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Free Menstrual Product Initiative Puts the Uterus in NYU

Free Menstrual Product Initiative Puts the Uterus in NYU

By Miranda Levingston, News Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Top Story, University News

New York University is one of several universities now offering free tampons at no cost to students. The development comes after a 2016 bill signed by Mayor Bill De Blasio requiring free menstrual hygiene products in public schools and efforts by student activists.

CUNY Cuts Endanger Public Education

CUNY Cuts Endanger Public Education

By Abraham Gross, Deputy Opinion Editor

March 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Cuomo’s claim that reduced State funding “won’t cost New York City a penny” is patently absurd. Under the guise of cost-saving, Albany is trying to shift education costs from its budget onto the city and students who can least afford it.

State Schools Must Serve State Students

State Schools Must Serve State Students

By WSN Editorial Board

February 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

State universities need to remember the importance of the affordable education that they are meant to provide -- not just on paper, but in practice as well.

Lack of need-based scholarships for state universities hurts lower-income students

Lack of need-based scholarships for state universities hurts lower-income students

October 2, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The financial dilemma beleaguering today’s youth in the rubble of an economic recession is the growing cost of acquiring a diploma from a four-year university. The costs have been slowly rising over the last couple decades, but the students hurt the most from this economic pox are those who attend...