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NYU Board of Trustees Rejects Student and Faculty Representation

NYU Board of Trustees Rejects Student and Faculty Representation

By Jemima McEvoy and Sayer Devlin

July 26, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News, Top Story, University News

NYU’s Board of Trustees voted down three resolutions written by three different University Senate councils which would have placed students and faculty members on the Board of Trustees, according to a statement released by the university on Tuesday. Instead, the board has promised a laundry list of other initiatives which it believes will be “a far more effective way to take account of the wide var...

NYU’s Board of Trustees Revokes Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree

NYU’s Board of Trustees Revokes Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree

By Sarah Jackson, News Editor

June 21, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News, Top Story, University News

NYU's Board of Trustees announced on Thursday that they would revoke actor Bill Cosby's honorary degree, which he earned in 1997.

The Former Downstein Manager’s $5 Million Lawsuit Against NYU and Aramark, Explained

The Former Downstein Manager’s $5 Million Lawsuit Against NYU and Aramark, Explained

By Alex Domb, Deputy News Editor

May 3, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News, NYU, Top Stories

Detailed summary of the lawsuit being filed against NYU and Aramark by a terminated employee.

Lawsuit From Former Downstein Manager Reveals Aramark Misled Public About Insensitive Black History Month Meal

Lawsuit From Former Downstein Manager Reveals Aramark Misled Public About Insensitive Black History Month Meal

By Sayer Devlin, Alex Domb, Kristina Hayhurst, and Jemima McEvoy

May 3, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News, NYU, Top Story

NYU and Aramark face a five million dollar lawsuit. The suit alleges wrongful termination of an Aramark employee after February's insensitive Black History Month meal.

BREAKING: NYU Buildings Evacuated Due to Nearby Manhole Fires

BREAKING: NYU Buildings Evacuated Due to Nearby Manhole Fires

By Jemima McEvoy and Natasha Roy

March 31, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, City News, News, University News

Several manhole fires have erupted on Broadway and 12th St. The Fire Department of New York and NYU's Public Safety are working on solving the problems.

SLAM Protests Board of Trustees Connection to President Trump

SLAM Protests Board of Trustees Connection to President Trump

By Jemima McEvoy, News Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, News, NYU, University News

NYU's Student Labor Action Movement organized a rally today to protest the lack of student representation on NYU's Board of Trustees and board member John Paulson's connection to President Donald Trump.

Blacked Out Bobst

Blacked Out Bobst

By Jemima McEvoy, News Editor

February 14, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, News, Top Story, University News

Blackouts at Bobst Library and Tisch Hall have led classes to be cancelled and students to be evacuated by Public Safety officers.

Explosion in Chelsea “Intentional,” Injures 29

Explosion in Chelsea “Intentional,” Injures 29

By Alex Bazeley and Bobby Wagner

September 17, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Top Story

An explosion rocked the Chelsea neighborhood in New York City on Saturday night.

UPDATE: Incarceration to Education Coalition Occupation Reaches 24 Hours

UPDATE: Incarceration to Education Coalition Occupation Reaches 24 Hours

By Anne Cruz and Lexi Faunce

March 26, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Diversity at NYU, News, NYU, University News

More than 20 Incarceration to Education Coalition organizers and supporters have occupied the Kimmel Center for Student Life since Friday afternoon and are in the process of negotiating with NYU to disband their sit-in if their demands are met. IEC has pledged to remain in the staircase area of Kimmel un...

[UPDATE] Classes after 4 p.m. today and all-day Tuesday canceled due to severe winter storm

[UPDATE] Classes after 4 p.m. today and all-day Tuesday canceled due to severe winter storm

By News Team

January 26, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

NYU announced this afternoon that classes after 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26 will be canceled.

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