Wednesday, February 2, 2011
UC Students Evacuated from Egypt
By Erin Sherbert
on Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 9:03 AM
amid the escalating and uncontrolled violence in Cairo. UC President Mark Yudof
told the San Francisco Appeal
that the students have been taken to Barcelona, Spain.
Yudof said that 19 university students and 13 other adults were in Cairo as part of an abroad program at the American University that was to start Jan. 31. The group included 11 archeologists from Los Angeles who were there for a dig 200 miles from Cairo.
"We are both happy and relieved that they have been delivered from
what our overseas contacts described as an unstable situation," Yudof told the Appeal.
The U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory for American
citizens traveling into Cairo after anti-government protests erupted,
with citizens demanding Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak leave office.
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UC students studying abroad have been evacuated from
About The Author
Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.