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

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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

Sunrise Movement NYU urged the NYU board of trustees to improve transparency and democracy, as well as divest from fossil fuels. For the 1,200 students who have signed a petition created by Sunrise NYU, democracy within the NYU board of trustees and community is imperative. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Letter to the Editor: Divestment, democracy and the board of trustees

The board of trustees is an unaccountable group with overwhelming power. We need to democratize NYU to ensure transparency, accountability and a prosperous future for its students. A response to ​​”Hamilton discusses NYU dorm intruder response, denies private prison investment,” Nov. 18.
Paige Anderson, Contributing Writer December 7, 2021

Sunrise Movement NYU launched its Divest NYU campaign this fall, the third push for divestment from fossil fuels at NYU. While each push differed in strategy and specific demands,...

On the steps inside the Kimmel Center for University Life, a student activist holds a sign that reads, NYU would rather suspend students than speak to them #TrusteeTownHall.

Frustrated with Setbacks, Student Activists Plan Change in Tactics

Bela Kochkarova, Contributing Writer September 14, 2018
After years of failing to get through to the university, NYU's Student Labor Action Movement is changing its tactics for the 2018-2019 school year.
Portraits of NYUs Board of Trustees on display on the fourth floor of the Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life.

NYU Board of Trustees Rejects Student and Faculty Representation

Jemima McEvoy and Sayer Devlin July 26, 2018

NYU’s Board of Trustees voted down three resolutions written by three different University Senate councils which would have placed students and faculty members on the Board of...

NYUs proposed budget for the 2018-2019 academic year shows a 3.1 percent increase from the 2017-2018 budget.

NYU Endowment Eclipses $4 Billion, Cost of Attendance to Rise 2.7 Percent in 2018-2019

Alex Domb, Deputy News Editor May 15, 2018
NYU's annual budget proposal for the 2018-2019 school year was released Monday afternoon.
Screenshot taken of the ICIJ Offshore Leaks Database.

NYU Trustees Mentioned In Paradise Papers

Caroline Haskins, Deputy News Editor December 6, 2017
NYU trustees may be more closely linked to aspects of the Paradise Papers than you may have previously known.
Several members of SLAM met in the lobby of Elmer Holmes Bobst Library demanding to be met by President Hamilton.

SLAM Keeps Pressure on Hamilton in Fight for Student Representation

Sayer Devlin, News Editor September 27, 2017
NYU's Student Labor Action Movement continued their quest to get a student on NYU's Board of Trustees, this time by delivering a letter to President Andy Hamilton.
NYU’s Board of Trustees with Andrew Hamilton in September 2016. The board of trustees has recently faced pressure from student groups to increase transparency and student involvement in the board.

What the 13 Non-NYU Related Trustees Do

Adriana Tapia, Staff Writer March 20, 2017
Although the majority of the members on the board of trustees are alumni, some members have no previous affiliation with NYU. Read this list to learn about 13 non-affiliated trustee members.
SCC voted on whether or not to propose allowing students on the Board of Trustees to the University Senate.

Student Representation on Board of Trustees Wins in SSC Vote

Sayer Devlin, Deputy News Editor February 16, 2017
In a 17-8 victory among the Student Senators Council, SLAM succeeded in its first step to have a student representative on the Board of Trustees.
Presidential search committee, listening times announced

Presidential search committee, listening times announced

Christine Park, Staff Writer September 11, 2014
A presidential search committee has been created to find a replacement for NYU president John Sexton.