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

Washington Square News

Three banners, each reading “Free Palestine,” “Shut Down N.Y.U. Tel Aviv” and “Cease-fire and De-occupy,” hang from the staircases in the Bobst Library.

Pro-Palestinian faculty group hosts teach-in on campus

NYU’s Faculty for Justice in Palestine hosted a discussion on the Israel-Hamas war, Palestinian history and how the university has responded to the conflict.
Mariapaula Gonzalez, Contributing Writer November 13, 2023

Students and faculty discussed the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and expressed solidarity for Palestinian resistance and academic freedom at a teach-in at the Iris...

A collage of two email memo screenshots regarding Maitland Jones against a background with a purple gradient. There is an N.Y.U. logo on the top left corner of the first screenshot.

Provost promises more transparency after concerns about Maitland Jones firing

NYU has proposed amendments to its Faculty Handbook and the reevaluation of contracts to address faculty concerns following the firing of chemistry professor Maitland Jones Jr. The faculty who initially complained are unimpressed.
Abby Wilson, News Editor November 9, 2022

Last month, a group of faculty passed a resolution in the University Senate calling on NYU to open a formal investigation into the firing of Maitland Jones Jr., the organic chemistry...

Brad Hoylman, Noah Rosenblum, Alice Fontier, and Tasleemah Lawal sit at a panel discussion event. All four are wearing formal attire, including dark-colored blazers. Above the panelists is a screen projecting a video recording of the panel. In front of the panelists are members of the audience sitting in chairs listening to the discussion.

NYU profs, local politicians address sudden resignation of chief NY judge

The Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law at the NYU School of Law hosted a teach-in about the vacancy of the New York Court of Appeals chief judge position at D’Agostino Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 2.
Yezen Saadah, Staff Writer November 4, 2022

An NYU School of Law panel discussed solutions to address the current vacancy of the chief justice of the highest court in New York on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The person who fills the...

A collage of three photos. On the left, Professor Sanford Gordon, dressed in a white shirt and a plaid navy blue blazer. He wears a pair of glasses with black frames. In the middle, Professor Bryant Moy, dressed in a blue shirt and a navy blue blazer. On the right, Professor Julia Payson, dressed in a gray shirt. She is wearing gold earrings and a thin gold necklace.

How Republicans could take control of Congress, according to NYU politics profs

Faculty experts in NYU’s Politics Department spoke to students about the importance of voting and the potential consequences of the 2022 midterm elections.
Katherine Williams, Contributing Writer November 4, 2022

NYU politics professors encouraged students to vote in this year’s midterm elections, which have seen Republican candidates lead in many races across the country, at a panel...

A male holding a microphone standing among a group of people sitting in a conference hall with a projector screen in the back indicating that this is the Fall 2022 Town Hall event of NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science.

Graduate students raise concerns about housing, employment availability at town hall

NYU administrators addressed the financial and academic difficulties that graduate students face during a town hall hosted by the Graduate School of Arts & Science Student Council on Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Yezen Saadah, Staff Writer October 6, 2022

NYU administrators spoke about internship restrictions for international students and instructed graduate students on how to navigate scholarships and the housing market at a town...

Dr. Jonathan Haidt speaking in front of an audience with a presentation labeled “The Partisan Divide on Political Values Grows Even Wider” behind him.

Stern professor resigns from professional org. after refusing to write diversity statement

Jonathan Haidt, a professor of ethical leadership at NYU’s Stern School of Business, resigned from a psychology research conference after refusing to write a required equity, inclusion and anti-racism statement.
Carmo Moniz and Tori Morales October 4, 2022

Jonathan Haidt, a professor of ethical leadership at NYU’s Stern School of Business, refused to follow a new rule which presenters at an annual research conference to submit...

A classroom of students sit in front of a projected screen that says “We are NYU, and we have to show up for each other.”

Campus labor unions rally student support as adjunct union nears strike vote

Union representatives from six on-campus worker unions discussed their past wins, current bargaining goals and future demands from the university during a teach-in.
Kayla Hardersen, Senior Staff Writer September 26, 2022

The Coalition on Labor Action according to Workers and Students, a community organizing group comprised of NYU School of Law students, and NYU’s chapter of the Young Democratic...

(Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Opinion: Defending WSN’s coverage of the ELI

A response to NYU spokesperson John Beckman's inaccurate Letter to the Editor criticizing WSN's coverage of the ELI.
Alexandra Chan, Managing Editor December 15, 2021

The university’s response (Dec. 14, “Letter to the Editor: WSN's coverage of the ELI is erroneous”) to WSN’s reporting on the English Language Institute raises concerns...

NYU’s new Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative aims to improve faculty diversity. However, it remains unclear how the university actually plans to revamp the hiring process. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

NYU’s cluster hiring initiative sure is a cluster

Over the next three years, NYU plans to recruit professors through cluster hiring. Professors will be hired under research clusters to promote faculty diversity and interdisciplinary collaboration, but the plan is confusing.
Natalie Thomas, Contributing Writer December 8, 2021

According to Charlton McIlwain, NYU’s vice provost for faculty engagement and development, 2020 brought about “two pandemics” — COVID-19 and police violence. Though both...

On Friday, Sept. 10, almost 50 members of the NYU community gathered on the steps of Kimmel to reflect and share stories on the 9/11 attacks, 20 years later. The names of the 59 alumni who died on 9/11 were read out loud, followed by a 20-second moment of silence. (Photo by Gabriel Hawthorne)

Kimmel Center holds Sept. 11 remembrance event

Faculty and staff recalled their stories of the World Trade Center attacks and shared messages of solidarity.
Gabriel Hawthorne, Staff Writer September 13, 2021

Nearly 50 members of the NYU community — including alumni, students, employees and faculty — sat together in silence on the bottom steps of the Kimmel Center for University...

The urgency of supporting the #StrikeOnNYU

The urgency of supporting the #StrikeOnNYU

NYU’s graduate student union will vote on strike authorization until this Thursday. A strike would be a courageous bid for justice and fair conditions on campus, and deserves full solidarity from the NYU community.
Asha Ramachandran, Deputy Opinion Editor April 5, 2021

After nine months of constant stonewalling from the university administration, NYU’s Graduate Student Organizing Committee is holding a strike authorization vote. They’re demanding...

NYU’s Covid Coalition and GSOC-UAW Local 2110 hosted a town hall Monday afternoon. The town hall encouraged students, faculty, and staff to share their experiences as the first step of many during their week of virtual action. (Image via Facebook GSOC-UAW Local 2110 and NYU Covid Coalition)

COVID-19 Coalition Begins ‘Virtual Week of Action’

The NYU COVID-19 Coalition advocated for graduate student support, tuition refunds and protection for the essential workers during the inaugural event of its Virtual Week of Action.
Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Deputy Managing Editor April 21, 2020

The NYU COVID-19 Coalition — a student-led activist organization — kicked off a week of virtual activism with a town hall, outlining the week ahead and providing an overview...