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

Washington Square News

A wide-angle view of Yankee Stadium whose stands are packed with N.Y.U. graduates dressed in purple gowns. Purple and white confetti flies in the air.

2023 Commencement: Hamilton’s goodbye, a speech from Finland’s prime minister and more

Outgoing NYU president Andrew Hamilton gave his final send-off to the class of 2023 in his last commencement ceremony as the university’s leader.
Bruna Horvath and Yezen Saadah May 17, 2023

More than 20,000 students, along with their friends and family, packed the stands of Yankee Stadium in celebration of NYU’s class of 2023 on May 17, the final commencement ceremony...

Sanna Marin, wearing a black dress, stands behind a glass podium which has a microphone attached to it. The podium has the emblem of the Finnish government on it. There is a blue wall behind her, with the logo of the Fnnish government printed on it.

World’s ‘coolest prime minister’ to speak at NYU commencement

Sanna Marin, the prime minister of Finland — dubbed the “coolest” by German news outlet Bild — will deliver the university’s commencement address at Yankee Stadium this May.
Abby Wilson, Managing Editor March 22, 2023

Sanna Marin, the prime minister of Finland, will address graduates and receive an honorary degree at NYU’s 2023 all-university commencement ceremony. Nobel laureate chemist from...

Graduates and their families stand outside of the Barclays Center, wearing purple gowns and graduation caps while they take pictures with family.

Tandon students demand to walk at graduation

More than 1,300 students signed a petition asking for the university to change the graduation format for Tandon students, who won’t have the chance to walk on stage due to time constraints.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor March 8, 2023

Manas Johri, a student completing his master’s degree at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, imagined that when graduation came around, he would walk up on stage for a handshake,...

Judith Heumann waves to the crowd while on stage after delivering remarks during NYUs commencement ceremony for the classes of 2020 and 2021. NYU graduates and administrators cheer and clap their hands behind her. The backdrop of the stage is several NYU school flags.

Judith Heumann to NYU grads: ‘Disability is difference. It is not deficiency.’

Judith Heumann spoke about COVID-19 and disability activism at the combined commencement ceremony for the classes of 2020 and 2021. The in-person commencement ceremonies for these classes were canceled due to the pandemic.
Rachel Fadem, Features Editor May 20, 2022

Disability rights activist Judith Heumann addressed NYU’s classes of 2020 and 2021 at the university’s 189th commencement ceremony after she received an honorary Doctor of...

An illustration of two tickets that are split white and purple, with the text “New York University Commencement class of 2020, 2021, and 2022” and “May 18, 2022” including the names of the speakers, Taylor Swift and Judith Heumann. An illustration of a credit card is next to the tickets.

Taylor Swift fans hassle NYU seniors for graduation tickets

Some Taylor Swift fans are offering hundreds of dollars for tickets to see her at NYU’s 2022 commencement ceremony.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor April 21, 2022

After graduating Steinhardt senior Emily Jenks tweeted about Taylor Swift speaking at her NYU commencement ceremony, she was contacted by a Swift fan on Twitter who offered her...

A headshot of Taylor Swift placed beside a photo of Judith Heumann.

Taylor Swift, Judith Heumann to speak at NYU graduation

Graduates of NYU's classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022 will be honored at a ceremony at Yankee Stadium on May 18.
Maria Freyre, Senior Staff Writer March 29, 2022

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift and disability rights activist Judith Heumann were selected as commencement speakers for NYU’s 188th and 189th graduation ceremonies. A ceremony...

An illustration of a megaphone with a red handle. Written in orange on the megaphone are the words “Staff Rants.”

Staff Rants: The end of the semester

From existential questions to never-ending homework, our staff has a lot to say in the last Staff Rants of the semester.

On leaving Ashley Wu — Editor-in-Chief I didn't know I'd be graduating this semester. It came as a bit of a surprise. After scheduling a meeting with my counselor,...

NYU president Andrew Hamilton spoke at the commencement of class of 2019 at Yankee Stadium in May 2019. Class of 2020 and 2021, which held their commencements online due to COVID-19, are invited to join the in person commencement of class of 2022 in May 2022. (Photo by Alana Beyer)

Yankee Stadium to host commencement for 2020, 2021 graduates

NYU’s class of 2020 and the class of 2021 are invited to an in-person graduation at Yankee Stadium on May 18, 2022, following two years of virtual ceremonies.
Kashish Bhatia, Staff Writer November 2, 2021

Following two years of virtual graduation ceremonies, NYU announced that a joint in-person commencement ceremony for the class of 2020 and class of 2021 will take place on May...

An NYU graduate, wearing his violet gown and a 2019 commencement cap, talks on the phone and waves the commencement program which he has folded into a fan. (Photo by Julia McNeill)

NYU’s Class of 2019 Graduates With a Challenge to Foster Unity

A sea of violet gowns replaced the white and navy pinstripes that typically fill Yankee Stadium. On Wednesday morning, NYU held its 187th Commencement ceremony for the class of...

Graduates congregate outside the Radio City Music Hall.

NYU Tisch School of the Arts Commencement ’18

Thomas Chou, Beauty & Style Editor May 18, 2018
Tisch School of the Arts bids farewell to the graduating class of 2018 at Radio City Music Hall.