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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.

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NYU Divest Occupying Administrative Elevator in Bobst until Demands Met

NYU Divest Occupying Administrative Elevator in Bobst until Demands Met

By Alex Domb, Deputy News Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

NYU Divest is occupying Bobst's administrative elevator until university leaders meet three of the group's demands.

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Visiting Exxon Mobil Tax Attorneys Face Student Opposition

Visiting Exxon Mobil Tax Attorneys Face Student Opposition

By Sakshi Venkatramanat, Deputy News Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under News, University News

Members of NYU Divest protest NYU Law School over Exxon Mobil Speakers.

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NYU Criticized for Ties to Aramark

NYU Criticized for Ties to Aramark

By Htoo Min, Deputy News Editor

March 27, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized, University News

NYU Prison Divest created a petition requesting that the university end its relationship with the food provider Aramark Corporation.

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Stern Dean Pipes Money Into DAPL

Stern Dean Pipes Money Into DAPL

By Miranda Levingston, Deputy News Editor

February 17, 2017


Filed under City News, News, NYU, University News

Stern Dean Peter Henry is a member of the board of directors for Citibank, one of the banks funding the Dakota Access Pipeline. Some students were unsettled by this connection between an NYU administrator and Citibank.

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Stop with the Empty Promises, NYU

Stop with the Empty Promises, NYU

By WSN Editorial Board

February 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

NYU's administration has a bad habit of reneging on its promises. Although, this trend seems less damning with minor issues, failing to live up to one's commitments on matters of import can dramatically affects students' lives.

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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.

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Changing the Climate of Climate Change

Changing the Climate of Climate Change

By Ludovica Grieco, Staff Writer

October 3, 2016


Filed under News, University News

Activist Naomi Klein discusses steps world leaders must take to combat climate change.

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NYU Decides Against Fossil Fuel Divestment

NYU Decides Against Fossil Fuel Divestment

By Anne Cruz, News Editor

June 16, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

Despite continued protests from some NYU students, the university decided it would not divest from fossil fuels, choosing instead to focus on what it described as "direct" action against climate change.

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Divest Occupation Ends Amidst Threat of Suspension

Divest Occupation Ends Amidst Threat of Suspension

By Lexi Faunce, News Editor

April 19, 2016


Filed under News, Uncategorized, University News

Members of NYU Divest ended their 33-hour occupation of a Bobst elevator after administrators threatened to suspend them if they stayed past 5 p.m.

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