AUC Statements 2021

December 19, 2021

From: Vice President for Student Life
Subject: Condolences for AUC Graduating Senior Dania Nader Mohamed Nabil Youssef

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of AUC student, Dania Nader Mohamed Nabil Youssef. Dania was a graduating senior, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. She passed away today, Sunday December 19, 2021. We extend our deepest condolences to her family and friends, may she rest in peace. We will lower the AUC flags - to half mast for three days. The funeral will be held today, at Hassan Elsharbatly mosque following the noon 'dohr' prayers. There is no "azza."

December 14, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: COVID-19 Updates

A new contact tracing system will be launched next semester, to improve the efficiency and speed of the process. 

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November 24, 2021

From: AUC President
Subject: Bidding Farewell to Counselor Ashraf Hatem

Please join me in bidding farewell to our dear colleague Dr. Ashraf Hatem, University Counselor, whose contributions, service and dedication to AUC are exemplary. Dr. Hatem has become a close colleague and friend to many in the community during his years at AUC. 

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November 22, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Vaccines Registration for Dependents

In response to requests from members of the community to vaccinate family members, we are pleased to announce that the University is collaborating with the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) to facilitate vaccinations for dependents of faculty, staff and students who are not yet vaccinated.

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November 17, 2021

From: AUC President
Subject: Condolences - Dr. Mahmoud Ellozy

It is with great sadness that I share the news of the death of Professor Emeritus Dr. Mahmoud Ellozy. Dr. Ellozy retired from AUC in 2020, after spending over 30 years as a member of the AUC faculty, first in the Department of Comparative English Literature, and more recently in the Department of the Arts.

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November 16, 2021

From: AUC President
Subject: Condolences - Dr. Sami Akabawi

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Sami Akabawi. Akabawi was a professor of information systems in the Department of Management.

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November 14, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Update on AUC's Campus Safety Measures

Further to the email sent last week by Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman, we are pleased to share some of the recent measures undertaken across the University to enhance our campus-based COVID safety protocols. For further information on our campus guidelines and COVID safety measures, refer to the Campus Guidelines document.

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November 8, 2021

From: AUC Provost
Subject: Faculty Affairs Team Restructure

Yvette Isaac has recently retired from her position of assistant provost for faculty affairs. I am pleased to announce that Sherif El Sheemy has been appointed as assistant provost for faculty affairs, planning and budgeting. In addition to El Sheemy, Angelique Roesch has also joined the Office of the Provost as director of faculty affairs. 

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November 7, 2021

From: Chief Health and Safety Officer
Subject: Students Under 18 Vaccination

Earlier this week, Egypt's Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has announced that students between the age of 15 and 18 are now eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. In collaboration with MoHP, AUC will facilitate a round of vaccinations for all current students under 18 years.

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November 4, 2021

From: AUC Provost
Subject: Update on AUC's Campus Safety Measures

Updates on safety measures in place and recommendations of Scientific Advisory Committee and COVID Response Task Force. 

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October 10, 2021

From: Office of Medical Services
Subject: Flu Vaccine Announcement 2021

The seasonal flu vaccine is now available at the AUC Clinic New Cairo and Tahrir Square campuses as part of our prevention and wellness program.

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September 29, 2021

From: AUC Mobile team
Subject: Introducing the New Health Module

Today we are bringing you a new feature on AUC mobile app to improve the accessibility of AUC health resources. 

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September 27, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Second Dose Sinovac Vaccination

The Ministry of Health representatives will be on campus this week to provide the second doses of vaccination ONLY for those who received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine on campus three weeks ago.

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September 23, 2021

From: Hanan Sabea, associate professor of anthropology - Helen Rizzo, Associate Professor of Sociology
Subject: Keep AUC Safe: Call for Volunteers

As you know, there are a number of measures in place to help keep the AUC community safe during our return to campus. We have a 90% vaccination rate across the community, which is excellent. But we must continue to maintain social distancing and masking, in order to protect ourselves, each other, and our loved ones.

