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

Washington Square News

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2024 commencement exercises begin at Yankee Stadium

The ceremony comes amid heightened tensions between the university’s administration and pro-Palestinian protesters, and follows cancellations of commencement ceremonies at Columbia University and the University of Southern California.

At NYU’s 191st commencement exercises — President Linda Mills’ first as head of the university — this year’s 22,000 graduates filled the stands of Yankee Stadium as rain...

File Photo: NYU Tisch School of the Arts located at 721 Broadway. (Katie Peurrung for WSN)

A Tisch professor disappeared during a misconduct investigation. Two semesters later, he’s scheduled to teach again.

An Office of Equal Opportunity investigation found that professor Robert Benevides’ actions toward a student in summer 2023 constituted sexual and gender-based harassment, email evidence shows. Benevides will teach two classes next semester, according to Albert.
Carmo Moniz, Managing Editor May 3, 2024

A campus safety officer looks at a green wall which has posters and the words “WALL OF SHAME” on it.

Opinion: NYU needs to remove the wall at Gould Plaza

The installation of wooden boarding in front of the plaza, which was set up hours after the first Gaza Solidarity Encampment on campus was swept by police, shines a spotlight on NYU’s weak commitments to activism and meeting student demands.
Sebastian Cardena, Deputy Opinion Editor May 3, 2024

NYU claims to be a “campus without walls,” despite actively building barriers — both on campus and between students. Gould Plaza, a shared community space in front...

Purple illustration that says “SPRING SPORTS” in purple with various sport items, including a basketball and volleyball, surrounding it.

The Violets’ top 5 moments of the 2023-24 season

NYU Athletics just wrapped up its best season yet, having now established itself as a revered spot for student-athletes in the nation.

After a successful and record-setting 2023-24 season for the Violets, WSN has compiled the most memorable moments for NYU Athletics over the last two semesters. The Violets' hard...

Hockey players lined up side-by-side on the ice.

The PWHL: Paving the way forward for women’s ice hockey

In its inaugural season, the Professional Women’s Hockey League is proving to be the future of the sport.
Sidney Snider, Staff Writer May 3, 2024

The American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I league is made up of 72 universities, and 41 of them do not have a women’s team — including NYU. But with the rising popularity...

Protesters march next to a glass building.

Protesters gather at Paulson in citywide march through university encampments

A group of more than 100 protestors met outside the ongoing encampment outside the Paulson Center, before marching to encampments at four other universities across the city.
Krish Dev, Multimedia Editor May 1, 2024

Over 100 protesters rallied near the pro-Palestinian encampment outside the Paulson Center on Tuesday, before marching toward encampments at The New School, the Fashion Institute...

A man squatting down to lift a large weight.

In the Huddle: Tisch sophomore Andy Cabindol prepares for powerlifting championships

The NYU sophomore spoke to WSN about his powerlifting journey as a student-athlete before the first-ever FISU World University Powerlifting Championships.
Sydney Barragan, Sports Editor April 30, 2024

In July, Tisch sophomore Andy Cabindol will represent the U.S. and NYU in the International University Sports Federation's World University Powerlifting Championship in Tartu,...

The Gaza Solidarity Encampment outside Paulson Center on Sunday evening, 48 hours after it was first set up. (Krish Dev for WSN)

PSC, faculty mediators dispute NYU account of encampment negotiations

NYU’s Palestine Solidarity Coalition and faculty mediators said student organizers had not agreed to leave the Gaza Solidarity Encampment outside the Paulson Center during negotiations or made a last-minute request for their demands to be met.
Carmo Moniz, Managing Editor April 30, 2024

After NYU said it would proceed with disciplinary action against protesters at the Gaza Solidarity Encampment — citing students’ failure to respond in negotiations and decision...

An illustration of purple players participating in volleyball, basketball, soccer and track on a yellow background.

Men’s volleyball knocked out in NCAA semifinals, women’s golf qualifies for NCAA D-III Tournament and other news

Here’s what you need to know from the past week in NYU athletics. This week: April 22 - 28.
Jonathan Mak and Sydney Barragan April 29, 2024

Baseball NYU baseball played a four-game series against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY this weekend, winning all but one matchup. The Violets took game one 11-8...

Police officers in riot gear arrest protesters at night.

Guest Essay: Open letter from NYU parents, guardians and loved ones in response to Mills mobilizing NYPD against our students

In a letter to university president Linda Mills, almost 600 parents, guardians and loved ones criticized NYU’s response to the Gaza Solidarity Encampment at Gould Plaza.
April 29, 2024

To Linda Mills,  We write to you as concerned and disturbed parents, guardians and loved ones of NYU students. We received an email from Linda Mills and Fountain Walker detailing...

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Admins begin negotiations with encampment protesters

President Linda Mills is reportedly not directly involved in negotiations, during which protesters are discussing their demands with NYU.
Carmo Moniz, Managing Editor April 27, 2024

Protesters at the Gaza Solidarity Encampment outside the Paulson Center have entered into negotiations with senior administration, an Instagram post from the NYU Palestine Solidarity...

Protesters hold their hands in front of a building that is labeled “N.Y.U. STERN” as a Palestinian flag waves overhead.

Mills avoids topic of encampment arrests at University Senate

At the University Senate’s most recent meeting, student leaders also suggested an alternative way forward for the student government’s resolution on protecting pro-Palestinian speech, which President Linda Mills appeared to dismiss.
Yezen Saadah, Deputy Managing Editor April 26, 2024

NYU president Linda Mills avoided discussing the recent arrests of students and faculty at Gould Plaza during the last University Senate meeting of the academic year on Thursday...