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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

The exterior of N.Y.U. Langone’s Tisch Hospital and the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Pavilion.

Former employee suing NYU Langone for disability discrimination

The employee said she was fired after requesting leave due to a breast cancer diagnosis.
Yezen Saadah, Deputy Managing Editor April 11, 2024

A former NYU Langone Health employee is suing the medical center for disability discrimination, alleging she was “abruptly terminated” after asking for time off due to a breast...

Four people sit in the first floor of Bobst Library with purple construction wallpaper with the text REIMAGINING THE LIBRARY’S FIRST FLOOR” behind them.

Bobst Library undergoing first floor remodel

Improvements on the building’s first floor — including new furniture, updated lighting and a redesigned study space layout — will be open next month.
Adrianna Nehme, Bruna Horvath and Krish Dev September 13, 2023

The university is remodeling the first floor of Bobst Library to include new furniture, lighting and study spaces by mid-October — marking the library's first ground floor renovation...

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Summer recap: What you missed at NYU over the last few months

Linda Mills’ appointment as university president, the U.S. Supreme Court’s strike down of race-sensitive college admissions and more news you missed from over summer break.

As the new academic year begins, here is some news from around campus you may have missed over the summer break. Linda Mills becomes NYU president Longtime NYU administrator...

An illustration of a COVID-19 vaccination card in the background with a half-full syringe on the left in the foreground and a bottle reading “COVID-19 VACCINE BOOSTER” on the right.

NYU to drop COVID-19 vaccine requirement

The university announced that, starting May 11, it will end its vaccination requirements for students and visitors.
Carmo Moniz, News Editor April 5, 2023

NYU will end its campuswide COVID-19 vaccine mandate starting May 11, according to an update from Carlo Ciotoli, the vice president for campus health. The decision follows that...

Robert Santos, the U.S. Census Bureau director, sits on a stage with two hosts on each side of him, speaking to the audience with a microphone in his hand. The backdrop behind him indicates that the event is at N.Y.U.’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

US Census director on how to count 330 million people

Census Bureau director Robert Santos visited two NYU schools to speak about his experience running the 2020 census, and share what changes the bureau is making.
John Kim, Staff Writer March 30, 2023

Director of the U.S. Census Bureau Robert Santos spoke to students and faculty at NYU on Wednesday about how college students and other young adults may be underrepresented in...

The exterior of the top floor of a building with a circular, purple N.Y.U. Langone Health sign. The blue sky is seen above.

NYU Langone sued for disability discrimination

A former physician’s assistant filed a complaint against NYU Langone, accusing the institution of disability discrimination after the hospital terminated her employment last year.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor March 1, 2023

A former physician’s assistant at NYU Langone Health is suing the school for disability discrimination after the hospital allegedly fired her for requesting accommodations. Sophiana...

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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...

The entrance to N.Y.U’s College of Dentistry under scaffolding. A sign for twenty-fifth street is seen to the right of the building, and a clock is mounted on a pole on the sidewalk.

NYU dental study shows promising results for alternative cavity treatment

Researchers at the NYU College of Dentistry found that a one-time medical treatment prevents 80% of cavities.
Hope Pisoni, Staff Writer March 1, 2023

A new study from NYU College of Dentistry faculty found that silver diamine fluoride was effective in treating over 50% of dental cavities in children, and preventing 80%. The...

Ten people stand in front of a large white banner being dropped from a balcony above them which reads “Contract Faculty United” in purple with a circular logo reading “U.A.W.” and an N.Y.U. torch. Seven people are holding the banner and a long single piece of paper covered in text.

Contract faculty move to formalize union, demand recognition from Hamilton

Contract faculty at NYU marched to university president Andrew Hamilton’s office in Bobst Library to demand union recognition on Feb. 22, an action they have been asking for since 2020.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor February 23, 2023

A group of professors gathered outside NYU’s Bobst Library on Wednesday afternoon before making their way up to the building’s 12th floor, where the office of President Andrew...

An illustration of students sitting in a large room for a student government meeting. On the left, a purple banner with the N.Y.U. torch logo hangs on the wall and reads “N.Y.U. S.G.A.”

What NYU’s student government plans to do with its new $1 million fund

From new mental health initiatives to better options for fried chicken on campus, students share what they hope the student government will do with their newfound fortune. 
Cora Snow, Deputy News Editor February 13, 2023

NYU’s student government is getting a million-dollar raise next fall, and students want to know what they’re going to do with the additional funding. The student government...

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Students and faculty mourn Palestinian deaths at vigil

NYU’s Student Government Assembly and Students for Justice in Palestine held a vigil on Thursday to honor Palestinian lives lost in an Israeli military raid.
Yezen Saadah, Deputy News Editor February 10, 2023

More than 30 students gathered in the Grand Hall of the Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life on Thursday, Feb. 9 to mourn the Palestinians killed during an Israeli military...

The interior of the N.Y.U. Tisch School of the Arts building. “N.Y.U. TISCH” is displayed on the wall in purple L.E.D. lights. People are walking by.

NYU Tisch film student caught writing racial slurs in class

An NYU undergraduate was caught writing racial slurs in a notebook during a seminar. When asked why they did it, they pointed to a Black student sitting a few rows ahead.
Adrianna Nehme and Bruna Horvath January 31, 2023

An NYU student was found writing racial slurs in a notebook during a 50-person Film & Television class at the Tisch School of the Arts last week, leaving some students in the...