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Notre Dame to evacuate students from Cairo

Observer Staff Report | Sunday, January 30, 2011

Notre Dame is working to evacuate students from Cairo, according to a Sunday press release.

The University is evacuating 12 Notre Dame students, who were studying at The American University of Cairo (AUC), in response to a U.S. State Department recommendation that Americans evacuate the city.

“Notre Dame is collaborating with AUC and U.S. officials to have the students transported with other American citizens as soon as possible on government-arranged transport to safe havens in Europe, from where they will be assisted by Notre Dame to locations in which they will be able to safely continue their studies,” the press release stated.