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Trump’s Budget Hurts Higher Education

Trump’s Budget Hurts Higher Education

WSN Editorial Board

March 20, 2017


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Although President Donald Trump has claimed that he wants to help the working class and young people, his proposed budget cuts will only make higher education less affordable — especially for low-income students.

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On The Job: Interning at NASA

On The Job: Interning at NASA

Aiysha Sadana, Contributing Writer

November 21, 2016


Filed under FEATURES

Marikje Jorritsma does it all. She currently interns at NASA, helping to develop the Mars Rover, and is a masters student at NYU's Tandon School of Engineering.

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Investing in NASA Is Worthwhile

Investing in NASA Is Worthwhile

Phoebe Kuo, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2016


Filed under OPINION

While President Obama has made statements this week promoting investments in space travel to Mars, if the disheartening state of affairs at NASA is indicative of the industry as a whole, the planet will remain well out of reach for decades to come.

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New Exhibit Reveals Team Behind ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

New Exhibit Reveals Team Behind ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

Tony Schwab, Staff Writer

March 9, 2016


Filed under ARTS, Entertainment

A new exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image features sketches, blueprints and letters from the production of "2001: A Space Odyssey".

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Omar’s Oration: ‘Cosmos’ embodies need for STEM education

Omar’s Oration: ‘Cosmos’ embodies need for STEM education

March 11, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

America’s faltering education system is no secret, and results of various international exams have shown that American students are falling behind students in other countries, specifically in math and science. Pouring money into pre-K systems and federal financial aid funding, as President Obama’s 2014 budget proposal suggests, is a reasonable way to approach an apparent lack of support for quan...

Kennedy’s assassination does not define his legacy

Kennedy’s assassination does not define his legacy

Christina Coleburn, Staff Columnist

November 17, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

On this Friday, Nov. 22, 50 years ago, Americans reeled in the wake of one of the darkest events in national history when President John F. Kennedy assassinated. Celebrated for his soaring eloquence, invigorating idealism and Camelot dynamism, Kennedy enjoyed an average approval rating of 70.1 percent, the highest of any post-World War II president. Although his time in the Oval Office lasted just 1,000 days, most Americans felt an em...

NYU professor and grad student break ground with NASA tractor beam

NYU professor and grad student break ground with NASA tractor beam

November 6, 2012


Filed under NEWS

On the eighth floor of 4 Washington Place, tiny pieces of glass 1.5 micrometers long are being moved with a beam of light. This is the result of NYU professor David Grier and GSAS Department of Physics graduate student David Ruffner’s research on Bessel beams, one of the several tractor beams that...

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