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Beenish Ahmed

Entries by Beenish Ahmed

What it Feels Like When Someone Sets Fire to Your Place of Worship

(222) Comments | Posted October 11, 2012 | 8:55 AM


Randolph Linn, 52, has been charged with federal criminal hate crimes for an arson at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo in Northwest Ohio. The St. Joe, Ind., native is in police custody and faces chargesfor intentionally defacing, damaging and...

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Students Protest University of Michigan's Decision to Name Gov. Rick Snyder Commencement Speaker

(18) Comments | Posted March 16, 2011 | 8:13 AM

The University of Michigan announced Monday that the state's recently elected Governor Rick Snyder will serve as speaker for its spring commencement to be held on April 30. The Governor, who holds a bachelor's, master's, and law degree from the University highlights the success of its alumni, argues...

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Age-Old Elitism at Oxbridge

(2) Comments | Posted December 8, 2010 | 3:03 PM

While it might not come as a complete surprise that the universities of Oxford and Cambridge are not a bastions of diversity, many, including Labour MP David Lammy who recently outed enrollment demographics, have been taken aback by just how restrictive admissions are for ethnic minorities.

Most shocking...

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Young, Eager and Unemployed

(1) Comments | Posted December 7, 2010 | 9:58 AM

As a graduate of the University of Michigan's Class of 2009, I knew to expect some turbulence in my job search. I was offered a picture of the economic troubles ahead through Michigan's economic downturn which began long before the so-called Great Recession swept the rest of the country, and...

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Damsels in Distress: Using Victimized Women as Political Ploys

(21) Comments | Posted October 22, 2010 | 10:20 AM

A few weeks ago, a New York Federal District Court sentenced Aafia Siddiqui, an MIT-trained neuroscientist, to 86 years in prison for attempted murder. The verdict, which was reported only in the regional section of The New York Times, brought large-scale protest to the streets in...

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Did Pakistan's President Zardari Buy Record Breaking £140 Million London Apartment?

(19) Comments | Posted September 2, 2010 | 10:54 AM

A recent article published by The News, one of Pakistan's premier newspapers, has confirmed that President Asif Ali Zardari is indeed the proud owner of an auspicious new Hyde Park Penthouse following a suggestion to investigate the issue made by journalist Shaheen Sehbai printed in the...

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Why Is Pakistan Not Getting the Aid it Needs?

(9) Comments | Posted August 25, 2010 | 2:39 PM

United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki Moon has called the recent floods in Pakistan the worst humanitarian disaster he has ever witnessed. With more than 20 percent of the country under water, contagious diseases run rampant while the delivery of vital goods and services are all...

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