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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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Why Is Modeling a Bad Job? with Ashley Mears

Ashley Mears, a BU College of Arts & Sciences sociology professor, discusses why fashion modeling is a “bad job.” She describes a pay structure where only a few at the very top make much money. A former model herself, Mears is the author of Pricing Beauty: the Making of a Fashion Model.

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