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Journalism Institute Launches First Amendment Watchdog Site

Journalism Institute Launches First Amendment Watchdog Site

By Sakshi Venkatraman, Deputy News Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

The Article L. Carter Journalism institute debuted its First Amendment Watch website earlier this week.

Fordham Should Not Allow Roger Stone to Speak

Fordham Should Not Allow Roger Stone to Speak

By WSN Editorial Board

October 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

By welcoming Roger Stone to speak at the university, Fordham is doing nothing but encouraging ill-inclined, polarizing beliefs on campus.

ESPN Controversy Highlights Sexism and Racism

ESPN Controversy Highlights Sexism and Racism

By Amelia Reardon, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The question whether Jemele Hill was entitled to her opinion or whether she had crossed a line presented itself to the public. An even bigger question that arose, however, is if the White House crossed a line requesting for her removal.

Collegiate Freedom of the Press Is a Pressing Issue

Collegiate Freedom of the Press Is a Pressing Issue

By WSN Editorial Board

December 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

By repressing the rights of campus newspapers, colleges are only damaging their reputations further by covering up scandals instead of working to solve them.

How to Avoid Online Harassment

How to Avoid Online Harassment

By Gabriella Bower and Abigail Weinberg

November 28, 2016


Filed under Features

Don't let online harassment get you down. Read on to find out how to fight back.

Milo Yiannopoulos Talk Canceled Due to Security Concerns

Milo Yiannopoulos Talk Canceled Due to Security Concerns

By Diamond Naga Siu, News Editor

October 16, 2016


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

NYU canceled a College Republicans talk on Nov. 17, where they planned to host British journalist Milo Yiannopoulos as part of his "Dangerous Faggot Tour."

NYU Was Right To Cancel Watson Talk

NYU Was Right To Cancel Watson Talk

By Connor Borden, Staff Writer

September 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It is time to end our glorification of famous and important people in science and other fields in light of their derogatory and backwards ideas.

Free Speech Post-Gawker Will Be Just Fine

Free Speech Post-Gawker Will Be Just Fine

By Tommy Collison, Staff Writer

March 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A sex tape is only a “major scandal” if Gawker chooses to shove a retired wrestler back into the spotlight for no other discernible reason than to grab eyeballs and earn ad revenue.

Solidarity Across Oceans for Free Speech

Solidarity Across Oceans for Free Speech

By Anne Cruz, News Editor

February 29, 2016


Filed under News, University News

NYU students stood in support of Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi's students, whose freedom of speech was suppressed.

Tyler, the Creator is latest example of hate speech controversy

Tyler, the Creator is latest example of hate speech controversy

By Jonathan Patrick Haynes, Staff Writer

December 8, 2015


Filed under Opinion

While hate speech is often painful to hear and can be harmful, it is crucial that the government not legislate against it. But it is important to keep in mind that such laws are ineffective and can actually negatively impact some of those they intend to protect.

MTA sued over highly disputed posters

MTA sued over highly  disputed posters

By Nathaly Pesantez, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2014


Filed under News

Community reactions to a lawsuit levied against the MTA by a group trying to post anti-Muslim advertisements on MTA property throughout the city.

NYU Law community lends support to students subpoenaed by trustee’s company

NYU Law community lends support to students subpoenaed by trustee’s company

April 18, 2014


Filed under News

The School of Law made public its support for two law students who have been subpoenaed by CareOne, a health care company owned by law trustee Daniel Straus. The subpoena is part of a controversy surrounding CareOne and its labor practices that erupted in 2012. Employees at CareOne and HealthBridge Manageme...

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