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Washington Square News

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

Washington Square News

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Professors demand jury trial in multimillion-dollar retirement plan case

The university is engaged in a yearslong legal battle with a group of professors who claim it mismanaged their retirement plans. The professors are once again calling for a jury trial.
Bruna Horvath, News Editor January 25, 2024

A group of professors who accused NYU of mismanaging their retirement plans in a 2016 lawsuit are pushing for the case — which alleged that the university cost the group $358...

An exterior view of the N.Y.U. Bonomi Family Admissions Center. A purple flag with texts that read N.Y.U. Bonomi Family Admissions Center.

‘A step backwards’: NYU leadership on Supreme Court affirmative action ruling

The university said it remains committed to promoting diversity on campus following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision against the use of affirmative action in college admissions.
Bruna Horvath and Yezen Saadah July 3, 2023

NYU leadership expressed disappointment at the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down race-sensitive college admissions practices in a letter to the university community...

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NYU Law students demand compensation for academic journal work

Students at NYU Law are calling for administrators to allow all students to receive credit hours or hourly wages for their work on law journals.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor March 10, 2023

Students at NYU’s School of Law are demanding compensation for their work on student-run journals — scholarly publications affiliated with the law school that focus on legal...

N.Y.U president-designate Linda Mills hugs a woman wearing a black suit.

NYU’s new president on the university’s future and affirmative action

On the day she was announced as NYU’s next president, Linda Mills met with administrators and students at two meet-and-greet events and spoke to WSN about her appointment.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor February 16, 2023

Greeted with hugs and congratulations from dozens of administrators, Linda Mills, NYU’s next president, made her debut as president-designate on Wednesday afternoon. After the...

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Top lawyer named next chair of NYU board of trustees

Acclaimed lawyer, NYU alum and trustee Evan Chesler — who recently represented Elon Musk — will replace William Berkley as chair of NYU’s board of trustees at the end of his term in August.
Carmo Moniz and Yezen Saadah January 31, 2023

NYU’s board of trustees announced on Monday that it had chosen a new chairperson to succeed William Berkley. Evan Chesler, who has been a member of the board since 2006, will...

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NYU Law sues Oregon over access to legal representation

The school’s Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law filed a class action lawsuit with the Oregon Justice Resource Center to hold the state of Oregon to its legal obligation of providing public defenders.
Tori Morales, Deputy News Editor November 10, 2022

NYU Law’s Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law filed a lawsuit against the state of Oregon for failing to provide public defenders to low-income individuals accused of crimes....

A crowd of protestors gathered in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. They are holding copies of the same poster, all of which have the text “DISCRIMINATION IN THE NAME OF DIVERSITY IS WRONG.”

What the Supreme Court’s impending affirmative action decision means for NYU

NYU and other universities may be prohibited from considering race in admissions decisions after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on two cases next June.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor November 2, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court heard two cases this week that will decide whether race-sensitive college admissions processes are constitutional — a decision that may prohibit universities...

A group of protesters poses in front of the Washington Square Arch for a photo. In the middle is a banner that reads “ABORTION ACCESS DAY OF ACTION”.

At NYU, 70 walk out of class in support of reproductive rights

Members of NYU YDSA and the NYU Reproductive Health Action Network called on the university to fully cover abortions at a walkout held in Washington Square Park on Thursday, Oct. 6.
Mia Madonna, Contributing Writer October 7, 2022

Around 70 NYU students walked out of their classes in support of abortion rights in a protest organized as part of the Day of Student Action for Reproductive Justice, which involved...

A plaque says “Israel Henry Beren Campus, and under the text a logo of a torch next to the words Yeshiva University.” The plaque is plastered next to a glass balcony of Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women. A person stands behind the balcony.

Banned LGBTQ+ group strikes compromise with Yeshiva University

Yeshiva University froze all student organization activities after the New York Supreme Court told the university that it could not shut down an LGBTQ+ student group. To prevent further disruption, the club temporarily paused legal efforts against the university.
Isabella Tapia, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

An LGBTQ+ student organization at Yeshiva University — a private Orthodox Jewish institution in New York City that partners with NYU for several academic programs — agreed...

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MLB will recognize minor league players’ unionization efforts

MLB announced on Friday that it will voluntarily recognize minor league players’ attempts to unionize in partnership with the Major League Baseball Players Association.
Jason Alpert-Wisnia, Staff Writer September 14, 2022

On Friday Sept. 9, Major League Baseball announced that it would voluntarily recognize minor league players' attempts to unionize under the Major League Baseball Players Association...

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Opinion: Affirmative action is the best tool for increasing diversity

The Supreme Court will likely strike down affirmative action in October. But no alternative is as effective for increasing racial diversity at universities.
Matthew Franco, Contributing Writer April 28, 2022

Affirmative action is on trial. Its court date is set for October 2022, and the decision will be released sometime in 2023. Given the Supreme Court’s current composition —...

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Editorial: Chief Justice Roberts needs to retire

In light of Justice Stephen Breyer announcing his retirement, it’s time for another member of the Supreme Court to follow suit. Chief Justice John Roberts should announce his retirement to allow his seat to be filled before the midterm elections.
WSN Editorial Board January 31, 2022

This year, the Supreme Court will lose a liberal champion. Nominated by former President Bill Clinton in 1994, the retiring Justice Stephen Breyer has been a stalwart defender...