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‘Deplorable’ NYU Professor Sues University, Colleagues for Defamation

‘Deplorable’ NYU Professor Sues University, Colleagues for Defamation

By Sarah Jackson, Deputy News Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

Self-proclaimed "deplorable" LS professor Michael Rectenwald is suing NYU and four professors for defamation. The basis of the suit is a series of department-wide emails from last May, in which he was called a racist and sexist, among other things.

For All the QT’s in Science

For All the QT’s in Science

By Han Wang, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


Filed under Features

oSTEM is an international organization that supports the Queer and Trans community in the STEM fields and works to create safe spaces on campus for these students.

Safe Spaces Aren’t Neutral

Safe Spaces Aren’t Neutral

By Emily Fong, Interactive Graphics Editor

January 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

However, safe spaces are not meant to be entirely depoliticized. And they are certainly not meant to be co-opted by those who have privileges in order to block out political discussion.

Nonsexual Queer Spaces Needed in NYC

Nonsexual Queer Spaces Needed in NYC

By WSN Editorial Board

September 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The onus is on everyone — not just business leaders — to ensure that no space feels like it is off limits for people who identify as LGBTQ.

Are Segregated Dorms the Answer?

Are Segregated Dorms the Answer?

By Faith Gates, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2016


Filed under Diversity at NYU, News

NYU students discuss the possibly of organizing residence halls by race after CSULA's Black Student Union asked for segregated dorms to avoid microagressions.

University of Chicago’s Letter Restricts Academic Speech

University of Chicago’s Letter Restricts Academic Speech

By Abraham Gross, Contributing Writer

September 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In an effort to preserve ‘academic freedom,’ the University of Chicago administration has limited the control of itstheir professors over their own classrooms.

NYU Needs to Address Its Hostility Towards Trump Supporters

NYU Needs to Address Its Hostility Towards Trump Supporters

By Aaron Reuben, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Regardless of whether or not these feelings of hostility have been embellished or exaggerated, strict labeling and rejection of Trump supporters and the swirl of media that has ensued is detrimental to NYU, an institution renowned for its free speech, social movements and debate.

Mizzou protesters must not block media

Mizzou protesters must not block media

By WSN Editorial Board

November 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The way that protesters at the University of Missouri have used safe spaces as a cudgel against journalists is counterproductive to their movement. They are antagonizing the single best medium for their message to get across.

Universities sheltering students betrays ideals

Universities sheltering students betrays ideals

By By WSN Editorial Board

March 24, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Universities must not betray their ideals of introducing students to opinions different from their own by sanitizing important discussions at the university.