Sameh Wahba

Stories from Sameh Wahba

Hanan Sabea, AUC's first ombuds, will attempt to solve staff disputes
Sunday, December 11th, 2011
Explain your role as an ombuds
Sunday, December 11th, 2011
After the January 25 uprising, Egyptians working in the public and private sectors took to the streets with demands that they hoped would be met.

Thousands of workers went on strike for several months demanding more equitable wages, better working conditions or change in management.

Sunday, December 11th, 2011
Study-abroad students at AUC say they aren't worried about continuing their education in Cairo even in the midst of recurring troubles in Tahrir Square and the arrest and deportation of three American exchange students.

Most of the foreign students also say that they do not believe state media allegations that the three - Derrik Sweeney, Gregory Porter and Luk

Saturday, November 19th, 2011
With an eye on beating the competition, The Bakery Shop (TBS) has finally opened its doors to a salivating clientele.

Located at the area formerly occupied by the Beans, Pies and Cookies outlet, TBS reported a successful bustling first week.

Coffee types offered on campus, but none of them any good    Photo: Wajih Fakhouri
Sunday, October 16th, 2011
Many AUCians and faculty have decided to make or bring their own coffee to campus rather than purchase it from on-campus outlets, which they say offers mediocre quality at high prices.

"It's all the same crap," Ben Conant, a Middle Eastern stu

Sunday, October 16th, 2011
Surrounded by a cluster of rumors, an online network marketing company is recruiting thousands of college students across Egypt who say they are making an average of $1000 a week.

Quest International Limited, also known as Quest Net, is a Hong Kong-based company. Quest Net is an e-commerce company, conducting all its trading operations online. It started in 1998 with over 8 million customers worldwide and a $2 billion annual turnover.

Photo: Marina Louis
Sunday, October 16th, 2011
Students who paid the annual parking fees have expressed anger at the Administration's concession to offer a compensation of EGP 200, making their parking costs higher than for those paying a daily fee.

"They're ripping people off and taking us as fools," economics junior Mohamed Hegazy said, adding that students should consider carpooling as a cheaper alternative.

Sunday, October 16th, 2011
The January 25 Revolution was inspired by the need to overcome the indifference and corruption that plagued the country and reform the core values that many felt had been abandoned.

It was these guiding principles that motivated Sherif Abdel Azeem, an engineering professor and the founder of several nonprofit organizations, to design a new course based on the values Egyptians are hoping to embrace.

New app 'Bey2ollak' where traffic is
Sunday, October 2nd, 2011


A new cellphone application that helps notify drivers of traffic conditions has gained popularity within the AUC community.


dozens of security guards dismissed after contracts expire
Sunday, October 2nd, 2011


Fifty-four guards in charge of bus safety duty were dismissed last week, leaving buses without security.


"By law, AUC is supposed to give a three month notice before they fire people," Mohamed Mahmoud, one of the security staff who was let go, said.

Girls Rugby Team At Play
Sunday, September 25th, 2011


The AUC's women rugby team has 15 new eager players on their team this semester and very little support from the Administration.

"There are some games that are meant to be for boys and some that are meant for girls," Mohamed Taher, the associate director of athletics, said. "Girls learn the sport slower than boys."

Saturday, September 24th, 2011
AUC signed a contract on Monday with Seoudi Market to open a replacement store on the New Cairo campus for the Quick 24 market, which closed in July.

A soft opening of the new store could take place as early as next week.

Hassan Moawad, Food Quality Assurance Manager at AUC, said that the new supermarket is expected to open on campus on October 1 adding, "Quick 24 was closed due to its inefficiency in providing the students with their food needs."

Student organizers calling for free parking
Sunday, September 11th, 2011
A fight erupted in front of the Pepsi Gate 4 between students who did not want to participate in planned protests, and those who were calling on the community to stop paying parking fees.

AUCians stopped cars from parking at campus gates, urging them to participate in the protests against the 9 percent increase in tuition fees and the EGP 10 pa