Afghan journalism project created historic treasury that's now in demand
When the U.S. Information
Agency awarded BU a $500,000 grant in 1986 to teach newsgathering to Afghan
refugees, it probably hoped to counter Soviet Union propaganda about its
occupation of Afghanistan. At the time, a CBS news program insinuated
that the Afghan Media Project was merely a spin operation and criticized
the University for getting involved.
Pershing's legacy stands tall in memorabilia collection
There are war heroes, and then there are war superheroes. When World War
I is mentioned, one man's name comes to mind above any other military
leader. "There was no hero of the First World War comparable to General
John Joseph Pershing," said BU Chancellor John Silber at the unveiling
of a collection of Pershing memorabilia at BU on November 8.
new history prof, kung-fu films were ticket to Chinese history
Growing up the child of Jewish Iraqi immigrants in Jerusalem in the 1970s,
Zvi Aziz Ben Dor found refuge from the crime and boredom of the streets
in a run-down movie theater in the poor east end of town.
cup for all seasons
Falla's newest book explores the quest for hockey's Holy Grail
"I want to kiss the Cup," said ontreal Canadiens forward Rejean
Houle, during the on-ice victory celebration following his team's efeat
of the Chicago Black Hawks in the 1971 Stanley Cup finals. His affection
for the trophy is symbolic of the attitude of hockey players and fans
toward the sport's Holy Grail.
Special Collections archival holdings tell the story of our time
in the military
long uphill climb toward a level playing field By