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Modern Greek Studies to screen ‘Twice a Stranger’ documentary

Esma — great grandmother of Sebnem Ozkan, outreach coordinator at the European Union Center — was a Turkish woman who was forced to flee Greece with her five children.

By Brittney Nadler

May 7, 2014

Her name was Eleni, and she was just a toddler when she and her siblings fled Turkey barefoot with everything they could carry during the forced migration of the early 1920s. With her brother at her side, disguised as a girl so the Turks wouldn’t take him, they set off toward boats that were sent to...

US remains apathetic as World Cup approaches

US remains apathetic as World Cup approaches

March 5, 2014

The 2014 World Cup is fewer than 100 days away, and that’s something Americans should care about. Soccer is the world’s most popular sport, meaning the World Cup is the biggest forum for international competition, probably larger than even the Summer Olympics. So why doesn’t the U.S. care? I...