Bethany allard

Bethany Allard

How Britain's Train System Is Helping Domestic Abuse Victims

Domestic abuse victims now have access to free train tickets to take them to safety, thanks to the "rail to refuge" initiative put forth by the domestic abuse advocacy groups and two major train companies in the United Kingdom, Great Western Railway (GWR) and Southeastern.

The Latest 'Sh*t We Stole' Is All About the Best Fall Beauty Products

Ah, fall: The season of overpriced lattes, crisp air, and cuffing. These colder temps and changing leaves also mean something else.... It's finally time to switch out your summer makeup products for your autumn lineup. Out with the old, in with the new, right?

Um, James Charles Just Gave Us the Perfect Skull Look for Halloween

Want to do a killer skull look this Halloween? James Charles can help you take your costume to the next level, so you stand out in the sea of black cats and angels (no shade). In the video above, you'll see our very lucky senior beauty editor, Lauren Balsamo, get the full James Charles treatment with a half-face rainbow skull that looks anything but basic.

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No Protests Held for Steinhardt Name Change, Despite Student Support

Students have voiced support for changing the name of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development after seven women accused Michael Steinhardt - the school's namesake - of sexual harassment. But so far, there have been no public feats of activism - no protests have erupted, no

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NYU-CUNY Center Involves Immigrant Community Members in Healthcare

At the NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center, researchers are changing the way immigrant and ethnic communities access healthcare by turning to health professionals that are not doctors, nurses or researchers. Rather, they are community members, called community health workers, who provide and transla

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Survey Shows Men Outnumber Women More Than 2-to-1 Among Tenured Faculty

Nearly all full-time professors at NYU - over 90% - have tenure, but fewer than 30% of them are women, according to a nationwide survey released by the American Association of University Professors in April. College of Dentistry Professor Nicola Partridge, who is tenured, said she has not witness

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Students Mourn and Reflect at Vigil for Poway Synagogue Shooting

As the sun began to set over Washington Square Park, a group of approximately 75 students and New Yorkers gathered in a circle under the arch to commemorate the victims and those affected by the attack on a synagogue that occurred near San Diego last Saturday.

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Elizabeth Street Garden Fights to Exist

There's a small open space in Little Italy nestled among the buildings of Nolita. It's filled with statues, benches, greenery and, weather permitting, New Yorkers basking in the sun. This is the Elizabeth Street Garden. As of right now, it's also the future location of an affordable housing complex

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Students Urge NYU to Reevaluate Ties With Nike Due to Its Labor Practices

Student activists discussed at an event on Thursday Nike's mistreatment of workers following the company's withdrawal from Indonesia and decision to provide minimal or no severance pay to Indonesian workers in 2011. Two Indonesian union leaders scheduled to speak at the event - Linda Ratnasari and S

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SGA Supports Measures to Examine NYU's 'Ageist' Policies

At its last meeting of the semester, the Student Government Assembly passed a letter of support against policies at NYU they claim are ageist. The letter calls on the university administration to review these policies, provide housing and childcare for older students and allocate funding to research

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NYU Expands on Mercer Street, Renovates Playground Along the Way

NYU has pledged $380,000 to renovate a playground across from its most recent construction project - a new building on Mercer Street - as part of the community improvements it has promised in its gradual expansion into Greenwich Village, which some locals support and others criticize. As it stand

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Seniors Have Mixed Opinions on 2019 Commencement Speaker Elizabeth Alexander

Many seniors were surprised by the university's announcement that Elizabeth Alexander will be the 2019 commencement speaker, especially in light of the last two speakers - 11-time Grammy winner Pharrell Williams and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau - who have more name recognition. While some

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Meet Your New Student Government Assembly Executive Committee

The 2019 to 2020 Student Government Assembly Executive Committee, which is the highest ranking group of student leaders at NYU, was announced Friday following all-university elections. The new members are as follows: Jakiyah Bradley, SGA Chairperson; Kosar Kosar, Student Senators Council Vice-Chair

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Tandon Program to Offer Free Housing for Veteran Entrepreneurs

NYU Tandon School of Engineering's Future Labs has been helping veteran entrepreneurs grow their businesses for the last four years. Now, the program is offering veterans free housing in an effort to make the program accessible to as many applicants as possible. The housing will be available for

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More Action-Focused Language Improves Participation in STEM

A new study released by researchers from NYU and Princeton University shows that asking young girls to "do science" rather than "be scientists" increases their likelihood to be engaged with the subject. The study, which primarily focused on children in pre-K, found that this simple change in languag

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Tisch Mentorship Program Helps Young Women Pursue Business in the Arts

This month marked the start of a new mentorship program that pairs female-identifying Tisch School of the Arts Drama students with top entertainment industry professionals. The Women's Mentorship Program is a product of efforts between Tisch and the live entertainment ad agency Serino Coyne. The

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Accounts of Discrimination Shared Anonymously via Instagram

Anonymous experiences of discrimination have been shared on an Instagram account created in February as an experiment in social justice. The account, called UnheardNYU, has about 110 followers and was created by a group of seven students as an assignment for the Social and Cultural Analysis class

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NYU Urges Betsy DeVos Not to Change University Sexual Misconduct Policies

NYU declared its opposition to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' proposed changes to how universities deal with cases of sexual misconduct under Title IX in a letter sent Tuesday, adding to the 100,000 comments submitted in response to the Department of Education's proposals. In a press release