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Students Create Drone for Marine Mapping

Students Create Drone for Marine Mapping

By Kati Garrity, Staff Writer

February 16, 2016


Filed under News, University News

A team of NYU Abu Dhabi students placed second in the 2016 UAE Drones for Good competition for their drone that improves reef documentation and research.

Panel stirs public debate about drone program

Panel stirs public debate about drone program

By Lexi Faunce, Deputy News Editor

October 28, 2015


Filed under News, University News

NYU Law hosts panel with professors and academics about U.S. drone policy over the past few years.

Drone regulation measures a step forward

Drone regulation measures a step forward

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Staff Writer

October 28, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The FAA must move swiftly in order to prevent a serious drone incident.

Four years on, US drone program morally indefensible

Four years on, US drone program morally indefensible

By WSN Editorial Board

September 28, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Four years after Anwar al-Awlaki's death, the US drone program must change.

Artist draws attention to drone strike casualties

Artist draws attention to drone strike casualties

By Dan Moritz-Rabson, Contributing Writer

September 22, 2015


Filed under City News, News

An artist set up red cups in Washington Square Park to represent those killed in drone strikes in countries in the Middle East.

[VIDEO] Op Ed Live: State of the Union address

[VIDEO] Op Ed Live: State of the Union address

January 30, 2014


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion

Deputy opinion editor Christina Coleburn and staff columnist Harry Brown discuss President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, focusing on issues like student debt, executive action and NSA surveillance. Deputy opinion editor Omar Etman moderates the conversation. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBe_SMot9OI[/youtube]

Amazon delivery drones present marketing ploy

Amazon delivery drones present marketing ploy

December 4, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

On Dec. 1, the day before Cyber Monday, Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos announced the electronic commerce company was testing delivery by drones. The corporate mogul revealed that the goal of the venture is to transport packages into customers’ hands in 30 minutes or less. His statement has drawn diverse re...

Transparency needed on drone strike casualties

Transparency needed on drone strike casualties

October 23, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Two new reports officially released yesterday by human rights groups Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have raised grave concerns about U.S. drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan. Among the revelations were six drone attacks in Yemen, which resulted in the death of 82 people, including at least 57 civilian...

New York City drones program would infringe on individuals’ rights

New York City drones program would infringe on individuals’ rights

March 25, 2013


Filed under Opinion

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently suggested that the city might soon begin implementing a domestic drone program as an advanced measure of law enforcement. Drones would be a powerful addition to the already powerful NYPD, which is considered to be the seventh largest army in the world. B...

Flurry of studies find new uses for unmanned aerial drones

Flurry of studies find new uses for unmanned aerial drones

March 12, 2013


Filed under News

Public perception reflects poorly on drones because of their association with extrajudicial killings. “Drones are beginning to have a very negative connotation,” said Mark Rom, a Georgetown University professor of government and public policy. The NYU chapter of Roosevelt Institute Campus Ne...

Filibuster is abused in modern politics

Filibuster is abused in modern politics

March 10, 2013


Filed under Opinion

John Brennan, the former counter-terrorism advisor to President Obama, was finally sworn in last week as the director of the CIA. But the path from nomination to confirmation wasn’t without strong opposition. Early in February, anti-drone protesters interrupted his Senate hearing and last week, Sen....

Obama needs to solidify military policy

Obama needs to solidify military policy

February 13, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

In yesterday’s State of the Union address, President Obama laid out his vision for his final term in office. Although the primary focus of the speech dealt with broader economic initiatives, including tax hikes and other spending changes, perhaps the most striking aspect concerned his plan to withdraw...

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