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Inside NYU’s Finances

Inside NYU’s Finances

By Fernanda Nunes, Copy Chief

February 5, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

As we all know, NYU has a large endowment. But what not many of us know is that some of those numbers are available to us, through its Form 990 and audits. WSN decided to take a look into the available information. Last year, we did a breakdown of the university's tax return fiscal year 2015. Though NYU has not released its Internal Revenue Service Form 990 — the Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax — for the fiscal year of 2016 or 2017, it did publicize an audit for 2016. The 2016 audit was done by the British accountin...

Tax Plan Harmful for Students

Tax Plan Harmful for Students

By WSN Editorial Board

November 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

For a tax bill that is being promoted as relief for the middle class, this bill — if passed — will drastically hurt millions of American students. In a country where we encourage people to work hard and to go to pursue higher education, this seems objectively backwards.

The Economic Plan No One Is Talking About

The Economic Plan No One Is Talking About

By Alison Zimmerman, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Though unlikely to gain real traction, the Democrats' proposed child allowance — a monthly check for low income parents to cover costs of childcare — brings forth an important conversation on some fundamental inequality that still plagues these United States.

Publicly Available Tax Returns Mean More Transparency

Publicly Available Tax Returns Mean More Transparency

By Shiva Darshan, Staff Writer

October 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Publicly available tax returns would keep those in power in check through the looming threat of their unethical dealings being made public.

Aid Wanted for Undocumented Financial Aid Program

Aid Wanted for Undocumented Financial Aid Program

By Nina Huang, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2016


Filed under News, University News

The NYU community provides feedback on the university's pilot program to help students without documentation.

States Can Make Fantasy Sports Safe and Profitable

States Can Make Fantasy Sports Safe and Profitable

By Aaron Reuben, Contributing Writer

September 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Gambling or not, fantasy sports are a burgeoning multi-billion dollar industry which can and should be regulated and taxed.

EU Free Trade Rules Hide a System of Inequality

EU Free Trade Rules Hide a System of Inequality

By Matthew Collins, Contributing Writer

September 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

While it was despicable of Ireland to allow a company to pay almost no tax, we should not forget that the European Commission’s motives in deciding this case were equally appalling.

Tax Returns Snafu Hits International Students with Fees

Tax Returns Snafu Hits International Students with Fees

By Kati Garrity, Staff Writer

March 25, 2016


Filed under News, University News

NYU is among various colleges at which international students have yet to receive their tax returns.

Public school system needs reform, not superfluous money

Public school system needs reform, not superfluous money

March 31, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a state budget deal which will provide $300 million in funding for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s prekindergarten program in New York City. Public schools are in need of reform. While the influx of state money shows commitment to reform, it does not address the root of the...

High taxes in Europe hurt businesses

High taxes in Europe hurt businesses

February 27, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

In a campaign speech last month, Leader of the Labor Party Ed Miliband promised to raise the income tax rate among England’s wealthiest from 45 to 50 percent if elected prime minister. The Economist jokes that his tax hike will only bring in the amount of money needed to buy a few English Premier...

De Blasio begins first mayoral term with focus on snowstorms, taxes

De Blasio begins first mayoral term with focus on snowstorms, taxes

January 26, 2014


Filed under News

In the minutes after midnight on Jan. 1, Bill de Blasio was sworn into office as the 109th mayor of New York City. One of the first challenges de Blasio has faced as the mayor of New York are the snowstorms. De Blasio made a statement advising caution due to the dangerous weather and temperatu...

Fiscal cliff deadline does not facilitate budget plan

Fiscal cliff deadline does not facilitate budget plan

February 24, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Even though there is less fanfare this time around, our country once again faces a self-imposed economic ultimatum, dramatically named the fiscal cliff. The cliff would end certain tax breaks and initiate massive spending cuts originally slated to take place at the end of 2012. Without congression...

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