Privilege and oppression exist as opposing forces. When one entity experiences privilege, another is oppressed, and the language used to define those roles often complicates the relationship between them.
Husam Samkari is teaching Arabic again at the University of Idaho, spreading understanding of the language and culture. “In this time and in this country, there’s an underlying fear that comes from not understanding,” said International Programs Office Outreach (IPO) Coordinator Sarah Quallen. “And so this is a really good way to help people understand.” […]
Eight weeks And that’s it. No more college. — Claire Spring break It didn’t really feel like much of a break, which is a bummer, seeing as it was the last break I will have for a very, very long time. — Erin Fitbit fan club I have joined it and I have no regrets. […]
From adjusting to the unique culture to losing her luggage, nothing brought Willow Vero down while she studied abroad in Austria. It wasn’t just the Kebap sandwiches or the cobblestone streets that made Vero’s experience studying abroad so special, but the historical culture and the stories she created while she was there. “It was an […]
Arabic is a language from thousands of miles away that has been consistent for even longer, and Husam Samkari has brought it to the Palouse. Samkari, a doctoral student, teaches an Arabic language class every Wednesday evening at the University of Idaho. The classes were established at UI last semester, but he first started teaching […]
At least one University of Idaho student has won the Gilman International Scholarship each year since 2002. But to have three out of the four UI students who applied win the scholarship – that”s unique, said Holly LaHann, a UI distinguished scholarship coordinator. “Usually one in three or one in four students win,” LaHann said. […]
The evolution of language is a combination of stagnation and resourcefulness that defines each generation in a way that confuses those who have come before it and appears comical to those who follow it. Writing styles are created and used to lessen the negative impacts of a changing language and increase common understanding, but it […]
Indian Students’ Association to showcase Indian culture To celebrate and showcase Indian culture, the University of Idaho Indian Students’ Association (ISA) will hold India Night at 5 p.m. Friday in the International Ballroom of the Bruce Pitman Center. The annual event will include a variety of performances and foods to introduce people to Indian culture.
Friendship Families, offered through the University of Idaho International Programs Office, hosted its annual Welcome Reception on Tuesday for international students to mingle with local families and other students on campus. “We have so much to learn from the international students and scholars and researchers,” said Susan Bender, IPO executive director. “Being connected in this […]