Despite the increase in threats both perceived and real against American Muslims, I witnessed firsthand my Muslim professor venture into the field in a Southern town rife with political tensions.
As I finally reached the edge of the castle, I looked down and stared 90 feet down. I could feel my heartbeat throughout my whole body. Every sense in my body kept telling me to walk away, but I couldn't. I knew if i had made it this far, I was not quitting, no matter how terrifying it seemed.
As I wrote in Too Big to Ignore, the era of Big Data and analytics is here. To this end, many colleges and universities are getting with the times.
"What is honored in a country will be cultivated," Plato said, and this is true for spirituality within the university setting. It cannot just be talked about on the margins, spirituality must be at the heart of the campus.
The Abrahamic faiths can come together. It has happened in history -- Andalusia was, on balance, a time of true interfaith harmony. It happens today in friendships between top scholars and leaders of Judaism and Islam. And it can happen on a global scale.
This fresh start in Canada hopefully leads to a new robust relationship with the United States. It would appear Trudeau has much more in common with President Obama than did Stephen Harper.
by Bijan Saboori The plane lands at a small airport surrounded by dead yellow grass. Endless old beaten-down cars and trucks speed down the highway...
We strongly believe that few things strike the core of a college's essence than where its students choose to hang out and chow down.
As fate would have it I was introduced to Gessye, a grad student in Washington, D.C. who has experienced firsthand the ignorance of beliefs about her continent and decided to actually do something about it.
My identity and story are built on passions and habits. For example, something in my mind and body prevents me from falling asleep without reading the hard copy of the front page of The New York Times every night.
On November 21, 2014, the Board of Trustees of American University voted in favor of supporting climate destruction, refusing to divest its $550 million endowment from the fossil fuel industry and placing American University firmly on the wrong side of history.
On Monday, Nov. 17 at 1 pm, hundreds of students, faculty, alumni, and community members will gather at American University for the largest action ever organized by Fossil Free American University, a student group that has been organizing for divestment for two years.
Verma's nomination comes at a particularly important moment in U.S.-India relations. The landmark election of a new Indian government this past May led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is widely regarded as an important opportunity to refocus ties between Washington and New Delhi.
By Marlena Rubenstein At 12, I could barely run across the gym without gasping for breath. So if someone had predicted that I would one day run 3.1 ...
I have dealt with the South and southern politics in previous posts; so we are not going to break major new ground here. But I think it is worthwhile to update what some of today's experts are saying about the South and its role in American democracy and history.
These students are being told to swallow their concerns, sit on their hands, and silence their protests all in the name of free speech. Perhaps if they had money, their voice would be welcome.