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

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Opinion: Swipe it Forward is taking a step backward

The program aimed at helping food-insecure students has always had its issues, but instead of resolving them, NYU has made the program even less accessible.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor September 29, 2023

The student government's Swipe it Forward program is one of the few resources for food-insecure students on campus, allowing those with meal plans to donate extra meal swipes to...

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Swipe it Forward returns with new banking system

The student government announced changes to its meal swipe donation initiative, Swipe it Forward, at a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor September 18, 2023

NYU’s meal donation program, Swipe it Forward, recently returned to select on-campus dining locations, despite limitations from NYU Eats, the organization that operates the university’s...

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New vending machines to provide emergency contraceptives on campus

Students can now access emergency contraceptives at vending machines for $15 at five locations on campus.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor September 5, 2023

Emergency contraceptives will now be easier to access for NYU students, thanks to five vending machines stocked with the medication installed prior to the start of the semester. The...

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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...

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...

Ron Hall, a man in a gray suit and Andrew Hamilton, a man in a black suit, sit on a platform with a purple backdrop with the N.Y.U. logo.

‘I feel like I’m attending my own funeral,’ Hamilton says at farewell event

Students were outnumbered by university administrators at a farewell event in which NYU president Andrew Hamilton spoke to the student government chair about his time at the university.
Max Getty, Contributing Writer March 31, 2023

A student government event featuring Andrew Hamilton, NYU’s outgoing president, saw lackluster attendance on Thursday, with around 30 people in the audience — most of whom...

Two speakers sit behind a white table and in front of a television, holding a forum about abortion inside a university classroom. In front of them is a group of people.

Student gov. sets abortion pills, reproductive health as next priorities

Students gathered at a reproductive rights forum hosted by the student government on Tuesday, Feb. 21 to voice concerns about the availability of abortions and emergency contraception on campus.
Graylin Lucas, Contributing Writer February 23, 2023

Students voiced their concerns about reproductive justice and sexual health on campus at a abortion access forum on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The event was hosted by the health and wellness...

An illustration of students sitting in a large room for a student government meeting. On the left, a purple banner with the N.Y.U. torch logo hangs on the wall and reads “‘N.Y.U. S.G.A.”

Deep pockets: NYU student government to get an extra $1 million annually

In cooperation with the Division of Student Affairs, NYU’s Student Government Assembly will receive around $1 million annually on top of their current operating budget starting in the fall 2023 semester.
Cora Snow, Staff Writer February 3, 2023

NYU’s student government will be $1 million richer starting next semester, due to a recently approved grant from the university. The annual fund will be separate from the Student...

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NYU community gathers to honor Tyre Nichols at vigil

The Black Muslim Initiative at NYU held a vigil in honor of Tyre Nichols on Thursday, in partnership with the university’s offices for inclusion and spiritual life.
Jenny Seo, Staff Writer February 3, 2023

Nearly 100 students and faculty gathered at a vigil for Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old man who died after being beaten by Memphis police late last month, on the steps of the Kimmel...

A student’s hand holding an N.Y.U. I.D. card up to a dining hall entrance scanner.

Swipe it Forward expands to include 4 additional dining halls

Bruna Horvath and Adrianna Nehme January 26, 2023

Students can now donate meal swipes at four additional dining hall locations through Swipe it Forward, the Student Government Assembly’s meal swipe donation program. The program...

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....

NYU President Andrew Hamilton, dressed in a suit and tie, speaks on Zoom.

Hamilton discusses student safety at town hall

University president Andrew Hamilton and NYU administrators addressed student questions during a virtual town hall hosted by the university’s Student Government Assembly on Monday, Nov. 14.
Yezen Saadah, Senior Staff Writer November 15, 2022

NYU president Andrew Hamilton joined other university administrators to address a recent intruder on campus, the potential relocation of a local Morton Williams supermarket and...