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

Washington Square News

An illustration of two tickets that are split white and purple, with the text “New York University Commencement class of 2020, 2021, and 2022” and “May 18, 2022” including the names of the speakers, Taylor Swift and Judith Heumann. An illustration of a credit card is next to the tickets.

Taylor Swift fans hassle NYU seniors for graduation tickets

Some Taylor Swift fans are offering hundreds of dollars for tickets to see her at NYU’s 2022 commencement ceremony.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor April 21, 2022

After graduating Steinhardt senior Emily Jenks tweeted about Taylor Swift speaking at her NYU commencement ceremony, she was contacted by a Swift fan on Twitter who offered her...

A headshot of Taylor Swift placed beside a photo of Judith Heumann.

Taylor Swift, Judith Heumann to speak at NYU graduation

Graduates of NYU's classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022 will be honored at a ceremony at Yankee Stadium on May 18.
Maria Freyre, Senior Staff Writer March 29, 2022

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift and disability rights activist Judith Heumann were selected as commencement speakers for NYU’s 188th and 189th graduation ceremonies. A ceremony...

NYU president Andrew Hamilton spoke at the commencement of class of 2019 at Yankee Stadium in May 2019. Class of 2020 and 2021, which held their commencements online due to COVID-19, are invited to join the in person commencement of class of 2022 in May 2022. (Photo by Alana Beyer)

Yankee Stadium to host commencement for 2020, 2021 graduates

NYU’s class of 2020 and the class of 2021 are invited to an in-person graduation at Yankee Stadium on May 18, 2022, following two years of virtual ceremonies.
Kashish Bhatia, Staff Writer November 2, 2021

Following two years of virtual graduation ceremonies, NYU announced that a joint in-person commencement ceremony for the class of 2020 and class of 2021 will take place on May...

What Led Me Here

What Led Me Here

Marie Kessel, Contributing Writer September 5, 2017
Even if I’m still not completely sure what I want to do with my life, NYU gives me the opportunities, freedom, and exposure that no other college can match. This, combined with the diverse and friendly atmosphere, is why I cannot picture myself at any other college.
NYU: An Urban Wilderness

NYU: An Urban Wilderness

Louise Choi, Contributing Writer September 5, 2017
With this new and different home away from home, maybe I will discover a new passion for a hobby I never thought I would pursue, like rock climbing during Welcome Week or cooking international delicacies.
More than 300 Welcome Week Leaders helped welcome the incoming class of 2021, new transfer students and Liberal Studies First-Year Abroad students.

Welcome Week Leaders Bring Together Students New and Old

Kaitlyn Wang, Features Editor September 5, 2017
Welcome Week is a great way to get acquainted with your new school and campus, but it also requires a lot of behind the scenes work.
Class of 2021 Diversity is a Great Step for President Hamilton

Class of 2021 Diversity is a Great Step for President Hamilton

WSN Editorial Board April 13, 2017
Heightened diversity advances the agenda of diversity repeatedly set out by Hamilton upon taking office at the beginning of 2016. This publication has been somewhat critical of Hamilton due to a lack of significant tangible actions to truly advance diversity, but this week’s news is an excellent step in the right direction.
The NYU Class of 2021 has been announced to be the most diverse class in NYU’s history, with 17 percent of admits being first-generation students, and the Latinx and African-American populations representing a greater proportion of the class body.

NYU Reacts: Diversity of the Class of 2021

Natasha Roy, News Editor April 13, 2017
NYU admitted the most diverse group of students in 16 years for the class of 2021. Current and prospective NYU students react to this announcement.
NYU Class of 2021 has the lowest acceptance rate in the last 16 years, falling at 27 percent from last years 35 percent.

NYU Acceptance Rate Drops to 27 Percent

Jemima McEvoy and Natasha Roy April 11, 2017
The acceptance rate for NYU's class of 2021 fell from 2016's 35 percent to 27 percent. The admission demographic also highlights the largest percentage of international students in NYU's history and the largest percentage of African-American and Latinx students in the last 16 years.

First-Year Fears

Alyssa Kelly, Contributing Writer April 5, 2017
Upon receiving their acceptance letters, NYU's incoming students have preconceived ideas and concerns about what their college life will be like.
Liberal Studies Through the Eyes of the Students

Liberal Studies Through the Eyes of the Students

Polina Buchak, Multimedia Editor February 27, 2017
There has been some debate over whether NYU's Liberal and Global Studies Programs are limiting or beneficial to students. The general consensus is that the programs have both strengths and weakness.
Washington Square Park, fondly referenced as NYU students campus, is one of the universitys many selling points for prospective students.

NYU Continues 10 Year Application Streak

Greta Chevance, Staff Writer February 1, 2017
NYU received a record number of applications for the class of 2021.