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50 THINGS EVERY NYUAD FRESHMAN SHOULD KNOW
Khadeeja Farooqui, Joey Bui and Jamie Sutherland
50 Things Every NYUAD Freshman Should Know
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Video by Megan Eloise/ The Gazelle Dear Class of 2018, There is no way to go through college without making mistakes. But even as we continue to change majors overnight, miss Skype dates with old friends and plead with airline officials to let us take those extra few kilograms on board, we still learn a […]

MAJOR PROBLEM: SELECTING YOUR ACADEMIC PATH
Zoe Hu
Major Problem: Selecting Your Academic Path

Preparing for college is overwhelming, and amidst the stressful hurricane of packing lists, visa applications, student forms, roommate selections and more, it can be easy to forget one important aspect of your higher education: the education itself. As you wade through the paperwork and emails that will get you to your fall semester, your potential […]

DASH YOUR T’S SLOWLY
Mariko Kuroda
Dash Your T’s Slowly

NYU Abu Dhabi offers what it describes as a T-shaped education. While gaining expertise in one specific field, students can also expand the breadth of their knowledge. Freshman year is designated for the latter. I always knew what I was made to do. I was made to write. Four years ago when I read Nicholas […]

YOU TICKED A BOX
Alex Bagot
You Ticked A Box

You ticked a box, and now you’re here. Just thinking about how fast you went from high school to college is daunting but you might not have given it a second thought. You always knew you wanted to come here or you might not have had another choice financially. Maybe you just wanted to try […]

NYU in Accra Suspended because of Ebola Outbreak

On Aug. 7, Washington Square News reported that students registered to study away in Accra were informed by email that the program was suspended for the Fall 2014 semester, as well as January Term 2015, due to the Ebola virus outbreak in areas of West Africa. While no case of Ebola has been reported in […]

Fixing a tire

  I knew something was wrong even before the light started blinking. My car had gone over the pothole. The traitorous front tire had jumped over the ridge — there was a moment of weightlessness, a strange gravitational hiccup — and then we had landed back to earth with a boom, kerthud, thunkthunkthunk. The sounds […]

A NEED FOR COMMUNITY DIALOGUE
Muhammad Usman
A NEED FOR COMMUNITY DIALOGUE

The prestige of NYU Abu Dhabi depends not on how many students whose education it can afford to fund, but rather on its vision, its student body and its role as a liberal arts university in the Middle East. NYUAD is more than the financial support it provides to bring people to the UAE; to […]

HOW TO SURVIVE FOS
Tiantian Zheng
How to Survive FoS

  Foundations of Science, or FoS, are the infamous set of required courses for science and engineering majors at NYU Abu Dhabi. The courses are designed to build the skill set required to move on to advanced courses in any field of engineering or science after two or three semesters’ study. The notoriety of FoS […]

Sandscapes of Memory; A Different History of the UAE

Gazing around Abu Dhabi, replete with skyscrapers and modern highways, or looking down the Burj Khalifa in Dubai onto an ocean of sand dotted with buildings, one could be forgiven for thinking there is little to UAE history. However, the history of the UAE goes beyond the idea of the timeless mystical traditions of the […]