Medhat Haroun, AUC Provost and former Dean of the School of Sciences and Engineering, passed away early Thursday morning after several years of battling cancer. He was 62. He leaves behind a wife and two children.
Funeral prayers were held shortly after Dhuhr prayers at Mostafa Mahmoud Mosque.
A Caravan survey has revealed that almost 84 percent of AUC students intend to vote in the upcoming presidential elections. At least 31 percent said they would vote for Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, followed by former Arab League chief Amr Moussa with 25 percent.
Thirteen candidates are running for Egypt's presidency, which is an unprecedented phenomenon in the country's history. Elections will take place on May 23 and 24.
Former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik received over nine percent of the votes, followed by Hamdeen Sabahi with over seven percent.
The donkey has been treated unfairly. Throughout Arab pop culture, donkeys are referred to as dumb animals and the various nomenclatures for its cousins (baghil, ja'hish, etc) have all been used to demean people.
Someone who you want to label as an incompetent buffon might be called a donkey (humaar). A pedestrian who crosses the road ahead of incoming traffic, for example, might invoke the casual commuter's ire and receive the pop euphemism of the Equus africanus asinus.
Three AUC exchange students accused of throwing Molotov cocktails (homemade ‘firebombs') at Central Security Forces were paraded on State TV early Tuesday.
State TV's Channel One, quoting Egyptian authorities, said the three men, all Americans, had been apprehended by protesters and handed over to the police near the Ministry of Interior in downtown Cairo.
The trial of Khaled Said's killers last Thursday, where they received seven years of maximum security imprisonment, only served to reaffirm what many Egyptians already know: the system is flawed beyond reform.
The argument presented is that seven years is the maximum sentence possible considering the charges.
However, if it weren't for a corrupt prosecutor general and interior ministry, the officers charged with killing Said would have been charged with murder through torture, something in accordance with international anti-torture legislation Egypt is signatory to.
A day none would want to relive, when piercing cries replaced chants demanding change, state-owned vehicles interrupted a peaceful march by running down protesters, blood painted the streets as security forces left morgues overflowing with dozens of dead bodies.
With the October 9 massacre, we have taken a leap back in time to the violent days of the January 25 uprising. The uncanny similarity between now and then forces Egyptians to face how far the nation has derailed from the promise of a new chapter.
Some of AUC's brightest students currently on scholarship and with excellent academic record were honored in an event organized by the Office of Student Financial Affairs last week.
The ceremony, which took place in Mary Cross Auditorium last Tuesday, allowed high-achieving students - from freshmen to graduates - to celebrate their individual achievements as a panel headed by AUC president, Lisa Anderson, offered certificates of merit for these past and current students.
A day of angry discussions between students, custodial staff, security staff and administration ended with AUC President Lisa Anderson being booed away from the microphone during an open forum outside the administration building late on Thursday. Some students later took down the American flag, as well as the AUC flag, leaving only the Egyptian one up at Gate 1.
In the following articles, The Caravan examines the impact of the war on those who fought it, civilians in the US and elsewhere, the effects on international travel, trade and diplomacy. We will be updating a series of articles on 9/11 this week.
Six unnamed suspects have been charged with the theft of 145 artifacts and 50 replicas allegedly stolen from a hidden storage area under Ewart Hall, Old Campus. An investigation has been launched by the Prosecutor’s Office after the AUC administration reported the case to the authorities in March.
Meanwhile, the administration has established its own Investigation Committee to look into the matter, according to a member of the Committee and AUC’s Legal Advisor, Karim Abdel Latif.
The process of investigating and uncovering the extent of State Security’s involvement with AUC, was long and frustrating.
When we interviewed Ashraf Kamal, the head of security on campus, he was extremely friendly initially. But when we began to ask questions he didn’t expect, regarding Hossam El-Hamalawy (also known as 3arabawy), he took a different tone and basically kicked us out, ending the interview abruptly but politely.
A week which began with student protests at the German University in Cairo (GUC) may see resolution as students meet with administration to discuss demands to establish a viable student union.
During a meeting on March 23 with Aynoor Tatanaki, an applied arts student and a representative for the student body, GUC President Mahmoud Hashem agreed to the forming of a democratically-elected student union.