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Nike Just Did It to My Favorite Restaurant

Nike Just Did It to My Favorite Restaurant

By Pamela Jew, Under the Arch Managing Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Dining, Features

Managing Editor Pamela Jew laments the loss of a beloved cafe to Nike's Soho location.

Patsy’s Pies Rest in Peace

Patsy’s Pies Rest in Peace

By Taylor Nicole Rogers, Editor-at-Large

September 10, 2018


Filed under Dining, Features

Taylor Nicole Rogers says goodbye to Patsy's, her favorite Italian restaurant.

Former WSN Editor Dies at 32

Former WSN Editor Dies at 32

By Abigail Weinberg, Editor in Chief

November 13, 2017


Filed under News, University News

Sarah Portlock, who was editor-in-chief of WSN in 2006, died last Monday at the age of 32.

In Remembrance: CAS Senior Wyatt Tyler

In Remembrance: CAS Senior Wyatt Tyler

By Diamond Naga Siu, Editor-in-Chief

March 28, 2017


Filed under City News, News, University News

In remembrance of CAS senior Wyatt Tyler who passed away on Saturday, Washington Square News spoke with those closest to him. He will receive a posthumous degree from NYU this May.

In Memoriam: Oliver Sacks

In Memoriam: Oliver Sacks

By Alex Bazeley, News Editor

September 7, 2015


Filed under News, University News

Oliver Sacks, famed neurologist and acclaimed author, passed away at 82 last week.

In Remembrance: Alumnus Jonathan Tang

In Remembrance: Alumnus Jonathan Tang

By Rahul Krishnamoorthy, Deputy News Editor

September 29, 2014


Filed under News

Obituary for Jonathan Tang, an NYU alumnus who passed away.

L. Jay Oliva, university president before Sexton, passes away

L. Jay Oliva, university president before Sexton, passes away

April 17, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, News

L. Jay Oliva, who served as NYU's president from 1991 to 2002, has passed away, according to a university-wide email from Martin Lipton, the chair of the Board of Trustees. He was 80 years old. Before becoming president, Oliva worked as a faculty member, dean vice president and chancellor of NYU f...

NYU community mourns alumnus Philip Seymour Hoffman

NYU community mourns alumnus Philip Seymour Hoffman

By Clio McConnell and Ife Olujobi

February 2, 2014


Filed under Arts

The Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died in his New York City apartment yesterday around 11:30 a.m. The cause of death appears to be a drug overdose as Hoffman, 46, was discovered with a hypodermic needle in his arm. Hoffman had a history of substance abuse, reaching as far back as his days ...

Bronfman legacy honored at memorial

Bronfman legacy honored at memorial

January 29, 2014


Filed under News

A memorial service to honor Edgar M. Bronfman was held on Jan. 28 in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Bronfman was president of the Samuel Bronfman Foundation and a supporter of many Jewish foundations including Hillel, Bronfman Youth Fellowships and MyJewishLearning, Inc. He also expanded the...

Friends, students reflect on professor Samuel Marateck’s passing

Friends, students reflect on professor Samuel Marateck’s passing

By Kavish Harjai, News Editor

January 15, 2014


Filed under News

Professor Samuel Marateck passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 14, after a protracted illness. Marateck taught in the Department of Computer Science for decades and will be remembered as a kind and devoted professor. CAS senior Rachel Rosen, who took Marateck’s Intro to Computers and Programming class her first semester,...

Former Stern dean Frederick Choi passes away due to illness

Former Stern dean Frederick Choi passes away due to illness

October 8, 2012


Filed under News

Frederick Choi, former dean and professor emeritus at the Stern School of Business, passed away on Oct. 2 due to illness. Choi was in his late 60s, according to a colleague. Early Thursday afternoon, Stern dean Peter Henry sent a detailed letter notifying Stern faculty and staff of Choi’s passing....