Three Syracuse University students have been selected as recipients of the Voyager Scholarship: the Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service, a new award for juniors committed to public service funded by the Obama Foundation. The recipients are: Ka’ai Imaikalani I ’24…
Former U.S. Army captain & Muslim chaplain at Guantanamo Bay to speak on campus
James Yee, a Chinese American, graduate of West Point Military Academy, convert to Islam in 1991, captain in the U.S. Army, former Muslim chaplain at Guantanamo Bay and author of “For God and Country: Faith and Patriotism Under Fire,” will speak about his struggle for justice. Yee was charged with espionage and was threatened with the death penalty, but he refused to give in and the government was forced to abandon these charges. Even its attempt to accuse him of adultery and having computer pornography failed — his record was wiped clean and he resigned from the military he loved so much with honorable discharge.
Lecture will be held in Life Sciences Complex Room 105 at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22.
Contact Person: Azhar Ali
President, Muslim Students’ Association