Members of Egypt's opposition groups and unaffiliated citizens say they fear that President Mohamed Morsi's recent constitutional decrees give him greater executive powers, and are part of a plan to push eligible voters to vote "yes" on the referendum for the draft constitution scheduled for December 15.
A number of AUCians have expressed their dissatisfaction with President Morsi's latest presidential decrees, which sparked controversy in the country and pushed hundreds of thousands to the streets in protest last week.
Issued on November 22, the decrees are comprised of seven articles. Most notably is the second article, which says that all decrees issued by the president from the start of his term cannot be repealed by any individual or entity until a new constitution and parliament are put in place.
The entrepreneurial members of ENACTUS, an international non-profit organization, are joining forces in the hopes of molding the minds of future leaders and empowering youth to make a difference in their community.
The 40-year-old organization that was once known as Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) has undergone a transformation leading to a new and improved mission statement and brand name.
Forty-five Egyptian and international students from AUC set off for Gaza on November 24. According to Taher El Moataz Bellah, the Student Union (SU) president, the trip was set up to deliver medical supplies and relief aid in a show of support for the Palestinian people.
A number of AUCians believe that the porn ban decreed by Prosecutor-General Abdel Maguid Mahmoud will lead to future censorship, curbing of media freedoms, and ultimately have negative results on social behavior.
While some students don't agree with the content of porn, there is consensus that the ban is unnecessary.
"I don't agree with the content, but I don't think we should ban anything at a time when the whole world is opening up," said Taymour El Alfi, a graduate in Television and Digital Journalism.
Members of the AUC student body, including the Student Union (SU), will today begin holding a series of blood drives and other events for victims of the Israeli attacks on Gaza, as well as those who survived the Assiut train collision.
A blood donation campaign for Gaza will be held at AUC's clinic today, with a truck parked outside the gates waiting to be filled with donated medical and nutritional supplies which are expected to be transported through the Rafah crossing on Wednesday night.
AUC president Lisa Anderson, faculty and students, celebrated the life of Medhat Haroun during his memorial service, Tuesday afternoon at the Bassily auditorium. Haroun died after a three and a half year battle with pancreatic cancer, he is survived by his wife, two children and seven grandchildren.
In light of the upcoming U.S. election, The Caravan sat down with Nabil Fahmy, AUC's founding Dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy to talk about his views on current events. Fahmy, Egypt's ambassador to the U.S.