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John Sexton Should Not Be Speaking at NYU

John Sexton Should Not Be Speaking at NYU

WSN Editorial Board
February 22
Filed under OPINION

While Sexton has been recognized for his skillful debating, free speech has never been a center of his platform, making the choice to have Sexton headline this particular event confusing. Furthermore, Sexton’s tenure at NYU was filled with inexcusable mistakes, and he should never be an honoree at this university.

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NYU Should Protect Targeted Students

NYU Should Protect Targeted Students

WSN Editorial Board
February 13
Filed under OPINION

President Hamilton should publicly announce solidarity with NYUSJP. To do otherwise would entirely contradict NYU’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Stop with the Empty Promises, NYU

Stop with the Empty Promises, NYU

WSN Editorial Board
February 10
Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

NYU's administration has a bad habit of reneging on its promises. Although, this trend seems less damning with minor issues, failing to live up to one's commitments on matters of import can dramatically affects students' lives.

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NYU Does Not Help Students Succeed

NYU Does Not Help Students Succeed

WSN Editorial Board
January 24
Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Especially with recent controversy surrounding the Tisch New Theatre, it feels as though there are too many outside, or inside, forces preventing students from pursuing their passions.

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Republican gamesmanship hurts struggling minimum wage workers

Republican gamesmanship hurts struggling minimum wage workers

May 1
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

The proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 was blocked in the Senate yesterday. The 54-42 vote came in spite of much public support for the legislation. As is too common for Congress, biting partisanship superseded the responsibility to serve the American people. Attempts at compromise... Read more »

NYPD rhetoric on Muslim surveillance must be met by policy change

NYPD rhetoric on Muslim surveillance must be met by policy change

April 17
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

The New York City Police Department dropped its surveillance program that placed undercover detectives in Muslim neighborhoods on April 15. Formerly called the Demographics Unit, the Zone Assessment Unit has been a secret weapon in the NYPD’s counterterrorism efforts since 2003. The program’s exi... Read more »

Egyptian military as destructive as Brotherhood regime it replaced

Egyptian military as destructive as Brotherhood regime it replaced

March 24
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Five-hundred and twenty-nine supporters of the overthrown Muslim Brotherhood regime were sentenced to death in Egypt on Monday for the murder of a policeman, and for attacks on people and property. The trial lasted only two days, and the court’s decision seems to reflect the wide-scale crackdown on... Read more »

Wall Street’s excess frustrates income inequality efforts

Wall Street’s excess frustrates income inequality efforts

March 13
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

As President Barack Obama’s motorcade sped down Broadway to visit a Gap store in Midtown to congratulate the firm’s decision to raise the minimum wage on Tuesday, business employees only a few miles downtown on Wall Street were clearly not paying attention. Despite Obama’s best efforts to improve... Read more »

NYU negligent of winter weather impact

NYU negligent of winter weather impact

February 13
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

The decision to keep NYU open during a potentially hazardous winter storm has caused controversy and represents a significant risk to both students and staff. The university administration has underestimated the obvious risks associated with traveling during a severe snowstorm. The decision is both negligent... Read more »

Genetic fitness concerns blind zoo’s ethics

Genetic fitness concerns blind zoo’s ethics

February 11
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

The Copenhagen Zoo put down a healthy 2-year-old giraffe known as Marius, inciting outrage in Denmark and abroad, on Feb. 9. Notwithstanding an online petition to spare the giraffe’s life, which received more than 20,000 signatures, Marius was shot. Following an autopsy, his carcass was dismembere... Read more »

Geneva II talks fall short, prove ineffective

Geneva II talks fall short, prove ineffective

January 27
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Yesterday afternoon, the Syria peace talks in Geneva produced their first breakthrough. The UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi reported that both parties have agreed upon conditions under which women and children are allowed to leave the besieged city of Homs, Syria. Although this deal marks an important first... Read more »

Texas law discriminates against religious minorities

Texas law discriminates against religious minorities

December 10
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Just in time for the holidays, Texas is reminding public schools and their teachers that wishing someone a “Merry Christmas” is protected under state law. The bill, also known as the “Merry Christmas law,” was signed by Gov. Rick Perry in June. The bill also safeguards “winter celebrations”... Read more »

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