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

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

Washington Square News

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Opinion: NYU’s approach to unionization is getting old

The university’s contract faculty union recently reached an agreement with NYU that will allow it to vote to be formally recognized, but the university’s interactions with other on-campus labor groups still leave something to be desired.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor January 24, 2024

NYU has had a somewhat rocky relationship with labor organizations on campus over the past few years. When its graduate student union demanded higher wages in 2021, the university...

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NYC pianists perform a piece 840 times in the Paulson Center

Through a 14-hour, 30-minute performance of the 130-year-old piano piece “Vexations,” local artists found a way to utilize the NYU building to bring together community members.
Zoe Singh, Contributing Writer September 21, 2023

Earlier this month, in the lobby of the Paulson Center, NYU faculty and local pianists collaborated to perform French composer Erik Satie’s famed “Vexations” — and they...

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Recipient of $12,500 NYU journalism award will report on climate crisis

Adam Willis, a reporter for the local news nonprofit The Baltimore Banner, received NYU’s Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award.
Ania Keenan, Features Editor April 25, 2023

NYU’s journalism institute has named Adam Willis, a city government reporter for nonprofit news website The Baltimore Banner, as the ninth recipient of its prestigious Matthew...

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Court dismisses Steinhardt prof’s defamation lawsuit against colleagues, again

The lawsuit, which was dismissed once before but appealed, claims that an internal letter signed by Steinhardt faculty is defamatory toward Mark Crispin Miller, a professor at the school.
Carmo Moniz, News Editor March 22, 2023

An NYU Steinhardt professor’s yearslong defamation lawsuit against several colleagues was dismissed by a New York appellate court earlier this month. Mark Crispin Miller, a professor...

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Conservative nonprofit directs its indignation at NYU professors

Right-wing organization Turning Point USA has accused four additional NYU faculty of discriminating against conservative students. “I can give two shits about them,” one of the professors told WSN.
Clara Spray, Staff Writer February 17, 2023

Less than a year after right-wing group Turning Point USA added six NYU faculty to its Professor Watchlist, it is adding four more, accusing them of spreading “left-wing propaganda”...

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What to do this week: Valentine’s Day card-making, a puppet show and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Feb. 13-19.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor February 12, 2023

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Man convicted of murder sues NYU after being denied Campus Safety job

A man who applied for a Campus Safety officer position at NYU is suing the university after he was not hired due to a nearly 50-year old murder conviction.
Tori Morales, Deputy News Editor December 2, 2022

A rejected applicant for a job with NYU’s Campus Safety Department is suing the university for allegedly violating human rights laws in New York by not hiring him due to his...

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23 NYU professors named among world’s most cited researchers

The NYU professors were among 6,938 researchers recognized for publishing the most-cited papers of the past 10 years.
Grace Homan, Contributing Writer November 21, 2022

Twenty-three NYU professors were among 2022’s most-cited researchers worldwide, ranking in the top 1% of citations in their field over the past decade. The annual list, released...

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Union leaders from NYU and NYC look to the future of labor

Representatives from unions on and off campus discussed the labor movement’s present struggles and future hopes at an NYU panel on Nov. 15.
Tori Morales, Deputy News Editor November 16, 2022

New York City union leaders, including two from NYU, discussed recent labor wins on campus, a nearby Starbucks strike, and the future of union organizing during a panel hosted...

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Few at NYU get flu shots despite high hospitalization rates

Flu shot rates have declined among NYU students as hospitalizations reach a 10-year high.
Amna Sheikh, Contributing Writer November 9, 2022

Avery Branch, a first-year at the Tisch School of the Arts, experienced nausea, body aches, cold sweats and faintness after testing positive for influenza earlier this year. But...

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Students, faculty celebrate adjunct union’s tentative contract

Labor unions at NYU gathered in celebration of the adjunct union’s new tentative agreement with the university at Schwartz Plaza on Friday, Nov. 4.
Kayla Hardersen, Senior Staff Writer November 7, 2022

Cheers erupted from a crowd in Schwartz Plaza on Nov. 4 as members of NYU’s labor unions and the campus chapter of Young Democratic Socialists of America gathered to celebrate...

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Slavoj Žižek is the public intellectual for an absurd world

The oratory style of Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek is as much performance as it is lecture.
Alex Tey, Editor-at-Large November 6, 2022
The oratory style of Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek is as much performance as it is lecture.