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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.

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Impact: A Holocaust survivor’s gift is fostering research to help engage minorities in politics

October 1st, 2015

Jillian Jaeger wants to know whether the American political system can be more representative of minority and immigrant voters—those who often feel they are outsiders in the electoral process. Specifically, she’s researching the relationship between minority candidates (especially those who are Latino or black) and the information voters use to decide whether to vote for them. Read more

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