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Cairo study abroad program suspended indefinitely following safety concerns

Here’s a spot of bad news coming from the depths of Car Barn that might throw your academic plans into jeopardy: all Georgetown study broad programs held at the American University of Cairo will be suspended indefinitely. University… Read More

President DeGioia adopts stern tone on Sweeney arrest

In an interview with campus media last week, President John DeGioia discussed Georgetown’s response to the November arrest of Derrik Sweeney (COL ’13) in Cairo for allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails at security forces. Before reflecting on the broader dynamics… Read More

Derrik Sweeney released, returning to the United States tonight

Update, 9:56 a.m., November 26: Sweeney has left Egypt, and will arrive in Saint Louis late tonight. The other two detained students have also left Egypt. Original post, 5:17 p.m.: Derrik Sweeney (COL ’13) (far right), who was detained early… Read More

Students to be evacuated from Cairo

Julie Green Bataille, associate vice president for communications, has confirmed in an email to Vox that all fifteen students from Georgetown University that are currently studying abroad at the American University of Cairo will be departing the country… Read More