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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...

The finance bro: An illustration of a man with brown hair wearing a black suit, white shirt and a blue tie standing in front of a red background. The Tisch girl: An illustration of a girl with red hair wearing a light blue shirt, a pair of dark blue trousers and a pair of white shoes laughs in front of a bright pink background. The Gallatin student: An illustration of a girl with dark blue hair wearing a light blue shirt, a pink vest, a long light purple skirt and a pair of dark blue shoes standing in front of a gray background. The film bro: An illustration of a man wearing a red hat, a white shirt with a dark brown jacket, a pair of dark blue trousers and a pair of brown shoes holding up a peace sign in front of a light green background. The It girl: An illustration of a girl with brown hair wearing a light pink hoodie, a pair of light pink sweatpants and a pair of dark brown shoes holding a green cup.

5 students you’re sure to run into this semester

From theater kids to finance bros, here’s a guide to some students you will see during the first week back.
Annie Emans, Contributing Writer January 24, 2024

It’s a new semester, which means new classes and new people you can meet. At every college, there are the cliche characters: the loveable class clown, the artsy loner or the...

An N.Y.U. flag hangs above the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Cars line the road to the right of the building and an entrance to Washington Square Park can be seen in the background.

NYU to establish center for antisemitism studies with million-dollar donation

The university announced it will establish a Center for the Study of Antisemitism, set to open in the fall 2024 semester. The announcement comes amid heightened tensions over the Israel-Hamas war on campus.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor November 16, 2023

NYU will establish a Center for the Study of Antisemitism next fall funded by a seven-figure anonymous donation, according to a Wednesday announcement from university president...

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NYU Tel Aviv students continue classes remotely with potential return in spring

Following the start of the Israel-Hamas war, students at NYU’s program in Tel Aviv have been continuing classes online from either Manhattan, Abu Dhabi or their homes.
Elle Liu, Contributing Writer November 2, 2023

Students who were studying abroad at NYU Tel Aviv will complete the rest of the semester online due to safety concerns in the region over the Israel-Hamas war. The university said...

A graphic with three strips of excerpts from a lawsuit document against a background of players competing on a volleyball court. The court has the logo of N.Y.U. Athletics in the middle.

How Stuart Robinson’s misconduct went overlooked for years

Ania Keenan, Features Editor October 27, 2023
For nearly three decades, staff at NYU and students and staff at the State University of New York, New Paltz were allegedly harassed and discriminated against by former athletics director Stuart Robinson.
A protester holds a cardboard sign reading Faculty for Justice in Palestine above a crowd in a park.

Faculty form group in support of Palestinian students at protest

A group of professors at NYU said they are forming a group to support Palestinian students at a Tuesday pro-Palestine protest in Washington Square Park.
Adrianna Nehme and Krish Dev October 19, 2023

Professors at NYU announced that they would start a chapter of Faculty for Justice in Palestine at the university amid hundreds of pro-Palestine protesters at Washington Square...

The entrance into a hallway. There is a writing on the wall that reads ‘GLOBAL CENTER FOR ACADEMIC AND SPIRITUAL LIFE.’

Muslim student groups, Islamic Center raise $880,000 for Morocco and Libya relief

The university’s Muslim Student Association and its Islamic Center have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for relief after deadly disasters led to devastation in North Africa.
Alyona Uvarova, Staff Writer October 19, 2023

The Islamic Center at NYU and the Muslim Student Association have raised more than $880,000 in relief funds following an earthquake and flooding in Morocco and Libya last month.  On...

A young girl in a pink fleece holding a piece at a chess board, playing against another young girl.

Chess players, coaches biased against female players, NYU study finds

In a study conducted by NYU’s psychology department, researchers found that parents and coaches of chess players don’t believe that female players have the same potential as their male counterparts.
Graylin Lucas, Staff Writer October 16, 2023

Parents and coaches tend to be biased against female chess players, according to a study conducted by researchers at NYU’s psychology department.  The researchers interviewed...

People standing in front of the N.Y.U. Bookstore, holding protest signs and banners.

Protesters call on NYU Bookstore to cut ties with Nike

Student organizers gathered near the bookstore’s entrance to raise awareness about alleged labor violations in a factory that produces Nike products.
Connor Patton, Staff Writer October 13, 2023

Dozens of student activists rallied outside the NYU Bookstore on Wednesday, demanding that the university cut ties with Nike after the company was accused of not paying employees...

A collage of three excerpts from a lawsuit against a gray background. The excerpts are highlighted to show the inappropriate comments made by Athletic Director Stuart Robinson.

‘Sexually crude and puerile’: suspended Athletics Director named in 2018 Title IX lawsuit

Ania Keenan, Features Editor September 22, 2023
Athletics director Stuart Robinson allegedly harassed an employee at the State University of New York, New Paltz’s Athletics Department prior to taking his current position at NYU, public records show.
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The Soapbox: Asylum laws in Italy, fire ban in Australia, climate activism in Germany

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Krish Dev, Deputy News Editor September 22, 2023

In Italy, right-wing government passes laws deterring migrants Amid a surge in seaborne arrivals, the Italian government has approved new laws limiting migration into the country.  Prime...

A protester wearing a green sweater and a pearl necklace is holding a sign that says ‘Undergrads for GSOC.

Course assistants to receive $1.7 million in missing back pay

NYU recently finalized a yearslong grievance with its graduate student union, which demanded over $1 million in backdated hourly pay for hundreds of course assistants.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor September 21, 2023

NYU’s graduate student union announced that it resolved an outstanding grievance with the university last week, granting over 600 course assistants more than $1 million in missing...