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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Speaks at NYU Law School

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Speaks at NYU Law School

By Alex Domb, Deputy News Editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

84-year old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a progressive judicial icon, spoke at NYU Law on Monday afternoon.

No Justice in Weinstein Case

No Justice in Weinstein Case

By Allison De La Bastida, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With multiple sexual assault allegations surfacing against producer Harvey Weinstein, it’s hard to tell whether any of these women will get the justice they rightfully deserve. Just take Bill Cosby's trial as an example.

NYU SJP Demands Further Action from NYU After Death Threats

NYU SJP Demands Further Action from NYU After Death Threats

By Jemima McEvoy, News Editor

May 1, 2017


Filed under News

NYU Students for Justice in Palestine has received another death threat — this one threatens a specific member and uses even more graphic language than the last two messages the group received.

NYUSJP Working With University to Maintain Members’ Safety

NYUSJP Working With University to Maintain Members’ Safety

By Arushi Sahay, Contributing Writer

February 16, 2017


Filed under News, NYU, University News

After NYUSJP received a threatening email in January, both the university and NYPD are working to keep students safe.

Decolonization on the Lower East Side

Decolonization on the Lower East Side

By Michael Landes, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

A different sort of exhibition took place at the Museum of Natural History last Monday as the members of several different human rights' groups gathered together to bring attention to the demeaning ways the Museum dealt with the history of America's indigenous peoples.

Militant Protests Miss The Point

Militant Protests Miss The Point

By Riya Patil, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Though it’s appalling and shameful that Turner only served three months for his crime, the fact of the matter is that he did so completely in line with our justice system.

NYPD Must Be Held Accountable For Its Actions Against Citizens and Police Alike

NYPD Must Be Held Accountable For Its Actions Against Citizens and Police Alike

By WSN Editorial Board

March 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The Forster case sheds light on an enormous double standard — the police spring into action when the victims are their own men, but are reluctant to take a stand when civilians are involved.

Assange’s Arbitrary Detention Must End

Assange’s Arbitrary Detention Must End

By Anand Balaji, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It cannot be contested that Assange’s reservations on extradition are legitimate and the case being made by the Swedish government is dubious at best.

Black Diaspora Icon Stresses Education

Black Diaspora Icon Stresses Education

By Daniela Cobos, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2016


Filed under News, University News

On Jan. 29, Christiane Taubira, France’s former minister of justice, spoke at NYU about her life story and her political convictions during a public lecture.

United States must take more vocal stance on human rights abuses

United States must take more vocal stance on human rights abuses

March 22, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Two leading human rights activists have been sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment in Saudi Arabia this past weekend in what is the conclusion of a seven-month trial and a further stain on the country’s human rights record. Mohammad al-Qahtani and Abdullah al-Hamid are co-founders of the Saudi Civil...