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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

Police officers in what look like biker helmets stand around the entrance to a subway station. Behind them, people are marching. One person holds a small Palestinian flag, and two hold up posters.

NYU students join hundreds at Columbia pro-Palestinian encampment

More than 100 student protesters were arrested at the “Gaza Solidarity Encampment” at Columbia University on Thursday afternoon. NYU students and faculty were reportedly not among those arrested.
Mariapaula Gonzalez, Staff Writer April 19, 2024

The New York City Police Department arrested over 100 students during a pro-Palestinian demonstration at Columbia University yesterday, where NYU students joined hundreds at the...

An email from N.Y.U.’s department of campus safety pasted on a purple background.

Campus Safety responds to wave of assaults near Washington Square Park

The Department of Campus Safety said it “is aware of reports on social media” of women being assaulted in several New York City neighborhoods, including near NYU’s Washington Square campus.
Aashna Miharia, Deputy News Editor March 29, 2024

Multiple women have shared stories online of being punched in neighborhoods throughout New York City, including areas near Washington Square Park and Union Square. NYU’s Department...

Two images of emails both titled “Memorandum” placed side by side on a purple gradient background. The email on the left is from N.Y.U. President Linda Mills and the email on the right is from “The Office of the People.”

Students receive ‘false’ emails mimicking NYU administration

The university said it is “actively investigating” two messages sent to students, which resemble official NYU emails, that criticize the administration’s response to on-campus tensions over the Israel-Hamas war.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor January 26, 2024

NYU is currently investigating two emails, each sent to seemingly random groups of students, posing as messages from administration and criticizing university responses to pro-Palestinian...

A storefront, viewed from the street outside, with harsh white lighting, and rows of colorful cannabis products displayed inside. A man wearing a red hoodie and black vest stands outside.

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...

The interior of the N.Y.U. Tisch School of the Arts building. “N.Y.U. TISCH” is displayed on the wall in purple L.E.D. lights. People are walking by.

NYU Tisch film student caught writing racial slurs in class

An NYU undergraduate was caught writing racial slurs in a notebook during a seminar. When asked why they did it, they pointed to a Black student sitting a few rows ahead.
Adrianna Nehme and Bruna Horvath January 31, 2023

An NYU student was found writing racial slurs in a notebook during a 50-person Film & Television class at the Tisch School of the Arts last week, leaving some students in the...

The exterior of N.Y.U. Lafayette Hall during the day from the diagonal corner of the street.

Readers Respond: NYU residence hall intrusions

Members of the NYU community told WSN how they feel about the recent intruders at residence halls.
November 29, 2022

The Washington Square News asked NYU community members what they thought about the university’s response to the recent intruders at multiple residence halls. These are some of...

A woman shouts at three New York City Police Department officers.

Mutual aid org. fights police presence in Washington Square Park

During an aid distribution event at Washington Square Park last month, police officers displaced unhoused people living in the park, discarded their belongings and made several arrests. Now, the organization behind the event is pushing back.
Tori Morales, Deputy News Editor September 5, 2022

A mutual aid group for low-income people living in and around Washington Square Park is calling for more protections for unhoused people after police forcefully removed a family...

What you missed around NYU this summer

Roe v. Wade protests, the adjunct faculty union contract extension, pride celebrations and everything else you need to know from over the break.
Carmo Moniz and Edward Franco September 1, 2022

As thousands of NYU students return to campus for the fall 2022 semester, here are the top stories that WSN followed this summer. Adjunct faculty union contract extended for 30...

A young man wearing black pants and a light-colored short sleeve button-up shirt holds onto the side of a subway platform, standing on the tracks over another man who is laying down on the tracks.

Cornell student rescues man from subway tracks seconds before train arrives

Early Thursday morning, Cornell University student Bryce Demopoulos pulled a man off of the tracks at the Third Avenue-138 Street subway station station shortly before the No. 6 train arrived.
Abby Wilson, News Editor August 4, 2022

Bryce Demopoulos, a senior at Cornell University, pulled a stranger off of the subway tracks at a subway station in the Bronx just moments before a No. 6 train approached the station...

The northwest entrance of the 8 St-NYU subway station for the R and W lines.

Students divided over installing metal detectors in subways

New York City Mayor Eric Adams recently said he is considering adding metal detectors in city subway stations to curb the uptick in crime.
Kayla Hardersen, Senior Staff Writer April 29, 2022

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said he is considering installing one of three types of metal detectors to subway stations after a mass shooting took place in a Brooklyn subway...

The brick column in front of the NYU law school with a plaque saying “New York University School of Law.”

Teach-in condemns NYU Law Policing Project

Two NYU School of Law groups hosted a teach-in to discuss the funding and research of the school’s Policing Project, which they say harms marginalized communities.
Isabella Tapia, Staff Writer April 25, 2022

More than 70 NYU community members participated in a virtual teach-in about the NYU School of Law’s Policing Project on April 20. The event was hosted by the NYU Law student...

An NYU Campus Safety vehicle in front of trees. The vehicle is a white car with purple decals and the text “Campus Safety 212-998-2222” on top.

Student gov’t presses NYU administrators about crime at town hall 

Members of the Student Government Assembly and NYU administration addressed campus safety issues at a virtual town hall on Wednesday, April 13.
Maria Freyre, Senior Staff Writer April 15, 2022

The Student Government Assembly and NYU administrators addressed an uptick in crime on campus and around New York City at a town hall on Wednesday, April 13. The event was hosted...