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Washington Square Christmas tree lighting ceremony celebrates its 88th year

Washington Square Christmas tree lighting ceremony celebrates its 88th year

December 6, 2012
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Speaking to nearly 200 people ranging from six months old to 60 years old on a brisk Wednesday night, Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer had one simple question. “Are the kids ready for the countdown?” Stringer asked the crowd. After exDriver Robot - Top Converting Driver Productcited and eager voices peppered the park, the 45-foot Washi... Read more »

Transfer students honored for role within NYU community

Transfer students honored for role within NYU community

December 3, 2012
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Steinhardt junior Megan Taylor said she felt lost last August. Taylor had just transferred from Wheaton College in Massachusetts to NYU because she was looking for a bigger school where she could explore more with her studies and extracurricular activities. “People underestimate how hard it is to... Read more »

Students celebrate Obama's victory at Election Party

Students celebrate Obama's victory at Election Party

November 7, 2012
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The Rosenthal Pavilion in the Kimmel Center for University Life was filled with sounds of old school hip-hop, food and spirited members of the NYU community who came together to watch the election outcome last night. Tom McIntyre, assistant director for the Brademas Center for the Study of Co... Read more »

What's in your fridge?

What's in your fridge?

November 6, 2012
Filed under FEATURES

Allie Connolly and Brittany Yu are two LSP sophomores rooming together at Second Street residence hall. Even though the two roommates are very different — Connolly is passionate about painting and photography while Yu loves hip-hop music and worships the New York Giants — they share a passion for... Read more »

NYU professors weigh in on Election 2012

NYU professors weigh in on Election 2012

November 6, 2012
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Now that Election Day is here, NYU professors voice their opinions about today’s election. “Right before the election, candidates can’t touch on any hard issues like climate change. I’m hoping that whoever is elected will be able to start tackling issues related to climate change. I’m also... Read more »

New taxi-hailing app discontinued

New taxi-hailing app discontinued

November 5, 2012
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Just six weeks after a San Francisco-based company launched a taxi-hailing app, it announced that the app has been discontinued because of issues regarding contracts between New York’s Taxi and Limousine Commission and payment processing companies. Uber’s downloadable app, which was designed to pr... Read more »

New program asks students to ‘Pay Attention’ to bullying

New program asks students to ‘Pay Attention’ to bullying

October 29, 2012
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Joe Salvatore, a Faculty Fellow in Residence at Third North Residence Hall and clinical professor of educational theatre in Steinhardt, has brought an anti-bullying campaign called “Project Pay Attention” to NYU. This initiative, which urges individuals to pay more attention to the words they u... Read more »

Public safety tips come to fore after recent events

Public safety tips come to fore after recent events

October 4, 2012
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On Sept. 22, Harsha Maddula, a sophomore at Northwestern University, went missing after leaving an off-campus party. Six days later, the 18-year-old boy’s body was found in Lake Michigan’s Wilmette Harbor. It is still not clear why or how Maddula’s life ended so tragically. Casey Shamma, a junior... Read more »

Food shortages leave New Yorkers struggling

Food shortages leave New Yorkers struggling

September 19, 2012
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More residents of New York state are struggling to afford food, according to a recent report from the United States Department of Agriculture. The report showed that between 2009 and 2011, about 13 percent of households in the state experienced food insecurity — meaning they were unsure of whether... Read more »

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