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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

The glass exterior of the N.Y.U. Langone Health building, with an incomplete circle around the word N.Y.U. on the signage.

NYU Langone expands its health care practices to Queens

The new facility marks the medical center’s second location in the borough and aims to serve 13,000 patients each year.
Aashna Miharia and Maisie Zipfel March 8, 2024

NYU Langone Health opened a care facility in Laurelton, Queens on Tuesday. The 7,200-square-foot space — the medical center’s second location in Queens — will be used to...

The interior of the Student Health Center with students waiting with no masks in the lobby.

Abortions fully covered by NYU insurance starting this fall

NYU also plans to offer medicated abortion at its Student Health Center, and will stock emergency contraception at vending machines on campus.
Tori Morales, Deputy Managing Editor March 31, 2023

All abortions will be fully covered for NYU students using a university-sponsored health insurance plan starting fall 2023, as the insurance policy now covers both elective and...

A group of protesters poses in front of the Washington Square Arch for a photo. In the middle is a banner that reads “Abortion Access Day of Action.”

Guest Essay: Linda Mills, we demand action on reproductive health care

In an open letter to NYU’s next president, students from the university’s chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America call for better access to reproductive health care on campus.
Averi Chen, Samantha Del Rio and Erin Lawson February 23, 2023

The authors of this letter are members of the NYU chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America. It is addressed to Linda Mills, who, earlier this month, was appointed...

A box of emergency contraceptive pills on a white tabletop. The box reads “Plan B. One-Step.”

Opinion: What if you could get Plan B from a vending machine on campus?

Universities across the country have installed vending machines that sell round-the-clock, contact-free emergency contraception on their campuses. NYU needs to follow suit.
Aksha Mittapalli, Staff Writer February 16, 2023

The George Washington University installed a first-of-its-kind vending machine on its campus last month. Instead of dispensing snacks, energy drinks, or other late-night study...

A warning posted for visitors to the N.Y.U. Student Health Center at 726 Broadway. The sign indicates that students must have an appointment to visit the health center.

Opinion: A whole pandemic later, I still can’t access the Student Health Center

It’s been three years since COVID-19 taught us the importance of getting quick and efficient medical care. But NYU’s health center still has long wait times, making appointments inaccessible to students who need them.
Astrid Arias, Contributing Writer February 9, 2023

When you first get accepted to NYU, one of the very first things you have to do is make an online account with the Student Health Center. If you do not have your own insurance,...

The waiting area of the NYU Student Health Center. A man wearing a black hoodie is on his phone, sitting in a row of chairs closest to the front of the room. Two men with maroon shirts sit in the second row, and another two students sit in the third row. A reception desk is on the right side of the room.

NYU says it will ‘look at’ carrying abortion pill at health center

An FDA rule change may allow the university to provide medical abortion, a service students have long petitioned for.
Tori Morales, News Editor February 1, 2023

NYU’s Student Health Center Pharmacy is considering becoming certified to dispense a medication used for abortions after student calls for expanded access to the procedure on...

The facade of The New Schools Fifth Avenue building at night. Letters behind large windows spell out the universitys name and the lights of passing cars are blurred.

Instruction resumes at New School after union strikes deal

The part-time faculty union at The New School reached a tentative agreement with the university on Saturday, ending a strike that lasted more than three weeks. The union will soon vote on whether to ratify it.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor December 12, 2022

The union representing part-time faculty at The New School came to a tentative agreement with the university, ending a three-week strike on the night of Dec. 10. The contract includes...

A group of part-time faculty members on strike at a picket line on Fifth Avenue. They carry signs that read “U.A.W. on strike” and “Their working conditions are our learning conditions.” Behind them is the entrance to The New School’s main building.

New School cuts pay for part-time faculty on strike

As part-time faculty at The New School begin their fourth week on the picket line, the university announced that it will no longer pay striking staff.
Tori Morales, Deputy News Editor December 7, 2022

The New School announced it will cut wages and health care contributions for part-time faculty, who have entered their fourth week of striking. Their union and the university have...

A cart wrapped around by plastic bags and an opened pink suitcase with clothes lays on a sidewalk under scaffolding.

Guest Essay: Mayor Adams’ new policy for the unhoused is dangerous for New York

Mayor Eric Adams’ latest policy is the tipping point of his year-long fight to remove houseless people from subway stations against their will without meaningfully addressing the issues they face.
Leann Beard, Guest Contributor December 5, 2022

Last Tuesday, Mayor Eric Adams unveiled his new policy initiative, the crown jewel of his policies attempting to reduce visible poverty, while doing nothing to address the issue...

Two people writing on a poster laid on the ground with text “ABORTION ACCESS DAY OF ACTION.” Around the poster are texts written on the ground with chalk, one block of text says “NYU PROVIDE ABORTION WITHOUT COST, QUESTION, OR DELAY!”

Opinion: It’s time to expand reproductive health care on campus

As reproductive justice advocacy surges on college campuses, the NYU administration should take action.
Aarna Dixit, Contributing Writer October 14, 2022

Barnard College officials just announced the college will expand reproductive health care and begin offering abortion pills on campus next year. After advocacy from student organizations,...

An illustration of an NYU transcript with a W grade for one course.

Opinion: For students’ health, a W grade on a transcript should be expungeable

The rigidity of the withdrawal policy may push students to prioritize grades over health.
Sophie Moller, Contributing Writer April 13, 2022

If a student withdraws from a course after the add/drop period, a W will appear on their transcript. According to guidelines from the NYU Division of Student Affairs, students...

The Graduate Student Organizing Committee’s strike continues into its second week. Some NYU professors have come out in solidarity with the graduate student workers and are urging the university administration to work towards a fair and reasonable contract. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Professors express solidarity with GSOC

Many NYU professors have come out in support of the Graduate Student Organizing Committee’s strike and are urging the university administration to work toward a fair and reasonable contract.
Roshni Raj, Deputy News Editor May 3, 2021

As the Graduate Student Organizing Committee’s strike continues into its second week, some NYU professors have expressed solidarity with the graduate student workers. They issued...