Not Living in the Past, But Moving Forward

It has been only six months since my arrival to Chicago, and this time has been sufficient enough to change my personality a great deal – and awaken aspects of me that had been dormant.  When I took my decision to study abroad, a lot of my friends told me “ you are going to…

Reflections on Dr. Martin Luther King Day

Reflections from IIT Syrian students on the MLK day: “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther king attended Morehouse College, and received his seminary degree from Crozier Theological Seminary. When…

I taught myself the significance of commitment and dedication لقد تعلمت أهمية الالتزام والتفاني

في مثل هذا الوقت من السنة الماضية  كنت منشغلة بمرحلة دقيقة من تعبئة وإكمال العديد من ملفات القبول الجامعي لجامعات عدة للفنون الحرة في الولايات المتحدة. هذه الفترة المحورية في حياتي والتي سوف تحدد مصير قبولي في مجتمع دراسي محترم استغرقت شهوراً عديدة من التحضير، من إرسال الطلبات إلى عدد من الكليات والانتظار بقلق للحصول…

Father of The Nation

No words can be written to describe the individual and collective loss  – in terms of our humanity – that we faced yesterday when Nelson Mandela, the international emblem of dignity and forbearance, passed away. For as long as he lived, Nelson Mandela stood a symbol of peaceful change; and now this is our mantle…