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Nov 26, 2010

Fun With AUI-S (AUI-S Girls)

by Astios 


I don’t believe that there is anyone on the planet Earth, including the Pope in Vatican, who doesn’t believe that girls are half of the society, an important half. So if you say, “girls are half of this society,” most people with nod to it. However, you might not get so much consensus on what I am going to say: Girls are half of the society and have confused the other half.

Nov 23, 2010

Evaluate Your Teacher: Dr. Roger Geyer

Dear Student Eye Readers,

Beginning from today, we will be offering a free space in the blog in order for the American University of Iraq-Students evaluate their professors.

The evaluation can include the student's insights on the professors's academic ability, personality and other issues related.

Nov 22, 2010

That’s How I Saw Istanbul*

by Shalaw Fatah 
photos: Shalaw Fatah
In his memoir “A Journey” Tony Blair says, “I begin as one typeof leader; I end as another. That’s why I call it a journey”, if we generalize Blair’s argument (radical change in personality) on to every journey, 

I doubt calling my trip a journey, you should decide after reading, let’s just call it an ordinarytravel account. Besides, I’m not writing about Turkish political system, social structure or any big titles that you may find in books, butabout small things from everyday life that I noticed in some few days.

The Wild West: AUI-S Hires People Without Checking Their Pasts

The American University of Iraq-Sulaimani does a poor job checking the profiles of professors, staff and administrators applying for the university.

The first AUI-S Chancellor, Dr. Owen Cargol, had been dismissed from the Northern Arizona University due to sexual harassment allegations made by a male employee. 

Nov 21, 2010

Clothes Between AUI-S Laws and Cultural Identity

by Daner Rashid

Clothes are body languages. One of the definitions of human being is that human beings are clothed creatures. Humans express themselves in different languages among them clothes and it’s a part of the identity of 
the individuals. A policeman wearing short and t-shirt will no more be recognized as a policeman. 

Nov 14, 2010

The Great Eid Surprise: Student Eye Begins Its Radio Programs Soon

Student Eye announces a great surprise for its fans at the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani and all over the world.

Student Eye will start presenting two radio shows at one of the local Radios in Sulaimani. The shows will be in English language.

The radio which will host the Student Eye programs, Margaret Radio, will start its activities next week. All the preparations are made for the Radio shows presented by the Student Eye team.

Margaret Radio is an independent radio based in Sulaimani established by the Margaret Institution for Teaching Foreign Languages and Computer

More Information in this regard will be available after the Eid.

Happy Eid to everyone! Enjoy your holiday!

Chaotic Classes at AUI-S Two Days Before the Eid... Some Professors Cancel Classes Voluntarily

Photo byMahdi A. Murad
Some of the AUI-S professors cancelled classes today and some others will cancel classes tomorrow.

After AUI-S administration's decision to have classes until the first day of Eid, some AUI-S professors have not abide by the directions. 

Today some professors cancelled classes, and some others are going to cancel classes tomorrow. The strange thing is that the professors have told their students not to tell that to anyone. 

Nov 13, 2010

Kurdistan Goes on Holiday, AUI-S Goes to Exams


While all the Muslim countries are preparing themselves for the coming Al Adha Eid, AUI-S students prepare for exams.

Kurdistan regional government published a statement announcing the beginning of the Eid holiday from tomorrow. But most of the AUI-S students are preparing themselves for exams in the coming two days.


AUI-S Academic Calendar: Final Exams on the Day IYLEP Students Go to America

Polla Kamal - Student Eye 

The American University of Iraq-Sulaimani encourages its students to participate in the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYELP) but its Academic Calendar prevents them from participation.

The 2011 cycle of application for IYLEP has begun. AUI-S students like the other Iraqi students are applying for the program with a great deal of enthusiasm.


Nov 12, 2010

Student Eye Reminder: Again, what happened to the AUI-S Advising program?

Nearly two week ago the Student Eye Blog published “Where did the Advising program go” yet, the program has not been announced formally.

Nov 10, 2010

Flash News: Dr. James Harrigan After a Visit to Manolya Dormitory: This is Unacceptable, I am Going to Fix It

Dr. James Harrigan speaking to the Manolya dormitory students 
Few moments ago, Dr. James Harrigan, the Academic Dean of Students, visited the Manolya dormitory.

After visiting every single room with his assistant Mr. Kyle, and seeing the miserable life of the students, he called for a meeting with the students.
Dr. James Harrigan was pissed of by the scenes he saw at the dorm.


