Month: October 2018

Getting Out The Vote–Field Notes by BNimri Aziz

There’s a big push underway- it appears to be primarily a Democrat plan-- for GOTV. GOTV is not a videogame; it’s the acronym of Get-Out-The-Vote. Behind this drive is the conviction: ‘If registered Democrats will simply get off their butts, drag themselves to the polls and check boxes for everyone running in their party’s column, ...

​MIGRATION, DISPLACEMENT, SURVIVAL UNITE VISUAL ARTISTS AND POETS IN NEW EXHIBITION

Exhibition opening, Arab American Book Award ceremony combine for spectacular evening program Nov. 9 in Dearborn Dearborn, Mich. (Oct. 24, 2018) – In November 2018, many nations will mark the end of what was originally called The Great War, now known as World War I. Prior to the end of that war, immigrants from Arab ...

What Is It About Bears? 10/23/18 by B Nimri Aziz

My editor at Natural History Magazine once remarked how, whenever their cover features a bear, sales rise. A koala bear, a young panda, a sunbathing polar bear or a menacing American grizzly; it doesn’t matter. People like bears. Occasional attacks on humans and the aversion of many people to any form of wildlife hunting notwithstanding, ...

Dearborn Job Postings

The following positions at both Gardner Elementary and Dixon Educational Learning Academy: Open positions: Teacher: Teacher Certification & Bachelor’s Degree - $25/Hr / 4 hours per day Instructor II: Bachelor’s Degree - $20/Hr / 4 hours per day Instructor I: 60 Credit Hrs. (Minimum 3.0 GPA in English & Math classes) - $15/Hr / 4 ...

From Syria to Michigan: The Flint & Highland Park Pioneers in the Arab American Journey [Podcast]

Hani Bawardi Hani Bawardi is Associate Professor of History in the Department of Social Sciences, and principal member of the Center of Arab American Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He is the author of The Making of Arab Americans: From Syrian Nationalism to U.S. Citizenship. Bawardi has amassed a sizable private collection of manuscripts, ...

Concerns Regarding Michigan Marijuana Ballot Proposal

There is an important ballot proposal in Michigan this November, and it’s about legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. I have been asked by several people to opine on how they should vote on this proposal. As a psychiatrist who treats adolescents and young adults, I have my fair share of experience with recreational marijuana ...