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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

An N.Y.U. flag hanging on top of the entrance to Lipton Hall.

Red dye thrown across Mills’ front door

An unidentified individual vandalized the front entrance of President Linda Mills’ residence at Lipton Hall as tensions related to ongoing demonstrations on campus continue to rise.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor May 2, 2024

An unidentified individual threw red dye across President Linda Mills’ front door and sidewalk at Lipton Hall on Tuesday afternoon. A video of the perpetrator began circulating...

(Matt Petres for WSN)

‘Fewer than half’ of protesters arrested at Gould Plaza were students or faculty, Mills says

In a universitywide email sent earlier today, President Linda Mills also said that the “only path forward” at NYU will be to organize “a variety of listening sessions.”
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor May 1, 2024

President Linda Mills said less than half of the protesters arrested at the Gaza Solidarity Encampment in Gould Plaza “were current NYU students, faculty or staff” in a universitywide...

(Krish Dev for WSN)

Paulson Center on lockdown after hundreds protest outside encampment

Dozens of New York City Police Department officers are currently stationed outside the encampment, marking the first time police have been seen outside the building since Friday.
Bruna Horvath, News Editor May 1, 2024

This is a developing story, check back for updates. Update, 11:35 p.m. Police officers arrested a counterprotester who was playing music over a speaker near the barricade...

Protesters at an encampment set up in an outdoor place at night. In front of them are signs, three small Palestinian flags and a large pride flag.

Board of trustees affirms ‘complete confidence in and full support’ of Mills after Gallatin no-confidence vote

Evan Chesler, chair of NYU’s board of trustees, expressed support for President Linda Mills and “her efforts to keep the campus safe” after a majority of full-time Gallatin faculty voted that they do not have confidence in her leadership.
Bruna Horvath, News Editor April 29, 2024

Chair of the board of trustees Evan Chesler expressed the board’s “complete confidence in and full support” of President Linda Mills and “her efforts to keep the campus...

Police officers holding down protesters at night.

Parents and guardians condemn NYPD sweep of Gould Plaza, call on Mills to resign

Almost 600 “parents, guardians and loved ones” signed a letter to President Linda Mills criticizing the university’s response to the Gaza Solidarity Encampment in Gould Plaza and calling for her to step down.
Bruna Horvath, News Editor April 29, 2024

Almost 600 “parents, guardians and loved ones” signed a letter criticizing President Linda Mills for what they said was “unnecessary and extreme violence” inflicted on...

Police officers in helmets stand around the entrance to a subway station. Behind them, people are marching with signs, and reporters are interviewing people.

NYC Rep. introduces bill to track antisemitism at universities amid ‘ongoing demonstrations’

The proposed legislation threatens to revoke federal funding for U.S. colleges and universities unwilling to hire a “third-party antisemitism monitor.”
Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor April 29, 2024

A New York City representative announced plans for legislation that would allow the federal government to track incidents of antisemitism across U.S. colleges and withdraw funding...

A person wearing a red headscarf waves a flag reading “Palestine” in front of Bobst Library.

NYU says it is not considering divestment from Israel amid protests

Students and faculty held demonstrations calling for the university to divest from companies with ties to Israel and shut down its Tel Aviv program in multiple locations on campus two days after police swept the Gaza Solidarity Encampment at Gould Plaza.
Adrianna Nehme and Dharma Niles April 25, 2024

NYU told WSN it would not consider divesting from companies with connections to Israel, as pro-Palestinian protesters continued to call for the university to cut ties with the...

Three faculty members with face masks hold hands in front of protesters that are praying.

Faculty condemn NYU response to encampment in letters to admins

Dozens of faculty in multiple university departments and at NYU’s School of Law signed letters criticizing the university’s authorization of arrests at Monday’s Gaza Solidarity Encampment.
Yezen Saadah, Deputy Managing Editor April 25, 2024

Over the last three days, dozens of faculty across multiple NYU departments and at the School of Law have sent letters to administrators condemning the university’s decision...

(Manasa Gudavalli for WSN)

NYU sends letter to parents addressing Gaza Solidarity Encampment

Two days after a pro-Palestinian encampment in Gould Plaza, NYU leadership sent an email to parents and guardians about current “campus conditions.”
Bruna Horvath, News Editor April 25, 2024

NYU leadership sent an email to parents and guardians on Wednesday afternoon concerning the Gaza Solidarity Encampment in Gould Plaza on Monday, where the New York City Police...

(Samson Tu for WSN)

Editorial: NYU must reckon with its actions at Gould Plaza

The arrests at Gould Plaza three days ago are proof NYU has failed to engage with its community.
WSN Editorial Board April 25, 2024

For several months now, student and faculty protesters have been caught in a constant back-and-forth with NYU. Dozens or even hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators would set...

A man holding a red and blue pro-Trump banner in front of a building with the words CRIMINAL COURT BUILDING on it.

Max Azzarello, man who died after self-immolating outside Trump trial, distributed pamphlets with NYU-related conspiracies

Azzarello had been seen sharing similar pamphlets in Washington Square Park in the days leading up to the demonstration.
Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor April 22, 2024

Max Azzarello, the man who set himself on fire outside of the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse where former U.S. President Donald Trump is currently on trial late last week, dispersed...

Students gathered in the Paulson Center lobby with a sign saying “N.Y.U. HAS BLOOD ON ITS HANDS” in black and red font with red paint handprints. A Palestinian flag is hanging on the window behind them.

Over 150 hold demonstration outside Paulson, attempt to enter lobby

The university said a student encouraged a group of non-NYU affiliated protesters to enter the building.
Mariapaula Gonzalez, Staff Writer April 2, 2024

More than 150 pro-Palestinian protesters demonstrated outside the Paulson Center on Saturday, with a smaller demonstration inside the building’s atrium organized by students...