Dr. E. Randall Floyd, the professor of American History of our university, who also teaches Fines Arts this semester, is the author of several books. Dr. Floyd is also a motion screenplay writer and a syndicated newspaper columnist.
By following an approach to education that has a long and rich tradition in the United States, the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani is recognized as a prestigious, internationally well-known academic institution where hundreds of students have the opportunity to study in different fields.
Some of the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani students are sponsored and paid all the tuition fees necessary. Those who are sponsored are not required to get more than 2.0 GPA. So these students have the best chance to pass classes easily without bothering even to study.
A number of volunteer youths decided to publish their first independent newspaper. Hiwa, a monthly independent newspaper will publish its first series in February. The newspaper will be in English. The group of students who pioneered are from the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani.
Student Eye was the first media to announce the real reasons behind the sudden departure of Dashnye Daloye, the former Student Affairs director. Now, it provides its readers with a moment-by-moment account of Miss Daloye's last day at the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani.
by Dana Jaf After long talks with my friend Aryan, one of the most enthusiastic people I have known, I proposed the name for the organization we established together, "Students for Change". We went room by room calling for a meeting that night. We hold the meeting and announcedStudents for Change.
Chaos would perfectly describe my studying at AUI-S. Why? Simply, I don’t know! It may be either because I am a distributive student or it is an orderly chaos. I usually attend three of the South Eastern PVC cabins but I usually come out empty handed. I regularly go to the “Cabins” before my “instructors”, they are quite punctual. They are usually confusing me.
In the last 24 hours, three earthquakes hit Sulaimani.
The first earthquake hit at 7:47 pm with with a magnitude of 3.4 Richter. The second earthquake hit at 5:51 am with a magnitude of 3.3 Richter. The third one hit at 11:47 am on Richter scale. All the three earthquakes lasted for 2 seconds and their centers were far from Sulaimani by 5-8 km.
His first encounters with English books were at AUI-S. He was reading Andrew Ross Sorkin's Too Big to Fail. He always looked to see new changes in the great world of business. He watched Al Jazeera's Counting the Cost, and spoke to his friends about it next day.
The rational, Ladies First, is not really native to my country’s blood, but “brilliant” students at AUIS follow it because they are treated as American students in the States, imaginably. Moreover, some fancy that by using this practically, it becomes a good bridge to be pretend being Americans.
An AUI-S security official told Student Eye that there has been no incident of arresting terrorists near Manolya, one of the four AUI-S dormitories.
"After the news was published in Student Eye, we contacted all security forces in Sulaimani, including Asaysh and Anti-Terror and they said no terrorist has been caught near to the Manolya dormitory," said the official who preferred to stay anonymous.
Muhammad Bouazizi burnt
himself for his dignity and freedom
by Dana Jaf
Muhammad Bouazizi was a Tunisian college graduate. He had a bachelor degree in computer science, but he was selling vegetables on the streets of Sidi Bouzid. He never complained about that. As long as he could make the ends meet, he was fine.
Most of the AUI-S students are here for quite normal reasons. For example, some of them have not gotten a good degree, so guess what? AUI-S accepts less than fifty. On the other hand, some are here because they were too smart. I know a friend who is now planning to study Environmental Sciences who has gotten 98! Yes 98. I mean 98 for me is a joke. I have never seen a 98 in my life, or in my dreams.
But I always like to go into details and find out more about the real reasons behind the students' being here in AUI-S.
by Bahman Abdulrahman This post, however, is long in outward; it is the reflection of one year at the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani. Although, it may contain lethal truth that the university intensively tries to cover them, I hope this will help the student’s pursuit of boarding their horizons. Some of the events may seem old, yet I believe, they have played a huge role in shaping the present policies. Therefore, dear readers, I hope you understand the order of the events and I am sure most of you are familiar with them, though, they were not open to be commented on by the students.
Four months ago, on the second day we started this blog, Student Eye, I wrote an article explaining the philosophy behind the blog. I wrote there,
"AUI-S students should start to tear down the walls in front of their freedoms made by themselves. To do this, they don't need to gossip the administration members in bed. We only need to be brave enough to speak."