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

Washington Square News

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Off the Radar: ‘Dial M for Murder’ and the ominous shadows cast by modern surveillance

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “Dial M for Murder” is available to stream on Kanopy.
Irene Jeong, Contributing Writer November 17, 2023

Alfred Hitchcock’s “Dial M for Murder” (1954) carefully explores the dangerous moral dilemmas posed by technology and how the proliferation of these innovations can be exploited...

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Tandon to bring 3D video technology to dance education

A new research project, developed in collaboration with the Mark Morris Dance Group and the dance department at the Tisch School of the Arts, aims to make learning dance more accessible.
Stella Zhong, Contributing Writer November 15, 2023

NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering will use a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to bring 3D video technology to dance education. The project, led by NYU...

E.U. ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis and N.Y.U. Law professor J.H.H. Weiler standing next to each other on a stage. They are standing next to two large brown armchairs and a small table with water bottles on top.

EU ambassador talks AI at NYU Law event

The ambassador to the United States visited NYU’s School of Law to speak about the future of AI regulation and government surveillance.
Alina Hollister, Staff Writer April 27, 2023

Stavros Lambrinidis, the European Union’s ambassador to the United States, warned an audience of students and faculty of the potential dangers to human rights posed by artificial...

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NYU prof. gets $75,000 for work on quantum physics

Dries Sels, a professor in the university’s physics department, has been awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship for his work on quantum physics and machine learning.
Clara Spray, Staff Writer March 1, 2023

Dries Sels, an assistant professor of physics at NYU, was recently awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship for his work on quantum dynamics and machine learning. The fellowship, granted...

A laptop screen displaying the user interface of the artificial intelligence writing tool “Chat G.P.T.” with the prompt “write New York University’s academic integrity policy on using chat G.P.T.” on the top.

ChatGPT is here — what’s NYU doing about it?

“The existence of a well-written paragraph is no longer evidence of human effort,” reads a memo to NYU’s schools, warning them of the plagiarism possibilities that ChatGPT and AI programs like it bring to the classroom.
Carmo Moniz, News Editor February 2, 2023

ChatGPT, the easily accessible, uncannily human artificial intelligence program that can quickly generate text from a prompt, has caused a stir at universities across the country....

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AI makes MRIs 4 times faster, NYU and Meta researchers find

Researchers from NYU Langone’s radiology department created artificial intelligence that produces high-quality images in partnership with Meta AI, using just a quarter of the data needed in previous scans.
Annabelle Wang, Contributing Writer January 30, 2023

Artificial intelligence improves the speed and clarity of MRIs as compared with traditional scanning, according to a recent study from the radiology department at NYU Langone...

A black-and-white composite of several photos layered over one another depicting the philosopher Slavoj Zizek gesticulating wildly while speaking at a podium.

Slavoj Žižek is the public intellectual for an absurd world

The oratory style of Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek is as much performance as it is lecture.
Alex Tey, Editor-at-Large November 6, 2022
The oratory style of Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek is as much performance as it is lecture.
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Students divided over installing metal detectors in subways

New York City Mayor Eric Adams recently said he is considering adding metal detectors in city subway stations to curb the uptick in crime.
Kayla Hardersen, Senior Staff Writer April 29, 2022

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said he is considering installing one of three types of metal detectors to subway stations after a mass shooting took place in a Brooklyn subway...

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Opinion: A 10-minute video is a damn TEDTok — and an ideal venue for misinformation

TikTok’s choice to extend the maximum video length to 10 minutes will exacerbate the already rampant spread of misinformation on the video-sharing app.
Alexandra Cohen, Deputy Opinion Editor March 2, 2022

I love quickness and efficiency; therefore, I love TikTok. I can watch 15-second videos for hours on end. The digestible clips fill periods of procrastination, times of sadness,...

The holidays can be expensive. Here are some items that are worth the hefty price tag. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Sometimes, expensive gifts… are better

If you’re at NYU, there’s a decent chance that you know some rich people who helped get you here. Here are expensive gifts that are actually worth the money that you can ask them for.
Alexandra Chan, Alex Tey and Alex Tran December 10, 2021

As winter break approaches, here’s a holiday gift guide to help you to take advantage of the rich people in your life. When they ask how to ease their conscience, you can answer...

NYU has adopted the new platform Brightspace for students to use in order to view their syllabi and assignments. Most classes have already moved from the previous platform of NYU Classes to Brightspace, and NYU is planning to complete the transition by December. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

NYU Classes is dead

After eight years with NYU Classes as the university’s learning management system, NYU expects to fully transition to Brightspace by December 2021.
Rachel Cohen, Deputy News Editor September 2, 2021

The fall 2021 semester begins today, Sep. 2, but unlike previous years, most students will not log on to NYU Classes to download their syllabi and view their assignments. Instead,...

The Greenberg Lounge in Vanderbilt Hall was packed full by attendees listening to keynote speaker Kathryn Harrison from the DeepTrust Alliance. The NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy as well as the Center for Cybersecurity hosted the conference at NYU Law about the problem of deepfakes and the law. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Experts Talk Deepfake Technology at NYU Conference

Journalists and cybersecurity experts discussed the use and implications of deepfakes during a conference at NYU Law School.
Andrew Califf, Contributing Writer March 3, 2020

Laughter rippled through NYU Law School’s Greenberg Lounge Monday morning after the founder and CEO of DeepTrust Alliance, a coalition to fight digital disinformation — Kathryn...