

NYC taxi workers strike deal, end hunger strike

Taxi workers of New York City and their supporters ended a two-week hunger strike after negotiating a debt relief agreement with the city and a private equity firm.
Abby Wilson, Staff Writer November 8, 2021

A two-week hunger strike organized by the New York Taxi Workers Alliance ended on Nov. 3 after the union representing New York City taxi drivers negotiated a debt relief agreement...

Last week, Bill de Blasio filed paperwork that set him up for a New York gubernatorial campaign. Before taking further steps, he should address the concerns surrounding his misuse of security detail as mayor and make financial reimbursements to taxpayers. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Opinion: NYC deserves answers and reimbursements from Bill de Blasio

Before rushing to file for the governor’s race, Bill de Blasio should properly address his misuse of security detail as mayor and make appropriate financial reimbursements.
Michelle Han, Deputy Opinion Editor November 4, 2021

With Eric Adams’ mayoral win confirmed Tuesday, Nov. 2, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s time in office is drawing to a close. De Blasio has already begun to prepare for his next political...

On Oct. 18, New York’s police watchdog agency recommended 65 officers be charged with misconduct. In order to hold police officers accountable, the NYPD commissioner should not have the final say in the disciplinary hearings. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Opinion: NYPD officers must be held legally accountable

Recent findings of NYPD officers' misconduct underscore the importance of strict disciplinary accountability.
Michelle Han, Deputy Opinion Editor October 28, 2021

On Oct. 18, in response to an ongoing investigation into over 300 filed complaints of police brutality during the Black Lives Matter protests from the summer of 2020, New York’s...