Park performers’ to lose stage in Washington Square

Park performers’ to lose stage in Washington Square

May 1, 2013
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  The presence of street performers, one of the defining characteristics of Washington Square Park, may dwindle this spring due to a recent change in park policy. The expressive matter rule, originally adopted by the New York City Parks Department in June 2010, determines where and how artists can sell their ar... Read more »

Email from Board of Trustees pushes transparency

April 2, 2013
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Responding to recent demands for greater transparency and clarity in university decisions, Martin Lipton, chair of NYU’s Board of Trustees, sent out an email notifying the NYU community of a new webpage. The site presents facts regarding students, faculty and investments. In case you missed the email... Read more »

Town hall invites faculty, student input on NYU 2031

Town hall invites faculty, student input on NYU 2031

March 28, 2013
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The first of three town hall meetings organized by the University Space Priorities Working Group convened yesterday to discuss space concerns regarding the university’s expansion plan. The group, which met for the first time in October last year, included representatives from the faculty, Faculty Sen... Read more »

Homelessness numbers reach record highs

Homelessness numbers reach record highs

March 27, 2013
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  More children and adults are homeless now than any time period since the Great Depression, according to a recent State of the Homeless 2013 report. Produced by the Coalition for the Homeless, the report revealed that more than 50,000 people are living in New York City homeless shelter... Read more »

Bloomberg pushes for new anti-cigarette law

Bloomberg pushes for new anti-cigarette law

March 26, 2013
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  One week after New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s soda ban was blocked in court, Bloomberg announced a new health initiative, this time in an attempt to further reduce the smoking rate among the city’s youth. The Tobacco Product Display Restriction bill, announced March 18,... Read more »

Push for transparency: examining NYU decision-making process

Push for transparency: examining NYU decision-making process

March 25, 2013
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Recent dissatisfaction among members of the Faculty of Arts and Science with university leadership has initiated debate over problems with transparency and communication within the tiers of governance at the university. Since its foundation, NYU has operated under a set of bylaws that act supreme... Read more »

Stop-and-frisk challenge reaches court

Stop-and-frisk challenge reaches court

March 25, 2013
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  A class action lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of New York City’s stop-and-frisk laws opened on Monday, March 18 in federal court. The lawsuit, Floyd v. City of New York, was filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights and claims to represent hundreds of thousands of vict... Read more »

Artist plasters Brooklyn in anti-street harassment posters

Artist plasters Brooklyn in anti-street harassment posters

March 10, 2013
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  The posters hung by Bedford-Stuyvesant artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh serve as a direct message to cat-callers: “Women do not owe you their time or conversation.” Fazlalizadeh, 27, said she has experienced harassment from men since she was a teenager and continues to experience inappropriate t... Read more »

Besides Bobst: alternative study spots

Besides Bobst: alternative study spots

March 7, 2013
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Try out the fifth floor of the SCPS building, located at 7 E. 12th St., for a quiet, comfortable study room with a more welcoming vibe than Bobst Library. And for a change of scenery, don’t forget that all NYU students have access to the Cooper Union Library on East Seventh Street and the New Sc... Read more »

Million Hoodies Candlelight Vigil brings attention to racism

Million Hoodies Candlelight Vigil brings attention to racism

February 27, 2013
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Click the photo to see more from the Trayvon Martin vigil. Candles lit the night in Union Square as demonstrators gathered to commemorate Trayvon Martin’s death and prove that one year later his case has not been forgotten. Dubbed the Million Hoodies Candlelight Vigil, the demonstration reignited pr... Read more »

MTA slimming waste with fare mark up

MTA slimming waste with fare mark up

February 26, 2013
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  Starting March 3, subway users may think twice about tossing their old MetroCards. The Metropolitan Transit Authority has announced several new policies for the price and purchase of MetroCards. In addition to a 25-cent fare hike, which will make single rides cost $2.50, the MTA will ch... Read more »

Protestors brave rain for prisoner Bradley Manning

Protestors brave rain for prisoner Bradley Manning

February 24, 2013
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Heavy rain and wind pelted approximately 20 protesters as they huddled under the Union Square subway on Saturday to mark the 1,000th day of Bradley Manning’s imprisonment without trial. Manning, a 24-year-old army intelligence analyst, was arrested in May 2010 for releasing information about U.S. a... Read more »

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