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The Research Issue

The Research Issue

By Miranda Levingston, Deputy News Editor

April 3, 2017


Filed under Special Editions, Top Story, Uncategorized

Research is contemplation in action. Although it can involve extensive reading and long hours in the lab, it is not a passive activity — research is the pursuit of information to better the world we live in. At NYU, the title “research university” is taken seriously, as research initiatives exist...

De-Extinction Is Unnecessary and Immoral

De-Extinction Is Unnecessary and Immoral

By Adryan Barlia, Contributing Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Although plans to bring back long-lost species might sound appealing to some, the de-extinction of certain species would be atrocious on not just a financial level, but also on a moral level.

An Inside Look at University Research Studies

An Inside Look at University Research Studies

By Laura Rubio, Staff Writer

March 20, 2017


Filed under Features

Research studies promise cash, gift cards and other incentives in exchange for student participation, a trade-off that begs the question — what do they actually require you to do?

Letter to the Editor: ‘Students Have Concerns About Tandon Physics Department’

Letter to the Editor: ‘Students Have Concerns About Tandon Physics Department’

By Lorcan Folan, Chair of the NYU Tandon Department of Applied Physics

March 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Contrary to the mistaken claim made by the student in your article, the size and quality of our teaching labs are comparable to other schools’. We would like to offer even more opportunities for research for undergraduates, but as with any department, we have finite resources.

Flipped Classroom Model Better for Students

Flipped Classroom Model Better for Students

By Hao Ly, Contributing Writer

November 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

What students instead need is a class structure which not only accommodates the different ways students learn but also free up precious class time to allow professors to provide students with necessary guidance.

This Tandon Scholarship Wants You to Hack It Up

This Tandon Scholarship Wants You to Hack It Up

By Htoo Min, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

Tandon created a new full-ride scholarship for aspiring hackers.

Stakes Too High to Decline Testing for Diseases

Stakes Too High to Decline Testing for Diseases

By Nadja Zakula, Contributing Writer

September 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

These scientific advancements, along with the emotional comfort entailed in knowing one’s fate and genetic susceptibility, should encourage one to get tested for adult onset conditions such as Huntington’s.

NYU Was Right To Cancel Watson Talk

NYU Was Right To Cancel Watson Talk

By Connor Borden, Staff Writer

September 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It is time to end our glorification of famous and important people in science and other fields in light of their derogatory and backwards ideas.

Gallatin Show Fashions Techstyles

Gallatin Show Fashions Techstyles

By Gabriella Bower, Beauty and Style Editor

March 7, 2016


Filed under Beauty & Style, Features

The 5th Annual Gallatin School of Individualized Study Fashion Show: Techstyles explored the intersection of science and fashion.

Women In Science Pilots Mentor Program for Freshman Entering STEM Fields

Women In Science Pilots Mentor Program for Freshman Entering STEM Fields

By Shiva Darshan, Staff Writer

February 23, 2016


Filed under Features

A new effort from CAS aims to keep women from dropping out of science and technology majors.

There’s Actually Something in the Water: Science Proves NYC Pizza Superior

There’s Actually Something in the Water: Science Proves NYC Pizza Superior

By Abigail Weinberg, Deputy Features Editor

January 29, 2016


Filed under Dining, Features

Turns out that New York pizza really is the best, and because of only one secret ingredient: water.

Biologists talk pathogens at Women in Science lecture

Biologists talk pathogens at Women in Science lecture

By Farhin Lilywala, Staff Writer

November 6, 2015


Filed under News, University News

The NYU Women in Science talked about viral outbreaks at their fall lecture and Q&A on Thursday night.

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