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

Washington Square News

The interior of the Skirball Center. A crowd of ceremony attendees gather in front of a projected screen that reads Make It Big, Andrew D. Hamilton, Make It Here, Make It Bold.

NYU to announce next president on Wednesday

After a monthslong search process, NYU’s Presidential Search Committee has chosen the university’s next president. An announcement will be made on the morning of Feb. 15.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor February 14, 2023

NYU will announce its next president on the morning of Feb. 15, according to multiple employees and students who knew of plans for the announcement. The successor will replace...

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....

Three men and two women sit on a stage with red drapes in the background while the man in the middle speaks using a microphone.

Search for Hamilton successor sparks little student enthusiasm

A committee that was assembled to find NYU President Andrew Hamilton’s successor has begun hosting hearing sessions to collect input from the university community, but has seen little student involvement so far.
Bruna Horvath and Rylee La Testa September 21, 2022

A Presidential Search Committee, formed after current university President Andrew Hamilton announced in April that he would step down at the end of the 2022-23 academic year, is...

Yuriy Fedchyshyn and his daughter standing next to each other on a pavilion with trees and green foliage in the background. Yuriy has his arm around his daughter, who is holding a stuffed animal.

Ukrainian and Russian students, alums displaced by the invasion

Here’s how members of the NYU community in New York, Russia and Ukraine are responding to the Russian invasion.
Nicole Lu, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

Yuriy Fedchyshyn, who graduated from the NYU School of Law in 2013, lives in Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine, with his young daughter, Mariya. Fedchyshyn, the former adviser to Ukraine’s...

Students are seated on the lobby steps of the Kimmel Center for University Life, with one student waving a Ukrainian flag above the crowd.

Hundreds gather at NYU vigil for Ukraine

Members of the university community crowded the steps of the Kimmel Center for University Life to show support for Ukraine at a vigil on Monday, Feb. 28.
Isabella Tapia, Contributing Writer March 1, 2022

More than 400 members of the NYU community lined the steps of the Kimmel Center for University Life to attend a vigil for Ukraine on Monday, Feb. 28. Students leaned over railings...

NYU encourages faculty, staff and students to wear KF94, N95 and KN95 masks to combat omicron’s high transmissibility. But the university has yet to provide its community with the masks it recommends. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Editorial: NYU, buy better masks in bulk

In light of the university’s reopening, NYU needs to upgrade the masks that it hands out from surgical to KN95, KF94 and N95s.
WSN Editorial Board February 7, 2022

The world is finally returning to what we've coined "the new normal," reflective of pre-omicron numbers and guidelines — still masked, but more free. In light of the rapidly...

NYU’s board of trustees includes an election conspiracist and a CEO who profits from immigrant detention. These people, among others on the board, contradict NYU’s self-proclaimed diversity and progressivism. (Images via Wikimedia Commons, Staff Photo and Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Opinion: NYU’s board of trustees contradicts the university’s mission of inclusivity

Election conspiracists, CEOs who profit from immigrant detention, and other proponents of inequality have no place leading NYU. These trustees should be removed from office.
WSN Editorial Board September 13, 2021

The presence of an election conspiracist and the CEO of an investment firm with massive holdings in private prison and immigration concentration camp operators proves that the...

Another spring break weekend is heralded by University administration. NYU students share their thoughts and feelings about how break is handled this semester. (Staff Photo by George Papazov, Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

Burnt-out students argue they deserve a normal spring break

NYU deans encouraged students to use Monday as a single-day spring break, but many students argue this is a poor remedy for their deteriorating mental health.
Rachel Fadem and Kayla Hardersen April 16, 2021

Students continue to feel burnt out and unsupported by the university, as WSN previously reported. To ameliorate the issue, college deans from multiple schools sent emails last...

MLK Scholar’s 2023 Cohort at their October Travel Colloquium in front of NYU’s Washington D.C. campus. MLK Scholars volunteered at an ALS walk, went to the Holocaust museum, African-American museum, and the MLK monument (Image from

MLK Scholars Call Out NYU for Tokenism, Performative Activism and Lack of Communication

Despite a commitment to increase funding for the MLK Scholars Program, students who are in the program received no updates following the university's announcement — until they shared an open letter criticizing the administration.
Roshni Raj, Deputy News Editor July 28, 2020

In the wake of nationwide Black Lives Matter protests, NYU promised to increase financial support, programming, and admitted students for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars...

The Misleading Nature of the NYU Administration’s Letter

The Misleading Nature of the NYU Administration’s Letter

In an email to the NYU community, the administration attempted to justify the university’s failure to reimburse tuition and financially accommodate students despite its sizable endowment. NYU is not being transparent about its financial assets nor its ability to meet the needs of its student body.
Asha Ramachandran, Deputy Opinion Editor May 7, 2020

Last week, NYU President Andrew Hamilton, Executive Vice President Martin Dorph and Provost Katherine Fleming sent an email to the NYU community, providing several updates and...

The Need for a Democratic Board of Trustees at NYU

The Need for a Democratic Board of Trustees at NYU

With many NYU students struggling in this present crisis, the administration’s letter makes it clear that we need student representation at all levels of NYU.
Paul Ibuzor, Contributing Writer May 5, 2020

The disruptive nature of COVID-19 has heavily impacted many sectors, including higher education. In the wake of the controversial $14 billion relief package passed by Congress,...

The Most Powerful Student on Campus Needs No Introduction

The Most Powerful Student on Campus Needs No Introduction

But you’ll remember her name anyway.
Sakshi Venkatraman, Editor in Chief December 5, 2019

Jakiyah Bradley is not the sentimental type. When you’re the most powerful student on campus, you can’t let your emotions get in the way. In her office in Kimmel, she spends...