Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell—Don’t Live

Selected Essays from the Columbia University Undergraduate Writing Program

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Ben Ilany

Ben Ilany is from Scarsdale, New York, and will be graduating from Columbia's School of General Studies in spring 2012 with a major in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies. While serving in Mosul, Iraq a friend told him that Columbia was a friendly place for veterans, so he spent his nights writing his admissions essay. He loves traveling around the world, SCUBA diving, and writing about his experiences.

Essays by Ben Ilany