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Higher Learning: A Plea for Yara, Alaa, & the GUC 11

Radix Admin

by Mona Shadi '15

This letter begins with the student Yara Tarek Negm. You may, as of yet, know her name. The world only learned it on March 10th, when the 19 year-old Egyptian engineering student was crushed to death by two German University in Cairo school buses. Ms. Negm, a GUC student, was trying to take a bus home when she was fatally injured on-campus.  Yara was, literally, crushed between the two vehicles. Witnesses claimed that Yara was killed by not only the negligence of the drivers, but that unenforced campus regulations were also responsible. According to a student who was present that day, the ambulance took nearly 20 minutes to move 700 meters to where Yara lay. When the paramedics arrived they were not equipped to address her trauma and she did not receive proper first aid. She died that evening.

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