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Universities bringing students home from Egypt

Associated Press//January 31, 2011

Universities bringing students home from Egypt

By Associated Press

//January 31, 2011

Dozens of students at mid-Atlantic universities have either been pulled out of Egypt or are on their way home amid political unrest that threatens to topple the government.

The Associated Press contacted a half-dozen major universities in the region Monday, and all said they were arranging for students, faculty and staff to get out of Egypt.

Twenty-two students and two faculty members from the University of Delaware flew home Sunday on commercial carriers. One last student is booked on a charter flight out Tuesday.

Georgetown University is arranging to evacuate 15 students, and 14 George Washington University students will also be heading home.

Large pro-democracy protests have been ongoing in Egypt for a week. Police virtually vanished from the streets on Friday without explanation after initially clashing with protesters. The official death toll from the crisis stands at 97.

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