Wassem’s Pilgrimage to Understanding: Muslims and Jews break bread with one another

On September 30, 2015, the Jewish student organization, Hillel, and the Muslim Student Association came together to celebrate their holy days, the Jewish Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashana and the Muslim Eid-ul-Adha, which happened almost at about the same time in this year. I was invited by my classmate in Arabic 203, Wassem Ali, to […]

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Study Abroad in Oman: A Day at Nizwa Fort and مسفاة العبريين Misfat al Abriyyin

On Saturday, June 6th, 2015, I was able to take part in school day trip to Nizwa fort, in Oman’s old capital city of Nizwa, and Misfat Al Abreyyin–a 4,000 year old continuously inhabited village. It was about a two-hour drive away from Muscat. Our driver, Munthir Al Nomani, was dressed very casually. It made […]

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Leadership

How important do you think is leadership? “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” – Peter F. Drucker “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” – President Dwight D. Eisenhower And once again President Eisenhower says: “You do […]

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Big Motivation

I remember a quote from a movie I watched many years ago that the chief of police said: “Quitting great habits requires great motivations.” I don’t exactly know why I quoted it here, but I find it very inspirational. I think that whether you are tryin to quit a habit, or pushing yourself to start […]

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