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

Washington Square News

A group of protesters marching down Seventh Avenue near Times Square. Some of them are holding posters with the Iranian flag on them.

At Times Square, NYU students join thousands to demand Iran regime change

NYU’s Persian Cultural Society took part in the largest Iranian protest in New York City on Saturday.
Yezen Saadah, Deputy News Editor November 21, 2022

The Persian Cultural Society at NYU joined over 10,000 people gathered in Times Square to protest against the Islamic Republic of Iran on the afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 19. The...

Sofia Saleh with her arms and legs covered by the text “WOMEN” written with black chalk.

The resonant silence of performance artist Sofia Saleh

WSN photographers capture a performance artist protesting against the Iranian regime in silence in Washington Square Park on Nov. 4.
Shirene Anand and Qianshan Weng November 11, 2022

Iran erupted into mass political unrest after the death of Mahsa Amini — a 22-year-old woman who died after reportedly not wearing her hijab in accordance with government...

A pair of scissors and a string of black hair sit against white tiles.

Guest Essay: This isn’t the first time Iran has violated human rights.

The Islamic Republic’s current media blackout can’t hide the human rights violations that the Iranian people have endured for 43 years.
Nicky Kashani, Guest Writer September 29, 2022

As an Iranian raised in Tehran and now a graduate student living abroad, I consider myself fortunate to be able to share my thoughts and feelings about my country and raise awareness...

A concrete guard tower overlooks rubble and trash lying in the shadow of the tall, concrete Israeli West Bank separation barrier, which is covered in graffiti.

Opinion: NYU, shut down the Tel Aviv study abroad site

Amnesty International released a report last month concluding that Israel is guilty of perpetrating apartheid and other violations of international law against Palestinians. NYU’s Tel Aviv academic center and partnership with Tel Aviv University is nothing short of complacency and, by extension, complicity.
Trace Miller, Managing Editor March 1, 2022

NYU should shut down its Tel Aviv study abroad site. Maintaining an academic center in Israel signals complacency toward — and, thereby, complicity in — the apartheid, crimes...

Protesters gathered in front of New York City Hall holding signs saying Mayor Adams: Keep Your God Out Of Our Government and We Need Faith Based Not Faith Debased.

New Yorkers rally against anti-LGBTQ+ mayoral appointees

More than 100 demonstrators protested in front of New York City Hall in opposition to the hirings of Gilford Monrose, Erick Salgado and Fernando Cabrera by Mayor Eric Adams.
Pashmina Khan, Contributing Writer February 28, 2022

Around 150 protesters gathered outside of New York City Hall on Thursday, Feb. 24 calling to rescind the appointment of three pastors to Mayor Eric Adams’ administration. The...

Hafza Girdap, Advocates of Silenced Turkeys spokesperson discusses civil rights in Turkey with NYU students at Babies Behind Bars. The discussion included topics ranging from the countrys human rights violations to actions student activists can do to take action. (Staff photo by Mina Mohammadi)

NYU Amnesty International Chapter Hosts Talk on Turkey

Hafza Girdap, spokesperson from Advocates of Silenced Turkey, came to NYU’s Amnesty International Chapter to speak on the criminalization of human rights activism.
Mina Mohammadi, Deputy News Editor February 19, 2020

Against a backdrop of increased scrutiny on Turkey’s violation of human rights, advocates met on Tuesday, Feb. 18 to discuss the imprisonment of political activists.  The...

The Uncomfortable Issue of Bathroom Accessibility

The Uncomfortable Issue of Bathroom Accessibility

The lack of sanitary and accessible public bathrooms throughout NYC is inappropriate and dangerous for public health.
Emily Dai, Deputy Opinion Editor February 18, 2020

Imagine this: you’re stranded in Midtown and you’re starting to feel the chai latte you chugged an hour earlier. Or maybe you and your family are trying to hit up all the NYC...

Dr. Inga Winkler discussed the conversation surrounding menstruation and remaining cultural stigma. (Staff photo by Alex Tran)

Menstruation as a Human Right, NYU Talk Discusses Cultural Stigma

Columbia University lecturer explains the importance of open discussion regarding menstruation as a human right.
Mina Mohammadi, Deputy News Editor February 5, 2020

Against the backdrop of NYU’s implementation of free period products in every dorm, human rights professionals spoke Tuesday about the growing importance of menstruation rights...

Don’t Forget About Iraqi Women When War Occurs

Don’t Forget About Iraqi Women When War Occurs

Recent tensions sparked between the United States and Iran will threaten the mental and physical state of Iraqi women and girls.
Gabby Lozano, Deputy Opinion Editor January 29, 2020

Since the 1980s, the United States has continued to meddle in Iraq and Iran. The constant invasions, coup d’etats and forced instillations of Western principles of government...

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

Former Langone Employee Claims NYU Discriminated Against Him Due to His Chronic Back Pain

Laurence Malzberg, who was employed by the Langone Medical Center for 18 years, is suing NYU for its alleged refusal to accommodate his back pain.
Lisa Cochran, Deputy News Editor November 25, 2019

A former employee at NYU Langone Medical Center is suing the institution for alleged discrimination, asserting that his employers fired him for requesting to work in a capacity...

NYU Stern School of Business and the Switzerland Université de Genéve will work together to launch the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights, the first Human Rights Center at a business school in Europe. (Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Following Stern’s Lead, University of Geneva Opens Center for Business and Human Rights

The center will collaborate with the University of Sydney to develop human rights benchmarks for the financial service sector and look at sustainable sourcing of cobalt from the Congo.
Rocio Fabbro, Contributing Writer November 22, 2019

The University of Geneva will follow the Stern School of Business’ lead and launch a Center for Human Rights — the first institution of its kind in Europe — on Nov. 25. The...

On Wednesday, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Philip Alston, Faculty Director and Co-Chair of the Program on Justice and Human Rights Margaret Satterthwaite, and Founding Director of said program César Rodriguez-Garavito discussed how to report on poverty. They spoke at the panel “Do Human Rights Investigations Matter? The Case of the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty” hosted by The Latham & Watkins law firm at Vanderbilt Hall. (Nina Schifano)

UN Rapporteur Talks How to Be Effective in Addressing Human Rights Violations

At an NYU Law event, Philip Alston said considering one’s audience is essential when spurring action on human rights violations.
Matthew Fischetti, Contributing Writer October 18, 2019

Those working to improve human rights must better consider communities and their environments, U.N. Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty Philip Alston said at an NYU School of...