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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

An across-the-street view of The Student Health Center.

Opinion: NYU needs better mental health services

Despite the increasing prevalence of mental health issues among the student body, the university’s resources lack personalized care, limit accessibility and respond inadequately to mental health crises.
Isabella Jambrina, Contributing Writer April 25, 2024

Growing up under the taxing burden of mental illness, my emotional health was my No. 1 priority in my first year at NYU. Weary of my newfound independence, I sought out university-based...

A photograph of the scene of the car collision. Crime scene tape runs across the street. A group of four first responders are seen standing next blood on the road.

Woman killed in Chinatown car crash outside NYU’s Lafayette Hall

A woman who is not affiliated with NYU was hit by a driver outside a university residence hall in Chinatown on Monday morning.
Lauren Ashe, Deputy News Editor December 5, 2022

An 83-year-old woman was struck and killed by the driver of a pickup truck just outside of Lafayette Hall, on the corner of Lafayette Street and White Street in Chinatown, at approximately...

A man sits on his bed looking at the camera in front of his decorated walls next to an empty bed and drawer that is not being used.

Students upset by NYU response to roommate’s mental health crisis

Coral Tower residents sought a dialogue with their residence hall directors to communicate their concerns. They were left in the dark instead.
Alex Tey, Editor-in-Chief April 18, 2022

Content warning: This article contains descriptions of a mental health crisis. Five residents of a Coral Tower suite said the building directors refused to listen to their concerns...

An illustration of a white postcard with a red stamp in the top right corner. On the postcard are the words “letter to the editor” in a cursive style. Behind the postcard is a closed gray envelope.

Letter to the Editor: CWS director on suicide response and mental health resources

The executive director of NYU Counseling and Wellness Services addresses suicide contagion, counseling wait times and in-person counseling availability in response to a recent WSN article about the history of suicide at NYU.
Zoe Ragouzeos, Executive Director of NYU Counseling and Wellness Services March 19, 2022

Dear Editor, We are writing regarding Alyssa Goldberg’s March 7, 2022, article “Bobst Library’s Enduring History of Suicide.” The article raises a number of important...

How NYU Can Really Support Mental Health

How NYU Can Really Support Mental Health

Mental health at NYU can’t improve until we realize that the people who need help are actually the ones least likely to ask for it.
Sarah John, Contributing Writer November 18, 2019

For most of my life, I just wanted to be successful. Not necessarily happy — just successful. There’s a history that has led to this result, a series of sad, almost cliche...

Will NYU Improve the SHC Now?

Will NYU Improve the SHC Now?

NYU’s department of Counseling and Wellness Services has officially fallen below the national standard. Will this finally be the impetus for NYU to improve its mental health facilities?
Abby Hofstetter, Opinion Editor November 6, 2019

I felt pretty hopeless at the end of last semester. WSN reported in May that the wait times between appointments from NYU’s Counseling and Wellness Services are dangerously above...

GSAS student Alysha Kundanmal and other members of the graduate student union continued their call for Avital Ronell to be fired in a protest on Tuesday. (Photo by Mina Mohammadi)

Graduate Students Protest NYU’s Continued Employment of Professor Who Sexually Harassed a Student

The protest was held outside of Bobst Library by NYU’s graduate student union, which has continued to demand that NYU fire German and comparative literature professor Avital Ronell.
Victor Porcelli and Mina Mohammadi November 5, 2019

Calling on NYU to fire Professor Avital Ronell — who returned this semester after a year-long suspension for sexually harassing a student — around 20 graduate student workers...

NYU has released their 2020 tax forms to WSN before filing them. (Staff illustration by Chelsea Li)

Off-Third: NYU’s 2020 Receipts: $400 Million to Lady Gaga, $2 to Student Health Center and More

NYU has released their 2020 tax returns one year in advance, and we’ve conducted a full review. Here’s what we found.
Abby Hofstetter, Opinion Editor October 23, 2019

Off-Third is WSN’s satire section. In an unprecedented step toward transparency, NYU has released its 2020 tax returns to WSN before filing them. This comes after WSN published...

Students read Anonymous Affirmations, a Lipton Residence Hall initiative that sends messages of positivity to NYU students. (Photo by Jorene He)

Current Wellness Resources Fall Short of Expectations

Fourteen students who have used NYU’s Counseling and Wellness Services told WSN they did not receive adequate care.
Mansee Khurana, Deputy News Editor April 29, 2019

*Some of those who spoke to WSN asked to only be identified by their first name for privacy reasons. Jaelynn Ortiz’s first semester at her dream school did not always feel...

We Must Stand Together Against Sexual Assault

We Must Stand Together Against Sexual Assault

Students for Sexual Respect, Guest Editorial September 25, 2017
If a school fails to meet its obligations under Title IX, the Department of Education is supposed to enforce the law. By rescinding the Obama-era guidance, DeVos undermined it.
The front of NYU Langones Vilcek Hall

Medical School graduate falls from residence hall

Valentina Duque Bojanini, News Editor August 19, 2014
The death of 2014 graduate Sean O'Rourke is still being investigated.

[UPDATE] Sexual assault near campus raises student concerns over university policies

October 16, 2013
Concerns over the university's sexual assault policy and general safety were raised following an attack on an NYU student in SoHo.