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

The entrance to The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City with a bus on the street in front of it.

NYU leading initiative for migrants seeking asylum

Students, faculty and staff at the university will be able to help migrants file for asylum in the U.S. immigration system amid the city’s crisis.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor September 6, 2023

NYU is leading a handful of New York City higher education institutions in helping migrants navigate the often complex process of seeking asylum in the United States, as the city...

The entrance to Theatre Eighty Saint Marks with a person standing outside. An old-fashioned green awning hangs above the entrance and a bright red sign hanging on the building reads, “Bankruptcy” and “Auction.”

Historic East Village theater faces foreclosure

Lorcan and Genie Otway pursue a final battle to save 80 St. Marks Place before an auction on May 9.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor April 26, 2023

Actor Malcolm Callender gazed upon the entrance of Theatre 80, where handprints of actors lay etched into the sidewalk to create New York City’s very own walk of fame. He stepped...

An aerial view of a rendering of Governors Island with various structures surrounded by trees and vegetation, with the skyline of New York City across the water.

NYU named partner in Governors Island climate center project

Students and faculty will have access to classrooms, laboratories and other spaces at the newly announced New York Climate Exchange, set to open on Governors Island in 2028.
Carmo Moniz, News Editor April 25, 2023

NYU will partner with a new $700 million international climate research center on Governors Island, alongside several other universities across the country. Students, faculty and...

The Hall of Languages, Hall of Philosophy and Gould Memorial Library serve as the original neo-Classical complex completed by Stanford White.

‘More like college’: When NYU had a campus in the Bronx

NYU's expansion of its Washington Square campus prompts reflection from a ‘62 alum of NYU's first female class at its campus in the Bronx neighborhood of University Heights.
Derek Kamakanaaloha Soong, Identity & Equity Editor February 27, 2023

A man wearing a gray shirt, a pair of black pants and glasses sitting in a chair while smiling at the camera. Behind him is a desk with a laptop, plant and a lamp, as well as a shelf lit up by a lamp with various memorabilia such as books, picture frames and enamel pins displayed on it.

Q&A: Craigslist founder talks pigeons and saving democracy

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark sat down with WSN to talk about his philanthropic work in supporting the press.
Charles Roth-Douquet, Contributing Writer December 12, 2022

Craig Newmark is a man of many trades. He’s the founder of Craigslist, a philanthropist and an avid birder. Newmark has a long history with philanthropy and has been supporting...

A masked student sits in an NYU common area. She is surrounded by tables, chairs and a foosball table.

Editorial: NYU lifted its mask mandate, but now isn’t the time to be idle

COVID-19 still poses a substantial risk. Keeping up with masking and testing is critical for ensuring the safety of others.
WSN Editorial Board September 26, 2022

A masked student sits in an NYU common room area. She is surrounded by tables, chairs and a foosball table.

NYU drops indoor mask mandate for some locations

The university announced on Wednesday that mask wearing will be optional effective immediately in residence hall lounges, gyms, and non-mandatory events and meetings, as well as in common areas and lounges in the Kimmel Center for University Life. Masks will still be required in many areas where attendance is mandatory.
Lauren Ashe and Kayla Hardersen March 30, 2022

NYU eased its indoor mask mandate on Wednesday, March 30, the university announced in an email to the community. Mask wearing will be optional in residence hall lounges, gyms,...

The facade of the City of New York graduate building, as seen from the corner diagonally across the street. On the left side of the building, a row of nine flags hangs above the entrance.

Opinion: New York, invest in CUNY

As New York state lawmakers finalize budgeting for the 2023 fiscal year, we must urge them to increase support for the City University of New York system.
Srishti Bungle, Opinion Editor March 30, 2022

The City University of New York public university system desperately needs more funding. It currently offers an amazing education — whether it be through their four-year bachelor’s...

Former NYU librarian Jennifer Steenshorne passed away in January 2022 after testing positive for COVID-19. Jennifer worked at Bobst Library from 1997 to 2000. (Photo by Yvonne Rode, courtesy of Brant Vogel)

‘A walking encyclopedia’: Late NYU librarian impassioned friends, family

Jennifer Steenshorne, a historian and former librarian, died from COVID-19 in early January.
Kayla Hardersen, Staff Writer February 2, 2022

Jennifer Steenshorne, a former NYU librarian, died last month after testing positive for COVID-19. She was fully vaccinated and had recovered from the virus earlier in the pandemic,...

An NYU alumni newsletter suggests that NYU will resume in-person instruction for the spring 2022 semester. The university has yet to officially announce its plans. (Staff Photo and Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

NYU alumni newsletter hints at in-person spring 2022 semester

An NYU webpage dated Jan. 15, 2022, states that NYU “is preparing to resume in-person instruction at the start of the spring semester” at its New York City campus and abroad sites.
Kristian Burt, Rachel Cohen and Alex Tey January 10, 2022

NYU appears prepared to start the spring semester with in-person classes, according to an alumni newsletter on the university’s website. The page, dated Jan. 15, 2022, seems...

NYU will announce its spring semester plans this week as the omicron variant continues to surge. Other New York City colleges and some NYU schools have already communicated virtual plans for the beginning of the spring semester. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

NYU to announce spring semester plans this week

The university will soon decide whether classes will remain in person or turn virtual for the spring 2022 semester as the omicron variant continues to drive high case rates.
Kristian Burt and Rachel Cohen January 10, 2022

NYU expects to announce its spring semester plans this week, according to an email sent by university leadership to the community on Jan. 7. The directive will come amid the continued...

The NYU Bookstore updated NYU’s Student Government Assembly on its affordability initiative, which was created to counter the high costs of textbooks and course materials. This was one of the topics discussed at the second SGA meeting of the Fall 2021 semester, which was held on Oct. 28. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Student government welcomes NYU’s first dean of students

A summary of developments from the second Student Government Assembly meeting of the fall 2021 semester.
Maria Freyre, Staff Writer November 4, 2021

NYU’s Student Government Assembly held its second meeting of the fall 2021 semester on Oct. 28. Topics of discussion included a bookstore affordability initiative and a new coalition...