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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

A person grabs toothpaste from a box in a drawer. On the counter and in the cupboards above them are stacks of non-perishable foods.

Steinhardt USG opens pantry to address on-campus food insecurity

Students at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development will now be able to access free hygiene products and food from an on-campus pantry.
Gabrielle Panelo and Tyra Hughes March 7, 2024

Steinhardt students will now be able to access basic goods for free from a food pantry created by the Steinhardt Undergraduate Student Government. The pantry, which opened this...

Ten students holding a banner that reads “N.Y.U. FEED YOUR STUDENTS” standing side by side in a lobby.

Students demand food security measures in petition to Mills

NYU’s chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America called for the university to change its approach to food insecurity in a petition delivered to administrators.
Gabrielle Panelo, Contributing Writer February 27, 2024

Around 10 students from NYU’s chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America gathered at Bobst Library on Monday to deliver a petition addressed to NYU president Linda...

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...

A crowd of people stands in front of a building with many windows labeled “STARBUCKS COFFEE.”

Students and faculty join nationwide strike at Astor Place Starbucks

Members of NYU’s Young Democratic Socialists of America and NYU faculty joined a protest outside the Astor Place Starbucks on Thursday, calling on the company to improve working conditions for employees in a daylong nationwide strike.
Aashna Miharia and Luke McCrory November 17, 2023

Dozens of students and faculty gathered outside the Starbucks location on Astor Place Thursday morning, joining a nationwide strike calling for better working conditions, wages...

The interior of the Student Health Center with students waiting with no masks in the lobby.

Abortions fully covered by NYU insurance starting this fall

NYU also plans to offer medicated abortion at its Student Health Center, and will stock emergency contraception at vending machines on campus.
Tori Morales, Deputy Managing Editor March 31, 2023

All abortions will be fully covered for NYU students using a university-sponsored health insurance plan starting fall 2023, as the insurance policy now covers both elective and...

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...

Brad Hoylman, Noah Rosenblum, Alice Fontier, and Tasleemah Lawal sit at a panel discussion event. All four are wearing formal attire, including dark-colored blazers. Above the panelists is a screen projecting a video recording of the panel. In front of the panelists are members of the audience sitting in chairs listening to the discussion.

NYU profs, local politicians address sudden resignation of chief NY judge

The Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law at the NYU School of Law hosted a teach-in about the vacancy of the New York Court of Appeals chief judge position at D’Agostino Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 2.
Yezen Saadah, Staff Writer November 4, 2022

An NYU School of Law panel discussed solutions to address the current vacancy of the chief justice of the highest court in New York on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The person who fills the...

A classroom of students sit in front of a projected screen that says “We are NYU, and we have to show up for each other.”

Campus labor unions rally student support as adjunct union nears strike vote

Union representatives from six on-campus worker unions discussed their past wins, current bargaining goals and future demands from the university during a teach-in.
Kayla Hardersen, Senior Staff Writer September 26, 2022

The Coalition on Labor Action according to Workers and Students, a community organizing group comprised of NYU School of Law students, and NYU’s chapter of the Young Democratic...

Protesters walk down University Place holding a large sign that says “NYU OWES ADJUNCTS.”

Adjunct faculty begin negotiations for new union contract

Supporters marched in solidarity with ACT-UAW Local 7902, the union representing adjunct faculty at NYU, as they begin negotiations with the university over their next contract.
Gillian Blum, Copy Chief April 19, 2022

ACT-UAW Local 7902, the union representing members of NYU’s adjunct faculty, began negotiations with the university for their next collective bargaining agreement. Faculty and...

NYU’s chapter of YDSA attempted to organize a tuition strike. Despite their efforts, the planned strike was called off. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan )

NYU YDSA leaders reflect on tuition strike failures

In interviews with WSN, NYU YDSA leaders said the failure of their tuition strike effort resulted from inexperienced leadership taking on a project that was far too ambitious.
Jessie Hinson, Contributing Writer November 19, 2021

After cancelling plans for a spring 2022 semester tuition strike, members of the NYU chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America met on Nov. 12 to reflect on the strike's...

The cancellation of YDSA’s tuition strike should not be viewed as a failure. Rather, it shows the lengths that students are willing to go to demand action from the university. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Letter to the Editor: The NYU YDSA tuition strike laid the foundation for future organizing

Despite the obstacles to organizing at a school like NYU, YDSA’s tuition strike proved that students are willing to take action to demand the university they deserve. A response to “NYU YDSA strikes out,” Nov. 12.
Jake Colosa, Contributing Writer November 19, 2021

Last week, a WSN opinion piece argued that the NYU Young Democratic Socialists of America chapter’s failed tuition strike “did not demonstrate the same resolve or organization”...

Students with NYU YDSA protest for lower tuition on April 30. The organizations spring 2021 tuition strike was canceled due to insufficient mobilization and concerns over de-enrollment. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Opinion: NYU YDSA strikes out

In the past, students have been willing to risk their degrees, lives and limbs for what they believe in. The NYU YDSA strike did not demonstrate that same resolve or organization.
Zach Banks, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

After several months of uncertainty, the NYU chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America announced that they were calling off their tuition strike. When NYU YDSA said...