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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

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...

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 woman in a green coat holds a microphone, interviewing a student at a protest.

Trump and Mayor Adams speak on NYU encampment

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and former U.S. President Donald Trump criticized encampments at college campuses across the nation.
Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor April 26, 2024

Pro-Palestinian encampments at universities across the country, including at NYU, Columbia University and Yale University, have become the forefront of political discussions, with...

A protester holding a sign that reads “N.Y.U. THERE IS BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS” as other protesters walk in front of them.

Over 100 picket in front of Stern after NYU barricades Gould Plaza

Two days after NYU put up a barricade in front of Gould Plaza, pro-Palestinian demonstrators picketed on the sidewalk, condemning the university’s response to the Gaza Solidarity Encampment and demanding that NYU divest from Israel.
Aashna Miharia, Deputy News Editor April 26, 2024

More than 100 protesters picketed outside Gould Plaza on Thursday evening to demand that NYU divest from companies with ties to Israel, close its study abroad site in Tel Aviv,...

A person taking down a poster that was on a staircase.

Students abroad organize sit-ins to support those arrested in Gaza Solidarity Encampment

The demonstrations, organized at NYU Berlin and NYU Buenos Aires, called on the university to suspend ties to Israel and protect those arrested at Monday’s encampment from any disciplinary action.

Around 40 students at NYU Berlin and NYU Buenos Aires occupied the sites’ main academic centers on Thursday to support the students and faculty arrested at the Gaza Solidarity...

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...

Protesters hold up signs in a crowd.

‘Linda Mills, you’re a liar’: Protesters take to WSP after encampment arrests

After police arrested 120 protesters at the Gaza Solidarity Encampment in Gould Plaza Monday evening, hundreds gathered in Washington Square Park to criticize the administration’s response.
Adrianna Nehme and Dharma Niles April 24, 2024

A red banner that has the words “TO BE HEARD TO BE SEEN TO BE FREE” above the word “DEOCCUPY.” In the background protestors stand around tents in front of a building that is labeled “NYU STERN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS.”

AAUP, SGA and GSOC release statements condemning NYU’s response to encampment

The groups criticized the university for its response to the pro-Palestinian encampment protest at Gould Plaza on Monday, with some offering opposing accounts of events to those shared by NYU.
Adrianna Nehme and Dharma Niles April 24, 2024

NYU’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors, the Student Government Assembly and the graduate student union released statements condemning NYU for authorizing...


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...

A protester holds a mock newspaper called “The New York Crimes” with the headline “STOP THE PRESSES! FREE PALESTINE!”

Students protest media coverage of Israel-Hamas war at journalism career fair

A small group of students protested coverage of the war by various news outlets during a career fair hosted by the journalism department.
Mariapaula Gonzalez, Staff Writer April 1, 2024

Content warning: This article contains mentions of sexual violence. A group of around 10 students protested the attendance of several major news outlets at a career fair held...

A group of protestors holding Palestinian flags, protest signs and umbrellas walking in a circle outside of a building with “SILVER CENTER FOR ARTS AND SCIENCE” written on it.

Dozens picket outside Silver Center to demand NYU ‘divest from Israel’

Students from various pro-Palestinian groups on campus picketed outside of the Silver Center to demand that NYU shut down its Tel Aviv site and end any investments in Israel.
Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor March 6, 2024

Around 20 students stood outside the Silver Center in a picket on Tuesday, demanding that NYU disclose and end any investments tied to Israel and close its Tel Aviv program. Campus...

A group of people stand outside the N.Y.U. bookstore. They hold two posters, one with the words “N.Y.U. + NIKE PAY YOUR WORKERS JUST DO IT” and one with the words “NIKE STOLE $800K FROM N.Y.U. APPAREL WORKERS.”

Students protest NYU Bookstore’s ties to Nike

The students are demanding that the university cut ties with Nike until the company pays wages owed to workers at a factory in Thailand.
Aashna Miharia, Deputy News Editor March 4, 2024

Around 20 students met inside the NYU Bookstore on Friday before picketing outside to demand that the university cut its contract with Nike, following accusations of not paying...