Underclassmen Teams Defeat Senior and Alumni’s Teams in the Interclassico
The night of April 27 marked the third annual Interclassico football event, featuring matches played by the underclassmen, seniors and alumni. The night was filled with music, food and games. The underclassmen women defeated the senior and alumni teams with a score of 2-0. Similarly, the underclassmen co-ed team took home the Interclassico trophy with a score of 4-3, despite being down 2-0 in the first half.
Watermans Say Goodbye After 15 Years Living With Students
Sebastian Rojas Cabal
On April 30, Bryan, Stephanie and Charlie Waterman hosted an event in the Marketplace to mark the end of their participation in the university’s Faculty Fellows in Residence program in A5. Faculty, students and Residential Education officers met to celebrate the Watermans and their service to the NYU Abu Dhabi community. Waffles were served to commemorate one of the Watermans’ signature events as FFiRs.
The family will be moving to B1 this summer; this marks the first time in 15 years that they will not be living in a building that also houses students. In 2001, the Watermans moved into Water St. — a building housing 1,200 students — in New York; in 2004, they became part of the inaugural group of FFiRs at NYU New York. After moving to Abu Dhabi, they lived in Sama Tower and became part of the first group of FFiRs on the Saadiyat Island campus.
“We always imagined academic life as living among students. We raised our daughters in NYU residence halls. We loved having so many intelligent, thoughtful [students] around for them to emulate and interact with,” Waterman told The Gazelle.
“It's been the same here for Charlie. As a teacher, when you live among students you get a feel for them in a different way. You understand them more as whole people, I think, than simply as bodies in the classroom just there to learn whatever you happen to teach,” he concluded.
Sexual Assault Awareness Week
From April 24 to April 28, the Health Promotion Office led by Tina Wadhwa held NYU Abu Dhabi’s first Sexual Assault Awareness Week. This week-long initiative sought to raise awareness about sexual assault, educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual misconduct and provide a space to honor survivors.
Programs included bystander intervention training, consent dialogue and documentary screenings on the impact of sexual harassment and assault. Student health group REACH also held a t-shirt painting session in which students could paint their own t-shirts to raise awareness, honor survivors and show their support for victims of sexual abuse.