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

(Manasa Gudavalli for WSN)

NYU sends letter to parents addressing Gaza Solidarity Encampment

Two days after a pro-Palestinian encampment in Gould Plaza, NYU leadership sent an email to parents and guardians about current “campus conditions.”
Bruna Horvath, News Editor April 25, 2024

NYU leadership sent an email to parents and guardians on Wednesday afternoon concerning the Gaza Solidarity Encampment in Gould Plaza on Monday, where the New York City Police...

The exterior of NYU Lafayette Hall from the diagonal corner of the street.

Intruder removed after entering Lafayette Hall

An intruder entered Lafayette Hall and interacted with students before being removed by police on Sunday evening, in the fourth dorm trespassing incident at NYU in two weeks.
Carmo Moniz, Lauren Ashe and Tori Morales November 21, 2022

An intruder bypassed security, jumped a turnstile and entered NYU’s Lafayette Hall dorm at around 5:40 p.m. on Sunday. He was found 20 minutes later by an officer from NYU’s...

Anexteriorviewof the Coral Tower residence hall. The building has a modern white facade. On each side of the building are rows of rectangular windows and balconies. At the bottom is a black sign for a nearby pharmacy, “Duane Reade.”

Intruder evades NYU dorm security at Alumni Hall, Coral Tower

The New York City Police Department responded to reports of an intruder in the Alumni Hall and Coral Tower residence halls.
Lauren Ashe, Deputy News Editor November 4, 2022

A man unaffiliated with NYU dodged security and entered Alumni Hall and Coral Tower on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The unidentified perpetrator was removed from Alumni Hall by Campus Safety...

A purple uniform patch with the logo of the NYU Department of Public Safety on the shoulder of a Public Safety Officer.

Guest Essay: Campus Safety dept. ‘a ship without a captain,’ officer says

An officer describes arrogant, disrespectful leadership and low morale among staff in NYU’s Department of Campus Safety.
an anonymous Campus Safety officer, Guest Contributor April 25, 2022

The author is an NYU Campus Safety officer. Their identity has been verified by WSN. As a longtime employee of the Department of Campus Safety, I am disheartened to see what...

A man sits on his bed looking at the camera in front of his decorated walls next to an empty bed and drawer that is not being used.

Students upset by NYU response to roommate’s mental health crisis

Coral Tower residents sought a dialogue with their residence hall directors to communicate their concerns. They were left in the dark instead.
Alex Tey, Editor-in-Chief April 18, 2022

Content warning: This article contains descriptions of a mental health crisis. Five residents of a Coral Tower suite said the building directors refused to listen to their concerns...

The facade of Rubin Hall with a dark green awning printed with the address “35 Fifth Avenue.” The awning is accompanied by two NYU banner flags on each side.

Campus Safety apologizes to Rubin Hall residents for botched intruder response

Campus Safety head Fountain Walker said the department’s handling of student reports fell short. A security officer involved in the trespassing incident has resigned, and others are under investigation.
Lauren Ashe, Senior Staff Writer April 15, 2022

NYU Campus Safety apologized to Rubin Hall residents after an intruder entered the residence hall several times last week in an email sent on Thursday, April 14. The unidentified...

The frontal exterior of Rubin Hall. It is a brick building; the ground-floor exterior is painted gray. A green awning above door reads “35” and “New York University.” Two NYU banners flank the awning.

Rubin Hall leadership addresses intruder

Students living in Rubin Hall described their encounters with a repeat trespasser in the dorm building. Hall administrators communicated with residents about the intruder in an email on Tuesday.
Lauren Ashe, Senior Staff Writer April 13, 2022

On Tuesday, April 12, at around 1:30 p.m., Rubin Hall’s leadership team sent an email to residents addressing a trespasser who had entered the residence hall on multiple occasions...