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March Calls for a Scientific Solution

March Calls for a Scientific Solution

By Kristina Hayhurst, Deputy News Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under City News, NYU, Top Stories, University News

Activists and educators gathered for the second annual March for Science this weekend. President Andrew Hamilton was among the speakers.

An All-Nighter Experiment

An All-Nighter Experiment

By Dasha Zagurskaya, Contributing Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As dreads and finals are approaching, many of us catch ourselves considering the idea of ditching sleep in order to get on top of our work. But, is pulling an all-nighter worth it?

An Alternative View on NYUAD

An Alternative View on NYUAD

By Matthew Silverstein, Guest Writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

A Guest Writer's response to the Editorial Board's call for NYU to divest from NYUAD.

‘Shemale or Female’ Quiz Unacceptable

‘Shemale or Female’ Quiz Unacceptable

By WSN Editorial Staff

October 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Last week, a professor at State University of New York College at Geneseo gave a quiz in which students were tasked with deciding whether women in photos are “females or shemales.”

Multi-Factor Authentication Will Do More Harm Than Good

Multi-Factor Authentication Will Do More Harm Than Good

By Melanie Pineda, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Multi-Factor Authentication is a waste of time that is bound to disrupt class times and study sessions, as well as create a new level of stress on the student body that could easily be avoided.

Are Freedom of Speech and NYU’s Global Campus Incompatible?

Are Freedom of Speech and NYU’s Global Campus Incompatible?

By Theo Wayt, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Schools like NYU are responsible for training journalists to stand up to all types of authoritarianism, and to put rights to information and democratic free speech above nationalistic allegiances.

Meet NYU’s 2016 MacArthur ‘Geniuses’

Meet NYU’s 2016 MacArthur ‘Geniuses’

By Farhin Lilywala, Staff Writer

September 28, 2016


Filed under News, Top Story, University News

NYU claimed three of this year’s 23 MacArthur Fellowship recipients, also known as the “Genius Grant.” Computer Science Professor Subhash Khot, Associate Professor of Music Composition Julia Wolfe and alumnus Branden Jacobs-Jenkins all received the honor this year for work in their respective fields.

NYU vs. Columbia Is the Most Lukewarm Rivalry You Could Imagine

NYU vs. Columbia Is the Most Lukewarm Rivalry You Could Imagine

By Shreya Biswal, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2016


Filed under Featured Video, Features, Multimedia, Top Stories

Columbia is NYU's biggest rival, but how did this rivalry begin, and how pervasive is its presence in the two campuses?

Abu Dhabi Language Lab: Bilingual People Are Smarter

Abu Dhabi Language Lab: Bilingual People Are Smarter

By Lexi Faunce and Anne Cruz

February 16, 2016


Filed under News, University News

Neuroscience of Language Lab at NYUAD found that bilingual people's brains are better able to focus on specific tasks and tune out distracting stimuli.

Do it Yourself: PostIt Calendar

Do it Yourself: PostIt Calendar

April 11, 2014


Filed under Features

A Post-It Calendar is an easy do-it-yourself project that makes great wall art in a drab dorm room and can be a great help in organizing your school and social life.   Materials: ·       22x19-inch picture frame with wooden frame and glass cover ·       Foam board ·      ...