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

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

Washington Square News

(Manasa Gudavalli for WSN)

Admins begin negotiations with encampment protesters

President Linda Mills is reportedly not directly involved in negotiations, during which protesters are discussing their demands with NYU.
Carmo Moniz, Managing Editor April 27, 2024

Protesters at the Gaza Solidarity Encampment outside the Paulson Center have entered into negotiations with senior administration, an Instagram post from the NYU Palestine Solidarity...

Protesters hold their hands in front of a building that is labeled “N.Y.U. STERN” as a Palestinian flag waves overhead.

Mills avoids topic of encampment arrests at University Senate

At the University Senate’s most recent meeting, student leaders also suggested an alternative way forward for the student government’s resolution on protecting pro-Palestinian speech, which President Linda Mills appeared to dismiss.
Yezen Saadah, Deputy Managing Editor April 26, 2024

NYU president Linda Mills avoided discussing the recent arrests of students and faculty at Gould Plaza during the last University Senate meeting of the academic year on Thursday...

An illustration of a student government meeting. A person speaks behind a podium with an N.Y.U. flag behind them.

Opinion: NYU needs to take student government resolutions more seriously

NYU must better support resolutions passed by the university’s Student Government Assembly to appropriately address the needs and concerns of its students.
Jack Sloan, Staff Writer April 4, 2024

A few weeks ago, the Student Government Assembly passed a resolution requesting that NYU reopen the Grand Staircase in the Kimmel Center for University Life, which had been closed...

A black and white above-the-shoulder portrait of Lauren Brown smiling. She has short, light-colored hair and wears a black jacket.

NYU chief of staff to step down later this month

The university confirmed that President Linda Mills’ chief of staff will resign after just seven months in the position.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor February 6, 2024

Lauren Brown, the Chief of Staff to President Linda Mills, will step down from her position later this month, university spokesperson John Beckman confirmed in a statement to WSN....

Empty stairs of Kimmel Center for University Life at N.Y.U. An N.Y.U. Campus Safety Officer in an all-black uniform walks down the main steps. A black tape rope blocks off the bottom of the staircase.

Opinion: NYU shouldn’t have closed the Kimmel stairs

Students have the right to peacefully demonstrate, and restricting university spaces against that purpose conflicts with NYU’s values.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor October 20, 2023

The Grand Staircase in the Kimmel Center for University Life is a center for student activism on campus. Whether it’s to hold protests like the Young Democratic Socialists of...

Protesters walk down University Place holding large signs that read ”N.Y.U. OWES ADJUNCTS” and “UNION POWER.”

University denies foul play after adjuncts’ courses changed

NYU is attributing shifts in adjunct course assignments to pandemic-related enrollment and budget changes, but the union representing adjuncts says the university is undermining their job security.
Ania Keenan, Features Editor September 19, 2023

For many adjunct professors — part-time faculty that make up a large share of instructors at NYU — course assignments looked different this year. For some, assignments did...

NYU president Linda Mills sits on the couch in a set resembling a dorm on the black stage. Two students sit at a bed closer to the front of the stage, whereas Mills is closer to the back. Red and white fairy lights are visible in the background.

Mills kicks off term with first Presidential Welcome

University president Linda Mills joined student performers onstage and addressed the crowd at this semester’s “Presidential Welcome Reality Show.”
Bruna Horvath and Krish Dev August 29, 2023

NYU president Linda Mills greeted thousands of first-year students on Tuesday, during her first-ever Presidential Welcome speech at Radio City Music Hall.  Mills hosted students...

Three people hold a banner that reads “Contract Faculty United.” One of them has his fist raised in the air.

NYU labor groups stage May Day protest

Two unions representing NYU employees protested the university’s handling of labor issues.
Graylin Lucas, Staff Writer May 2, 2023

The unions representing NYU’s contract faculty and its graduate student workers gathered near Bobst Library on Monday afternoon to protest the university administration’s treatment...

Chair-elect Ryan Carney poses for a photo.

Ryan Carney elected next NYU student government chair

NYU’s Student Government Assembly elected Ryan Carney, a senior in Liberal Studies, as its new chair.
Ania Keenan and Bruna Horvath April 14, 2023

Ryan Carney, a senior in NYU’s Global Liberal Studies program, was selected as the next chairperson of the university’s Student Government Assembly, after winning a majority...

A woman in a brown jacket stands in between two lines of people filing along a sidewalk, holding various cardboard signs in the shape of the U.A.W. logo.

‘We’ll be back’: Contract faculty continue fight for unionization 

Supporters of the contract faculty union gathered in front of Bobst Library for the third time since February to demand that NYU support their unionization effort.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor March 24, 2023

Dozens of students, faculty and other supporters of the contract faculty unionization effort at NYU picketed in front of Bobst Library on Thursday to demand university recognition....

A photo of a doorway on campus with a blue accessibility button that reads Press to Operate Door to the right.

NYU to create task force amid campus accessibility complaints 

Some disability-rights advocates are calling for the university to revise its tap access policy for accessible doors on campus, which they claim violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Nicole Lu, Senior Staff Writer December 13, 2022

Disability-rights activists on campus say that NYU is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to ensure all of its building entrances are fully accessible....

Brad Hoylman, Noah Rosenblum, Alice Fontier, and Tasleemah Lawal sit at a panel discussion event. All four are wearing formal attire, including dark-colored blazers. Above the panelists is a screen projecting a video recording of the panel. In front of the panelists are members of the audience sitting in chairs listening to the discussion.

NYU profs, local politicians address sudden resignation of chief NY judge

The Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law at the NYU School of Law hosted a teach-in about the vacancy of the New York Court of Appeals chief judge position at D’Agostino Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 2.
Yezen Saadah, Staff Writer November 4, 2022

An NYU School of Law panel discussed solutions to address the current vacancy of the chief justice of the highest court in New York on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The person who fills the...