I was told by a friend who just graduated from AUB that there was a brief protest during the commencement against giving a certain Donna Shalala, whose from Lebanese descent, a honorary degree. I found the video this morning and looked up Donna Shalala to see what this is all about.
From what I read, Donna is a highly respected Lebanese-American who has “four dozen honorary degrees and a host of other honors, including the 1992 National Public Service Award, the 1994 Glamour magazine Woman of the Year Award; in 1992, Business Week named her one of the top five managers in higher education; in 2005, she was named one of â€œAmericaâ€™s Best Leadersâ€ by U.S. News & World Report” [Miami University]. Added to that, “President Bush presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nationâ€™s highest civilian award; and in 2010 she received the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights, which recognizes individuals for outstanding dedication to improving the health and life chances of disadvantaged populations in South Africa and internationally. In 2011, she was inducted into the National Womenâ€™s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York.”
She’s one of America’s best leaders, President of Miami University and a member of three corporate boards. She’s the first Arab-American to serve in a Cabinet position and the USA’s longest serving Health & Human Services Secretary and we are labeling her as a Zionist because she visited “Israel” and has honorary degrees from there??
[YouTube] Misleading video as Lebanese swimmer Wassim Nasser failed to break the national record for the longest swim
Rami has been following up on Wissam Nasser’s attempt to break the 47 KM distance Lebanese Abdel-Latif Abu al-Hauf set in the 1960s. Nasser trained for over 8 months, however failed at breaking the national record as the weather was bad and he was swimming against the wind.
Despite that, I am glad some Lebanese are actually attempting to break some decent records that don’t involve making the biggest Tabboule in the world or the largest Shish Kebab sandwich.
Good luck to you Wissam Nasser on your next attempt!
It would have been better for LBCI never to have released the video of the 113 points, because we are getting laughed at all over the world now. The YouTube video has around half a million views now but has more dislikes than likes and the comments are mostly negative but also funny.
Here are few of them:
“is defense illegal inï»¿ Lebanon?”
and the reply: they’re shot if theyï»¿ play any
” am from lithuania,here basketball is nr1 of sports… this video is not about basketball… it makes my eaysï»¿ hurt:(”
“anyone who dislikeï»¿ this.. knows how to play basketball..”
“The player had terrorist connections. You try to guard him, you get your houseï»¿ bombed.”
“Mohammed passes to Mohammed whoï»¿ passes the ball to the post player, Mohammed. Mohammed misses but his teammate, Mohammed, gets the putback!”