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Despite Election Results, Hate Still Has No Place At NYU

Despite Election Results, Hate Still Has No Place At NYU

By WSN Editorial Board

November 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Every school needs to set a clear precedent: following in the hateful footsteps of our new president-elect is both unacceptable and inexcusable. This is not merely a matter of differing political opinion. This is about the safety and security of our students.

Tisch Freshman Leads ‘Pronouns’

Tisch Freshman Leads ‘Pronouns’

By Herman Lee, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

NYU Tisch freshman Sol Patches took the time to speak with WSN about his role in the new short film "Pronouns," which follows the life of a black transgender person and gives a dynamic portrait of the trans experience.

Alum Short Film Tackles Islamophobia

Alum Short Film Tackles Islamophobia

By Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

In his powerful new short film "Dastaar," NYU alumni Javian Ashton Le examines the pervasive bias towards Muslims and practitioners of Islam in today's heated political climate.

Discrediting Discrimination Allegations at NYU Is Dangerous

Discrediting Discrimination Allegations at NYU Is Dangerous

By Phoebe Kuo, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Our university should be a place that not only allows students to recognize the positive differences in other cultures, but rewards those who point out those who abuse the system.

WEA System Highlights Underlying Racist Attitudes

WEA System Highlights Underlying Racist Attitudes

By Shiva Darshan, Staff Writer

September 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The limited technical capabilities of the WEA system make using it in manhunt like this one incredibly risky.

Bias Hotline Fights Discrimination

Bias Hotline Fights Discrimination

By Natasha Roy, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2016


Filed under Diversity at NYU, News

NYU has taken measures to make sure students of all backgrounds feel safer on campus with the new Bias Response Line, which lets students report incidents of marginalization via an online form or telephone.

Ex-NYU Professor Sues For $16 Million Over Discrimination

Ex-NYU Professor Sues For $16 Million Over Discrimination

By Diamond Naga Siu and Abraham Gross

September 15, 2016


Filed under City News, News

Former Steinhardt professor Kaya Abe is suing the University for alleged discrimination, withholding his wages and finally ending his employment at the school because of his age and Japanese background.

In Light of North Carolina’s Bathroom Laws, NYU Students Revisit Policies of Gender-Neutral Bathrooms on Campus

In Light of North Carolina’s Bathroom Laws, NYU Students Revisit Policies of Gender-Neutral Bathrooms on Campus

By Yeho Hwang, Staff Writer

May 2, 2016


Filed under Features

NYU student from North Carolina and a program administrator at the LGBTQ Student Center weigh in on new laws about bathrooms.

Discrimination in Tech Hampers Real Innovation

Discrimination in Tech Hampers Real Innovation

By Shiva Darshan, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Non-white, non-male entrepreneurs still struggle to get any attention from investors, and unless the government can step in, this inequality threatens to stifle some of the most innovative participants in the tech scene today.

Looking Ahead: Ally Week

Looking Ahead: Ally Week

By The News Team, News Editor

April 11, 2016


Filed under News, University News

A preview of NYU Ally Week 2016, which will take place between April 11 and April 15th.

Feds Shouldn’t Attack North Carolina’s Wallet

Feds Shouldn’t Attack North Carolina’s Wallet

By Aparna Alankar, Contributing Writer

April 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Withholding or even threatening to withhold billions of dollars in federal funds is not an appropriate response to a law passed by an elected state government, no matter how deplorable.

Talking With the People Behind the Ban the Box Movement

Talking With the People Behind the Ban the Box Movement

By Anne Cruz and Lexi Faunce

February 8, 2016


Filed under Diversity at NYU, News, University News

Washington Square News sat down with a few members of the Incarceration to Education Coalition to discuss NYU's letter to the Common App.

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