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

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

Washington Square News

The facade of a limestone brick building with a gold plaque on it, which reads “New York University / Institute of Fine Arts / The James B. Duke House.”

Students pressure NYU admin to keep Institute of Fine Arts building open

After the Institute of Fine Arts administration announced that the program’s library would close April 28-May 3, students were left scrambling the week before finals. 
Maria Freyre, Senior Staff Writer April 28, 2022

After Institute of Fine Arts students protested the scheduled six-day closure of the department’s main building for a corporate event, the administration canceled its plans on...

NYU YDSA to announce tuition strike Friday. The strike comes on the heels of the graduate student union strike. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan, Illustration by Graciela Blandon)

Opinion: NYU Student Tuition Strike: Stronger Together

An open letter to the NYU community from Jake Colosa, NYU Young Democratic Socialists of America co-chair, on behalf of NYU YDSA.
Jake Colosa, Contributing Writer April 30, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has lasted more than a year, and it hasn’t been easy. After being sent home suddenly, many of us spent a year alone, struggling to keep up with our coursework...

(Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Letter from the Editor: Why is WSN Coming Back?

Given the number of issues we had, why have we returned to the newspaper?
Alexandria Johnson, Editor-in-Chief March 8, 2021

Dear readers,  After we resigned last fall, it is no surprise that people are wondering why the newspaper has returned. As one of the three deputy managing editors who signed...

NYU Divest visited the corporate office of Board of Trustees chair William Berkley on March 31 to  deliver a letter discussing a revote on the rejection of divesting from fossil fuels industry in June 2016.

NYU Divest Brings Demands to the Board of Trustees

Htoo Min, Deputy News Editor April 3, 2017
Four members of NYU Divest went to the office of board of trustees chair William Berkley's office to deliver a list of demands regarding the university's divestment from fossil fuels.
The Black and Brown Coalition is still not satisfied with what NYU has done in terms of making NYU a more equitable university.

Black and Brown Coalition Takes Stock of Progress on Diversity at NYU

Natasha Roy, Deputy News Editor November 29, 2016
Members of the Black and Brown Coalition discuss the progress the university administration has made on their list of demands issued last year.
The Black and Brown Coalition has compiled a list of demands that are to be finalized by Sunday.

Black and Brown Coalition finalizing list of demands for NYU

Thomas Peracchio, Staff Writer December 9, 2015
The Black and Brown Coalition is getting ready to finalize a list of demands before submitting them to the university.