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 wall covered with purple wallpaper and text saying “REIMAGINING THE LIBRARY’S FIRST FLOOR” above “MID-OCTOBER 2023.”

Opinion: Bobst’s construction is too disruptive for studying

Between taking away places to study and making it hard to focus in class, construction in the library is doing students more harm than good.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor September 13, 2023

The first week of classes is typically a favorite among students, as assignments tend to be lighter and exams are still months away. For the unlucky students who already have labs...

An image of two levels of Bobst Library, with students studying at tables on both floors. The seats are almost full.

Opinion: For a building so big, Bobst has little seating room

More than four million volumes, 53,320 serial titles, 43,000 linear feet of archives, and yet there’s little room for students in Bobst Library.
Hogan Bingel, Contributing Writer March 6, 2023

If it isn’t the excessive heat or stench of body odor that prevents you from stepping foot into Bobst Library, then perhaps it’s the lack of seating.  Thanks to the donation...

The atrium of Bobst Library as seen from its lobby. Visitors walk in and out of the building.

Opinion: Bobst Library is falling apart

Bobst is an iconic library, but it needs to be modernized so that it looks as good on the inside as it does on the outside.
Hannah Kim, Contributing Writer April 6, 2022

With springtime comes throngs of bright-eyed, turquoise-nametag-wearing high schoolers who can be seen sauntering around NYU’s campus. They’ll make stops at the Kimmel Center...

Bobst Library is NYU’s hub for studying and research. Its main atrium is a sight to behold that ought to be graced with a slide. (Staff Photo by Luca Richman, Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Off-Third: Bobst Library needs a slide

The title says it all. NYU can do more with Bobst Library. Put a slide in it.
Jules Roscoe, UTA Staff Editor February 10, 2022

The installation of solar panels on the roof of Bobst Library is a welcome move by a university that has faced substantial environmentalist criticisms. But sustainability isn't...

Signs directing students towards an NYU vaccine clinic decorate the front of Bobst Library. NYU students picked for the vaccine lottery gladly collect their doses.  (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Students vaccinated by NYU report positive, trouble-free experience

Although appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through the university remain scarce, students who did manage to secure an appointment say the vaccination process was straightforward.
Rachel Fadem, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

NYU has received approximately 1,200 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine each week for the past three weeks, according to University Spokesperson John Beckman and Executive Lead of the...

GSOC member leads slogans with a megaphone.

Photo Essay: NYU graduate student union picket line — week 1

Photo galleries for each day of GSOC’s picketing, updated every day.
Alexandra Chan, Multimedia Editor April 27, 2021

Disclaimer: Multimedia Editor Alexandra was part of the picket line.         

Finishing The Semester Stress-Free Is Possible

Finishing The Semester Stress-Free Is Possible

Dasha Zagurskaya, Staff Writer April 26, 2018
As finals creep up on us, try not to fall into old habits that continue the cycle of stress.
NYU Divest members sit-in on the 12th floor of Bobst Library waiting to confront university administrators.

Divest sit-in lands meeting with Board of Trustees subcomittee

Lexi Faunce, Deputy News Editor December 16, 2015
NYU divest held a sit-in in Bobst Library to secure a meeting with the Board of Trustees that has been promised to them since April 2015.
Take Bobst out of the library

Take Bobst out of the library

Max Schachere, Staff Writer November 30, 2015
Bobst Library invokes a poisonous legacy, similar to that of Wilson and Calhoun, and should be renamed.