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.
Mismanagement, technical difficulties and confusion nearly ruined the Egyptian Universities' Sports Federation Swimming Championship last Wednesday.
Members of the AUC Swim Team said they were frustrated at the Egyptian Sports Federation for refusing to follow proper procedures.
Swimming Coach Louise Bertini said that the university asked the Egyptian Sports Federation to get the swimmers' names and times in advance to be put in the timing system and to have the heat sheets printed out in advance.
In a stunning Student Union presidential election last Thursday, Taher El Motaz Bellah outdid his opponents and secured the lion's share of votes, 52 percent, thus winning the SU presidency and leaving his nearest rival far behind with just 20 percent.
Out of over 2100 total votes, El Motaz Bellah won 1130 votes. The runner up was Aly Zeineldin who garnered 432 votes, roughly 20 percent.
As social media and blogging become major news sources to an increasing number of people today, two prominent media professionals reminded AUC students the importance for reporters and photojournalists to maintain a clear philosophy and purpose while pursuing a story.
Pietro Musilli, a journalist at The Africa Report, emphasized that the number of stories told sometimes appear to be endless, making it all the more important for a journalist to give meaning to these issues.
Prominent human rights activist Ghada Shahbender's lecture at AUC, as a part of the Student Strike's awareness week, highlighted the recent events in Port Said and how the Ultras Ahlawy fan club, dedicated to Egyptian football team Al-Ahly, had become a "threatening" community to The Ministry of Interior (MOI).
"The Port Said massacre was a result of a conspiracy where security forces took advantage of the aggression that exists between Ultras Ahlawy and Ultras Masry," said Shahbender.