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Trump Must Not Blame Muslims for Terrorism

Trump Must Not Blame Muslims for Terrorism

By Paola Nagovitch, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Not only is Trump’s reaction inappropriate and divisive, it also promotes a malleable definition of terrorism while simultaneously hindering the freedom of the Muslim community.

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.

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.

NYU Libertarians Talk Freedom in Tech

NYU Libertarians Talk Freedom in Tech

By Steve Malko, Contributing Writer

April 4, 2016


Filed under News, University News

Part of the SFL Focus Series, the Tech Freedom Conference on April 2 discussed technological, philosophical and economic ideas in the world.

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.

Pharrell Williams is elusive campus icon

Pharrell Williams is elusive campus icon

By Audrey Deng, Arts Editor

October 27, 2015


Filed under Arts, Music, Music

NYU Tisch Artist-in-Residence Pharrell Williams participated in a retrospective discussion with NYU Clive David Professor Jason King about his prolific career in the music industry, from the 2003 hit "Milkshake" to Daft Punk's "Get Lucky." Despite all these hits, Williams revealed that he never viewed himself as an artist.

Free speech under attack before Hebdo

Free speech under attack before Hebdo

By Tommy Collison, Deputy Opinion Editor

February 2, 2015


Filed under Opinion

World leaders must recognize that freedom of speech is for all.

Faculty worried by handbook changes

Faculty worried by handbook changes

By Stephanie Grella, Staff Writer

November 10, 2014


Filed under News

Tentative changes are being proposed to the University Handbook which would limit the freedom of contract faculty to criticize the university.

Academic freedom, expression evaluated at portals

Academic freedom, expression evaluated at portals

By John Ambrioso, Staff Writer

May 1, 2014


Filed under News

As NYU continues to increase its global presence, it begins to contend with radically different rules regulating free speech in host countries. Many professors, student organizations and activists have criticized the university’s willingness to work with governments that place limitations on expression. Some s...

Pope Francis lays foundations for personal choice within church

Pope Francis lays foundations for personal choice within church

September 24, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Pope Francis’ recent criticisms of the Catholic Church for its incessant focus on gay marriage, abortion and contraception marks another defining moment in papal history. Even more significant is the largely positive Catholic response to his comments — evidence of a growing desire for change in the church...