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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.
Elie Wiesel, the Andrew W. Mellon Emeritus Professor of the Humanities at Boston University, died in Manhattan this past Saturday. He was a singular human being and lived a profoundly dignified and meaningful life, bearing witness to atrocity in service of the cause of peace and justice. We are proud to have had him as a member of our faculty, where he was an inspiring presence for nearly forty years. And we join the world in mourning his passing; we will not see his like again. Read More