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Letter to the Editor: ‘Students Have Concerns About Tandon Physics Department’

Letter to the Editor: ‘Students Have Concerns About Tandon Physics Department’

By Lorcan Folan, Chair of the NYU Tandon Department of Applied Physics

March 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Contrary to the mistaken claim made by the student in your article, the size and quality of our teaching labs are comparable to other schools’. We would like to offer even more opportunities for research for undergraduates, but as with any department, we have finite resources.

Letter from the Editor: NYU’s Diversity and Inclusion Forum

Letter from the Editor: NYU’s Diversity and Inclusion Forum

By Valentina Bojanini, Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Dear Readers, Over the past several weeks, there has been a marked increase in discussions about racial tension on college campuses. From Mizzou to Yale and all over the country, students of color are sending a clear message: We will not be silenced. In an attempt to open discussions about racism o...

Up-and-Comers 2015

Up-and-Comers 2015

By John Ambrosio, Assistant Managing Editor

March 12, 2015


Filed under Special Issues

When I came to NYU, the first thing I noticed was the disconnected nature of the campus and its students. During my time here, I have realized that there are two ways to navigate this kind of environment. Some students choose to see it as a detriment: they complain that NYU has no community or that it...

Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

By Nicole Brown, Editor-in-Chief

August 24, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Dear Readers, As I sat in the WSN office listening to music and trying to write this letter, the song “Pretty Hurts” by Beyoncé came on. In that song, the line “perfection is a disease of a nation” always resonates with me. We live in a society where self-comparison is the norm. Especia...

While You Were Here: Letter from the Editor

While You Were Here: Letter from the Editor

May 12, 2014


Filed under Features

At this point, you are pretty much done. You’re finishing up your finals, not that they make a big difference anymore. There’s no more registering for classes on Albert. There’s no more panicking when your NYUCard isn’t in your pocket or your bag. But, at the same time, there’s no more walking...

Arts Issue: Letter from the editor

Arts Issue: Letter from the editor

By Clio McConnell

April 10, 2014


Filed under Arts

With the rise of hipster culture, ever-present in New York in general and at NYU in particular, it has become fashionable to dislike something for being mainstream. Kids have always spurned their parents’ favorite bands, actors and writers, but nowadays we are even skeptical of the stars in our own...

Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

By Nicole Brown

January 27, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Dear Readers, Every day at NYU, I am amazed and inspired by all of you. While I only know a fraction of you, I know talent is everywhere on this non-traditional campus. There are future actors, dancers, business leaders, politicians, scientists, writers — the list goes on and on. As the new editor-in-...

Influential 2013 | Letter from the Editor

December 12, 2013


Filed under Features

There are over 50,000 students enrolled at NYU, each drawing their own track through the university. Selecting 10 to feature in WSN’s 2013 Most Influential issue was like sifting through a box of pencils trying to find the sharpest. And often, the definition of sharp changes with each selection committee. In...

How To Issue: Letter from the Editors

November 18, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Features

It’s 5 a.m. on a Monday night, and we’re sitting on our dorm room floor, exams forgotten, essays abandoned and problem sets cast aside, trying to piece together the rest of our lives. Some of us want to believe we have everything figured out, and some of us are still grappling with where we’re...

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

March 14, 2013


Filed under Arts, Exclude From Homepage List

When I was a kid, I loved the Harry Potter books. This isn’t exactly a mind-blowing revelation, as that was an opinion shared by most of my peers. However, my middle school self was so anti-mainstream that I felt the need to express my adoration of the J.K. Rowling series in a way that was different...