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Washington Square News

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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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Large lectures are an outdated style of education.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...

The dark blue silhouettes of two women are set against a light blue, denim-patterned background. A speech bubble that reads “Thank you!” comes out from the figure on the right.

Opinion: NYU students should appreciate professors more

NYU students are lucky to have dedicated and driven professors. It’s time for us to show we care about them.
Molly Koch, Contributing Writer November 1, 2022

NYU is one of the most prestigious universities in the country, ranked in the top 25 schools. That’s due to not only its rigorous academic courses, but its driven and determined...

Bill de Blasio speaks on a podium with a purple banner that reads “New York University.” He is wearing a navy suit with white-and-red stripe tie.

Off-Third: De Blasio’s NYU course to investigate the art of falling short

Start spreading the news! Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that he will teach at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service in the spring.
Benjamin Meppen, Contributing Writer October 31, 2022

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. Mayor Bill de Blasio, now 61 years young, is fresh off of a failed congressional race and a steaming hot pile of New York City garbage of...

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...

A portrait of Hesam Oveys wearing a black jacket layered over a beige hoodie and a red shirt. He is looking straight at the camera. Behind him is a brick building.

From “Mad Minute” to formulating magic and meaning in math

To NYU mathematics professor Hesam Oveys, teaching is like building a new home. 
Nandini Gupta, Features Staff April 4, 2022

Students trickle into a medium-sized, dimly lit classroom at 194 Mercer St. in Greenwich Village. Some confer with their peers to clarify last-minute doubts about Lagrange’s...

Despite the recent FDA-approved rollout of three coronavirus vaccines, vaccines are still highly limited to many New Yorkers. NYU Langone Medical Center offers vaccination eligibility to a limited number of its staff and students. (Illustration by Qashka Rulino)

Securing the coveted vaccine: How NYU fights back

After just over a year of the first confirmed COVID-19 death in New York City, vaccines are available, though access is limited. These are the stories of two fortunate NYU members who were able to secure the vaccine.
Sarah Gil, Staff Writer March 15, 2021

Despite the recent FDA-approved emergency rollout of three coronavirus vaccines, New Yorkers still deal with eligibility and limited appointments, making large-scale vaccination...

NYU Professor and Congressional candidate Suraj Patel speaks at a town hall meeting discussing the citys response to the coronavirus pandemic. Patel was recently diagnosed with COVID-19. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Patel Renews Push for Universal Testing After Testing Positive for COVID-19

New York 12th district congressional candidate and Stern professor Suraj Patel announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 on March 30, using the experience to galvanize his push for universal testing.
Lisa Cochran, News Editor April 6, 2020

One morning two weeks ago, Suraj Patel felt a tightness in his chest.  The 36-year-old New York 12th District congressional candidate and Stern School of Business professor...

A plastic bag litters the streets of Manhattan. A statewide plastic bag ban will go into effect in New York City on March 1. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Wagner Professor Calls for Stricter Waste Reduction Legislation

As New York State prepares for the enactment of the Bag Waste Reduction Law, NYU Wagner Professor Tatiana Homonoff explains why this may not be enough.
Aarushi Sharma, Staff Writer February 27, 2020

#BYOBagNY is trending on Twitter as New York State gears up for the plastic bag ban, effective on March 1, 2020. But one NYU professor says the ban is not enough. NYU Wagner...

Protests erupted in subway stations like Union Square following an increase in police officers and a fare hike (Staff Photo via Anna-Dmitry Muratova

NYU Professor Accused of Inciting City-Wide Subway Protests

An NYU professor is allegedly the organizer of the protests in the subways that caused $100,000 worth of damage in the last few months.
Emily Mason, News Editor February 24, 2020

Gallatin Adjunct Professor Amin Husain is the lead organizer of Decolonize This Place (DTP), the New York Post reports. DTP is an activist and artist collective which supports...

Tel Aviv on Fire is a romantic soap opera focusing on the years before the 1967 Arab-Israeli Six-Day War. (Photo by Patricia Peribañez via Cohen Media Group)

‘Tel Aviv on Fire’ Channels Frustration Into Comedy

The Luxembourgish Oscars entry, directed by NYU Tisch professor and Palestinian director Sameh Zoabi, tackles the Israel-Palestine conflict through a satirical lens.
Nicholas Weid, Contributing Writer December 2, 2019

“Tel Aviv on Fire” is reflective of the experience of writer-director Sameh Zoabi and his experiences as a Palestinian living in Israel. Protagonist Salam (Kais Nashef), is...

Professor Sameh Zoabi digs deep into his roots as the director of Tel Aviv on Fire. (Photo by Hassan Elgamal)

Sameh Zoabi: The Palestinian Director With an Israeli Passport

NYU professor and director Sameh Zoabi discusses his latest film, Luxembourgish Oscar contender “Tel Aviv on Fire,” and what it means to be a Palestinian filmmaker and an Israeli citizen.
Fareid El Gafy, Film & TV Editor December 2, 2019

Professor Sameh Zoabi has had to explain who he is since the day he was born. Born in a Palestinian village outside of Nazareth, Israel, Zoabi is a man stuck in the middle. When...