Academic students study one of best methods of learning in portable cabins, doing their lab experiments in portable laboratories, and academic research in portable computer labs.
Even though the above claims are true, they do not change the fact that AUI-S, with its students and faculty, administration and cleaners, and those who give a meaning to the name of AUI-S did and still do the impossible to make our university, AUI-S, be the best university in Iraq.
Yet, there was an affair going on lately that made a misunderstanding between the students: the idea of removing the “S” from AUI-S. Last Wednesday, students gathered in front of the building, as a challenge to reject the idea of removing the “S”. And in his latest message to the students, James Harrigan, Dean of Students, rejected any rumors about that issue and ensured the students that the University will have the same name but a few small changes in its logo and graphic. The attempt was for the sake of a city, regardless of its geographical place, its political gravity, or its ethnic background. No ethnic or racial deeds were behind this action. It was the demand of many students in the University.
What is worth mentioning here is emphasizing the fact that AUI-S is still for everyone. What gives a beauty to this university is its diversity. And adopting this environment will serve the country to a great extent. Whether there will be an “S” or not, we all should realize the fact that AUI-S is for everyone and service everyone with absolute equality.
For now, students have many other concerns to work on rather than engaging in such matters. Going to the new building, academic credibility, and the future of the University are more serious issues to talk about. We all need to know that what gives our University its reputation as operating at a high academic level is not the title on the front of its door.