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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

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NYU Law students demand compensation for academic journal work

Students at NYU Law are calling for administrators to allow all students to receive credit hours or hourly wages for their work on law journals.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor March 10, 2023

Students at NYU’s School of Law are demanding compensation for their work on student-run journals — scholarly publications affiliated with the law school that focus on legal...

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NYU Langone sued for disability discrimination

A former physician’s assistant filed a complaint against NYU Langone, accusing the institution of disability discrimination after the hospital terminated her employment last year.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor March 1, 2023

A former physician’s assistant at NYU Langone Health is suing the school for disability discrimination after the hospital allegedly fired her for requesting accommodations. Sophiana...

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NYU Law to bolster security after fake ID incident last fall

After an individual entered an NYU Law school residence hall with a fraudulent NYU ID last fall, the university is promising upgraded security.
Jenny Seo, Staff Writer February 9, 2023

NYU’s School of Law is modifying its security practices after an intruder used a fake NYU ID to access the school’s Hayden Hall residence in November. The law school is upgrading...

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Illegal weed stores to be evicted as part of Eric Adams crackdown

Mayor Eric Adams filed lawsuits against four establishments, including two that are blocks away from NYU’s campus, which were selling cannabis without licensing, the first step in what he called a “laser-focused” plan to protect New Yorkers.
Tori Morales, News Editor February 8, 2023

Prosecutors will begin to crack down on unlicensed cannabis vendors across Manhattan, according to a Tuesday announcement by New York City Mayor Eric Adams and District Attorney...

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Top lawyer named next chair of NYU board of trustees

Acclaimed lawyer, NYU alum and trustee Evan Chesler — who recently represented Elon Musk — will replace William Berkley as chair of NYU’s board of trustees at the end of his term in August.
Carmo Moniz and Yezen Saadah January 31, 2023

NYU’s board of trustees announced on Monday that it had chosen a new chairperson to succeed William Berkley. Evan Chesler, who has been a member of the board since 2006, will...

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As other top law schools boycott US News rankings, NYU stays put

NYU’s law school, ranked as the seventh best in the country, has yet to follow other top schools in leaving the U.S. News & World Reports’ law school rankings.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor December 2, 2022

NYU Law is one of five schools out of the top 14 in the country that has not yet withdrawn from the U.S. News & World Reports’ law school rankings. Nine of these top schools,...

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NYU DC Career Week is not to be missed

During Career Week, NYU Washington, D.C., sheds light on different industries and guides students through a web of professional activities.
Rahul Mahesh, Staff Writer April 25, 2022

WASHINGTON 一 Situated in one of the country's most important cities, NYU Washington, D.C., is buzzing with job opportunities, internships and clerkships for students of all years...

NYU has petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals in a faculty retirement lawsuit. The deciding factor in the case could be a previous ruling by the Supreme Court. (Photo by Marva Shi)

NYU petitions Supreme Court over faculty retirement plan suit

A lawsuit filed against the university by six professors could set a precedent for similar retirement plans across the United States.
Michael Morris, Contributing Writer December 14, 2021

A $350 million lawsuit alleging that NYU failed to responsibly oversee faculty retirement plans may be revisited by the U.S. Supreme Court. The ruling could set a precedent for...

Since March 1, Grocery stores such as Trader Joe’s began charging a small fee for each bag used. The plastic bag ban is the latest policy in the city’s efforts to reduce single-use waste. (Photo by Mia Karle)

New York Is Banning Plastic Bags, NYU Students and Alumni React

The Bag Waste Reduction Act going into effect March 1 will ban plastic bags and charge for paper bags in hopes of reducing single-use waste.
Mia Karle, Contributing Writer March 2, 2020

Out of an estimated 100 billion plastic bags used by Americans each year, 23 billion are from New York State alone. Beginning March 1, 2020, the Bag Waste Reduction Act will go...

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This Is the WNBA’s Moment

As the 23rd WNBA season winds down, it’s the perfect time to examine how the league can build off its success and better itself for the future.
Bela Kirpalani, Sports Editor October 7, 2019

As we approach Game 4 of the WNBA Finals, I want to take a look back at this historic and exciting season. The whole season, it felt like the league was on the precipice of something...

Iran has a long poor history of restricting womens access to soccer. Now FIFA requested the Iranian Football Federation to allow women buy tickets for World Cup qualifiers. (via Wikimedia Commons)

Iran’s Sexist Soccer History

For the first time in almost 40 years, Iran has announced that it will let women enter soccer stadiums. We look back at Iran’s history of discrimination against female soccer fans.
Danial Hashemi, Staff Writer October 7, 2019

FIFA President Gianni Infantino announced at a conference last month that for the first time in almost 40 years, Iran will allow women to attend soccer games. Iran’s next game...

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Don’t Punish Female Athletes for Being Too Good

The case against Caster Semenya is discriminatory and highlights the need for a deeper understanding of gender in the rule-driven world of sports.
Bela Kirpalani, Deputy Managing Editor May 6, 2019

On Wednesday, the highest governing body in international sports, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, said that female track athletes with naturally high levels of testosterone...