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

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Professor suspended after criticism of Israel-Hamas war coverage

A professor who received online criticism over his remarks on media coverage of the Israel-Hamas war was recently suspended from his position.
Bruna Horvath, News Editor January 29, 2024

Gallatin professor Amin Husain, a longtime pro-Palestinian activist, was suspended from his position last week after a video of him criticizing media coverage of Hamas amid Israel’s...

Four people sit in the first floor of Bobst Library with purple construction wallpaper with the text REIMAGINING THE LIBRARY’S FIRST FLOOR” behind them.

Bobst Library undergoing first floor remodel

Improvements on the building’s first floor — including new furniture, updated lighting and a redesigned study space layout — will be open next month.
Adrianna Nehme, Bruna Horvath and Krish Dev September 13, 2023

The university is remodeling the first floor of Bobst Library to include new furniture, lighting and study spaces by mid-October — marking the library's first ground floor renovation...

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CAS core science requirement may be reduced

Faculty at the school will vote on whether to reduce the number of courses needed to fulfill the requirement in the fall semester.
John Kim, Staff Writer May 5, 2023

The current two-class science requirement at NYU’s College of Arts & Science may be cut down to one, according to Dean Wendy Suzuki. The proposal, which will likely include...

An illustration of a man wearing a black suit and white shirt. He is pictured inside a planetary illustration with a pink and blue gradient. Behind him is a purple expanse with white planets, stars and the text “Beyond N.Y.U.”

Beyond NYU: Reaching new heights with structural engineering

Richard Tomasetti is involved in the design and engineering of some of the world’s most notable buildings, and helped with reconstruction following the 9/11 attacks. He now teaches engineering at Columbia University.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor April 13, 2023

NYU alum Richard Tomasetti has helped to engineer some of the tallest buildings ever built. His construction company, which he cofounded with fellow NYU alum Charles Thornton,...

An illustration of a pie chart and the silhouette of N.Y.U. president Andrew Hamilton with a question mark on his face. The pie chart is divided into two parts with forty-one percent “yes” and fifty-nine percent “no.”

More than half of NYU students likely don’t know who Andrew Hamilton is, WSN survey finds

As university president Andrew Hamilton prepares for the end of his tenure, he remains an unknown presence to most students on campus.
Jenny Seo and John Kim March 29, 2023

Andrew who? More than half of the NYU student body seemingly has no idea who university president Andrew Hamilton is, according to a survey conducted by WSN. Hamilton, who will...

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Encounters: NYU professors

Heartwarming short stories that highlight the encounters between professors and students at NYU.
Camila Ceballos, Multimedia Editor December 5, 2022

A vertical view of the facade of the 25 West 4th St. NYU building. In front of the entrance door there is a purple roof that on the side says “New York University.” On the front there is a white box with the number “25” inside. Under the “25” it reads “West 4th Street”. There are five people walking past the building on the sidewalk.

CAS offices will move to 25 W. 4th St. in 2024

The College of Arts & Science offices will move from the Silver Center to 726 Broadway this summer while their future permanent location at 25 W. Fourth St. undergoes renovations.
Lauren Ashe, Senior Staff Writer April 29, 2022

The offices of the College of Arts & Science will relocate to 25 W. Fourth St. in 2024, NYU announced in an email sent to the CAS community on Thursday, April 28. The move...

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Opinion: NYU CAS shouldn’t require a foreign language

Forcing students to take four semesters of one language eliminates other avenues of educational exploration and wastes students’ resources.
Matthew Franco, Contributing Writer April 12, 2022

I honestly couldn't tell you what I learned in my Spanish classes. I can remember “me llamo,” “porque” and a couple of funny curse words. I can remember all the skulls...

How Winnie Xu Learned to Trust Her Instincts When ‘No One Tells You’

How Winnie Xu Learned to Trust Her Instincts When ‘No One Tells You’

The CAS senior is president of Two Birds One Stone, a student club that saves an average of 42 pounds of dining hall food per day.
Sam Klein, Managing Editor December 5, 2019

Winnie Xu is walking downtown on Bowery, just south of Houston Street, carrying an aluminum tray with meatballs from Third North oozing out the corners, when a man in loose gray...

The Most Powerful Student on Campus Needs No Introduction

The Most Powerful Student on Campus Needs No Introduction

But you’ll remember her name anyway.
Sakshi Venkatraman, Editor in Chief December 5, 2019

Jakiyah Bradley is not the sentimental type. When you’re the most powerful student on campus, you can’t let your emotions get in the way. In her office in Kimmel, she spends...