A Life Worth Living

by Arturo Pineda  The discussion, “A Muslim Vision of a Life Worth Living” does not start immediately. Muslim members of the audience at Battell Chapel on Wednesday are finishing their maghrib prayers. Tonight, world-renowned Islamic scholar Shaykh Hamza Yusuf will address the age-old question, “What is a good life?” through the lens of Islam. The…

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University Unveils Long-Awaited Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration

by Arturo Pineda On February 16th, President Peter Salovey and Provost Benjamin Polak announced the establishment of a Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration (RITM). The new center will continue the work of the Ethnicity, Race, & Migration Program by focusing on the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality but aim…

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Dear Random White Stranger

by Arturo Pineda  Dear random white stranger, I meet you at least once a week, around 11:00PM.  We are walking towards each other on the same side of the sidewalk.  Sometimes you are a young white woman or an older white gentleman or a drunken college student.  And every time, the scenario plays out in…

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