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06/07/2013

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GIVING DAUGHTERS NEW LIFE (From left) 12th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Charles Williams, New College President Donal O'Shea and Longboat philanthropist Dan Boxer announce the Daughters for Life scholarship program. Photo by Stan Zimmerman NEW COLLEGE TO OFFER 10 SCHOLARSHIPS TO YOUNG MIDDLE EASTERN WOMEN By Stan Zimmerman City Editor Partnering with the Toronto-based foundation Daughters for Life, New College of Florida plans to offer up to 10 full-ride scholarships to young Middle Eastern women from Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon starting in 2014. to participate in the scholarship plan. Trent University in Toronto and Tufts University in Boston have been joined by New College. Abeulaish attended a press conference this week, via Skype, with New College President Donal O'Shea and Longboat Key philanthroThe foundation was created by Dr. Izzeldin pist Dan Boxer. Abuelaish, a Palestinian physician who lost three daughters to an Israeli tank attack Boxer invited Abeulaish to Sarasota earliduring the Intifada resistance in 2009. His er this year as a speaker for the Embracing our Differences celebration. "I came to Sararesponse was a book: sota and didn't expect I Shall Not Hate: A much," said Abeulaish. Gaza Doctor's JourEducation is the strongest and "But good will preney. most effective weapon to face injustice. vailed to help make New College becomes Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish a difference in this the third organization Daughters for Life Foundation of higher education world."

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