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SSC holds vigil for victims of South Asian earthquake

SSC holds vigil for victims of South Asian earthquake

By Carmen Russo, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015


Filed under News, University News

NYU Student Government held a vigil to honor the victims of the devastating earthquake that hit Afghanistan, Pakistan, and other regions of South Asia on Monday, October 26, 2015.

Media coverage of airstrike fails, outlets quietly rewrite articles

Media coverage of airstrike fails, outlets quietly rewrite articles

By Tommy Collison, Opinion Editor

October 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The New York Times should stop rewriting their stories and should also stop leaning on official sources for their stories.

Lecture discusses Afghan stability

Lecture discusses Afghan  stability

By Rachel Cao, Contributing Writer

October 6, 2014


Filed under News

NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute hosted “America’s Latest Orphan: Afghanistan What does the Future hold for the Country?” a lecture with Barnett R. Rubin.

Professors to study Afghanistan education

Professors to study Afghanistan education

April 3, 2014


Filed under News

Three NYU professors received a grant to study the education system in Afghanistan. International education professor Dana Burde, statistics professor Joel Middleton and politics professor Cyrus Samii will examine the transition of community-based schools in Afghanistan from nongovernmental organi...

Harry’s Take: U.S. Military must invest in psychiatry

Harry’s Take: U.S. Military must invest in psychiatry

March 10, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last week, the Journal of the American Medical Association released its initial findings on the psychological state of U.S. soldiers. The three reports stated that one in five soldiers suffered regularly from mental illnesses before enlisting, including ADHD, depression and panic disorder. These findi...

Women’s rights in Afghanistan lack attention

Women’s rights in Afghanistan lack attention

February 7, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Human Rights Watch released a report in January detailing the deteriorating state of human rights, specifically women’s rights, in Afghanistan. In a disturbing reflection of the report’s accuracy, a new law that would severely weaken a woman’s ability to seek redress in court for domestic violence,...

Veterans deserve better health care, service

Veterans deserve better health care, service

November 12, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion, Uncategorized

More U.S. soldiers have killed themselves at home than have died while in combat last year. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan mark the longest U.S. conflict since the war in Vietnam. Most soldiers return home safely, but those who return with the physical and mental scars of war are left to rely on a...

U.S. makes legal justification for illegal state practices

U.S. makes legal justification for illegal state practices

September 9, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Following the March 2013 transition of the Parwan detention facility at Bagram Air Base from American hands to Afghani ones, interviews conducted by the Afghan Analysts Network of ex-detainees have suggested that very few significant changes have been made within the prison. The United States still appea...

Bond Street Theatre Coalition brings innovative performances to war-torn regions

Bond Street Theatre Coalition brings innovative performances to war-torn regions

February 11, 2013


Filed under Features

When the Taliban gained power in Afghanistan in 1979, the militant group banned all forms of art, including theater, music and dance. More than 30 years later, Gallatin alumna Joanna Sherman is working to bring theater back to Afghanistan and other areas in conflict. Sherman is a founding memb...

No matter consequences, U.S. must leave Afghanistan

No matter consequences, U.S. must leave Afghanistan

October 10, 2012


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Can you remember a time when the Middle East wasn’t ubiquitous in the international section of every newspaper and news broadcast? When it didn’t always feel so important? For all those historians who love plotting history books with dates, 9/11 fits in just fine. The geopolitics of the desert...