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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.

Aramark, Hamilton Address Students in Fallout of Black History Month Meal

Aramark, Hamilton Address Students in Fallout of Black History Month Meal

By Sayer Devlin, Managing Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

Hamilton and Aramark issued public statements to the NYU community addressing Downstein's Black History Month Meal.

NYU Must Cut Ties With Aramark

NYU Must Cut Ties With Aramark

By WSN Editorial Board

February 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

NYU's food service provider, Aramark, served a racially insensitive Black History Month meal on Wednesday, and that's just the most recent of the company's violations. NYU needs to end it's contract with Aramark now.

MLK Scholars Discuss Black History Month

MLK Scholars Discuss Black History Month

By Jendayi Omowale, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


Filed under Features

Three MLK Scholars talk about what Black History Month means to them.

Black History Around NYU

Black History Around NYU

By Mili Mansaray, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2017


Filed under Features

Black history is American history, and it is everywhere, including our very own campus.

Steinhardt Artists Celebrate Black Experience, Excellence

Steinhardt Artists Celebrate Black Experience, Excellence

By Phyllis Lam, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

As Black History Month continues, the Steinhardt Art & Arts Professions department has opened "jux-ta-po-si-tion," taking in what it means to be a black artist in today's America.

Students See Black History Month as More Important Now Than Ever

Students See Black History Month as More Important Now Than Ever

By Sayer Devlin, Deputy News Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Diversity at NYU, News

The African Heritage Month planning committee has lined up a series of events to celebrate Black History Month. Students believe that the celebration to unify the NYU community.

MLK Week to Provide Prospective Through Turmoil

MLK Week to Provide Prospective Through Turmoil

By Han Wang, Contributing Writer

February 6, 2017


Filed under Features

In the midst of weekly protests in Washington Square Park, NYU invites us to take a look back to a time even more tumultuous than our own — the 1960s. NYU's 12th annual Martin Luther King Week celebration — titled "Essence of a True Revolution" — stretches from today until Thursday.

Countering the Stranglehold of Boredom in Diversity Talks

Countering the Stranglehold of Boredom in Diversity Talks

By Emily Fong, Deputy Opinion Editor

March 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion

“Dismantling the Master’s House,” by mixing mediums of entertainment and information, allows for a new approach to issues of race that is simultaneously more nuanced and more approachable.

Activists discuss MLK, Black Lives Matter

Activists discuss MLK, Black Lives Matter

By Maggie O'Neill, Staff Writer

February 9, 2015


Filed under News

Guests discuss the costs of failing to realize the dreams of Martin Luther King, Jr. fifty years ago.

From the Emirates: NYUAD celebrates black history month

From the Emirates: NYUAD celebrates black history month

March 4, 2014


Filed under News

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in Issue 30 of The Gazelle, the student publication at NYU Abu Dhabi. It has been reprinted with permission as a part of an ongoing collaboration between The Gazelle and WSN to connect our two campuses. This past February at NYU Abu Dhabi,...

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