Ahmed Aboul Enein

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Monday, June 11th, 2012

For 30 years, AUC has hosted Egyptian antiquities from different eras of history, yet most students, faculty and staff have never seen them or even knew about them. The existence of these antiquities was only revealed to the public after they were stolen in late 2010 and the media publicized the theft. The Caravan has conducted an investigation into this matter.

Monday, May 7th, 2012

On February 24, Mohamed ElBaradei wrote an op/ed for the Egyptian daily Al-Shorouk titled "My vision for the next phase of the Egyptian revolution" where he compared the ousting of Mubarak to the planting of seeds; it is now time to help the seeds grow.

ElBaradei proposed that a temporary constitution guaranteeing the basic rights and principles symbolized by the January 25 popular uprising be instituted instead of the fallen 1971 version.

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

For 30 years, AUC has hosted Egyptian antiquities from different eras of history, yet most students, faculty and staff have never seen them or even knew about them. The existence of these antiquities was only revealed to the public after they were stolen in late 2010 and the media publicized the theft. The Caravan has conducted an investigation into this matter.

In this third article in our four-part series, The Caravan examines the roots of AUC's collection and how Egyptian artifacts came to be stored on university grounds.

Artifacts Pt. 2
Sunday, April 29th, 2012
For 30 years, AUC has hosted Egyptian antiquities from different eras of history, yet most students, faculty and staff have never seen them or even knew about them.
Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

For 30 years AUC has hosted Egyptian antiquities from different eras of history, yet most students, faculty and staff have never seen them or even knew about them. The existence of these antiquities was only revealed to the public after they were stolen in late 2010 and the media publicized the theft. The Caravan has conducted an investigation into this matter. We publish this four-part series answering questions like where these objects came from, where they were housed and how they were stolen.

Monday, March 19th, 2012

"There's one hole in every revolution, large or small. And it's one word long ... People. No matter how big the idea they all stand under, people are small and weak and cheap and frightened. It's people that kill every revolution." - Spider Jerusalem, comic book gonzo journalist from the future once said. Or will say.

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Egypt's first presidential elections since Hosni Mubarak's ouster will be held on May 23, head of the Supreme Committee for Elections Farouk Sultan said in a press conference last week.

A first round of voting will take place on May 23 and 24 and a runoff in case no candidate garners more than 50 percent of the vote is scheduled for June 16 and 17. The committee will declare a winner on June 21.

Egyptians living abroad will be allowed to vote at embassies and consulates from May 11 to 17, and from June 3 to 9 in case of a runoff.

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Egypt's first presidential elections since Hosni Mubarak's ouster will be held on May 23, head of the Supreme Committee for Elections Farouk Sultan said in a press conference last week.

A first round of voting will take place on May 23 and 24 and a runoff in case no candidate garners more than 50 percent of the vote is scheduled for June 16 and 17. The committee will declare a winner on June 21.

Egyptians living abroad will be allowed to vote at embassies and consulates from May 11 to 17, and from June 3 to 9 in case of a runoff.

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Hundreds of students from different universities marched last week to Parliament. They had four main demands: No constitution under military rule; no presidential elections under military rule; swift trials of all those responsible for killing protesters; and finally, student representation on the committee that will draft the country's constitution.

Saturday, February 4th, 2012
The American University in Cairo's Student Union stated that it would escalate its actions to what it called "total civil disobedience" starting Feb. 11 in a statement issued earlier today.

The AUC Student Union demanded that the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) immediately step down and hand over power to an elected revolutionary cabinet capable of fulfilling the people's demands.

They also called for trying all cabinets that governed Egypt over the past year, holding them accountable for their complicity in SCAF's crimes.

Anti-SCAF graffiti lines the walls of Mohammed Mahmoud Street
Sunday, December 11th, 2011
SCAF divides opinions amongst students.

A recent Caravan poll shows that the majority of AUC students disapprove of the ruling military council's performance.

Tahrir
Sunday, November 27th, 2011

 

After a nine-month hiatus, the revolution continues, with Egyptians returning to Tahrir Square in unprecedented defiance of the ruling military council.

Laila
Saturday, November 19th, 2011
Newly appointed Executive Director of Human Resources Leila Khalil and her team have been meeting with the Workers' Syndicate since November 13 to resolve concerns and grievances from workers and staff.

But Khalil says that the majority of the workers' demands, especially those that came to the fore during the campus-wide strike in September, had been met before she assu

Police
Saturday, November 19th, 2011
In the past decade, human rights activists in Egypt have joined a chorus of international organizations in calling for investigations into purported widespread police brutality and abuse of detainees.

But it was the case of Khaled Saied, a young Alexandrian who was brutally killed while in police custody, that eventually led to major demonstrations in the country which culminated in the populist revolt that erupted on January 25, the government's official Police Day.

Workers
Saturday, November 19th, 2011
In the wake of the campus-wide strike at the beginning of the semester, administration reached two separate agreements with students represented by the Student Union, and AUC workers and staff represented by the AUC Independent Syndicate.

Both agreements included a number of deadlines that administration promised to honor in their bid to meet demands and compromises reache

The voting process will be repeated on Tuesday due to discrepancies
Sunday, October 30th, 2011
Elections for the AUC Independent Syndicate are set for a repeat Tuesday November 1 after the committee responsible for election monitoring discovered voting inconsistencies, officials said.

"It was a unanimous decision that we had to invalidate the ballot

Sunday, October 30th, 2011
There is a famous mantra about the failure to know one's history. "He who knows only his own generation remains always a child," Roman scholar Cicero once said.

As Egypt rewrites its modern history in the wake of the January 25 Revolution, its successes and failures of the 20th Century become more crucial than ever.

One of Egypt's most pivotal events in the past 40 years - and which was recently marked with much fanfare by the government and the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces - is the October 1973 War.

Clockwise from top left: El Baradei, El Awa, Bastaweesi, Moussa
Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
Over 72 percent of AUC students polled by The Caravan said they intended to vote in Egypt's upcoming parliamentary elections in November.
Lisa Anderson reflects on the student-led strike
Sunday, September 25th, 2011

 

The Caravan interviewed AUC President Lisa Anderson following the suspension of the student-led strike

How do you feel about the agreements reached with different constituents?

Administration backs down
Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Representatives from the Student Union and the Independent Syndicate have reached agreements with the Administration after strenuous negotiations, ending last week's communitywide strike.