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Editorial: Colleges efforts to support Mahad Olad are admirable

Editorial: College’s efforts to support Mahad Olad are admirable

February 14, 2018
The faculty and staff coordinated Olad’s arrival and made sure he would be financially secure while staying at the college. Their efforts should be recognized.
Sophomore Mahad Olad, a columnist for The Ithacan, visited family in Kenya in May 2017. Olad’s Muslim family tried to subject him to conversion therapy, but he escaped with help from the U.S. embassy and Ithaca College.

Escaping gay conversion therapy in Kenya

By Mahad Olad February 7, 2018
That is why I’m sharing my story: so the U.S. and other governments can do more to protect the vulnerable youth of Muslim backgrounds whose parents abuse them in the name of religion and culture.
Why I left Islam

Why I left Islam

By Mahad Olad April 13, 2017
Even in the secular West, where the freedom to change religions is recognized, ex-Muslims continue to fear for their lives.

Kenya’s few deciding for the many

By Isabella Grullon October 18, 2016
The best way to describe Kenyatta is as a President who does a lot for people who are well off but not much for those who need government help.
Global News Timeline: April 2015

Global News Timeline: April 2015

By Miles Surrey, Senior Writer April 22, 2015
The Ithacan recaps the biggest global news events from the month of April.
Students gathered on Sept. 29 for a candlelight vigil honoring the victims of the Westgate mall shooting.

Students pay tribute to Westgate victims

By Jack Curran, Online News Editor October 2, 2013
The Ithaca College African Students Association held a candlelight vigil on Sept. 29 in honor of the victims of the Westgate Mall shooting.
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