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LAU Fees Increase… Again!

By Farah Al Saati LAU Tribune staff Although no email has been sent to warn students about it, LAU fees will increase significantly during the upcoming academic year –plus or minus five percent depending on the major. The move comes after a comparable increase this past year. For example, during the academic year 2010-2011, the … Continue reading

Find Me a Husband Online

By Farah Al Saati LAU Tribune staff Soha is a divorced 34 year-old. She believes that her first marriage did not work out because it was arranged, and this time she wants to find a more suitable husband. Soha opened an account on the online dating service, Qiran. In her opinion, such websites bring people … Continue reading

Lebanese Universities Battle for “Likes”

By Farah Al Saati LAU Tribune staff LAU and the American University of Beirut (AUB) advertise their social media channels on their official websites. LAU administrates five official Facebook pages, including: LAU alumni, LAU Libraries, LAU news and information, LAU Students and Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program. AUB, on the other hand, has only one official … Continue reading

Suitcases of Memory Review

By Farah Al Saati LAU Tribune staff The smell of deep fried potato, sound of Pepsi bottles being opened, and Unica chocolate bars remind Ehab Allam of his family. He’s a Lebanese child who lost his parents during the Lebanese Civil War. Allam is the main character in Charbel Kattan’s new novel, Suitcases of Memory. … Continue reading

Don’t Do the Duck Face!

By Farah Al Saati LAU Tribune staff Few weeks ago, I was attending the Social Media conference at the American University of Beirut when Malek Teffaha, an AUB student, presented a standup comedy to energize the audience. He was hilarious! One thing he said in particular made my day and convinced me that I’m not … Continue reading

Celebrity Duets Season II Review

By Farah Al Saati LAU Tribune staff Tears of joy filled the eyes of Lebanese actress Maguy Bou Ghosn as presenter Dina Azar announced she is the winner of the second season of Celebrity Duets. She won 50,000 US dollars, which she donated to the St. Jude Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon. Carlos Azar, who won … Continue reading

MP Criticizes Parliament

By Farrah Berrou LAU Tribune Contributor MP Ghassan Moukheiber criticized the Lebanese Parliament for putting too much effort into social events, when the country needs an equal amount of sweat behind more important issues such as legislation, representation, and managing the country’s budget. Speaking on Nov. 4 during Imad Salamey’s Lebanese Politics and Administration class, … Continue reading

Jump in to the New Era!

By Farah Saati LAU Tribune staff Who, in this age, does not own a Facebook account? Answer: No one! Well, maybe your grandmother doesn’t but she’s exempted from counting. What about your Twitter account? Does it still have the egg as your profile picture? By the way, if it does, it’s bad! Social Media has … Continue reading

Verdun: The Glamorous Battlefield

By Farah Berrou LAU Tribune contributor Known as the Middle Eastern Rodeo Drive, Verdun has been the cosmopolitan shopping district that attracts consumers from all over the region. The Dunes Center, which is also the revamped Holiday Inn Hotel, is now a favored destination for many of Lebanon’s Gulf visitors. Along with the mirroring Verdun 730 … Continue reading


By Farah Saati LAU Tribune contributor Seif AlHassani, a renowned print and illustration designer, discussed his works during a lecture entitled “Objectustrate” at the LAU Beirut campus on April 15. The lecture was organized by LAU’s graphic design department in collaboration with the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). The society promotes the … Continue reading

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