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

The entrance of the Coral Tower residence hall. To the left is a pink bulletin board with announcements about the dorm. In the middle is a gray gate to enter the residence hall, with two elevators in the background. To the left is a brown desk where security officers typically sit.

Hamilton orders security review after spate of dorm intrusions

NYU president Andrew Hamilton requested that Campus Safety conduct an extensive review of dorm security following a series of intruder incidents last month.
Carmo Moniz, Lauren Ashe and Yezen Saadah December 1, 2022

After a series of security failures allowed intruders to enter multiple NYU residence halls and led to the resignation of one officer, university president Andrew Hamilton has...

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 hand holding a small, pink canister of pepper spray that shoots out liquid.

Opinion: Strike down pepper spray restrictions

In a time of increased break-ins, attacks and safety violations, students need better access to self-defense devices. New York state needs to reconsider its pepper spray laws.
Naisha Roy, Staff Writer November 29, 2022

As I finalized my Amazon shopping cart for my first year at NYU, I realized I forgot to add one item: pepper spray. Although it wasn’t as exciting as dorm decorations, I knew...

The alleged intruder in an NYU lounge. He has light skin and glasses, and is wearing a green baseball cap backwards. He is also wearing an orange jacket under a dark gray coat.

Rubin Hall intruder’s identity revealed in police report 

Ahmed Mabrouk has been named as the intruder who entered Rubin Hall in April, staying overnight multiple times and interacting with residents.
Lauren Ashe, Senior Staff Writer May 4, 2022

A police report filed by NYU named Ahmed Mabrouk as the intruder who entered Rubin Hall and interacted with several NYU students in and around the dormitory last month. Mabrouk...

The facade of Rubin Hall with a dark green awning printed with the address “35 Fifth Avenue.” The awning is accompanied by two NYU banner flags on each side.

Campus Safety apologizes to Rubin Hall residents for botched intruder response

Campus Safety head Fountain Walker said the department’s handling of student reports fell short. A security officer involved in the trespassing incident has resigned, and others are under investigation.
Lauren Ashe, Senior Staff Writer April 15, 2022

NYU Campus Safety apologized to Rubin Hall residents after an intruder entered the residence hall several times last week in an email sent on Thursday, April 14. The unidentified...

The frontal exterior of Rubin Hall. It is a brick building; the ground-floor exterior is painted gray. A green awning above door reads “35” and “New York University.” Two NYU banners flank the awning.

Rubin Hall leadership addresses intruder

Students living in Rubin Hall described their encounters with a repeat trespasser in the dorm building. Hall administrators communicated with residents about the intruder in an email on Tuesday.
Lauren Ashe, Senior Staff Writer April 13, 2022

On Tuesday, April 12, at around 1:30 p.m., Rubin Hall’s leadership team sent an email to residents addressing a trespasser who had entered the residence hall on multiple occasions...

The interior of the lobby of Rubin Hall. Three elevators are in the back as people wait for them. A security guard is sitting at the desk with plexiglass in the front. The walls are covered with NYU posters.

Unidentified man spotted wandering around Rubin Hall

NYU Campus Safety and the New York City Police Department responded to reports of a man claiming to be a graduate student roaming through the residence hall on Monday, April 11.
Lauren Ashe, Senior Staff Writer April 12, 2022

The New York City Police Department and NYU Campus Safety responded at about 8 p.m. on Monday, April 11, to a report filed the previous day of an intruder in Rubin Hall. The man...