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

Washington Square News

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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...

Bill de Blasio wears a light navy suit while standing next to an N.Y.U. Wagner podium, during the question-and-answer portion of an event he was appearing at.

Bill de Blasio on his political career, Andrew Cuomo and Amazon

At a recent lecture, the former mayor of New York City spoke about potential plans for his future in politics, his relationship with former governor Andrew Cuomo and a failed Amazon construction project.
Cora Snow, Deputy News Editor April 11, 2023

Bill de Blasio, the former mayor of New York City who now teaches part-time at NYU, spoke to students and faculty about his failed attempt to nix entrance exams at competitive...

Graduate Ayham Adawi in purple graduation robe holds the NYU Abu Dhabi banner. A crowd of graduates in purple robes are seen in the background.

Abu Dhabi, Shanghai seniors come together at NYC commencement

NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai seniors represented their schools during the university commencement ceremony for the class of 2022.
Roshni Raj, Culture Editor May 20, 2022

For most students, commencement is a day to bring everyone together. Some families drive from New Jersey, while others fly from across oceans, all to watch their loved ones graduate....

NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service is located on 295 Lafayette St. NYU Wagner recently launched its NYC 2025 initiative to address New York City’s COVID-19 economic recovery and racial justice. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Wagner develops plan for NYC economic recovery and racial justice

An initiative by the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service will propose economic and social justice priorities for mayor-elect Eric Adams.
Maria Freyre, Staff Writer December 12, 2021

NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service recently launched its NYC 2025 initiative, a project that will propose public policy strategies for New York City’s...

Former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez, is invited to the NYU John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress. This has led to a protest as Uribe is linked to right-wing paramilitary groups, and was recently accused of inciting violence against Colombian protesters. 
(Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Protesters decry NYU event with former Colombian president

NYU’s Brademas Center invited Álvaro Uribe Vélez, a former president of Colombia, to speak at an NYU event about sustainability and climate politics. During the event, which met significant backlash online, more than 100 people attended a protest outside Bobst Library.
Suhail Gharaibeh and Ruqaiyah Zarook May 6, 2021

“NYU, NYU, genocide is on you!” Outside of Bobst Library, the chants of more than 100 protesters rang out against the virtual visit of former Colombian president Álvaro Uribe...

The NYU COVID-19 Testing tent is located at Gould Plaza in front of the Stern building. NYU’s public health ambassadors discuss their role during the pandemic. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Student Ambassadors Rep Public Health

A new program aims to help students understand and observe NYU’s changing public health guidelines.
Aarushi Sharma, Deputy News Editor September 16, 2020

NYU launched its Public Health Ambassadors program last month to aid students in comprehending and complying with NYU’s COVID-19 guidelines and to facilitate campus life during...

The Puck Building at NYU Wagner displays the works of the late journalist James Foley. Foley was murdered by ISIS in 2014. (Staff photo by Nick Mead)

The Legacy of James Foley, Panel Grapples with War Reporting

Panelists discussed countering propaganda and an accompanying art exhibition incorporating James Foley’s war photography.
Nick Mead, Deputy News Editor February 27, 2020

In 2014, American journalist James Foley was executed on tape by the Islamic State. The footage is one of the most broadly-circulated videos of an act of terror. On Tuesday, NYU...

There is a growing need for accommodations for hearing-impaired patients. In a discussion at NYU Wagner, professor of Health Policy and Medicine Jan Blustine sparked interests among students with the struggles the disabled have to face. (Image via Pixabay)

Wagner Professor Urges Visibility for the Hearing Impaired

Wagner hosted a discussion with Professor Jan Blustein about the growing need for accommodations for patients with hearing impairment in healthcare.
Aarushi Sharma, Staff Writer February 19, 2020

Professor Jan Blustein settled into conference room 3066 of the Puck Building on a Tuesday afternoon to lead a conversation, guided by her own research, around improvements regarding...

Dr. Inga Winkler discussed the conversation surrounding menstruation and remaining cultural stigma. (Staff photo by Alex Tran)

Menstruation as a Human Right, NYU Talk Discusses Cultural Stigma

Columbia University lecturer explains the importance of open discussion regarding menstruation as a human right.
Mina Mohammadi, Deputy News Editor February 5, 2020

Against the backdrop of NYU’s implementation of free period products in every dorm, human rights professionals spoke Tuesday about the growing importance of menstruation rights...

Deborah Goldfarb, Patsy Doerr, Whitney Tilson, Daniel Rabuzzi and Lauren Locke, speaking at NYU Alum David Dosamantes’ panel on Corporate Social Responsibility in an Age of Disruption.

Can Big Corporations Be More Socially Responsible?

Han Wang, Staff Writer April 19, 2017
In a world where capitalism dominates developed cultures while social awareness has risen to new heights, what does it take for companies to catch up with cultural standards?
WSN’s weekly roundup of the best classes you can take at NYU is here.

Week 5: Make the Most of Your Schedule With These Favorite Classes

Nathaniel Mahlum, Contributing Writer March 2, 2017
Before enrolling in classes, check out what those who have gone before you have to say about their favorite NYU classes.
Williamsburg is one of the many areas of Brooklyn that are facing rapid development.

Students Flock to Brooklyn, Gentrification and Rising Prices Follow

Alexander Kario, Contributing Writer March 2, 2016
NYU Wagner's Rudin Center, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, and Appleseed Inc. released a report recently describing Downtown Brooklyn's innovative urban developments and advancements.