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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.

NYU’s Menstrual Hygiene Products Program Is a Step in the Right Direction

NYU’s Menstrual Hygiene Products Program Is a Step in the Right Direction

By Cara Zambrano, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The university’s initiative to provide free menstrual hygiene products in restrooms brings NYU one step closer to creating a more inclusive academic environment. This intiative should be mimicked by other institutions.

Students Not Alerted on All Instances of Sexual Assault

Students Not Alerted on All Instances of Sexual Assault

By Natasha Roy, News Editor

February 24, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

The number of alerts NYU students receive about sexual assaults that occur on or near campus in no way reflects the number of sexual assaults that actually occur. However, some students believe this is for the best.

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.