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Stern Professor Lays Out Progressive Vision for Congress

Stern Professor Lays Out Progressive Vision for Congress

By Sunanda Gaskins, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

NYU professor Suraj Patel is running for Congress, challenging incumbent Carolyn Maloney for office in New York's 12th District.

The Exploitation of Adjunct Professors

The Exploitation of Adjunct Professors

By Michael Ellis, Contributing Writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Over the past few decades, the process of hiring teachers at colleges and universities has dramatically changed. What once used to be a reliable job with an optimistic future, now has taken a turn for the worse.

Free Speech On Campus Is Pertinent to Faculty, Too

Free Speech On Campus Is Pertinent to Faculty, Too

By WSN Editorial Board

October 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Universities should not silence professors—or encourage their silence. To continue being symbols of academic encouragement, they must welcome discussions, instead of reprehending them—and this expands to the professors.

Adjunct Professors in Favor of Strike

Adjunct Professors in Favor of Strike

By Natasha Roy, News Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under News, University News

Adjunct professors have voted in favor of going on strike to fight for more benefits from NYU.

Adjunct Faculty Union Advocates for Rights

Adjunct Faculty Union Advocates for Rights

By Morgan Smith, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

The Adjunct Faculty Union, a group of professors comprising of over 60 percent of the working staff at NYU, has historically rallied for fair wages and benefits for its members. As President Hamilton begins his tenure, the group has even more goals to achieve and issues to address.

LIU Brooklyn Lockout Sets Dangerous Precedent

LIU Brooklyn Lockout Sets Dangerous Precedent

By WSN Editorial Board

September 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

When classes started at Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus last Wednesday, students were missing one rather important thing: their professors. Around 400 faculty members had their access to the school’s facilities revoked after contract negotiations between union members and administrators failed miserably. The teachers’ union was originally trying to negotiate a new contract guaranteeing tha...

Hamilton Must Be More Than Just Talk

Hamilton Must Be More Than Just Talk

By WSN Editorial Board

February 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Hamilton is hopeful, but he will need make good on his optimism for the university.

Adjunct faculty deserve better treatment

Adjunct faculty deserve better treatment

By Richard Shu, Staff Columnist

March 4, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Adjuncts at NYU receive significantly less pay and job security than their tenure-track or contracted colleagues. The community and the administration must do more to address their concerns.