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

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

Washington Square News

A campus safety officer looks at a green wall which has posters and the words “WALL OF SHAME” on it.

Opinion: NYU needs to remove the wall at Gould Plaza

The installation of wooden boarding in front of the plaza, which was set up hours after the first Gaza Solidarity Encampment on campus was swept by police, shines a spotlight on NYU’s weak commitments to activism and meeting student demands.
Sebastian Cardena, Deputy Opinion Editor May 3, 2024

NYU claims to be a “campus without walls,” despite actively building barriers — both on campus and between students. Gould Plaza, a shared community space in front...

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The Soapbox: An update on the war in Gaza

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor May 3, 2024

United Nations reports that reconstructing the infrastructure in Gaza could take decades It may take up  “approximately 80 years” to rebuild the nearly 80,000 homes destroyed...

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Opinion: NYU’s flawed communication with students is perpetuating divisions on campus

The university and protesters have been backing diverging accounts of what is happening on campus. If NYU wants to ease divisions, it needs to take new steps toward transparency.
Noah Zaldivar, Deputy Opinion Editor May 1, 2024

Around the country, pro-Palestinian demonstrators have organized in protest against their universities — more specifically, against their ties to Israel’s ongoing siege in...

The outside of N.Y.U.s Palladium residence hall, with two N.Y.U. flags and two N.Y.U. torches on the side of the building. A car is parked in front and people are walking past.

NYU expands free summer housing to students from Gaza, Israel and West Bank

In response to safety concerns in the Middle East, the university added the three locations to its emergency summer housing program, which accommodates students affected by global crises.
Sidney Snider, Contributing Writer April 4, 2024

NYU will now offer free summer housing to students from Gaza, Israel and the West Bank who may not be able to return home due to safety concerns amid the Israel-Hamas war.  NYU’s...

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Professor suspended after criticism of Israel-Hamas war coverage

A professor who received online criticism over his remarks on media coverage of the Israel-Hamas war was recently suspended from his position.
Bruna Horvath, News Editor January 29, 2024

Gallatin professor Amin Husain, a longtime pro-Palestinian activist, was suspended from his position last week after a video of him criticizing media coverage of Hamas amid Israel’s...

A white banner with the words N.Y.U. HAS BLOOD ON ITS HANDS with the word BLOOD written in red. Surrounding the words are multiple red handprints. Above it is a Palestinian flag. They are laid on a grey tile floor next to small pieces of paper with slogans on them.

Pro-Palestinian students hold daylong strike in Paulson Center

Members of pro-Palestinian student groups on campus organized a daylong strike in the Paulson Center lobby, during which both Campus Safety and police officers were stationed at the building.
Naisha Roy, Deputy Managing Editor December 12, 2023

Dozens of students filled the lobby of the Paulson Center for nine hours on Monday, joining a global strike calling for a permanent cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war. The students...

An N.Y.U. flag hangs above the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Cars line the road to the right of the building and an entrance to Washington Square Park can be seen in the background.

Student criticizes NYU’s handling of antisemitism at House Republican briefing

The student joined Jewish students from three other U.S. universities in criticizing administrators for their response to antisemitism on campus at a news briefing hosted by House Republicans on Tuesday.
Dharma Niles, Staff Writer December 6, 2023

Jewish students from NYU, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology testified about their experiences with antisemitism on...

A person wearing a brown jacket holds a sign that reads “Shut Down N.Y.U. Tel Aviv.” A group of protestors stand on a stage and protest signs lean against the steps.

Pro-Palestinian protesters continue weekslong call for Tel Aviv site shutdown

Members of various student groups took part in a rally at Washington Square Park in solidarity with Palestinians during the ongoing bombardment of the Gaza Strip.
Jennifer Wu and John Kim December 6, 2023

Around 50 students gathered by the Garibaldi statue in Washington Square Park for a pro-Palestinian rally on Tuesday, reiterating demands for NYU to protect pro-Palestinian speech...

A graphic of a letter titled “GSOC-UAW Local 2110, Making A Better N.Y.U Since 1998” on a purple background.

GSOC accuses NYU of canceling pro-Palestinian events, criticizes disciplinary action

NYU’s graduate student union claimed the university has targeted students and workers for promoting pro-Palestinian speech in a statement in response to the university’s recent student conduct report.
Adrianna Nehme and Yezen Saadah December 5, 2023

NYU’s graduate student union accused the university of canceling “several” pro-Palestinian events in a statement on Monday, also claiming there has been a “deeply concerning...

Law students vote to oust SBA president from position

Law students vote to oust SBA president from position

Students at NYU Law voted to remove the president of the school’s Student Bar Association after they sent a statement in support of Palestinian resistance in a newsletter.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor November 29, 2023

NYU School of Law student Ryna Workman will no longer serve as president of the school’s Student Bar Association, after a schoolwide vote to remove them from the position....

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NYU Langone hires new cancer center head following termination of former director

A researcher at NYU Langone Health became director of the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center on Monday, over two weeks after the former director was terminated.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor November 28, 2023

Longtime NYU Langone Health researcher Alec Kimmelman is taking over as director of the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, more than two weeks after the previous director...

An illustration of a letter titled Statement by N.Y.U. M.L.K. Scholars For a Liberated Palestine displayed on a laptop screen in front of a dark purple background. The first two paragraphs of the letter are enlarged on top of the screen.

MLK Scholars condemn NYU response to Israel-Hamas war, call for shut-down of Tel Aviv site

A group of students in the MLK Scholars program recently signed a letter to President Linda Mills and other administrators criticizing the university’s response to the Israel-Hamas war.
Mariapaula Gonzalez, Contributing Writer November 28, 2023

Dozens of students in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars honors program signed a Nov. 13 letter criticizing NYU’s response to the Israel-Hamas war and calling for the university...