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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

SLAM protestors outside of the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute protesting the violations of labor rights during the construction of the NYU Abu Dhabi campus (Photo by Ronni Husmann).

SLAM Protests NYU’s Past Fair Labor Violations at NYUAD

By Ronni Husmann, Deputy News Editor November 18, 2019

Chants of “F-ck forced labor! Pay them back!” echoed through Washington Square Park on Monday evening as student activists protested the treatment of workers whose rights were violated under NYU’s...

Tahia Islam, a student who runs a curated Instagram thrift store. (via Instagram @reclaimedwomxn_vintage)

Meet Tahia Islam, NYU Student and Creator of Reclaimed Womxn Vintage

By Celina Khorma, Staff Writer February 7, 2019

You add one too many items to your cart while shopping online and suddenly a wave of guilt washes over you at the thought of unnecessarily wasting money. But what if your shopping experience benefited...

A Muslim student standing in the lobby of the Henry Kaufman Management Center. Stern has recently gained attention from the larger NYU community due to instances of Islamophobia and discrimination.

Racial Discrimination and Islamophobia Pervasive in Stern

By Jemima McEvoy and Sakshi Venkatraman April 23, 2018
Muslim and black students have reported experiencing racial discrimination and Islamophobia in the Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
Protestors from SLAM and NYU Divest occupy the staircase of the Kimmel Center for University Life on March 28.

Divest and SLAM Suspend Occupation After Meeting With Administrators

By Alex Domb, Deputy News Editor March 30, 2018
The groups cited four reasons for ending their occupation, while threatening further action if their demands are not met.
Protestors from SLAM and NYU Divest occupy the staircase of the Kimmel Center for University Life on March 28.

Divest and SLAM Relocate to Kimmel, Escalate Occupation

By Alex Domb, Deputy News Editor March 28, 2018
After three days of occupying the Bonomi Family Admissions Center, NYU Divest and SLAM have relocated their occupation to the staircase of the Kimmel Center for University Life.
Demonstrators displayed posters advocating for fossil fuel divestment and improved student representation.

Divest and SLAM Occupy New Admissions Center, Demand Trustee Action

By Alex Domb, Deputy News Editor March 26, 2018
NYU Divest and the Student Labor Action Movement occupied the first floor of the Bonomi Family Admissions Center on Monday.
NYU Divest and NYU SLAM attempted conversations with some members of the Board of Trustees with limited success.

Divest and SLAM Confront High-Profile Trustees in Kimmel

By Alex Domb, Deputy News Editor December 11, 2017

Members of NYU Divest and the Student Labor Action Movement occupied exits of the Kimmel Center for University Life to track down trustees following Tuesday’s Board of Trustees meetings. The organizations...

NYU SLAM has made a number of claims recently against members of the Board of Trustees in regard to their conflicting interests.

Fact Checking SLAM’s Board of Trustees Claims

By Alex Domb and Caroline Haskins, Deputy News Editors October 30, 2017
A closer analysis of the Student Labor Action Movement's claims about the Board of Trustees.
NYU President Hamilton sent a letter to SLAM in response to their request to add a student to the board of trustees. Members of the group annotated and analysed the letter to expose what they percieved to be Hamilton’s true message.

Beckman and Hamilton Slam SLAM

By Alex Domb, Deputy News Editor October 26, 2017
Both NYU President Andrew Hamilton and university spokesperson John Beckman spoke against SLAM's request for a student member on the Board of Trustees.
SLAM’s Recent Protest is Spot On

SLAM’s Recent Protest is Spot On

By WSN Editorial Board October 23, 2017
Despite Andy Hamilton’s opinion, students can be unbiased in the decision-making process in the Board of Trustees, just as the next person in the room.
NYU SLAM members made posters outlining how members of the board have ties to other industries that could be deemed a conflict of interest.

NYU SLAM Seeks Support for Student Representation at Alumni Weekend

By Alex Domb, Deputy News Editor October 21, 2017
NYU SLAM took to the Kimmel stairs this morning to ask for support from alumni and parents in its mission to get student representation on the Board of Trustees.
De Blasio’s Endorsement of SLAM Will Not Change Anything

De Blasio’s Endorsement of SLAM Will Not Change Anything

By WSN Editorial Board September 28, 2017
It is an admirable effort that de Blasio wants to help SLAM and get representatives in the board, but ultimately his help will do little for the cause