Kurdistan is going through very difficult times. Every day we hear about the sad news coming from the different parts of Kurdistan. I won't take much of your time by counting the atrocities and violations of human rights happened in the past weeks again, I want to speak about another sad news: AUI-S's arranging a party while Sulaimai is on fire.
Student Eye apologizes for publishing a comment which asked for "physical" action against some of the AUI-S faculty members.
Student Eye has tried to remove any comment that containts swear words and demands for violence. That comment was slipped through due to the large number of comments we receieved on that particular article.
Student Eye apologzies for its readers for that mistake.
The American University of Iraq-Sulaimani won Imagine Cup's first, second and fourth places yesterday, April 12, 2011.
After two months of nonstop preparations, fourth teams from AUI-S reached Erbil to participate in Microsoft's Imagine Cup competitions. The competition, held for the first time in Kurdistan region, was dominated by AUI-S students' success.
Today, almost eight years after George Bush delivered his “Mission Accomplished” speech, angry citizens protested in Sulaimani. This follows a protest the day before. And the day before that. And the day before that. Today is the 52nd consecutive day of anti-government protests in this city 150 miles northeast of Baghdad and 40 miles west of the Iranian border. The protests have often turned violent: a grenade and gunfire killed one person and injured more than a dozen others in late February. To date, at least eight people have been killed.
I believe we all agree that smoking is bad but not always, at least at AUI-S. We are lucky that the Dean of the Students is a smoker, in fact a chain smoker. You can have him hearing your problems while he is smoking in front of the main building, near a sign on which is written “No Smoking”, and few centimeters far from a garbage can in which there is nothing but cigarettes.
This year, only four students from the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani were accepted by Iraqi Young Leaders and Exchanges Program remarking a failure to the International Programs and Exchanges Office at AUI-S.
Sometimes when we talk about something, which is arguable, is hard to be believed, but when the realty occurs to you personally, then there is nothing can refute your concepts. This real example occurred to me, once I had a writing exam, and it must have been taken in the computer labs.
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.
According to a research conducted by a special team of Student Eye only 4 faculty members out of 55 have a degree from one of America's top 10 universities. The research also showed that 9 faculty members are without a PhD and teaching at the Academic program. The research points out to the fact that 13 teachers in the EWPLI program don't hold a masters or PhD degree.