Alum held in Libya escapes captivity

Editor’s Note: We had tweeted earlier that VanDyke graduated in 2008. He actually graduated in 2004. After Libyan rebels captured Tripoli late Tuesday, Securities Studies alum Matthew VanDyke (GRD ’04) escaped from the prison where Gadhafi’s government had held him in solitary confinement for about six months, the Balitmore Sun reported yesterday. VanDyke, a freelance journalist, […]

Alum held by Gadhafi’s government, congressman says

Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) informed the Baltimore Sun on Tuesday that Gadhafi supporters in Libya were holding Securities Studies alum Matthew VanDyke (GRD ’04). VanDyke had gone to Libya in early March to “witness history” as a freelance journalist, his mother Sharon VanDyke told the Sun in April. Her son went missing sometime around March 12, the […]