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President Hamilton Apologizes for ‘Insensitive’ Black History Month Meal in Downstein

President Hamilton Apologizes for ‘Insensitive’ Black History Month Meal in Downstein

By Sayer Devlin, Managing Editor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News, Top Stories, Top Story, Uncategorized, University News

President Andrew Hamilton and Aramark apologized for racially insensitive menu items served in a Weinstein dining hall to honor Black History Month.

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Blacked Out Bobst

Blacked Out Bobst

By Jemima McEvoy, News Editor

February 14, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, News, Top Story, University News

Blackouts at Bobst Library and Tisch Hall have led classes to be cancelled and students to be evacuated by Public Safety officers.

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24-Hour News Is the Only Modern Option

24-Hour News Is the Only Modern Option

By Annie Cohen, Staff Writer

September 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Current events and breaking news was simply far less accessible than they are today, which is why, for all its foibles, the existence of a 24-hour news cycle is a net boon for the American people.

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24-Hour News Is Ruining American Politics

24-Hour News Is Ruining American Politics

By Thomas Price, Contributing Writer

September 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The 24-hour news cycle has become far more of a detriment than a service to the medium of news and to the American people.

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[UPDATE] Straus to leave Law School Board

[UPDATE] Straus to leave Law School Board

By Michael Domanico, Managing Editor

May 1, 2014


Filed under News

UPDATE Thursday, May 1, 10:08 p.m.: Herrine and Gertner said that while they were unaware of the details surrounding Straus' departure from the law school, the agreement for him to leave was gratifying. "We think Daniel Straus's departure from the board represents an acknowledgment of his insu...

BREAKING: Unidentified person fell from building on University Place

BREAKING: Unidentified person fell from building on University Place

October 22, 2012


Filed under Breaking News

The Gothamist has reported that at around noon, an unidentified individual was seen falling from a building on University Place between 12th and 13th street. According to spokesperson John Beckman, the incident happened a few blocks north of Weinstein Residence Hall. The individual was middle-aged and un...

Altercation outside Alumni hall ends with gunshots

Altercation outside Alumni hall ends with gunshots

October 1, 2012


Filed under News

UPDATE: By Tony Chau After initial reports that some residents had failed to receive notifications about the shooting, Beckman clarified that the notifications were intentionally sent out to specific dorms. According to Beckman, voicemail, text and email notifications were sent out to residents...