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Frustrated with Setbacks, Student Activists Plan Change in Tactics

Frustrated with Setbacks, Student Activists Plan Change in Tactics

By Bela Kochkarova, Contributing Writer

September 14, 2018


Filed under News, University News

After years of failing to get through to the university, NYU's Student Labor Action Movement is changing its tactics for the 2018-2019 school year.

Democracy at NYU Is Dying

Democracy at NYU Is Dying

By Editorial Board

August 26, 2018


Filed under House Editorial, Opinion, Top Stories

In the Editorial Board's inaugural editorial of the fall 2018 semester, WSN's opinion team explore how the Board of Trustees handled demands for representation from student activists.

Returning Puerto Rican Students Face Uncertainty

Returning Puerto Rican Students Face Uncertainty

By Yasmin Gulec, Natalie Chinn, and Pamela Jew

April 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Story

Students who came to NYU for a semester with the Hurricane Maria Assistance program reflect on their semester and talk about the upcoming storm season, Puerto Rican politics and the possibility of staying.

Hamilton Denounces BDS, Acknowledges Racism in Stern at Town Hall

Hamilton Denounces BDS, Acknowledges Racism in Stern at Town Hall

By Mack DeGeurin, Sakshi Venkatraman, and Alex Domb

April 20, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

Tensions ran high at a town hall between President Hamilton and students as a large cohort of student activists criticized the administration.

Prospective Students Get a Preview of Protests at Weekend on the Square

Prospective Students Get a Preview of Protests at Weekend on the Square

By Beth Sattur, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Weekend on the Square is an ideal time for student activists to protest. Protesting while there are prospective students and families on campus pressures the NYU administration to acknowledge the protesters' demands.

105 Professors Express ‘Grave Concern’ Over Administration’s Treatment of Student Activists

105 Professors Express ‘Grave Concern’ Over Administration’s Treatment of Student Activists

By Alex Domb, Deputy News Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under NYU, Top Stories, University News

92 professors came out and and expressed 'grave concerns' over threats issued to SLAM and Divest protestors by NYU.

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.

Activists Prepare for Kimmel Occupation After Administration Rejects Demands

Activists Prepare for Kimmel Occupation After Administration Rejects Demands

By Alex Domb, Deputy News Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, Uncategorized, University News

NYU Divest and the Student Labor Action Movement are preparing to occupy the Kimmel Center for University Life after NYU administrators denied a series of demands Friday afternoon. NYU Senior Vice President for Student Affairs Marc Wais sent an email to SLAM and Divest on Friday afternoon. Wais a...

Students Are Shouting, Trustees Need to Listen

Students Are Shouting, Trustees Need to Listen

By WSN Editorial Board

April 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Victor Wu This past week has been a whirlwind for members of the student groups, NYU Student Labor Action Movement and NYU Divest, who have made headlines with their week of activism. Whether it is shouted in the new Bonomi Family Admissions Center or from the steps of the Kimmel Center for University Life, t...

Divest and SLAM Suspend Occupation After Meeting With Administrators

Divest and SLAM Suspend Occupation After Meeting With Administrators

By Alex Domb, Deputy News Editor

March 30, 2018


Filed under News, University News

The groups cited four reasons for ending their occupation, while threatening further action if their demands are not met.

New Vice President of Sustainability Should Push for Divestment

New Vice President of Sustainability Should Push for Divestment

By WSN Editorial Board

January 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The Office of Sustainability and Cecil Scheib should commit their efforts to work with NYU Divest to move NYU to divest from fossil fuels investments.

Five Things We Want to See From NYU in 2018

Five Things We Want to See From NYU in 2018

By WSN Editorial Board

January 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

We put together five New Years Resolutions for NYU.

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