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ASU Cancels Study Abroad Program In Egypt

On January 25th, Egyptian citizens erupted in violent revolution against corruption, extensive poverty, enormous national unemployment and numerous governance problems of autocratic leader Hosni Mubarak — and two Arizona State students were caught in its crossfire.

The students were studying abroad in Cairo at the time political unrest hit its threshold in late January; and with ASU’s Study Abroad Office’s help, they were pulled out of the area.

Image Provided by FlickrASU has had a long-standing relationship with the American University of Cairo (AUC) where the previously mentioned students had been studying, but as CNN reported attacks on American journalists in the area, concerns arose from families of the students involved.

“We feel confident that both students will be back in the U.S. by this weekend, weather permitting”, said Amy Shenberger, director of the Study Abroad Office at ASU.

Their decision in the cancellation was met with widespread agreement by both the U.S. government agencies involved and university partners in Cairo.

In result from years of political turmoil, Egypt reached its tipping point of strong government rhetoric from Mubarak.  Headlines of bloodied civilians and anti-riot police have scattered newspapers nationwide, giving American news affiliates reason for concern.

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iJet, a travel intelligence that monitors international activity for ASU’s study abroad office, has maintained communication with Shenberger to give live updates on the situation.

Shenberger also strongly advocates the continuation of its program in Egypt in future years but believes the current political atmosphere presents a clear and present danger to the students.

“We have had a partnership with AUC since 2004, and it’s our intention to maintain that going forward,” said Shenberger.

The program plans to resume once the dust settles in Egypt, according to Shenberger, and ASU will continue to monitor the situation with the students’ best interests.

“The safety and security of all of our students is our primary concern, [and] any time the danger in a location outweighs the benefits of the academic program, we take the steps necessary to ensure our students’ safety,” said Shenberger.

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Arizona On The Silver Screen 1990-1999 (Part 6)

Here’s Part 6 of Arizona On The Silver Screen, which looks at movies filmed in the Grand Canyon State. These films span the years 1990-1999.

  • A Home at the End of the World 1990 Phoenix
  • Days of Thunder 1990 Phoenix
  • Fire Birds 1990 Tucson
  • Madhouse 1990 Phoenix, Tucson
  • The Grifters 1990 Phoenix
  • Young Guns II 1990 Tucson
  • Grand Canyon 1991 Grand Canyon
  • Thelma and Louise 1991 Grand Canyon
  • Baraka 1992 Mesa, Phoenix, Tucson
  • Beyond the Law 1992 Phoenix, Scottsdale
  • Nemesis 1992 Tucson
  • Stay Tuned 1992 Tucson
  • The Vagrant 1992 Phoenix
  • Universal Soldier 1992 Prescott, Sedona
  • Wayne’s World 1992 Mesa, Scottsdale
  • Arizona Dream 1993 Douglas
  • Benefit of the Doubt 1993 Camp Verde
  • Forrest Gump 1993 Flagstaff
  • Geronimo: An American Legend 1993 Tucson
  • Suture 1993 Phoenix
  • Tombstone 1993 Tucson
  • A Low Down Dirty Shame 1994 Scottsdale
  • Blind Justice 1994 Apache Junction
  • Boys on the Side 1994 Tucson
  • Clear and Present Danger 1994 Fort Huachuca
  • In the Army Now 1994 Yuma
  • Lightning Jack 1994 Tucson
  • Maverick 1994 Grand Canyon, Page
  • Natural Born Killers 1994 Holbrook, Winslow
  • Pontiac Moon 1994 Cochise County
  • Speechless 1994 Williams
  • Star Trek: Generations 1994 Green Valley
  • Stargate 1994 Yuma
  • Terminal Velocity 1994 Douglas, Phoenix, Tucson
  • The Getaway 1994 Phoenix, Prescott, Yuma
  • The Quick and the Dead 1994 Sedona, Tucson
  • The Shawshank Redemption 1994 Yuma
  • Dead Man 1995 Flagstaff, Sedona
  • The Fantasticks 1995 Arizona
  • The Prophecy 1995 Superior
  • Waiting to Exhale 1995 Fountain Hills, Phoenix
  • Broken Arrow 1996 Tucson, Page, Sedona Flirting with Disaster 1996 Carefree
  • Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man 1996 Tucson
  • Jerry Maguire 1996 Arizona State University, Phoenix, Tempe
  • Mars Attacks 1996 Kingman
  • Ruby Jean and Joe 1996 Bisbee
  • Star Trek: First Contact 1996 Green Valley
  • Tin Cup 1996 Tucson
  • Anastasia 1997 Phoenix
  • Breakdown 1997 Sedona
  • Contact 1997 Canyon de Chelly
  • Fools Rush In 1997 Grand Canyon
  • Los Locos 1997 Benson, Tucson
  • Perdita Durango (Dance with the Devil) 1997 Nogales, Tucson
  • U Turn 1997 Superior
  • Vegas Vacation 1997 Mesa
  • Wild America 1997 Sedona
  • Arizona Summer 1998 Prescott
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 Kingman
  • Jane Austen’s Mafia 1998 Yuma
  • No Code of Conduct 1998 Goodyear
  • Psycho 1998 Phoenix
  • Three Kings 1998 Casa Grande
  • Dill Scallion 1999 Grand Canyon
  • Held Up 1999 Grand Canyon
  • Jesus’ Son 1999 Tucson
  • Seven Girlfriends 1999 Flagstaff, Page, Phoenix
  • The Mummy 1999 Glen Canyon
  • Wild Wild West 1999 Canyon de Chelly