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

Washington Square News

Three pages of legal document stacked on top of each other against a purple background. The text indicates that the lawsuit is initiated by Mark Crispin Miller.

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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NYU prof. gets $75,000 for work on quantum physics

Dries Sels, a professor in the university’s physics department, has been awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship for his work on quantum physics and machine learning.
Clara Spray, Staff Writer March 1, 2023

Dries Sels, an assistant professor of physics at NYU, was recently awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship for his work on quantum dynamics and machine learning. The fellowship, granted...

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Opinion: Lectures are a thing of the past

Large lectures are an outdated style of education. Smaller, more personal class sizes are simply better.
Noah Zaldivar, Staff Writer February 17, 2023

Picture the scene: You signed up for a course titled something like "Interdisciplinary Perceptual Psychology of Architecture.” For some reason, you’ve always wanted to take...

Bill de Blasio scowls while wearing a blue shirt, blazer, dark pants and a yellow tie. He sits while speaking into a microphone. Next to him is a man, also sitting and holding a microphone, in a blue shirt, blazer, khakis and a red tie. They are in front of a white curtain with a purple stripe at the bottom.

Bill de Blasio: ‘President of Weinstein was my first serious elected office’

Former New York City mayor and NYU alum Bill de Blasio spoke to WSN about his career and time at the university before speaking at a health equity event at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
Clara Spray, Staff Writer February 10, 2023

Clad in a navy blue suit and a bright yellow tie, former New York City mayor Bill de Blasio addressed a crowd of around 50 people regarding health equity in the city and beyond...

Dr. Jonathan Haidt speaking in front of an audience with a presentation labeled “The Partisan Divide on Political Values Grows Even Wider” behind him.

Stern professor resigns from professional org. after refusing to write diversity statement

Jonathan Haidt, a professor of ethical leadership at NYU’s Stern School of Business, resigned from a psychology research conference after refusing to write a required equity, inclusion and anti-racism statement.
Carmo Moniz and Tori Morales October 4, 2022

Jonathan Haidt, a professor of ethical leadership at NYU’s Stern School of Business, refused to follow a new rule which presenters at an annual research conference to submit...

Yevgenia Albats dressed in a white t-shirt and a black vest, waving to a crowd.

Independent Russian journalist joins NYU Jordan Center

Journalist Yevgenia Albats, who was forced to flee Russia, has joined NYU's Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia and will teach courses in the spring.
Isabella Tapia, Staff Writer September 20, 2022

Independent Russian journalist Yevgenia Albats, who fled Moscow in August, has joined NYU’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia as a distinguished journalist in residence...

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Opinion: NYU students have the privilege to start fighting for the ideals we preach

Some of the NYU students that identify with leftist ideals are the bourgeois they speak against.
Caitie Drucker, Contributing Writer September 14, 2022

On the first day of classes at NYU, my literature professor opened the course saying “You know, you guys are just paying to be in the bourgeoisie, right?” Everyone in the class...

Two children sitting on airplane seats with overlaid text saying “Safe Passage 4 Ukraine”

NYU instructor funds relocation for Ukrainians displaced by war

Safe Passage 4 Ukraine, a volunteer organization founded by NYU Abu Dhabi instructor Rachel Jamison, has assisted nearly 100 displaced Ukrainians in moving to the United States, Canada and other countries.
Bryn Borzillo, Senior Staff Writer September 7, 2022

Safe Passage 4 Ukraine, a volunteer-based organization founded in April by NYU Abu Dhabi instructor Rachel Jamison, has helped resettle 96 people who have been displaced from Ukraine...

A portrait of Vivien Goldman wearing gold sunglasses and a black jacket.

How Vivien Goldman became NYU’s Punk Professor

What do Bob Marley and the Slits have in common? NYU professor Vivien Goldman, for one.
Clara Scholl, Arts Editor September 6, 2022

Vivien Goldman, an adjunct reggae and punk professor at the Tisch School of the Arts, grew up surrounded by music in her London home, where she lived with her Jewish parents who...

An illustration of Johanna Fateman on a red background.

Q&A: Le Tigre’s Johanna Fateman on riot grrrl culture, past and present

WSN spoke with Johanna Fateman about the riot grrrl scene in the 1990s, North Carolina, and getting Le Tigre back together for an upcoming performance.
Clara Scholl, Contributing Writer May 2, 2022

What do you get when you combine electronic rock, 1990s New York City and the riot grrrl movement? None other than Le Tigre, of course. The American electronic rock band was...

A screenshot of a Zoom meeting taken during an event called in response to recent anti-Asian hate.

University community condemns uptick in anti-Asian violence across NYC

The Student Government Assembly held a processing space after seven students — three of whom were Asian — were assaulted on campus last month.
Isabella Tapia, Contributing Writer March 28, 2022

More than 100 members of the NYU community attended a university event to protest the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes in New York City on Wednesday, March 23. The event, hosted...

The Persistence of Classism at NYU

The Persistence of Classism at NYU

The classist language used on the American Sign Language Department’s universal syllabus reveals an ongoing culture of elitism that extends beyond the student body.
Helen Wajda, Opinion Editor September 2, 2020

It’s no secret that NYU prides itself on being a diverse and inclusive institution — each year, we hear that the incoming freshman class is the “most diverse” class in...