Statement from Dean Mary Brabeck on a Loss to Our Community
"New York University, like all universities, creates an intimate community among the scholars and students who join us. We strive to create a residential community for our faculty and their families. Our interest in one another does not end at the classroom door; it includes the lives of spouses and children, the stories of achievements, and the times of sorrow and even tragedy. So, it is with great sadness that New York University and the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development absorb the news of the death of Tumi McCallum, the daughter of two of our faculty colleagues, Teboho Moja and Robert McCallum. Every year, our halls fill with energetic and talented young people just like Tumi, and we devote our professional lives to them and their amazing potential; we understand in an immediate and personal way how tragic this death is. Our hearts break for our colleagues and their loved ones, and we grieve with them for their loss."