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Keeping the memories alive: The 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

Keeping the memories alive: The 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide
April 21, 2015

They found her in the middle of the Syrian Desert. She was 2 years old, lying abandoned on the side of the road, when a group of French nuns first approached her. They were there to save other stranded...

Manny Ramirez not a mistake for Cubs

May 27, 2014

The Chicago Cubs hired former MLB superstar Manny Ramirez to be a player-coach for the Triple A Iowa Cubs this past weekend and despite the gut reaction, it wasn’t a mistake. It was a shocking move for...

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.
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,...

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