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Activist Ravi Ragbir Granted Stay of Deportation Files First Amendment Lawsuit

Activist Ravi Ragbir Granted Stay of Deportation Files First Amendment Lawsuit

By Sarah Jackson, Deputy News Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under City News, News, Top Stories

Immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir has been granted a stay of deportation, which allows him to stay in the country at least until his next check-in with ICE on March 15. He has filed a lawsuit against the federal government, claiming ICE deports immigrants for speaking out against the agency.

Free Menstrual Product Initiative Puts the Uterus in NYU

Free Menstrual Product Initiative Puts the Uterus in NYU

By Miranda Levingston, News Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Top Story, University News

New York University is one of several universities now offering free tampons at no cost to students. The development comes after a 2016 bill signed by Mayor Bill De Blasio requiring free menstrual hygiene products in public schools and efforts by student activists.

President Hamilton, Take the Mayor’s Word

President Hamilton, Take the Mayor’s Word

By NYU Student Labor Action Movement, USAS #44, Guest Editorial

October 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Additionally, we understand how some may wonder what effect Bill de Blasio’s endorsement for our campaign will have on a private university’s decision making. Looking onward, we are in communications with the Mayor’s youth liaison office, setting up meetings and working on tangible ways to pressure the school’s administration into achieving our goals.

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 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

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

De Blasio Endorses SLAM, Discusses Racist Statues, Does Not Take Questions

De Blasio Endorses SLAM, Discusses Racist Statues, Does Not Take Questions

By Caroline Haskins, Deputy News Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under City News, News, Top Story, University News

Mayor Bill de Blasio visited his old Weinstein dorm room. During his visit, he said he would consider taking down certain statues and supported SLAM's objective of getting a student on NYU's Board of Trustees.

De Blasio’s Plan to Manage the Homeless Crisis Is Complicated

De Blasio’s Plan to Manage the Homeless Crisis Is Complicated

By John Barna, Contributing Writer

March 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

De Blasio’s tempered approach to seeking progress incrementally should be celebrated by liberals as something that could realistically make a difference, not criticized as insufficiently progressive. Progressivism should be about accomplishing progress, not about setting unachievable goals.

Solitary Confinement Reform a Time-Sensitive Issue

Solitary Confinement Reform a Time-Sensitive Issue

By Shiva Darshan, Staff Writer

September 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Over a year and a half after punitive segregation reforms were implemented, the Department of Corrections has yet to put them in place.

De Blasio Must Combat Allegations with Transparency

De Blasio Must Combat Allegations with Transparency

By WSN Editorial Board

April 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Opaqueness is not just a cover for corruption, but a serious flaw in governance.

Density Bonuses Promote Sustainable Housing Affordability

Density Bonuses Promote Sustainable Housing Affordability

By Aaron Reuben, Contributing Writer

March 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

If de Blasio wants to keep affordable housing around for the long term, his development plan sorely needs a density bonuses that incentivize developers to keep building affordable units.

CUNY Cuts Endanger Public Education

CUNY Cuts Endanger Public Education

By Abraham Gross, Deputy Opinion Editor

March 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Cuomo’s claim that reduced State funding “won’t cost New York City a penny” is patently absurd. Under the guise of cost-saving, Albany is trying to shift education costs from its budget onto the city and students who can least afford it.

Proposed Brooklyn to Queens Streetcar Would Stop at Tandon

Proposed Brooklyn to Queens Streetcar Would Stop at Tandon

By Thomas Peracchio, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016


Filed under City News, News, University News

Tandon students could have a new transportation method from Bill de Blasio's new proposed streetcar, which runs along the East River and cuts through Queens and Brooklyn.

NYC Area Median Income Figures Must Discount Suburbs

NYC Area Median Income Figures Must Discount Suburbs

By Shiva Darshan, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A proper city-wide Area Median Income would be relevant and useful figure for evaluating and not just a guise for gentrification.

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