If you didn’t already know, I’m a member of the class of 2017 here at NYU Shanghai. The class of 2017 is the inaugural class – the university opened up only in August last year.
Personally, I’ve known, from the beginning, that this wasn’t going to be an easy journey. And it hasn’t been. Although, the administration has been mostly nice to us.
But at this point in the semester/academic year, when we’re all exhausted, stressed, and pissed off, the little things that wouldn’t normally bother us seem like much bigger issues. It’s almost like the student body doesn’t want to understand the administration. It seems as though there is no trust between the students and the management.
In any case, I’m not trying to explain the problems we face here or even discuss what NYUSH is doing (or not doing) for us.
I’m writing this post because the Facebook group of the class of 2017 has EXPLODED. (Because of the aforementioned “problems.”) There are people complaining everywhere. All comments and posts are about how NYUSH hasn’t done “enough.” And the few hopeful, positive comments are lost. Everyone’s tired of all the ranting. A few people have quit Facebook for a week so that they can focus on finals instead. (I would do it too, if I weren’t so dependent upon Facebook.)
Perhaps I will write about the “problems” we face some other day.
Yep, that’s about it.