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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

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 woman in a blue suit speaks into a microphone.

Angela Chou selected as next student gov’t chair

Members of the student government elected Angela Chou, a junior in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, as its next chair.
Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor April 12, 2024

Steinhardt junior Angela Chou was elected the next chairperson of NYU’s Student Government Assembly during a meeting Thursday evening. Chou, who will take over from Ryan Carney...

Three students walk down the Grand Staircase in the Kimmel Center for University Life. A barrier is placed on the left side of the staircase.

‘It’s better than nothing’: NYU partially reopens Kimmel stairs

The university reopened a section of the Kimmel stairs this week, five months after closing it due to heightened protest activity near campus.
Aashna Miharia and Dharma Niles March 27, 2024

NYU has reopened a section of the Kimmel Center for University Life’s Grand Staircase, according to a Tuesday email to the university community from executive vice president...

Three security guards in blue uniforms congregate in front of the Grand Staircase in the Kimmel Center for University Life. A barrier is placed both on the top and bottom of the staircase.

Student gov’t passes resolution to reopen Kimmel steps

The resolution will now go to the University Senate Executive Committee, which will decide on next steps.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor March 15, 2024

The Student Government Assembly passed a resolution to reopen the Grand Staircase in the Kimmel Center for University Life, which has been closed since October, at a meeting on...

Three security guards in blue uniforms congregate in front of the Grand Staircase in the Kimmel Center for University Life. A barrier is placed both on the top and bottom of the staircase.

Student gov’t pushes for NYU to open Kimmel stairs, cut ties with Starbucks

The student government approved two resolutions, one calling for the reopening of the Kimmel Center staircase and another demanding that NYU remove its on-campus Starbucks location.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor March 8, 2024

The student government presented and passed two resolutions at a Student Senators Council meeting on Thursday, one addressing the reopening of the Grand Staircase in the Kimmel...

An illustration of a student government meeting. A person speaks behind a podium with an N.Y.U. flag behind them.

Student gov’t announces initiative to promote on-campus accessibility measures

The Student Government Assembly announced the start of a new accessibility task force to provide more resources for NYU community members with disabilities.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor March 1, 2024

The student government announced the creation of a task force dedicated to promoting the inclusivity of resources on campus at a Student Government Assembly meeting on Thursday.  The...

A graphic of a purple pie chart on a black background. At the top a title that reads “S.G.A.’s Violet 100 budget allocation.” The category “Violet Ball” takes up more than half of the pie chart, with “Violet 100 Concert” the next-largest, though less than half the size. Most of the remaining space is budgeted toward “All-University Games” and “Merchandise, Giveaways and Tabling.” The “Violet 100 Service Events” category is so small the text doesn’t fit.

SGA increases Violet 100 budget to $335,000

NYU’s Student Government Assembly raised its operating budget for the spring spirit week event Violet 100 by around $37,000 this year. The event will use up most of the student government’s $500,000 budget.
Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor February 26, 2024

Violets or Bobcats? A dilemma that has plagued the minds of NYU students for decades.  The Student Government Assembly increased its Violet 100 budget by around $37,000 this...

An illustration of a student government meeting. A person speaks behind a podium with an N.Y.U. flag behind them.

Contract faculty call on NYU to reinstate student complaint policies in handbook

A group of contract faculty wrote a memo to Interim Provost Georgina Dopico calling on the university to reinstate sections of the faculty handbook regarding complaints made by students.
Maximus Getty, Contributing Writer February 16, 2024

The Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty Senators Council, a group of around 30 full-time contract faculty members, sent a letter to NYU administration Tuesday calling on the...

A white banner with purple letters that read N.Y.U. and a symbol of a torch hangs from the facade of the Silver Center.

Opinion: NYU’s search committees are failing to get the student perspective

The engagement sessions the university has relied on to gather student input on the hiring of high-ranking administrators are not working. It’s time for a new approach.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor January 29, 2024

Like many other of NYU’s endless emails, a recent communication about the start of a search for the university’s new provost had been sitting in my inbox — unread. It probably...

An illustration of students sitting in a large room for a student government meeting. On the left, a purple banner with the N.Y.U. torch logo hangs on the wall and reads “N.Y.U. S.G.A.”

Student government passes resolution to protect pro-Palestinian activity

The resolution, which was proposed at a student government meeting more than two weeks ago, calls on NYU to “reaffirm protection” for pro-Palestinian student activity on campus.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor December 8, 2023

The Student Government Assembly passed a resolution aimed at reaffirming pro-Palestinian speech on campus “with overwhelming support” at a meeting on Thursday, according to...

The close-up shot of a hand scanning an NYU ID card above a card reader.

Swipe it Forward returns with new banking system

The student government announced changes to its meal swipe donation initiative, Swipe it Forward, at a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor September 18, 2023

NYU’s meal donation program, Swipe it Forward, recently returned to select on-campus dining locations, despite limitations from NYU Eats, the organization that operates the university’s...

NYU president Linda Mills sits on the couch in a set resembling a dorm on the black stage. Two students sit at a bed closer to the front of the stage, whereas Mills is closer to the back. Red and white fairy lights are visible in the background.

Mills kicks off term with first Presidential Welcome

University president Linda Mills joined student performers onstage and addressed the crowd at this semester’s “Presidential Welcome Reality Show.”
Bruna Horvath and Krish Dev August 29, 2023

NYU president Linda Mills greeted thousands of first-year students on Tuesday, during her first-ever Presidential Welcome speech at Radio City Music Hall.  Mills hosted students...