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

Washington Square News

A line of protesters walking on a sidewalk.

Over 100 protesters rally outside Bobst Library, condemn Mills’ leadership

The demonstration took place hours after the New York City Police Department swept the pro-Palestinian encampment outside the Paulson Center.
Aashna Miharia, Deputy News Editor May 3, 2024

Around 120 students and faculty gathered outside Bobst Library earlier this afternoon — around six hours after NYU authorized police to arrest around 14 students at the Gaza...

(Matt Petres for WSN)

‘Fewer than half’ of protesters arrested at Gould Plaza were students or faculty, Mills says

In a universitywide email sent earlier today, President Linda Mills also said that the “only path forward” at NYU will be to organize “a variety of listening sessions.”
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor May 1, 2024

President Linda Mills said less than half of the protesters arrested at the Gaza Solidarity Encampment in Gould Plaza “were current NYU students, faculty or staff” in a universitywide...

(Krish Dev for WSN)

Paulson Center on lockdown after hundreds protest outside encampment

Dozens of New York City Police Department officers are currently stationed outside the encampment, marking the first time police have been seen outside the building since Friday.
Bruna Horvath, News Editor May 1, 2024

This is a developing story, check back for updates. Update, 11:35 p.m. Police officers arrested a counterprotester who was playing music over a speaker near the barricade...

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...

A person wearing a red headscarf waves a flag reading “Palestine” in front of Bobst Library.

NYU says it is not considering divestment from Israel amid protests

Students and faculty held demonstrations calling for the university to divest from companies with ties to Israel and shut down its Tel Aviv program in multiple locations on campus two days after police swept the Gaza Solidarity Encampment at Gould Plaza.
Adrianna Nehme and Dharma Niles April 25, 2024

NYU told WSN it would not consider divesting from companies with connections to Israel, as pro-Palestinian protesters continued to call for the university to cut ties with the...


NYU’s Paulson atrium restrictions might violate 2012 legal agreement

University officials insist that the public atrium is not closed — merely temporarily, indefinitely restricted to NYU-only access for security reasons. But potential flaws in their interpretation of a legal document cast doubt on this justification.
Alex Tey, Editor-at-Large April 17, 2024

NYU’s closure of a public space in the Paulson Center likely violates the terms of an agreement with New York City, according to an urban planning expert. Some at NYU, including...

Street view at night of a tall geometric building with lights shining through the windows.

Opinion: The case for renaming the Paulson Center

The building’s namesake, investor John Paulson, has a problematic history that NYU has yet to reckon with.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor February 21, 2024

The Paulson Center has faced no shortage of criticisms, from concerns over its contributions to gentrification and construction delays to worries over water leaks in its residential...

Dozens of people sit in folding chairs facing the front of the room. A man speaks at the front of the room next to a poster of a mural. Multiple reporters are filming them.

Village residents threaten to sue NYU if local Morton Williams isn’t saved

Greenwich Village residents demanded that NYU and city authorities preserve the Morton Williams supermarket near the Paulson Center — which is at risk of being demolished — on Sunday afternoon.
Aashna Miharia, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

A group of Greenwich Village residents said they would file a lawsuit against NYU if it does not preserve a local supermarket sitting on university-owned land. The supermarket,...

A white banner with the words N.Y.U. HAS BLOOD ON ITS HANDS with the word BLOOD written in red. Surrounding the words are multiple red handprints. Above it is a Palestinian flag. They are laid on a grey tile floor next to small pieces of paper with slogans on them.

Pro-Palestinian students hold daylong strike in Paulson Center

Members of pro-Palestinian student groups on campus organized a daylong strike in the Paulson Center lobby, during which both Campus Safety and police officers were stationed at the building.
Naisha Roy, Deputy Managing Editor December 12, 2023

Dozens of students filled the lobby of the Paulson Center for nine hours on Monday, joining a global strike calling for a permanent cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war. The students...

A side by side photo of N.Y.U.’s men’s and women’s basketball teams. On the left half of the photo junior and guard Zay Freeney shoots a basket in N.Y.U. men’s basketball season opener against Manhattanville College. On the right side of the photo graduate student and guard Megan Bauman tries to find an opening to shoot the basketball in the team’s game against Johns Hopkins University.

NYU men’s and women’s basketball debut at Paulson Center

The Violets have started the season strong, winning four out of their five games at the new Manhattan building.
Krish Dev, Deputy News Editor November 13, 2023

Three signs are posted on a black metal fence. The signs are purple and white. one of the signs says “N.Y.U. 24-HOUR BIKE PARKING.”

Campus Safety responds to wave of e-scooter and bike thefts outside Stern

This semester, the university has seen an increase in e-scooter and bike thefts — accounting for a third of all stolen scooters and bikes in the last two years.
Connor Patton, Staff Writer November 7, 2023

NYU’s Department of Campus Safety said it has increased the number of officers around on-campus bike racks following an uptick in electric scooter and bike thefts this semester....

A crowd of students in a large lobby.

Off-Third: NYU to use students as human fire extinguishers following policy change

Through combat, singing and the NYU spirit, there’s a new way to fight fires — Violet-style.
Emily Genova, Copy Chief November 2, 2023

On Nov. 1, NYU administrators announced a new fire evacuation policy at the Paulson Center: not evacuating at all. Instead, when a fire alarm sounds, every student in the building...