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CLASS SURVEY SPARKS DISCONTENT WITHIN THE STUDENT BODY
Sebastian Rojas Cabal
Class Survey Sparks Discontent Within the Student Body

On Sept. 18, NYU Abu Dhabi students received an email from Professor Paula England inviting them to take a survey about friendship networks at NYUAD for her Gender and Society class. Respondents’ names would enter a raffle for an iPad under 500 USD or the equivalent in cash. The email also stated responses would be […]

CLASS REP ELECTIONS DEMAND PROCEDURAL CHANGES
Corey Meyer
Class Rep Elections Demand Procedural Changes

    The recent election of class representatives raises a series of questions about the autonomy of the Election Commission. Many actions of the Commission broke with precedent for no discernible reason. This is despite the fact that the Commission included two experienced members. The decision to release vote counts represents the largest detrimental change […]

DEMOCRACY WITHOUT TRANSPARENCY IS A SHAM
Jeffrey Mei
Democracy without transparency is a sham

  The recent skirmish over the decision by the Election Comission to release the voting numbers has exposed a wide rift between those of us who push for increased transparency and those of us who prefer to work behind closed doors. The publication of the vote tallies is ultimately a big step in the right […]

UNIVERSITY FAILS TO RESPOND TO STUDENT’S DEMAND FOR MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
Pablo Pacareu
University Fails to Respond to Student’s Demand for Mental Health Support

In early September, Wellness Counsellor Tina Wadhwa had to delay starting to work as a counsellor with the Health and Wellness Center at NYU Abu Dhabi due to a delay in her UAE licensing process. Shortness of counsellors has sparked concern within the NYUAD student body who feel the university is unable to provide adequate mental […]

Editorial: On Self-governance

A fundamental requirement for a university is self-governance. With the increased involvement of Tamkeen in university life on Saadiyat, NYU Abu Dhabi is in a precarious position. Tamkeen now seems to control many aspects of life on Saadiyat. In moving to the new campus, students have not been consulted about substantive changes to their dining […]

DISCONNECT TO RECHARGE
Rhoshenda Ellis
Disconnect to Recharge

As students, it is very easy to get caught up in our studies. We always take our books with us so we can read for the next class and never take the time to appreciate the beautiful scenery of our Saadiyat campus. We all have many outstanding assignments, we have to attend Student Interest Group […]

Community Outreach and ADvocacy Host First Service Day

  On Sept. 19, the Office of Community Outreach and ADvocacy, a Student Interest Group, hosted a Service Day with the aim of allowing students to engage with their community. The event was held at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Camp, a labor camp home to female migrant workers. The 51 volunteers set up a fair […]