Posted by Joshua on Thursday, February 16th, 2012
Anthony Shadid died in Syria today of asthma. He brought out the humanity of the people he wrote about in a way that set him apart.
He was also from Oklahoma City where the Shadid family is well known and respected. He went to the University of Oklahoma for a year and helped establish the Anthony Shadid-St. Elijah Award which is given to our most gifted student of the Middle East each year for travel and study in the region.