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

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

Washington Square News

Anexteriorviewof the Coral Tower residence hall. The building has a modern white facade. On each side of the building are rows of rectangular windows and balconies. At the bottom is a black sign for a nearby pharmacy, “Duane Reade.”

Intruder evades NYU dorm security at Alumni Hall, Coral Tower

The New York City Police Department responded to reports of an intruder in the Alumni Hall and Coral Tower residence halls.
Lauren Ashe, Deputy News Editor November 4, 2022

A man unaffiliated with NYU dodged security and entered Alumni Hall and Coral Tower on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The unidentified perpetrator was removed from Alumni Hall by Campus Safety...

Photograph of Gould Plaza. The Tisch building, which houses NYUs Stern School of Business, can be seen in the background. People are walking along the sidewalk bordering the plaza.

Security guard publicly masturbated outside NYU building, lawsuit claims

Abby Wilson, News Editor September 20, 2022

Content warning: This article contains descriptions of sexual assault. A security guard employed by an NYU security contractor allegedly masturbated in front of a co-worker...

A person sits against a tree while reading a book in Washington Square Park. Foliage and other parkgoers can be seen in the background.

2 NYU students report sexual assault in Washington Square Park

NYU’s Department of Campus Safety published an alert in response to two separate incidents on Monday evening.
Arnav Binaykia, Editor-in-Chief September 13, 2022

Two students reported that they were groped near NYU’s Washington Square campus on Monday evening, according to an incident alert from NYU’s Department of Campus Safety. The...

Police officers block off a New York City street corner with yellow caution tape in front of a Chipotle and apartment building facade.

Woman shot dead outside Union Square NYU dorm

An early morning shooting on Thursday left a young woman dead near Union Square. Neither a motive nor perpetrator have been identified.
Abby Wilson, News Editor September 2, 2022

At approximately 5 a.m. on Thursday, a 25-year-old woman was shot dead on the corner of 14th Street and Irving Place — directly across the street from NYU’s University Hall...

An illustration of the silhouettes of three NYU Campus Safety officers, standing with the hands clasped in front of their bodies. None of their faces have been drawn.

Inside NYU’s troubled Campus Safety department

Abby Wilson and Maria Freyre May 17, 2022
NYU Campus Safety officers speak out about their frustrations toward their leadership, and how an accreditation system and the university’s COVID-19 protocols have impacted their work.
The facade of Rubin Hall with a dark green awning printed with the address “35 Fifth Avenue.” The awning is accompanied by two NYU banner flags on each side.

Campus Safety apologizes to Rubin Hall residents for botched intruder response

Campus Safety head Fountain Walker said the department’s handling of student reports fell short. A security officer involved in the trespassing incident has resigned, and others are under investigation.
Lauren Ashe, Senior Staff Writer April 15, 2022

NYU Campus Safety apologized to Rubin Hall residents after an intruder entered the residence hall several times last week in an email sent on Thursday, April 14. The unidentified...

An NYU Campus Safety vehicle in front of trees. The vehicle is a white car with purple decals and the text “Campus Safety 212-998-2222” on top.

Student gov’t presses NYU administrators about crime at town hall 

Members of the Student Government Assembly and NYU administration addressed campus safety issues at a virtual town hall on Wednesday, April 13.
Maria Freyre, Senior Staff Writer April 15, 2022

The Student Government Assembly and NYU administrators addressed an uptick in crime on campus and around New York City at a town hall on Wednesday, April 13. The event was hosted...

The platform of the uptown local track of the R/W trains at Eighth Street station near NYU. A screen at the platform indicates major delays of the B/D/F and N/Q/R/W lines.

Students frustrated with NYU’s communication following Brooklyn shooting

Messages from NYU Campus Safety and the Tandon School of Engineering dean came hours after a mass shooting disrupted commutes to and from campus and left community members wary of taking the subway.
Kayla Hardersen, Senior Staff Writer April 13, 2022

Gallatin senior Anushka Dhoot woke up on the morning of Tuesday, April 12, to several texts from her family and friends telling her to avoid taking the subway. After seeing in...

The entrance to the Bonomi Family Admissions Center. On the left, a purple banner with the buildings name hangs from the side of the building. Above the entrance are posters promoting the university featuring students and alums.

Campus tour guides who were harassed say NYU response was inadequate

After at least two admissions ambassadors were physically and verbally attacked while giving tours of campus, NYU enacted new measures to increase security. But the tour guides who were harassed say they still feel unsafe.
Ally Dickson, Contributing Writer March 28, 2022

As an NYU admissions ambassador led prospective students and parents past the Stern School of Business on a campus tour last month, a man interrupted the group. He approached the...

A screenshot from CCTV video released by the NYPD Crime Stoppers Program. From above, a white-haired individual wearing a light blue short-sleeve T-shirt, dark-colored slim pants walks under scaffolding.

NYU Campus Safety to increase security after several students assaulted

After another student was attacked on campus on Feb. 25, the department will add security officers, cameras and lights east of Washington Square Park. A suspect in a similar string of assaults was arrested on March 2.
Kristian Burt and Rachel Cohen March 3, 2022

NYU Campus Safety will install more security cameras east of Washington Square Park, add lighting to the scaffolding of university buildings and increase police presence around...

Facade of the Starbucks coffee shop at NYU’s Goddard Hall. Some pedestrians are walking in front of the building and a customer is opening the front door.

2 more students allege NYU mishandled campus attacks

After reports of four students being assaulted on campus in February, two more victims have come forward to describe recent attacks that they say were mishandled by Campus Safety.
Lauren Ashe, Senior Staff Writer February 25, 2022

At least two more NYU students said they were victims of recent attacks on campus after Campus Safety confirmed in a Feb. 17 email that four students had been assaulted. The two...

The NYU Stern School of Business is located at 44 W. Fourth St. Four students were attacked nearby in the past two weeks. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Assaulted student says he was dismissed by NYU Campus Safety

Four NYU students were attacked near Washington Square in the past two weeks. The most recent victim said Campus Safety initially downplayed his assault.
Lauren Ashe, Senior Staff Writer February 17, 2022

In three recent incidents, students walking on NYU’s Washington Square campus were struck without warning by a passerby — described in each case as a male with a light complexion...