Another Rivka: from oral history of Holocaust to Rwanda

Gabrielle Spear


Spear (left) with her host sister. (Photo: Gabrielle Spear)

“Sorry,” my host mom said when I found out she survived the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis. The word is a reflex born of a language barrier. Rwandans apologize for nearly everything, but this “sorry” held weight and meaning.
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President Ungar Reflects on Article Detailing Former Visiting Professor Munyakazi

Katlin Higgins
Global Editlor

On July 30, 2012 New York Magazine published an article entitled “Leopold’s Ghost,” written by Goucher College President Sanford Ungar, dissecting an experience with which Ungar admits to having become “obsessed.”

The man in question was Leopold Munyakazi, a Rwandan hired by the college in 2008 through the Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) and was ultimately banned from his professorship as well as from the Goucher campus amid accusations of war crimes committed during the Rwandan genocide in 1994.

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