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

Washington Square News

An exterior view of the N.Y.U. Bonomi Family Admissions Center. A purple flag with texts that read N.Y.U. Bonomi Family Admissions Center.

‘A step backwards’: NYU leadership on Supreme Court affirmative action ruling

The university said it remains committed to promoting diversity on campus following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision against the use of affirmative action in college admissions.
Bruna Horvath and Yezen Saadah July 3, 2023

NYU leadership expressed disappointment at the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down race-sensitive college admissions practices in a letter to the university community...

The front facade of the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires.

NYU Buenos Aires brings Latine students closer to their heritage

Three Latina students studying at NYU Buenos Aires reflect on how their time abroad in Latin America mended their relationship with identity and culture.
Juliana Guarracino, Abroad Editor October 24, 2022

As the only study abroad site in Latin America, NYU Buenos Aires is a place for many Latine students to connect to their roots, learn more about their history and embrace their...

Three men and two women sit on a stage with red drapes in the background while the man in the middle speaks using a microphone.

Search for Hamilton successor sparks little student enthusiasm

A committee that was assembled to find NYU President Andrew Hamilton’s successor has begun hosting hearing sessions to collect input from the university community, but has seen little student involvement so far.
Bruna Horvath and Rylee La Testa September 21, 2022

A Presidential Search Committee, formed after current university President Andrew Hamilton announced in April that he would step down at the end of the 2022-23 academic year, is...

NYU’s board of trustees includes an election conspiracist and a CEO who profits from immigrant detention. These people, among others on the board, contradict NYU’s self-proclaimed diversity and progressivism. (Images via Wikimedia Commons, Staff Photo and Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Opinion: NYU’s board of trustees contradicts the university’s mission of inclusivity

Election conspiracists, CEOs who profit from immigrant detention, and other proponents of inequality have no place leading NYU. These trustees should be removed from office.
WSN Editorial Board September 13, 2021

The presence of an election conspiracist and the CEO of an investment firm with massive holdings in private prison and immigration concentration camp operators proves that the...

Minimize the Microaggressions in Tisch

Minimize the Microaggressions in Tisch

WSN Editorial Board April 16, 2018
NYU Tisch Drama should take these steps in order to cultivate a safer and more inclusive community for its students.
An NYU building. (Photo by Anna Letson)

Acceptance Rate Drops to 19 Percent for the Class of 2022

Sarah Jackson, Deputy News Editor March 30, 2018
The acceptance rate for the NYU Class of 2022 fell to a record low of 19 percent after admissions decisions were released this Thursday.
Class of 2021 Diversity is a Great Step for President Hamilton

Class of 2021 Diversity is a Great Step for President Hamilton

WSN Editorial Board April 13, 2017
Heightened diversity advances the agenda of diversity repeatedly set out by Hamilton upon taking office at the beginning of 2016. This publication has been somewhat critical of Hamilton due to a lack of significant tangible actions to truly advance diversity, but this week’s news is an excellent step in the right direction.
The NYU Class of 2021 has been announced to be the most diverse class in NYU’s history, with 17 percent of admits being first-generation students, and the Latinx and African-American populations representing a greater proportion of the class body.

NYU Reacts: Diversity of the Class of 2021

Natasha Roy, News Editor April 13, 2017
NYU admitted the most diverse group of students in 16 years for the class of 2021. Current and prospective NYU students react to this announcement.
The fight to make NYU a sanctuary campus continued today at a rally at the Kimmel Center for University Life. NYU Sanctuary members read the policy demands and updated the students on their meeting with President Andrew Hamilton.

Sanctuary Campus Working Group Meets With Hamilton

Sayer Devlin and Natasha Roy April 5, 2017
NYU Sanctuary met with President Andrew Hamilton to discuss its list of demands and suggest how the university can best implement them.
The Bronfman Center on 10th Street, the heart of Jewish student life at NYU. The Center organised a trip to Israel for 25 student leaders in January, in an effort to facilitate a dialogue between individuals of different backgrounds.

A Passport to Diversity

Han Wang, Contributing Writer February 16, 2017
The Bronfman Center took 25 students of different backgrounds and beliefs to Israel in an attempt to encourage diversity at NYU.
Hundreds gathered at the Muslim Students Association’s Nov. 10 Rise Against Hate Rally, in Kimmel.

MSA Continues Efforts for Inclusivity in the Aftermath of Trump’s Inauguration

Miranda Levingston, Deputy News Editor January 25, 2017
The Muslim Students Association responds to acts of hate and ignorance with love to send a message
In light of recent mass shootings, students might be left wondering what NYU’s mass shooting protocols are.

NYU Releases Official Diversity Statement

Diamond Naga, News Editor December 5, 2016
A break down of NYU's new official diversity statement.