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NYU Student Sentenced to 45 Days in Jail for Albatross Murders

NYU Student Sentenced to 45 Days in Jail for Albatross Murders

By Jemima McEvoy, Managing Editor

July 7, 2017


Filed under News, University News

An NYU student was sentenced to 45 days in jail on July 6 for crimes in 2015 that left over a dozen endangered albatrosses dead in a Hawaii nature reserve. Community members have been petitioning to expel him from the university.

This Stern Professor Wants to Make West Third Street Safer

This Stern Professor Wants to Make West Third Street Safer

By Miranda Levingston, Staff Writer

December 6, 2016


Filed under City News, News

An NYU professor has created a petition to make West Third Street safer for pedestrians by implementing midblock crosswalks.

Removing Financial Menace from Menstruation

Removing Financial Menace from Menstruation

By Téa Kvetenadze, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

NYU students have created a petition that urges the university to provide free menstrual hygiene products in all restrooms on campus.

NYU SLAM Petitions in Bobst for Student Representation on Board of Trustees

NYU SLAM Petitions in Bobst for Student Representation on Board of Trustees

By Diamond Naga Siu, News Editor

September 24, 2016


Filed under News, Uncategorized, University News

NYU SLAM held a protest outside of Bobst, eventually migrating to the 12th floor, to petition the University to include a student representative on the Board of Trustees.

Student group calls for halt in donations until NYU divests

Student group calls for halt in donations until NYU divests

By Ludovica Grieco, Staff Writer

November 4, 2015


Filed under News, University News

NYU Divest launched a petition that encourages people to withhold donations from the university unless is divests.

Tuition hikes questioned

By Marita Vlachou, News Editor

March 26, 2015


Filed under News

Growing speculation over tuition hikes for the 2015-2016 school year has resulted in a petition accumulating over 2,000 signatures opposing the change.

Revived coalition brings labor issues to administration

Revived coalition brings labor issues to administration

By Nicole Brown, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2014


Filed under News

The Coalition for Fair Labor at NYU sent a petition to the administration of NYU and NYU Abu Dhabi requesting three changes regarding labor rights of workers in Abu Dhabi. The coalition is a student-faculty alliance that advocates for high labor standards on NYU projects. It had played a role in NYU’s adoption of labor standards w...

NYU Law community lends support to students subpoenaed by trustee’s company

NYU Law community lends support to students subpoenaed by trustee’s company

April 18, 2014


Filed under News

The School of Law made public its support for two law students who have been subpoenaed by CareOne, a health care company owned by law trustee Daniel Straus. The subpoena is part of a controversy surrounding CareOne and its labor practices that erupted in 2012. Employees at CareOne and HealthBridge Manageme...

Student petitions for addition of ‘upstander’ to dictionary

Student petitions for addition of ‘upstander’ to dictionary

February 18, 2014


Filed under Features

Last year, the words selfie, emoji and twerk were among those added to Oxford’s Online Dictionary. This year, CAS freshman Monica Mahal and her partner Sarah Decker, a freshman at Bucknell University, are trying to have the word “upstander” added. The word refers to a person who chooses to ta...

NYU-Poly students petition for transportation

NYU-Poly students petition for transportation

By Jeffrey Kopp, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2013


Filed under News

Students from the Polytechnic Institute of NYU are petitioning for subsidized transportation between NYU-Poly’s campus in Brooklyn and Washington Square. As of press time, the petition had 498 signatures, with a goal of 600. NYU-Poly students currently pay a mandatory university fee of over...