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

A smiling man wearing glasses stands in front of a whiteboard, which reads: “Cultural Zionism” written in blue expo marker and Immigrate to America written in red expo marker.

Center for the Study of Antisemitism announces first director, receives second donation

NYU appointed Avinoam Patt as director of its Center for the Study of Antisemitism, which recently received its second million-dollar donation since it was announced in November.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor January 24, 2024

The university’s Center for the Study of Antisemitism has named Avinoam Patt, a professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Connecticut and an NYU alum, as its first director....

An aerial view of the Washington Square Park and the Midtown skyline. Crowds gather around the fountain in the park. The white Washington Square Arch is in the center of the image.

Summer recap: What you missed at NYU over the last few months

Linda Mills’ appointment as university president, the U.S. Supreme Court’s strike down of race-sensitive college admissions and more news you missed from over summer break.

As the new academic year begins, here is some news from around campus you may have missed over the summer break. Linda Mills becomes NYU president Longtime NYU administrator...

An exterior view of the Stern School of Business. The Tisch Hall building is to the right and the Kaufman Management Center is to the left. In the foreground is the Gould Plaza public gathering area.

Biggest-ever donation to Stern will fund scholarships, study abroad

Anne E. Tasca, a 1988 NYU graduate, donated $53.6 million to the Stern School of Business — the largest gift in the school’s history.
Aya Diab, Contributing Writer March 7, 2023

NYU’s Stern School of Business is now $53.6 million richer, thanks to a recent donation from alum Anne E. Tasca, who owns an Italian real estate firm. The donation, which is...

Trees and concrete fill the Mercer St. Playground. NYU is set to be part of a community-wide effort to enhance the playground and surrounding community spaces. (Photo by Bethany Allard)

NYU Expands on Mercer Street, Renovates Playground Along the Way

NYU has pledged $380,000 to renovate Mercer Street playground as part of its initiative to enhance the communities it impacts while expanding into Greenwich Village.
Bethany Allard, Staff Writer April 9, 2019

NYU has pledged $380,000 to renovate a playground across from its most recent construction project — a new building on Mercer Street — as part of the community improvements...

Elementary school students participate in African dance class at The Learning Tree Cultural Preparatory School in the Bronx. (Courtesy of A’nisa Megginson)

Bronx Prep School Encourages Black Students to Excel

Gallatin senior A’nisa Megginson has been donating the proceeds of her Stay Woke & Meditate club to her former elementary school, The Learning Tree Cultural Preparatory School, which features a curriculum geared toward helping black students excel in any field.
Emily Mason, Deputy News Editor April 7, 2019

The sound of banging drums reverberates throughout the auditorium as lines of students in long-patterned skirts dance while stepping to the beat of their classmates’ rapid playing....

Ongoing construction on 181 Mercer St, on track to be used as student dormitories in 2022. (Photos by Euan Prentis)

Another $863 Million Toward NYU’s Expansion

NYU has faced criticism in the past for seeking to expand its boundaries through initiatives like the 2031 expansion plan — bonds recently received from a state agency will be used to continue these efforts.
Marie-Louise Onga Nana, Staff Writer March 12, 2019

NYU, like other universities, is constantly expanding. Unlike other universities, it recently borrowed almost $863 million in bonds through the Dormitory Authority of the State...

Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry with children at Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in Tanzania. Curry worked with Nothing But Nets, a charity that donates malaria-preventing nets to communities across Africa.

NBA Leads the Way in Social Justice

Brendan Duggan, Contributing Writer January 22, 2018
Brendan Duggan gives insight into the NBA's history of social justice and philanthropy.
534 NYU students in coastal Texas and 60 in Louisiana live in areas directly affected by Hurricane Harvey.

NYU Unites After Hurricane Harvey

Caroline Haskins, Deputy News Editor September 5, 2017
Following Hurricane Harvey, NYU administrators and students are attempting to help students and non-students that were affected.
Donating the clothes you no longer wear is a great way to clean out your closet and give to those in need at the same time.

Make Something of Your Unwanted Clothes

Michaela Hoffman, Staff Writer November 28, 2016
One person's garbage is another person's gold. Donate, closet swap or repurpose old clothes to reinvent your wardrobe.
Stern School of Business will soon be expanding to NYUs Washington DC campus

Stern Fundraises to Help Vets

Coco Wang, Staff Writer November 7, 2016
NYU Stern alumni donates money to start a new MBA program for veteran students.
Letter to the Editor: CUNY Donor Scandal Not Applicable to NYU

Letter to the Editor: CUNY Donor Scandal Not Applicable to NYU

Debra Lamorte September 13, 2016
The fact is, not all situations are analogous, the CUNY situation cited in the editorial is not analogous to NYU.
After receiving a donation of $30 million, the College of Nursing will be renamed after Rose Mary “Rory” Meyers and her husband Howard. A majority of the funds will aid nursing students in need.

NYU to Rename Nursing School After $30 Million Donation

Lexi Faunce and Anne Cruz April 4, 2016
Howard and Rory Meyers donated $30 million to NYU's College of Nursing to be used for scholarships and support.