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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

To the right, there is a sign on a brick wall that reads, “New York University School of Law.” Behind that wall is the entrance to a brick building.

Student pushes for class-action status in Law Review suit

An anonymous NYU Law student claiming the school’s journal discriminates on the basis of race and sex in selecting editors wants to bring his lawsuit to class-action status.
Bruna Horvath, News Editor January 30, 2024

A first-year law student who filed a complaint against NYU, accusing it and its Law Review of discriminating on the basis of race and sex, is requesting class-action status for...

A sign reads “N.Y.U. Langone Health” with a list of entrances in front of a large glass building.

Doctor sues NYU Langone for unlawful termination after Israel-Hamas war-related posts

The lawsuit, filed by the former director of NYU Langone Health’s Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, also accused the medical center of religious discrimination.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor November 20, 2023

The former director of NYU Langone Health’s Perlmutter Cancer Center filed a lawsuit against both the hospital and the university on Thursday, alleging that he was terminated...

A white mail bag with blue text reading “Israel Postal Co. L.T.D.” on it. Written in red marker above the blue text are “Fuck” and “Free Palestine.”

NYU drops antisemitism charge against grad student

A graduate student worker who lost her on-campus job and was charged with counts of vandalism and antisemitism after writing on a discarded mailbag will be rehired by the university.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor April 7, 2023

NYU dropped charges of vandalism and antisemitism that it had filed against a graduate student employee earlier this year after the graduate student union, GSOC-UAW Local 2110,...

The exterior of the top floor of a building with a circular, purple N.Y.U. Langone Health sign. The blue sky is seen above.

NYU Langone sued for disability discrimination

A former physician’s assistant filed a complaint against NYU Langone, accusing the institution of disability discrimination after the hospital terminated her employment last year.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor March 1, 2023

A former physician’s assistant at NYU Langone Health is suing the school for disability discrimination after the hospital allegedly fired her for requesting accommodations. Sophiana...

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Demonstrators march across Manhattan to protest Tyre Nichols killing

New Yorkers marched through the streets after Memphis authorities released footage of Nichols being fatally beaten by police.
Adrianna Nehme, Tori Morales and Yezen Saadah January 29, 2023

Hundreds of demonstrators across New York City took part in marches protesting the death of Tyre Nichols, a Black man who died earlier this month after being brutally beaten by...

A crowd of protestors gathered in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. They are holding copies of the same poster, all of which have the text “DISCRIMINATION IN THE NAME OF DIVERSITY IS WRONG.”

What the Supreme Court’s impending affirmative action decision means for NYU

NYU and other universities may be prohibited from considering race in admissions decisions after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on two cases next June.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor November 2, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court heard two cases this week that will decide whether race-sensitive college admissions processes are constitutional — a decision that may prohibit universities...

An illustration of Iranian climber Elnaz Rekabi mounting a climbing wall. She has her black hair tied into a ponytail. She wears a white, red and green colored shirt — the colors of the Iranian flag. The back of her shirt reads “IRAN 009” and her left hand holds onto a blue boulder.

Guest Essay: The Islamic Republic’s mandatory rule limits its female athletes

Iranian climber Elnaz Rekabi competed without a hijab, violating the Islamic Republic’s mandatory rule. What does that mean for other Iranian athletes?
Nicky Kashani, Guest Contributor November 2, 2022

On Oct. 16, Iranian rock climber Elnaz Rekabi disobeyed the Islamic Republic’s restrictions on female athletes and competed in an international tournament in Seoul without wearing...

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How baristas at the Astor Place Starbucks are fighting to unionize

A Starbucks near NYU’s Washington Square campus has joined a national movement to unionize for increased pay and improved working conditions.
Alina Hollister, Staff Writer March 1, 2022

The Starbucks location on Astor Place has joined a surging national movement to unionize, uniting with two New York City and two Long Island Starbucks stores in a push for increased...

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Letter to the Editor: Antisemitism on campus

A letter to the editor regarding the Washington Square News' recent coverage and opinion piece on antisemitism on campus, signed by a group of NYU students and administrators.
NYU Students & Administrators February 28, 2022

Dear Editor: Kayla Hardersen’s recent article, “Swastika found outside NYU building last week”, and the subsequent op-ed “Opinion: NYU, be more vigilant against antisemitism”...

A flyer bearing the statement, “White Privilege is Real” is tacked on a pole in the subway. These flyers have been put up all over the city by Open the F-ck Up, a new social experiment encouraging people to open up about taboo issues. (Image via Instagram @openthefup)

This Instagram Account Wants You to Open the F-ck Up!

Tackling insecurities, white privilege, and more, meet a creator of New York’s latest social experiment.
Sabrina Choudhary, Staff Writer March 2, 2020

If you’ve been around the city lately, you may have spotted a few flyers proclaiming to the world, “White Privilege Is Real” and “Insecure as F-ck.” From Washington Square...

NYU faces complaints from a student filed in April about not addressing anti-Semitism enough on campus. (Photo by Anna Letson)

NYU Sued for Alleged Anti-Semitism, Students React

A Pro-Israel NYU alumna is suing the university for alleged violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, accusing NYU of harboring anti-semitism.
Mina Mohammadi, Deputy News Editor February 24, 2020

NYU is in the midst of a lawsuit for allegedly violating Title VI of the Civil Rights Act — which bars discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin— by harboring...

Statistics Aren’t Everything, NYU

Statistics Aren’t Everything, NYU

Despite advertising otherwise, diversity at NYU is more complex than the numbers it releases
Kenzo Kimura, Staff Writer October 21, 2019

Two months ago, I stepped into Radio City Music Hall along with thousands of other first-years for the Presidential Welcome. As we all shuffled into the amphitheater and watched...