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

DACA Recipients Deserve Aid

DACA Recipients Deserve Aid

Congress must reverse Betsy DeVos’s decision to ban DACA recipients from receiving financial aid during the pandemic.
Gabby Lozano, Deputy Opinion Editor April 29, 2020

Fearing deportation from federal agencies like the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and failing to distribute protection to immigrant workers are just two of other examples...

The Colloquium Room at the Kimmel Center is where the Student Government Assembly meets. SGA wrote a letter last Friday condemning the new Department of Education CARES policy. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos has decided to bar DACA recipients from receiving emergency aid during this time.(Photo by Jorene He)

Student Government Condemns Department of Education’s Anti-DACA Policy

In a letter from the Student Government Assembly on Friday, April 24, the U.S. Department of Education was criticized by the organization for its new CARES Act guidelines, which bar undocumented immigrants from receiving emergency aid.
Lisa Cochran, News Editor April 27, 2020

The Student Government Assembly released a letter on Friday denouncing United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ decision to exclude DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood...

Students discussed struggles of first-generation and/or low-income, migrant, refugee and undocumented students on campus. (Staff Photo by Elaine Chen)

Underrepresented Students Demand Support From NYU

At a town hall for three underrepresented groups at NYU, attendees criticized the university for touting solidarity without taking action.
Mina Mohammadi, Deputy News Editor November 18, 2019

When President Donald Trump rescinded support for children of undocumented immigrants on Sept. 5, 2017, NYU’s president, Andrew Hamilton, was quick to offer support to students...

On Wednesday November 14, an NYU Latine Town Hall took place at Kimmel to discuss issues and questions NYU Latine students have. (Photo by Roshni Raj)

NYU Lacks Representation, Support for Latine Students, Attendees of Town Hall Say

On Wednesday, students voiced their frustrations with the university’s inaction regarding issues faced by Latine students.
Roshni Raj, Staff Writer November 15, 2019

NYU often boasts about it’s diversity — in its press release on the class of 2023, the headline was “NYU Admits Most Diverse Class in Its History” — but at an NYU Latine...

People speak out in support of DACA in New York City. (Via Wikimedia)

NYU Among Several Universities to Support DACA Students in Brief to Supreme Court

Universities around the country hope to sway the Supreme Court in favor of maintaining DACA with an amicus brief detailing how rescinding DACA would be detrimental to their institutions and the nation.
Miliana Bocher, Contributing Writer October 9, 2019

NYU wrote a joint amicus curiae brief with more than a dozen other universities in support of a program for children of undocumented immigrants leading up to a Supreme Court decision...

Lessons From the Shutdown: Local Organizing Still Works

Lessons From the Shutdown: Local Organizing Still Works

As students, it’s important to recognize where we can have an impact when incidents like the government shutdown happen.
WSN Editorial Board January 28, 2019

While we were on break, so too was the government. The longest government shutdown in U.S. history paralyzed the nation over the alleged issue of border security. Congress refused...

Schumer Shutdown Reveals Democrats Have Been Shut Down for Years

Schumer Shutdown Reveals Democrats Have Been Shut Down for Years

Hunter McLaren January 29, 2018
The government shutdown proves that Democrats are still struggling to find unity and congressional victory in the wake of the 2016 election.
The words “Hasta Luego Dreamers” were found written in a bathroom in Bobst and translates to “goodbye dreamers” in Spanish.

Anti-Dreamer Vandalism in Bobst Bathroom, Again

Miranda Levingston, News Editor November 20, 2017
Anti-Dreamer vandalism has been discovered in a Bobst bathroom for the second time.
On Nov. 9, around 60 NYU students gathered to protest President Donald Trump’s decision to end DACA.

NYU Students Walk Out to Clean the Dream Act

Miranda Levingston, News Editor November 10, 2017
On Thursday afternoon, approximately 60 students walked out of class to protest Donald Trump's repeal of DACA, and to support a new "Clean" Dream Act to protect undocumented child immigrants.
Immigration Is a Local Issue Too

Immigration Is a Local Issue Too

Melanie Pineda, Staff Writer November 6, 2017
If Democratic candidates want to see immigrants consistently turn up at elections, they need to dedicate themselves to stronger stances on immigration against the toxic threats that the Republicans in office have forced upon millions in this country.
On Oct. 19, 800 colleges and universities around the U.S., including NYU, signed a letter to the House of Representatives urging them to protect immigrants while DACA is in the process of a repeal.

NYU Among 800 Colleges to Urge Congressional Protection of Dreamers

Sakshi Venkatraman, Deputy News Editor October 23, 2017
NYU was one of 800 colleges and universities listed on an ACE letter urging Congress to protect Dreamers.
NYU Must Stand Behind Its DREAMers

NYU Must Stand Behind Its DREAMers

WSN Editorial Board October 18, 2017
Students were criticized for throwing the Anti-Hate Rally on Tuesday by university administrators and faculty. It seems, however, the latter were the ones that overreacted. The rally was concise and peaceful and nothing beyond the scope of the racist message, that incited the manifestation.