Fun with AUI-S (What is Wrong with Boys?)

by Astios 

No boys!

·         Of course the Student Office didn’t have any plans for the dormitories, and the rector has joined the “We will not Pay a Penny” campaign and doesn’t want to give a single dollar, even Canadian, to the Student Affairs. But that is not the whole issue!
No body, and I mean it, is ready to rent his apartment to a bunch of boys.
This is usually what happens when a staff member from Student Affairs office goes to rent an apartment for the boys:


Nov 9, 2010

A regular day at AUI-S

by Bahman Abdulrahman

Well, I will try to avoid any confusion. Unlike, my writing “instructor”, I will try to differentiate between simple and simplicity. I adore him because he is philosophizing (this term in AUI-S means misleading and Stupidizing students) some times. He is the author of comments like “readers don’t care” and “do not study hard”.

Nov 8, 2010

American Website Reposts Student Eye's Interview with Dr. John Dolan

Student Eye, the first independent student blog at the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani, attracts more and more attention everyday.

 The Exiled, website based in the United States of America, reposted an interview with Dr. John Dolan, a former AUI-S professor, conducted by Student Eye.


Nov 6, 2010

Fun with AUI-S (Party Special)

by Astios 

Quick notes from the party:

·       *  The majority of the AUI-S students were not at the party. there might have been a different party somewhere else. But they were not here.
·         The first hour of the dance was only for boys. I didn’t see any “ Only Gents” flyer on the floor

Nov 5, 2010

Manolya Dormitory, Photos Speak the Shameful Truth

by Mahdi Abdullah Murad - Student Eye 

The daily problems AUI-S students face at Manolya dormitory, is only a demonstration of the unplanned, unprepared and negligent policy making at the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani. 
We tried not to show these images online, because there was still a hope to change the hurting scenes. But now, and after weeks of suffer and passion, We know no other way but this one to tell the story of a shame.In this report, I will not be saying very much. The pictures will speak for themselves. However, some of the pictures are more tragic than what they seem, so we have said a few words about them. We hope these images will move the administration a little bit towards an evaluation of the student life at the dorms. 

This is bathroom and restroom. When you are here, you should know that there are five other people waiting for the same opportunity out there. So, you really don't get what you want. What you do is your rush with everything. Sometimes, you are taking a shower and your friend is shortened. One of you has to suffer eventually!


Nov 4, 2010

Student Eye Publishes Academic Dean of Student's Report on Plagiarism in EWPLI Program

Dr. James Harrigan, the Academic Dean of Students, has prepared a report on academic integrity issues and presented them to the AUI-S Administration and faculty. 

The report which is prepared due to "persistent rumors have circulated which cast significant doubt on the academic integrity of the program {EWPLI}"

Dr. Harrigan, who has recently joined his job as the Dean, says that the reading component of the EWPLI program, should be dealt with carefully.


Nov 3, 2010

Kurdish Version of Student Eye Starts Tonight

In another huge leap towards creating an independent journalism at the Kurdish universities, a Kurdish student blog starts to work tonight.

The blog, Chawi Xwendkar, will deal with the various issues at the Kurdish universities without any censor. The blog team published the first announcement in Kurdish promising to work against the different kinds of censor imposed on freedom of speech in the Kurdish universities.


Student Voice Changed Its Name to Student Eye

Student Eye New Logo

The Student Voice blog launched its periodical renewal by changing its name from Student Voice to Student Eye.

The change is a preface for a series of new services that will be disclosed to the audience next week.


Nov 2, 2010

Fun with AUI-S (John Dolan Special)

 by Astios 
This time, Fun with AUI-S is dedicated for the memory of a well-known professor, John Dolan. Of course, well-known in his absence not when on campus.

We know that Dr. Dolan understands this kind of language, because he, himself, has been writing comics until he came to AUI-S, he started to make money instead of making fun of the others. Having said that, the growing number of professors going to Dr. Agresto and complaining about Dr. Dolan’s “snide remarks” tells us that there Dr. Dolan never gave up his humorous style of making money. He made money of his students and made fun of his colleagues.


Nov 1, 2010

After Three Months of Continuous Work , Change is Coming to Student Voice

After three months of continuous works, the Student Voice announces a new phase of services. The blog, which started its online services on August 24, 2010.as the real voice of the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani students.