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Keep It Up, President Hamilton

Keep It Up, President Hamilton

By WSN Editorial Board

September 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

As it stands now, however, Congress have up to six months to reverse the decision. Thankfully, the leader of this university has already done what the president of the country would not by speaking out against this horrid decision.

Protests Show a More Accurate NYU

Protests Show a More Accurate NYU

By WSN Editorial Board

April 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Weekend On The Square is a bright and enthusiastic recruiting event for NYU — but this weekend's student protests made sure that the university was painted in a more realistic light.

Class of 2021 Diversity is a Great Step for President Hamilton

Class of 2021 Diversity is a Great Step for President Hamilton

By WSN Editorial Board

April 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Heightened diversity advances the agenda of diversity repeatedly set out by Hamilton upon taking office at the beginning of 2016. This publication has been somewhat critical of Hamilton due to a lack of significant tangible actions to truly advance diversity, but this week’s news is an excellent step in the right direction.

Improve Cybersecurity at NYU

Improve Cybersecurity at NYU

By WSN Editorial Board

April 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

NYU has an obligation to not only alert its students of potential cyber threats, but take more serious measures to assure attacks like these do not occur again.

HB 51 Deters Campus Assault Reports

HB 51 Deters Campus Assault Reports

By WSN Editorial Board

April 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Supporters of this new bill — which many have compared to the philosophies of Education Secretary Betsy Devoss — say it will protect people from being falsely accused. In reality, it sets a dangerous precedent which would ultimately discourage victims of sexual assault from reporting such incidents.

NYU Must Hold Aramark Responsible

NYU Must Hold Aramark Responsible

By WSN Editorial Board

March 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As a large client of Aramark, NYU has immense power and potential influence over the standards that the corporation should be meeting in order to prevent further issues. The university must call upon their partner to remedy this inhumane treatment of prisoners immediately, and if they refuse, NYU must find a new food service partner.

Small Victories in ACA Replacement Prove Protests Are Worth It

Small Victories in ACA Replacement Prove Protests Are Worth It

By WSN Editorial Board

March 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

While many on the right have called these protests pointless and a waste of time, the decision to keep young adults covered proves that the GOP is being influenced by the pressure coming from young protestors.

Latest DeVos Gaffe Affirms Students’ Fears

Latest DeVos Gaffe Affirms Students’ Fears

By WSN Editorial Board

March 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

While NYU is a private institution, DeVos’ actions will affect the education system as a whole — including federal financial aid that many NYU students rely on. Therefore, it is imperative that we continue to represent reason and truth by speaking out against people like DeVos.

Letter to the Editor: ‘John Sexton Should Not Be Speaking at NYU’

Letter to the Editor: ‘John Sexton Should Not Be Speaking at NYU’

By John Beckman, NYU Spokesperson

February 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

University spokesperson John Beckman responds to a recent Washington Square News editorial titled "John Sexton Should Not Be Speaking at NYU."

John Sexton Should Not Be Speaking at NYU

John Sexton Should Not Be Speaking at NYU

By WSN Editorial Board

February 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

While Sexton has been recognized for his skillful debating, free speech has never been a center of his platform, making the choice to have Sexton headline this particular event confusing. Furthermore, Sexton’s tenure at NYU was filled with inexcusable mistakes, and he should never be an honoree at this university.

NYU Should Protect Targeted Students

NYU Should Protect Targeted Students

By WSN Editorial Board

February 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

President Hamilton should publicly announce solidarity with NYUSJP. To do otherwise would entirely contradict NYU’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Stop with the Empty Promises, NYU

Stop with the Empty Promises, NYU

By WSN Editorial Board

February 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

NYU's administration has a bad habit of reneging on its promises. Although, this trend seems less damning with minor issues, failing to live up to one's commitments on matters of import can dramatically affects students' lives.

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