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Fifty NYU Groups Pledge Solidarity With Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement

Fifty NYU Groups Pledge Solidarity With Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement

By Mack DeGeurin, News Editor

April 12, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

More than 50 clubs at NYU have pledged to take part in the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions movement to advocate for Palestinian rights.

A Timeline of Celebrity Political Demonstrations on TV

A Timeline of Celebrity Political Demonstrations on TV

By Ryan Mikel, Entertainment Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

From Meryl Streep fiery Golden Globes speech to Marlon Brando's 1973 Oscars boycott, WSN explores the lively, and mostly recent, history of celebrity political demonstrations made on television.

Hamilton is Right to Disavow BDS

Hamilton is Right to Disavow BDS

By Cara Zambrano, Staff Writer

December 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The academic and cultural freedom of students of Israeli descent, or those who hope to go to NYU Tel Aviv, should not be jeopardized.

Professors urge NYU to divest from Israeli occupation

By Ned Harrell, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2015


Filed under News

NYU professors and students have signed a petition urging NYU to divest from companies linked to the Israeli occupation.

SJP hosts discussion on Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions

SJP hosts discussion on Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions

By Alex Bazeley, Deputy News Editor

December 2, 2014


Filed under News

The NYU Social and Cultural Analysis department hosted an event to discuss the Palestinian led boycott divestment and sanctions movement in the US.

Protesters attempt to disrupt Black Friday sales

Protesters attempt to disrupt Black Friday sales

By Valentina Duque Bojanini, News Editor

December 1, 2014


Filed under News

Washington Square News looks at the social media reactions to the #BlackoutBlackFriday boycott.

ASA conference draws criticism from pro-Israel groups

ASA conference draws criticism from pro-Israel groups

By Kavish Harjai, News Editor

March 3, 2014


Filed under News

A conference, organized by the American Studies program at NYU, sparked controversy as it attempted to answer questions that arose after the Americans Studies Association endorsed a boycott against Israeli academic institutions. The title of their conference, held from Feb. 28 to March 1, was Ci...

NYU Reacts: De Blasio boycotts St. Pat’s parade

NYU Reacts: De Blasio boycotts St. Pat’s parade

February 11, 2014


Filed under News

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Feb. 5 he will not be marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade because the parade organizers will not allow participants to display LGBTQ pride. De Blasio is the first mayor in 20 years not to walk in the parade. LS sophomore Patricia Antonakos sai...

American Studies Association boycotts Israeli academic institutions

American Studies Association boycotts Israeli academic institutions

By Kavish Harjai, News Editors

January 27, 2014


Filed under News

The American Studies Association’s National Council announced on Dec. 4 that they supported a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. During a 15-day voting period, the members of the ASA also voted in support of the boycott. On Dec. 20, NYU President John Sexton and Provost David McLaugh...