AUB to mark day of its founding

Published December 7th, 2009 - 11:52 GMT

The American University of Beirut will celebrate on December 7 the 143rd anniversary of the founding of AUB.

The ceremony will take place at Assembly Hall at 12 noon.

Speakers will include Dean of Student Affairs Maroun Kisirwani and Chemistry Professor and former Acting President Makhluf Haddadin.

AUB was founded on December 3, 1866

No classes will be held between 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm. The program includes the announcement of the winner of Founders Day Student Essay Contest.

Winners of the student essay contest will be announced during the ceremony.

The theme for this year’s essay contest was"AUB publicly upholds the ideal of tolerance of diversity. In your experience, is the AUB campus a place where all kinds of diversity are indeed accepted?"
The top three essays will receive $750, $500 and $250 cash prizes. The author’s name will be inscribed on a plaque in the entrance of Assembly Hall.

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