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Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Cairo, distant from the violence and instability in the downtown area, AUC has provided a safe environment for a lot of women who have to deal with sexual harassment daily.

However, a number of young women at AUC have revealed that they still experience sexual harass­ment on campus.

The Caravan conducted a survey of 281 female undergraduate students at AUC to know if they had experienced sexual harassment on campus.

Caravan reporters also tried to determine what kind of harassment they face and whether they filed a complaint.

Anti-constitution marches
Sunday, December 9th, 2012
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.
AUCian fears in 2013
Sunday, December 9th, 2012
It's a natural human desire to wish that the next year be better than the one just endured.

The year 2012 was ... well, tumul­tuous to say the least, particularly in Egypt. The Caravan interviewed students on campus who shared their expectations, fears, and worries for the New Year.

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

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is the second arti­cle, which says that all decrees issued by the president from the start of his term cannot be repealed by any indi­vidual or entity until a new constitu­tion and parliament are put in place.

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

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.

Gaza destruction
Saturday, December 1st, 2012

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.

Students burn flag
Saturday, November 24th, 2012
The Student Union (SU), in collaboration with a number of campus clubs, is continuing its drive to col­lect donations and deliver supplies to Gaza.

At the time of going to print, the SU remained committed to cross­ing into Gaza at dawn on Thursday, November 22.

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

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.

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Hoda Grant, the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, is hoping that a new advising system will help end long-standing complaints from students.

Grant, who is also First Year Expe­rience (FYE) founder, believes that the new Peer Academic Leader (PAL) program will improve the communi­cation between students and their advisors.

During the two weeks of advising every semester, a number of students routinely complain about not having been advised properly during their freshmen years.

SU Market
Saturday, November 24th, 2012
After a long disagreement between the Student Union (SU) and the Stu­dent Senate on the SU budget, an agreement was finally reached last week.

The Senate refused to approve the SU budget because it was submitted about a month late.

The SU also submitted a budget proposal for the whole academic year when it should have focused on the current semester only.

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

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.

Dostour Poster
Friday, November 16th, 2012
The American University in Cairo is hosting the second round of the Dostour Debates on the draft constitution Sunday.

This will include a panel discussion called "The Rights and Freedoms of Marginalized Sects in the Egyptian Constitution".

hash
Sunday, November 11th, 2012

“We have decided to relocate our conglomeration to the garden behind Auntie Anne’s. Join us if you think you are cool,” said a piece of paper in front of the HUSS building.

Amr
Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Provost Amr Shaarawi has been selected to fill the position of Provost after Medhat Haroun passed away last month.

The provost’s position is one of the few in administration that directly deals with students. Provost Shaarawi joined the AUC physics department in 1999 and coordinated scientific thinking in 2008.

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Amid cheers of “Four more years”, US President Barack Obama promised

to return to the White House with renewed determination after beating his rival Mitt Romney in last week’s US presidential election.

Aucians going home
Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Ever since AUC’s New Cairo campus was shut down by student protesters for two weeks last September, debates have raged about security measures on campus.

Haroun
Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

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.

Dean Fahmy
Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
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.
Obama and Romney face off
Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
With less than two days to go to the U.S. election, The Caravan carried out a survey on undergraduate students to see if they are keeping up with its news and updates.

The upcoming election will take place this week on November 6 between current Democratic President Barack Obama, who's running for a second term, and Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

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