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September 19, 2021

From: Senior AVP for Human Resources
Subject: AUC Day Care Re-opening

We are pleased to announce the re-opening of the day care on campus, which is operated by Early Years Company (EYC), on October 3, 2021. The day care will be operating with new COVID-19 Rules and Regulations, which can be found in the attached EYC opening letter.

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September 17, 2021

From: Vice President for Management & Operations
Subject: Second Dose Sinovac Vaccination Available

Ministry of Health representatives will be on campus next week to provide the second doses of vaccination ONLY for faculty, staff, and students who received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine on campus three weeks ago. 

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September 14, 2021

From: Acting President and Provost
Subject: Academic Area Restructuring

At AUC, we are committed to a process of continuous improvement. This means that we are regularly looking at our structures, programs and processes to ensure that we are serving our students in the best ways possible. As part of this process, and in order to better meet the needs of our students, in consultation with the President-elect, I am announcing some changes in the administrative structures within the academic area.  

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September 12, 2021

From: Acting President and Provost
Subject: Supporting the Mental Well-being of the AUC Community

I’d like to congratulate us as a community for successfully completing the first week of our Fall 2021 semester. Whether it’s been attending classes, reconnecting with friends, classmates and colleagues, learning (or re-learning) our way around this beautiful campus – it’s been an exciting and exhilarating time. Amidst all this excitement, we know that this is also a time of stress and worry. 

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September 9, 2021

From: Senior AVP for Human Resources
Subject: Masks Wearing at Work and on Campus

Welcome back to campus. I hope your first week of work back on campus went well. I know we are all excited to see each other and at the same time anxious about the big change from remote work.

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September 5, 2021

From: Acting President and Provost
Subject: Welcome to the New Academic Year

The start of a new academic year is always an exciting time. This year is no exception and is indeed one of the most unique beginnings of a new semester that I have ever experienced. In addition to welcoming over 1300 new students and 36 new full-time faculty to AUC, we are also welcoming back the entire community of students, faculty and staff, many of whom have not been on campus in a year and a half.

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September 4, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Walk-in Vaccination This Week on Campus

We would like to welcome everyone and especially our students back to campus and wish you all a safe and successful semester. We are pleased to announce that the Ministry of Health will be extending vaccinations on the AUC New Cairo campus throughout the first week of classes. 

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September 2, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Important Campus Access Information

Thanks to all of the members of our community who have made the decision to get vaccinated, we have now achieved an 80 percent rate of vaccination. This is a huge accomplishment and a testament to the care and concern members of our community have for each other. 

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August 31, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Vaccinations – Count Down to Fall Semester

As we are all in the final count down to the start of Fall semester and the final days for vaccinations on the AUC New Cairo campus, we would like to encourage all those who wish to be vaccinated to make use of the opportunity in the coming few days.

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August 26, 2021

From: Bus Services Team
Subject: Bus Service Important Announcements

The transportation office is pleased to announce that the subscription to the bus service is now available through Banner.

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August 25, 2021

From: Acting President and Provost
Subject: Senior Management Change

Vice President of Advancement and the Americas Bruce Flessner has decided to retire, effective January 15, 2022.

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August 19, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Vaccinations on Campus

We are pleased to announce that the Ministry of Health will be commencing vaccinations on the AUC campus starting tomorrow, Thursday, August 19. Please do not come to campus for your vaccine until you have received a personalized email from the Medical Services team informing you that you should come on a specific date. Only those registered on the AUC vaccine registration site will be contacted to come to campus to receive their vaccine.

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August 12, 2021

From: Chief Health and Safety Officer
Subject: On-Campus Vaccinations

The University has reached an agreement with Egypt's Ministry of Health and Population to administer vaccinations on campus for AUC community members and their dependents who are registered.

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August 11, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: AUC's Agreement with Swvl for AUC Community Who Will Not Be Able to Access Buses

The University is working with Swvl to provide prepaid packages for discounted rides for those who will not be able to access AUC buses. Click here for more details on the offered packages.

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August 9, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Bus Service Only Available to Vaccinated

Effective Fall 2021, the bus service will only be available for faculty, staff, and students who have submitted their proof of vaccination. Those who are under 18 or have a validated medical excuse will have to arrange alternative transportation to campus. Since it is not possible to ensure sufficient social distancing inside buses, only those who are vaccinated will be permitted to ride to ensure the health and safety of all members of the community. 

