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File Photo: NYU Tisch School of the Arts located at 721 Broadway. (Katie Peurrung for WSN)

A Tisch professor disappeared during a misconduct investigation. Two semesters later, he’s scheduled to teach again.

An Office of Equal Opportunity investigation found that professor Robert Benevides’ actions toward a student in summer 2023 constituted sexual and gender-based harassment, email evidence shows. Benevides will teach two classes next semester, according to Albert.
Carmo Moniz, Managing Editor May 3, 2024

NYU Albert open on a laptop that is placed on a purple background.

Gatekept NYU courses to enroll in this fall

If you’re lucky enough to take extra electives, take advantage of these unique courses.
Chinara Dorancy, Contributing Writer April 16, 2024

Class registration is once again upon us, prompting nervous students to put dozens of courses in their Albert shopping carts for fear that the classes they need to take might fill...

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Beyond NYU: Mastering movies and music videos

Tisch alum Jason Baum moved across the country to produce music videos for some of the music industry’s biggest artists. He now has five Grammy nominations and one Grammy win under his belt.
Aashna Miharia, Deputy News Editor March 7, 2024

Tisch alum Jason Baum initially entered the school’s Undergraduate Film & Television program with limited industry experience, but has since transformed into an award-winning...

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Tisch program to relocate to permanent space after prof. complaints

The university announced it will permanently relocate practice rooms for the New Studio on Broadway, a drama program in the Tisch School of the Arts, to 196 Mercer St. following complaints from adjuncts.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor February 29, 2024

Students in the Tisch School of the Arts' musical theater program are no longer taking voice lessons in 6-by-8-foot rooms with poor ventilation, after professors filed a grievance...

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...

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WLab carries filmmakers into the future of the entertainment industry

Partnering with NYU Tandon @ The Yard, WLab provides students with access to virtual production technology in its motion capture studio.
Dani Biondi, Contributing Writer December 6, 2023

Filmmakers now have the opportunity to test out the industry’s newest technology at WLab, a virtual production studio, partnered with NYU Tandon @ The Yard. Founded by a group...

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Every tiny thing: Chiara Collin-D’Augelli on balance and opportunity

From filming commercials to adorning concert venues, Tisch sophomore Chiara Collin-D’Augelli shares how experiences both in and out of the classroom have allowed her to flourish.
Eleanor Jacobs, Contributing Writer November 17, 2023

Upon meeting Chiara Collin-D’Augelli, I noticed that her nails were painted the exact same shade of blue as the scarf she wore. “I enjoy fashion a lot,” she said. “I think...

A person with black hair in a white short sleeve top and brown pants stands in the middle of a room with floor to ceiling green curtains and a green floor with multiple black lighting pole stands.

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...

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Q&A: Director and NYU alum Raven Jackson on the making of ‘All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt’

WSN spoke with Jackson, the director of A24’s newest release, about creating visual poetry with an uncompromising vision.
Liv Steinhardt, Contributing Writer November 6, 2023

“All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt” has been repeatedly described by critics as a work of sensorial poetry — more visual lyricism than narrative cinema. Following the story of...

An illustration of the Washington Square Arch, surrounded by green bushes in front of several pastel-colored buildings. On top of one building is a purple flag reading N.Y.U., and on top of another is a red flag reading W.S.N. The sky is colored with a pastel-pink gradient.

What to do this week: Marvel trivia night, meditation at Central Park and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Nov. 6 - 12.
Krish Dev, Deputy News Editor November 5, 2023

A black-and-white photo of a man holding a cup and resting his arm on a set of doors faces the camera. Behind him is a kitchen set and to his left are two people working with film equipment.

Q&A: Eden De Jesus on originality and urban lifestyle in filmmaking

WSN spoke with NYU Tisch Alumni De Jesus to discuss his upbringing and influences towards his thesis film, “Mamey.”
Constantine Moore, Contributing Writer November 2, 2023

24-year-old Eden De Jesus is carving a path for himself in the ever-changing film industry. The Chicago-based filmmaker, who graduated from NYU Tisch this past May, depicts gritty...

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Tisch announces online master’s in producing

The new program, which will be Tisch’s first online-only degree, will be available beginning next fall.
Luke McCrory, Contributing Writer October 31, 2023

NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts announced it is accepting applications for a new, completely virtual Master of Arts degree in producing, which will be offered starting next fall. The...