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When a Hurricane Hits Home: Students Brace For Florence

When a Hurricane Hits Home: Students Brace For Florence

By Alex Domb, News Editor

September 13, 2018


Filed under News, NYU, Top Story

Many NYU students hail from the states that are slated to be hit by Hurricane Florence.

NYU Denies Visiting Puerto Rican Students Additional Semester

NYU Denies Visiting Puerto Rican Students Additional Semester

By Natalie Chinn and Yasmin Gulec

May 2, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

President Andrew Hamilton responded to HMAP Students Initiative's request to continue HMAP for an additional semester.

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.

Starting Fresh after Hurricane Maria

Starting Fresh after Hurricane Maria

By Jendayi Omowale, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Features

Salome Ramirez is one of the many Puerto Rican students who were offered a scholarship by the Hurricane Maria Assistance Program

A Puerto Rican Perspective on Coming to NYU

A Puerto Rican Perspective on Coming to NYU

By Ignangeli Salinas-Muñiz, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Speaking Spanglish in one of the dining halls, sitting next to you in class or walking by you with a GPS app pulled up on their phones, eyes searching: new Boricuas are here at NYU. When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, it severely damaged the island’s universities and left students in a state o...

NYU Will Offer Full Scholarships to 50 Puerto Rican Students for Spring Semester

NYU Will Offer Full Scholarships to 50 Puerto Rican Students for Spring Semester

By Alex Domb and Miranda Levingston

November 9, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

President Andrew Hamilton announced today that NYU will offer full scholarships to at least 50 Puerto Rican students affected by recent hurricanes. Students are eligible to apply until December 15.

Former Presidents Set Example for Unity at One American Appeal

Former Presidents Set Example for Unity at One American Appeal

By Wayne Chen, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

While bipartisanship in politics has escalated to the point when opposition forces are described as radicals, the gathering of five living former presidents this past weekend is a reminder that Americans can still hope for one indivisible nation, with liberty and justice for all.

Puerto Rico Needs a Voice

Puerto Rico Needs a Voice

By Allison De La Bastida, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Trump's reaction to the mass shooting in Las Vegas was exactly the type of response a president should have when dealing with such a sensitive matter. But, where was it in Puerto Rico?

We Should Politicize Natural Disasters

We Should Politicize Natural Disasters

By Paola Nagovitch, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Politicizing natural disasters is controversial, yet necessary. Natural disasters highlight the shortcomings of governments and elected officials, the failures of society as an influential collective and the deficiency of institutions.

Irma Reaction Representative of Disregard for Latin America

Irma Reaction Representative of Disregard for Latin America

By Paola Nagovitch, Contributing Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The media’s decision to focus on the U.S over the Caribbean is an intentional commercial strategy to appeal to a wider audience, but this decision stems from the United States’ underlying historical disregard for Latin America and the marginalization of its people.

Why You Shouldn’t Donate to the Red Cross

Why You Shouldn’t Donate to the Red Cross

By Kieran Brown, Contributing Writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I watched as my family members lost their homes, their belongings, and their pets. We saw feet of water flood basements, severe wind tear paneling off of roofs, and for the time being we were hopeless. Yet, we prevailed.

Hurricane Names are a National Disaster

Hurricane Names are a National Disaster

By Thomas Price, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

We have done ourselves a great disservice as a country by allowing for names like Ernesto, Nana and Beryl --which sound like the names of old math teachers and used car salesmen -- to define something as powerful as a hurricane.

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