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NYPD partners with US Department of Energy to protect subways

NYPD partners with US Department of Energy to protect subways

May 5, 2013
Filed under NEWS

The New York City Police Department is joining forces with the U.S. Department of Energy in the Brookhaven National Laboratory to study how chemical weapons could be deployed in the air of the New York subway system. Paul Kalb, head of the environmental research and technology division in Brookhaven explained that researchers will be releasing seven d... Read more »

NYU SLAM sees victory through ‘badidas’ campaign

NYU SLAM sees victory through ‘badidas’ campaign

May 1, 2013
Filed under Editor's Picks, NEWS

  The NYU Student Labor Action Movement recently made headway in its efforts against sportswear corporation Adidas, a major manufacturer of NYU athletic wear. SLAM, a student-run organization that campaigns against labor injustice, tries to choose protests strategically and find the b... Read more »

Violent crime rises in lower Manhattan

Violent crime rises in lower Manhattan

April 23, 2013
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  According to a report from the New York Police Department, violent crime has been on the rise in a number of Manhattan neighborhoods near campus, including Chelsea, Gramercy and SoHo. This contrasts with an overall drop in violent crime citywide. During the same time period, both sh... Read more »

New police chief hopes to strengthen community ties

New police chief hopes to strengthen community ties

April 4, 2013
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  After serving with the 81st Precinct since 1986, on March 27 Philip Banks III was appointed as the new chief of the New York Police Department — the second African-American in NYPD history to be appointed. Banks was promoted because of his commitment to the safety of the city, his abi... Read more »

Rat infestation rises in New York City post-Sandy

Rat infestation rises in New York City post-Sandy

February 28, 2013
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  Even though it has been four months since Hurricane Sandy hit, effects of the storm are still causing headaches for the city — this time with the help of some furry friends. “The number of calls for rat control has gone up significantly since Sandy,” said Timothy Wong, technical ... Read more »

NYU plagiarism cases often considered unintentional

NYU plagiarism cases often considered unintentional

February 21, 2013
Filed under NEWS

Plagiarism is an issue at every university, but at NYU, the most common cases result from misunderstanding rather than bla- tant cheating. NYU’s academic integrity policy defines plagiarism as “presenting others’ work without adequate acknowledg- ment of its source, as though it were one’s own.” ... Read more »

New York City Animal Care & Control Department to launch adoption center

New York City Animal Care & Control Department to launch adoption center

February 11, 2013
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Within the next year, the New York City Animal Care and Control department will create an adoptions department as part of an initiative to help more New York City animals find homes. AC&C experienced severe budget cuts a few years ago, causing the department to lose half of its workforce. In ... Read more »

NYU-Poly professor to attend conference on research, global issues

NYU-Poly professor to attend conference on research, global issues

November 15, 2012
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Oded Nov, an assistant professor of Technology Management at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU, has been selected to participate in the 2012 National Academies Keck Future Initiative. The conference “The Informed Brain in the Digital World,” held from Nov. 14 to 17 in Irvine, Calif., is a meeting... Read more »

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