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

Washington Square News

Three security guards in blue uniforms congregate in front of the Grand Staircase in the Kimmel Center for University Life. A barrier is placed both on the top and bottom of the staircase.

NYU says Kimmel stairs closed due to ‘protest activity’

Months after NYU closed the Grand Staircase in the Kimmel Center for University Life, the university said the area was closed for student safety reasons.
Graylin Lucas and Hope Pisoni February 6, 2024

NYU said the Grand Staircase in the Kimmel Center for University Life will remain closed “due to the level of protest activity” near campus, which surged last semester after...

The entrance into a hallway. There is a writing on the wall that reads ‘GLOBAL CENTER FOR ACADEMIC AND SPIRITUAL LIFE.’

Muslim student groups, Islamic Center raise $880,000 for Morocco and Libya relief

The university’s Muslim Student Association and its Islamic Center have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for relief after deadly disasters led to devastation in North Africa.
Alyona Uvarova, Staff Writer October 19, 2023

The Islamic Center at NYU and the Muslim Student Association have raised more than $880,000 in relief funds following an earthquake and flooding in Morocco and Libya last month.  On...

A big crowd of people sit on ascending tan marble steps, many of them with their heads facing down and their eyes closed.

NYU students and faculty hold vigil to mourn deaths in Sudan

Over 100 students and faculty members gathered at NYU’s Kimmel Center on Thursday, April 27, to grieve the hundreds of lives lost in the ongoing conflict in Sudan.
Alina Hollister, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

More than 100 NYU students and faculty gathered in NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life on Thursday to mourn the hundreds of lives lost in the recent violent power struggle...

A group of people stand on the staircase of N.Y.U.’s Kimmel Center. They are holding a banner with red-colored text that reads “BANS OFF OUR BODIES.”

NYU YDSA protest demands NYU expand abortion coverage

Protesters gathered on the steps of the Kimmel Center for University Life on April 15 to call on the university to expand abortion coverage to those without NYU insurance.
Michaela Seah, Contributing Writer April 17, 2023

A month after NYU announced that it would provide elective abortions at no cost to students enrolled in its university-sponsored health care plan, a group of students and faculty...

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Opinion: Dear NYU Eats, keep more locations open over break

Downstein should not be the only dining hall open during spring break.
Molly Koch, Deputy Opinion Editor March 22, 2023

Many NYU students leave the city over spring break — some vacation with friends, others return home to spend time with family. For those who remain on campus, though, living...

An illustration of the Washington Square Arch. Behind the arch sits gray and brown alternating high-rises. On the top right are the words “The Daybook” in an arched shape.

What to do this week: A medieval performance, mural creation and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: March 6-12.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor March 5, 2023

Two speakers sit behind a white table and in front of a television, holding a forum about abortion inside a university classroom. In front of them is a group of people.

Student gov. sets abortion pills, reproductive health as next priorities

Students gathered at a reproductive rights forum hosted by the student government on Tuesday, Feb. 21 to voice concerns about the availability of abortions and emergency contraception on campus.
Graylin Lucas, Contributing Writer February 23, 2023

Students voiced their concerns about reproductive justice and sexual health on campus at a abortion access forum on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The event was hosted by the health and wellness...

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

Off-Third: NYU takes ‘the city is our campus’ literally, offers off-campus tours to visitors

As university buildings take over the city, leadership ambassadors are taking over the city’s tourism industry.
Naisha Roy, Deputy Opinion Editor February 16, 2023

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. After constant complaints that campus tours were smelly, boring and prone to assault-via-egging, the university has finally announced the...

The interior of the Skirball Center. A crowd of ceremony attendees gather in front of a projected screen that reads Make It Big, Andrew D. Hamilton, Make It Here, Make It Bold.

NYU to announce next president on Wednesday

After a monthslong search process, NYU’s Presidential Search Committee has chosen the university’s next president. An announcement will be made on the morning of Feb. 15.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor February 14, 2023

NYU will announce its next president on the morning of Feb. 15, according to multiple employees and students who knew of plans for the announcement. The successor will replace...

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Winter break recap: What happened at NYU while you were gone

The fibs of a Congressman, a former NYU administrator commits fraud, the new billion-dollar building, and all the other news you missed.

As students return to campus for the start of the spring semester, here is some of the news you may have missed over winter break. Former NYU finance director indicted after embezzling...

Professor Rami Salameh stands in front of a podium, speaking to an audience in the Kimmel Center for University Life, while a projector screen behind him displays a Zoom virtual meeting.

Palestinian professor discusses colonialism, higher education at SJP event

A Birzeit University professor spoke to NYU students and faculty about the history and issue of higher education in Palestine under colonial rule.
Yezen Saadah, Deputy News Editor December 6, 2022

Palestinian scholar Rami Salameh, the chair of philosophy and cultural studies at Birzeit University, spoke to the NYU community about academic limitations on higher education...

A collage of three photos. On the left, Professor Sanford Gordon, dressed in a white shirt and a plaid navy blue blazer. He wears a pair of glasses with black frames. In the middle, Professor Bryant Moy, dressed in a blue shirt and a navy blue blazer. On the right, Professor Julia Payson, dressed in a gray shirt. She is wearing gold earrings and a thin gold necklace.

How Republicans could take control of Congress, according to NYU politics profs

Faculty experts in NYU’s Politics Department spoke to students about the importance of voting and the potential consequences of the 2022 midterm elections.
Katherine Williams, Contributing Writer November 4, 2022

NYU politics professors encouraged students to vote in this year’s midterm elections, which have seen Republican candidates lead in many races across the country, at a panel...