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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

(Matt Petres for WSN)

‘Fewer than half’ of protesters arrested at Gould Plaza were students or faculty, Mills says

In a universitywide email sent earlier today, President Linda Mills also said that the “only path forward” at NYU will be to organize “a variety of listening sessions.”
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor May 1, 2024

President Linda Mills said less than half of the protesters arrested at the Gaza Solidarity Encampment in Gould Plaza “were current NYU students, faculty or staff” in a universitywide...

Three signs are posted on a black metal fence. The signs are purple and white. one of the signs says “N.Y.U. 24-HOUR BIKE PARKING.”

Campus Safety responds to wave of e-scooter and bike thefts outside Stern

This semester, the university has seen an increase in e-scooter and bike thefts — accounting for a third of all stolen scooters and bikes in the last two years.
Connor Patton, Staff Writer November 7, 2023

NYU’s Department of Campus Safety said it has increased the number of officers around on-campus bike racks following an uptick in electric scooter and bike thefts this semester....

The entrance to N.Y.U’s Greenwich residence hall. Many cars pass by on the street. There is a large N.Y.U logo on the glass door.

Greenwich Hall threatens to close some dorm facilities after ‘vandalism’

Administrators at the residence hall informed students that they may lose lounge and study space privileges if those responsible for vandalism in the lounge do not make themselves known and continue to cause damage.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor March 3, 2023

Greenwich Hall administrators are threatening residents with the removal of access to some dorm facilities following a series of “vandalism” incidents in the building’s lounge...

The entrance of the Coral Tower residence hall. To the left is a pink bulletin board with announcements about the dorm. In the middle is a gray gate to enter the residence hall, with two elevators in the background. To the left is a brown desk where security officers typically sit.

NYU RAs demand better response to dorm security failures

There is a “clear and present” risk of danger at NYU dorms, according to a group of RAs who have signed a petition asking for additional training, revised protocols and better communication.
Nikki Mirala, Staff Writer February 15, 2023

Resident assistants working at NYU dorms are demanding a response from the university to a series of demands alleging that little has been done in response to recent lapses in...

A collage of two photos. On the right, a purple patch with the NYU Campus Safety Departments logo on the shoulder of an officers uniform. On the left, a white pole with three surveillance cameras against buildings in the background.

More guards, cameras at NYU dorms this year to curb intruders

After NYU president Andrew Hamilton ordered an investigation into security lapses at the university’s residence halls, new measures are being implemented to prevent intrusion incidents.
Tori Morales, News Editor January 21, 2023

Security will be toughened at NYU’s residence halls after intruders repeatedly trespassed on dorm buildings last year, unimpeded by guards stationed in lobbies. The university’s...

A gray car with a yellow sticker and a white sticker in the bottom right corner of its windshield. The stickers read 4 and 24 respectively. The car also has a placard that reads New York University displayed.

Illegally parked cars claim NYU affiliation to dodge tickets

WSN spotted several cars sporting faked parking placards claiming affiliation with Campus Safety and the security officers union parked illegally near Washington Square Park. NYU and the security workers union have denied distributing the placards.
Hope Pisoni, Contributing Writer December 8, 2022

Cars using placards indicating an affiliation with NYU and Campus Safety’s security officers union have been parked illegally near university buildings a block away from Washington...

An illustration of a black car with an N.Y.U. Safe Ride logo on the hood and side.

Safe Ride to start an hour earlier

The university’s shuttle program will now begin providing rides within Manhattan at 11 p.m., one hour earlier than previously offered.
Bryn Borzillo, Senior Staff Writer October 26, 2022

NYU’s Safe Ride overnight shuttle program moved the start time of its Manhattan shuttles up by one hour to 11 p.m. on Oct. 11. The Brooklyn shuttle still begins operating...

NYU Gramercy Green Hall

Opinion: Restored visitor policy ignores campus security failures

As NYU reinstates its pre-pandemic visitor policies, the university administration has ignored implications regarding campus safety.
Shamon Lawrence, Deputy Opinion Editor September 14, 2022

Yesterday, NYU removed restrictions on outside visitors for academic and residential spaces. The changes include allowing non-affiliated guests to enter campus buildings and residence...

A purple uniform patch with the logo of the NYU Department of Public Safety on the shoulder of a Public Safety Officer.

Guest Essay: Campus Safety dept. ‘a ship without a captain,’ officer says

An officer describes arrogant, disrespectful leadership and low morale among staff in NYU’s Department of Campus Safety.
an anonymous Campus Safety officer, Guest Contributor April 25, 2022

The author is an NYU Campus Safety officer. Their identity has been verified by WSN. As a longtime employee of the Department of Campus Safety, I am disheartened to see what...

The entrance to the Bonomi Family Admissions Center. On the left, a purple banner with the buildings name hangs from the side of the building. Above the entrance are posters promoting the university featuring students and alums.

Campus tour guides who were harassed say NYU response was inadequate

After at least two admissions ambassadors were physically and verbally attacked while giving tours of campus, NYU enacted new measures to increase security. But the tour guides who were harassed say they still feel unsafe.
Ally Dickson, Contributing Writer March 28, 2022

As an NYU admissions ambassador led prospective students and parents past the Stern School of Business on a campus tour last month, a man interrupted the group. He approached the...

The green scaffolding next to Stern. Two women walk in opposite directions underneath.

New security measures installed near Stern, but students still worry about safety

NYU Campus Safety added lights on scaffolding and nine security cameras east of Washington Square Park after seven NYU students were assaulted in the area last month.
Lauren Ashe, Senior Staff Writer March 9, 2022

Following a string of assaults on campus, some NYU students continue to worry about their safety on campus, despite increased security measures announced by the Department of Campus...

An illustration of students sitting in a colloquium room for a student government meeting. On the left, a purple banner with the NYU torch logo hangs on the wall and reads “‘NYU SGA.”

Student gov’t champions divestment and grad student pay

The Student Government Assembly passed resolutions proposed by Sunrise Movement NYU and a member of the Graduate Student Organizing Committee during its meeting on March 2.
Abby Wilson, Deputy News Editor March 7, 2022

The Student Government Assembly passed four resolutions addressing NYU’s divestment from the fossil fuel industry, the Graduate Student Organizing Committee’s demands for back...