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

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

Washington Square News

An N.Y.U. flag hanging on top of the entrance to Lipton Hall.

Red dye thrown across Mills’ front door

An unidentified individual vandalized the front entrance of President Linda Mills’ residence at Lipton Hall as tensions related to ongoing demonstrations on campus continue to rise.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor May 2, 2024

An unidentified individual threw red dye across President Linda Mills’ front door and sidewalk at Lipton Hall on Tuesday afternoon. A video of the perpetrator began circulating...

A person wearing a red headscarf waves a flag reading “Palestine” in front of Bobst Library.

NYU says it is not considering divestment from Israel amid protests

Students and faculty held demonstrations calling for the university to divest from companies with ties to Israel and shut down its Tel Aviv program in multiple locations on campus two days after police swept the Gaza Solidarity Encampment at Gould Plaza.
Adrianna Nehme and Dharma Niles April 25, 2024

NYU told WSN it would not consider divesting from companies with connections to Israel, as pro-Palestinian protesters continued to call for the university to cut ties with the...

(Manasa Gudavalli for WSN)

NYU sends letter to parents addressing Gaza Solidarity Encampment

Two days after a pro-Palestinian encampment in Gould Plaza, NYU leadership sent an email to parents and guardians about current “campus conditions.”
Bruna Horvath, News Editor April 25, 2024

NYU leadership sent an email to parents and guardians on Wednesday afternoon concerning the Gaza Solidarity Encampment in Gould Plaza on Monday, where the New York City Police...

A crowd of people stand and walk around a park surrounded by city buildings and an arch monument under a clear blue sky.

Student targeted in attempted robbery near Washington Square Park

The student was unharmed after the suspect tried and failed to take their backpack Wednesday evening.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor April 24, 2024

An NYU student was caught in an attempted robbery near Washington Square Park at around 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, according to an email sent by the Department of Campus Safety earlier...

Protesters hold up signs in a crowd.

‘Linda Mills, you’re a liar’: Protesters take to WSP after encampment arrests

After police arrested 120 protesters at the Gaza Solidarity Encampment in Gould Plaza Monday evening, hundreds gathered in Washington Square Park to criticize the administration’s response.
Adrianna Nehme and Dharma Niles April 24, 2024

A dorm room with two beds in University Hall.

Ranked: First-year residence halls

Rats and roaches and hospital lighting, oh my! It’s about time we dove into the good, the bad and the ugly of NYU’s first-year dorms.
Annie Emans, Staff Writer April 18, 2024

First-year dorming at NYU is an experience. When you are just starting college and the entire city is deemed your campus, living in a building filled with hundreds of fellow NYU...

A group of protesters holding colorful signs.

Social work students rally for paid field time and fewer hours

Dozens of social work students from NYU and several other East Coast universities gathered at Washington Square Park to call for changes to their programs, including paid field learning hours, in a rally on Sunday.
Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor April 15, 2024

Chelsea Trout spends eight hours every Monday at a charter high school in Brooklyn, where she answers phone calls, proctors SATs, oversees school lunches and handles a clinical...

A medium sized brown, orange and white dog sitting on concrete, being pet by a person wearing khaki pants and a black puffer.

Pups in the park

Washington Square Park may be at the center of NYU’s campus, but it is also the stomping grounds for many dog walkers and their adorable pets.
Katie Liao, Staff Writer April 3, 2024

You’ve heard it before: Washington Square Park is the heart of NYU. It’s where students go to picnic, read a book, people-watch, ponder their looming quarter-life crisis or...

An email from N.Y.U.’s department of campus safety pasted on a purple background.

Campus Safety responds to wave of assaults near Washington Square Park

The Department of Campus Safety said it “is aware of reports on social media” of women being assaulted in several New York City neighborhoods, including near NYU’s Washington Square campus.
Aashna Miharia, Deputy News Editor March 29, 2024

Multiple women have shared stories online of being punched in neighborhoods throughout New York City, including areas near Washington Square Park and Union Square. NYU’s Department...

A bird’s eye view of Washington Square Park crowded with protestors holding umbrellas.

Thousands take to Washington Square to protest for cease-fire in Gaza

Nearly five months after the start of the Israel-Hamas war, thousands of protesters gathered at Washington Square Park to demand a cease-fire.
Alex Tey, Editor-at-Large March 4, 2024

Thousands of protesters marched from Washington Square Park to midtown Manhattan on Saturday to demand a cease-fire in Gaza, as the Gaza Health Ministry reported that the number...

A person wearing a brown jacket holds a sign that reads “Shut Down N.Y.U. Tel Aviv.” A group of protestors stand on a stage and protest signs lean against the steps.

Pro-Palestinian protesters continue weekslong call for Tel Aviv site shutdown

Members of various student groups took part in a rally at Washington Square Park in solidarity with Palestinians during the ongoing bombardment of the Gaza Strip.
Jennifer Wu and John Kim December 6, 2023

Around 50 students gathered by the Garibaldi statue in Washington Square Park for a pro-Palestinian rally on Tuesday, reiterating demands for NYU to protect pro-Palestinian speech...

People holding various signs stand next to a large red banner with white and black text.

SGA calls for Gov. Hochul to sign reparations bill at rally

Members of the student government called on New York Gov. Kathy Hochul to sign a bill that would establish a commission to study reparations to African American New Yorkers at a rally in Washington Square Park.
Aashna Miharia, Staff Writer December 4, 2023

Around 25 students gathered at Washington Square Park on Friday in support of a New York state Senate bill that would establish a commission for the study of reparations to descendants...