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Amanda Lawson

Amanda Lawson

By Jemima McEvoy, Managing Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

Very few students can say the organization they created has freed 65 people from one of the toughest detainment facilities in New York City. Amanda Lawson has done just that, and so much more for criminal justice reform both inside and outside of the NYU community.

Weekend on the Square Protests Embarrassed NYU

Weekend on the Square Protests Embarrassed NYU

By Mollie Yellin, Contributing Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

NYU has problems that should be fixed but overshadowing the Weekend on the Square event with protests was uncomfortable and embarrassing.

Students Must Offer More Than Slogans, Signs

Students Must Offer More Than Slogans, Signs

By WSN Editorial Board

October 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

With NYU’s hotbed of student talent, the next generation of activists are bound come up with more creative ways to enact change.

Banning the Box to Counter an Unfair Justice System

Banning the Box to Counter an Unfair Justice System

By Emily Fong, Opinion Editor

October 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The occasional admission of students with possible criminal backgrounds — like Wolfgang Ballinger — should not damage the reputation of the Ban the Box movement.

Enrollment of Student Accused of Rape Brings Up Ban the Box Questions

Enrollment of Student Accused of Rape Brings Up Ban the Box Questions

By Diamond Naga Siu, News Editor

September 23, 2016


Filed under News, Top Story, University News

A student who was suspended from Cornell for sexual assault now attends NYU, and students are torn about the ban-the-box discussion.

NYU Removes Question Regarding Criminal History From Its Application

NYU Removes Question Regarding Criminal History From Its Application

By Diamond Naga Siu, News Editor

August 3, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

The move comes on the heels of heated protests during the spring semester from students hoping the university would change what they felt to be an unfair policy.

IEC Preps for Hamilton Meeting

IEC Preps for Hamilton Meeting

By Greta Chevance, Deputy News Editor

April 25, 2016


Filed under News, University News

The Incarceration to Education Coalition decorated boxes in Washington Square Park as part of its 'Ban the Box' movement.

IEC Meets With Common App, Rallies Support in Washington Square Park

IEC Meets With Common App, Rallies Support in Washington Square Park

By Maria Torres, Contributing Writer

March 30, 2016


Filed under News, University News

IEC hosted a rally under the Washington Square Park Arch to show support and solidarity before its Common App meeting.

All You Need to Know About the IEC Sit-In

All You Need to Know About the IEC Sit-In

By Lexi Faunce, News Editor

March 28, 2016


Filed under Diversity at NYU, News, University News

The Incarceration to Education Coalition won a recorded meeting with Common Application CEO Paul Mott for this coming Tuesday.

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