Payzulla Polat was a drummer in a famous band in the Uighur city of Urumqi in China. He decided to come to the US to study music and realized he couldn't find good Uighur food. So he created his own Uighur food truck called “Uyghur Kitchen.”
An immigrant advocate remembers her bumpy initiation into American life as a student from Malaysia in the late 1970s. She goes to bed hungry as a result of a miscommunication with her host family and nearly floods her new dormitory when she tries to take her first bath on campus.
Darfur has been embroiled in conflict since 2003. One impact of the fighting is that refugees often don't have access to clean drinking water. A group of college students in Boston has been raising money to build deepwater wells to supply cleaner water.