Topic: Tribute

By Kevork Keushkerian Special to the Mirror-Spectator LOS ANGELES — Haigazian College was founded in 1955 as a 4 year Liberal Arts College with 43 students. In 1992, it was elevated to Haigazian University. Rev. Dr. John Markarian was[...]

DETROIT — Carl Levin (D-Michigan), one of the longest serving Senators in American history and a steadfast friend of the Armenian community, died on Thursday, July 29 from lung cancer. He was 87. Levin came from the old school of public[...]

By Nora Armani “Nora, we lost Nora.” Edmond’s email message was short, crisp, clear, yet characteristically poetic. Nora Ipekian-Azadian, my namesake, my friend, my inspiration, my ex-mother-in-law, and my now-mother, was no more. It[...]

DETROIT — Nora Azadian always wondered why nature did not fashion the life of humans as it did that of trees, which lose their foliage in the fall and are revived in the spring. This year, once again, the trees are in full bloom, but now[...]

LOS ANGELES — The year is 1947. The location, a hotel somewhere in the Eastern United States where an Armenian youth convention is being held. A group of young people are gathered in a room having a little after-hours party; the day’s[...]

By Peter Balakian I first met Robert Fisk at a bar at the Hilton in midtown Manhattan on an early spring day in 1997. He had gotten interested in the national petition drive I had started with Robert Jay Lifton. My friend Robert Lifton —[...]

DUBLIN, Ireland (Combined Sources) — Robert Fisk, a veteran Middle East correspondent for The Independent and the most celebrated journalist of his era, died on October 30 after an illness. He was 74. Fisk was renowned for his courage in[...]

BOSTON — By now, most readers of the Mirror-Spectator, particularly those who live in the Boston area have heard that oudist and singer Harry Minassian passed away this June. Amongst all the other bad news of the year 2020, the Armenian[...]

With the passing of Karen Vardanyan, Armenia has lost a dedicated citizen, a creative engineer, an indefatigable organizer and passionate educator, a fine human being. He died on July 10 in Yerevan at age 57. Karen Vardanyan was a pioneer[...]

By Fr. Karekin Kasparian Note: This talk was originally given in 1999 on the occasion of Der Dajad concluding his pastorate at St. James and getting ready to move to Armenia. I have known Der Dajad for 47 years and have watched him grow[...]