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

Washington Square News

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The Soapbox: An update on the war in Gaza

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN covering major news developments at NYU’s campuses and study away sites abroad. Global consciousness for a global university.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor May 3, 2024

United Nations reports that reconstructing the infrastructure in Gaza could take decades It may take up  “approximately 80 years” to rebuild the nearly 80,000 homes destroyed...

The outside of N.Y.U.s Palladium residence hall, with two N.Y.U. flags and two N.Y.U. torches on the side of the building. A car is parked in front and people are walking past.

NYU expands free summer housing to students from Gaza, Israel and West Bank

In response to safety concerns in the Middle East, the university added the three locations to its emergency summer housing program, which accommodates students affected by global crises.
Sidney Snider, Contributing Writer April 4, 2024

NYU will now offer free summer housing to students from Gaza, Israel and the West Bank who may not be able to return home due to safety concerns amid the Israel-Hamas war.  NYU’s...

A crowd of people holding up signs while marching through Washington Square Park.

Students and faculty walk out, demand NYU cut ties with Israel

On-campus student and faculty groups participated in a pro-Palestinian walkout at Washington Square Park on Wednesday, calling for NYU to end its operations in Israel.
Krish Dev and Luke McCrory October 26, 2023

Hundreds of students and faculty gathered in Washington Square Park Wednesday afternoon as part of a nationwide pro-Palestinian walkout, calling for the United States to stop military...

A speaker delivers a speech from behind a podium. Observers stand in a semicircle in front of the speaker. Vertical floor-to-ceiling windows are behind the speaker.

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...

A man in a dark gray jacket and a woman in a light gray jacket, both wearing gray winter hats, hold full-size Israeli flags on poles. They are standing in front of the Washington Square Arch in Washington Square Park.

Protesters criticize Israeli government’s far-right plans for reform

Protesters convened in Washington Square Park on Sunday morning to oppose the Israeli government’s recent proposal to limit judicial power.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor February 6, 2023

Dozens of demonstrators gathered in Washington Square Park on Sunday, Feb. 5 to protest Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to reform the country’s judicial system....

Professor Rami Salameh stands in front of a podium, speaking to an audience in the Kimmel Center for University Life, while a projector screen behind him displays a Zoom virtual meeting.

Palestinian professor discusses colonialism, higher education at SJP event

A Birzeit University professor spoke to NYU students and faculty about the history and issue of higher education in Palestine under colonial rule.
Yezen Saadah, Deputy News Editor December 6, 2022

Palestinian scholar Rami Salameh, the chair of philosophy and cultural studies at Birzeit University, spoke to the NYU community about academic limitations on higher education...

An exterior shot of the Bronfman Center. On the left is the entrance of the building with a New York University sign that reads “STILL REQUIRED FACE MASK.” On the right is a plaque that reads “New York University 7 The EDGAR M. BRONFMAN CENTER FOR JEWISH STUDENT LIFE”

NYU disputes failing grade on antisemitism report

NYU criticized a report on antisemitism on college campuses for not including some of the university’s actions against antisemitism on campus, including updating its non-discrimination and harassment policy and hosting a summit to address antisemitism across U.S. universities.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor October 4, 2022

NYU received a failing grade in a recent report rating antisemitism on 25 university campuses. The Sept. 25 report, compiled by watchdog group StopAntisemitism, claimed that students...

A crowd surrounds a memorial filled with candles, flowers, posters and Israeli flags in front of a storefront.

Mass shooting near NYU Tel Aviv campus prompts university response

After a shooting in Tel Aviv last week and a number of attacks in Israel over the last month, site administrators advised students to exercise greater caution and avoid traveling outside of Tel Aviv.
Maria Freyre, Senior Staff Writer April 12, 2022

NYU Tel Aviv provided transportation back to campus and advised students to temporarily stay indoors after a mass shooting near campus on April 7. The shooting left three dead...

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The Soapbox: Haitian migrant crisis, West Bank, Sudan

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN’s news desk, examining the major developments in world news and rounding up the stories we think are worth the read this week. Global consciousness for a global university.
Suhail Gharaibeh, Deputy News Editor September 27, 2021

At the southern border, a human rights scandal The Associated Press reported that U.S. authorities have expelled or paroled 15,000 migrants — most of whom are Haitians —...

Tel Aviv on Fire is a romantic soap opera focusing on the years before the 1967 Arab-Israeli Six-Day War. (Photo by Patricia Peribañez via Cohen Media Group)

‘Tel Aviv on Fire’ Channels Frustration Into Comedy

The Luxembourgish Oscars entry, directed by NYU Tisch professor and Palestinian director Sameh Zoabi, tackles the Israel-Palestine conflict through a satirical lens.
Nicholas Weid, Contributing Writer December 2, 2019

“Tel Aviv on Fire” is reflective of the experience of writer-director Sameh Zoabi and his experiences as a Palestinian living in Israel. Protagonist Salam (Kais Nashef), is...

Professor Sameh Zoabi digs deep into his roots as the director of Tel Aviv on Fire. (Photo by Hassan Elgamal)

Sameh Zoabi: The Palestinian Director With an Israeli Passport

NYU professor and director Sameh Zoabi discusses his latest film, Luxembourgish Oscar contender “Tel Aviv on Fire,” and what it means to be a Palestinian filmmaker and an Israeli citizen.
Fareid El Gafy, Film & TV Editor December 2, 2019

Professor Sameh Zoabi has had to explain who he is since the day he was born. Born in a Palestinian village outside of Nazareth, Israel, Zoabi is a man stuck in the middle. When...

Students at NYU and Columbia raised money for people in Gaza.

Fast-A-Thon 2014 raises $33,500

Alanna Bayarin, Staff Writer October 20, 2014
Coverage of Islamic Relief USA's "Fastathon 2014" Fast-for-Gaza event at the NYU Islamic Center.