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

Washington Square News

A crowd of protestors gathered in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. They are holding copies of the same poster, all of which have the text “DISCRIMINATION IN THE NAME OF DIVERSITY IS WRONG.”

What the Supreme Court’s impending affirmative action decision means for NYU

NYU and other universities may be prohibited from considering race in admissions decisions after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on two cases next June.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor November 2, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court heard two cases this week that will decide whether race-sensitive college admissions processes are constitutional — a decision that may prohibit universities...

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...

An illustration of a hand wiping away a swastika graffitied onto a metal pole.

Opinion: NYU, be more vigilant against antisemitism

Following the news that another campus building was marred by a swastika, NYU and its students need to take a stand against antisemitism.
Alexandra Cohen, Deputy Opinion Editor February 24, 2022

An institution of learning should have no space for hate. Our university resides in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world and emphasizes inclusion. Our courses...

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor recently spoke at an event for NYU Law’s Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Sotomayor offered insights on diversity and gender bias in the Supreme Court. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Supreme Court justice Sotomayor addresses judicial mansplaining at NYU event

During an NYU Law event, Justice Sonia Sotomayor explained why the U.S. Supreme Court changed its oral argument format.
Kashish Bhatia, Staff Writer October 18, 2021

U.S. Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor said the Supreme Court changed its oral argument format after studies showed that women are more likely to be interrupted by male justices...

On Sept. 28, NYU’s Office of Global Inclusion held a community update webinar. During the event, OGI outlined its plans for each of its six initiatives: Disability Inclusive Culture, the Center for Multicultural Education & Programs, the LGBTQ+ Center, Global Faculty Engagement, Global Leadership and Strategic Innovation & Partnerships. (Photo by Lauren Sanchez)

Office of Global Inclusion announces new plans to advance diversity and inclusion

In a Sept. 28 webinar, the OGI shared inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity and access initiatives for the 2021-22 academic year.
Joyce Li, Contributing Writer October 4, 2021

NYU’s Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation announced plans to increase accountability, promote collective action, and advance inclusion, diversity,...

NYU students of Asian and Pacific Islander descent are sharing their experiences with racism in New York City during the pandemic. The past year’s pandemic-related hate has targeted some students under the AAPI umbrella while sparing others, causing some who have not faced heightened racism to question whether they count as AAPI. (Photo by Suhail Gharaibeh)

API students wrestle with whether they are Asian enough

Pandemic-related hate and the response of the Stop AAPI Hate movement have made some students question whether they count as API. This article is the third in Sabrina Choudhary’s series documenting Asian and Pacific Islander students’ experiences with race at NYU.
Sabrina Choudhary, Deputy Culture Editor May 3, 2021

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the United States. This year, the celebration comes after thousands of hate incidents against Asian and Pacific Islander...

This year, the Oscars have seen an increase in both international names and female nominees for best picture and best director categories. This is a chance for the Academy to show that the need for equity and inclusion might become a staple within the entertainment industry. (Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

The Oscars: snubs and surprises

This year’s Oscar nominations point to evolving trends regarding representation in film and the potential for the Academy to rectify their previous wrongs.
Julia Gastone, Contributing Writer March 24, 2021

It seems like eons ago that “Parasite” dominated the Oscars last season. With the 93rd Academy Awards nominations released last week, one can’t help but wonder who Bong Joon...

NYU’s Lack of Consideration for Black Students

NYU’s Lack of Consideration for Black Students

NYU only caters to a majority of its students, making minorities feel excluded.
Chinenye Onyeike, Contributing Writer October 14, 2019

I’m grateful that I have the opportunity to attend a school as prestigious as NYU. I’ve received a lot of praise from friends back home and job opportunities in my field of...

President Andy Hamilton delivered a remark before the Being@NYU results presentation on April 24 in Kimmel Rosenthal.

17 Percent of Students Have Experienced Hostility at NYU, Being@NYU Survey Reveals

Sayer Devlin, Managing Editor April 24, 2018
NYU released preliminary results for its widely promoted Being@NYU survey, a campus-wide initiative taken in the Fall 2017 semester.
Members of the Tau Epsilon chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. pose with their Sigma hand sign after co-hosting an event in Kimmel on Tuesday.

Sigma Gamma Rho Creates Space for Women of Color

Taylor Nicole Rogers, Editor-at-Large April 16, 2018
NYU’s only black sorority works to include black female students in student life.
The Intersectionality Feature

The Intersectionality Feature

Pamela Jew and Veronica Liow March 19, 2018

As we become more aware of issues related to identity, it is increasingly evident that intersectionality is a must when addressing how to tackle these. Given that intersectionality,...

NYU Needs to Rename Bobst

NYU Needs to Rename Bobst

Alison Zimmerman, Contributing Writer November 20, 2017
It is time for NYU to rename the Elmer Holmes Bobst library in exchange for something more reflective of the university’s stance on inclusion and diversity.