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July 29, 2021

From: Acting President and Provost
Subject: Announcing Faculty Merit Awardees 2020/21

The Faculty Merit Award is one of the most significant announcements of the year. It is the most awaited award to recognize the faculty's efforts and contributions to AUC. 

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July 12, 2021

From: Acting President and Provost
Subject: Retirement of Ayman Abdellatif, SVP for Administration, Planning and Transformation

I write to share with you the news of the retirement of Ayman Abdellatif, senior vice president for administration, planning and transformation, effective August 1, 2021.

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June 30, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Vaccine Status

The form to submit your vaccination status or request a medical exemption is now available online. As you know, we will be fully back on campus for Fall 2021. All those who access the campus must be vaccinated or have an authorized medical exemption. To help facilitate the process of campus access, this online form will allow you to submit your vaccination certificate or medical documentation online.

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June 28, 2021

From: Board of Trustees
Subject: Message from Board of Trustees Chair

Professor Ehab Abdel-Rahman is reappointed as provost for another term, effective July 1, 2021. Provost Abdel-Rahman also agreed to continue to serve as acting president until President-elect arrives this fall. 

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June 22, 2021

From: Board of Trustees
Subject: Ahmad Dallal Named President of The American University in Cairo

The Board of Trustees has named Ahmad S. Dallal, an accomplished academic leader and renowned scholar with U.S. and regional higher education expertise, as AUC’s 13th president, effective October 15, 2021. 

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June 20, 2021

From: AUC Provost
Subject: Announcing Dr. Hassan Azzazy as Distinguished University Professor

In recognition of exceptional scholarly merit of the highest distinction, recognized excellence in teaching, and extended service to the University, the AUC Trustees confirm a limited number of senior faculty members to the grade of Distinguished University Professor. I am pleased to announce that Professor Hassan Azzazy has been appointed as AUC’s sixth Distinguished University Professor (DUP).

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June 20, 2021

From: Vice President for Management & Operations
Subject: Extension of Vaccination Registration

We are pleased to announce that the AUC vaccination registration system will remain open until we receive confirmation from the Ministry of Health (MOH) on the dates allocated for AUC at the vaccination site in New Cairo.

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June 17, 2021

From: AUC Provost
Subject: Fall Reopening Plans - Registration Update

As you know, all classes in the Fall will be on campus with face-to-face instruction. A tremendous amount of work and planning is being done to ensure that we maintain stringent safety precautions in each and every class. Last week I announced a delay in Fall registration dates due to this planning.

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June 15, 2021

From: AUC Provost
Subject: Dean of SSE

I am writing to announce Dr. Lotfi Gaafar as Dean of the School of Sciences and Engineering as of July 1, 2021.  This announcement comes following an extensive global search which included some truly excellent candidates. 

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June 13, 2021

From: AUC Provost
Subject: AUC COVID-19 Vaccination Program Round Two

We are pleased to announce a second round of AUC-facilitated vaccination in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Population (MOH) for all students, faculty and staff, and their dependents.

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June 10, 2021

From: AUC Provost
Subject: Fall 2021 Registration Dates

We are currently in the process of adjusting the Fall 2021 schedule of classes to ensure we can accommodate all classes while allowing for appropriate social distancing. Next week, we will be announcing the second round of AUC-allocated vaccination slots in collaboration with the Ministry of Health. 

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June 1, 2021

From: AUC Provost
Subject: Fall 2021 Plans and Vaccinations

I am pleased to share that we are planning to return to face-to-face instruction for Fall 2021. In our continued commitment to safeguarding the health and safety of our community, we will require COVID vaccinations for all students, faculty and staff who will access our campuses and University housing. More details will be shared with you in the coming weeks.

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May 26, 2021

From: Senior Associate Vice President for Human Resources
Subject: AUC Compliance with Law No. 4 of 2021

On March 9, 2021, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi approved Law No. 4 of 2021 ("Law No. 4") amending some provisions of Law No. 16 of 2018 establishing a fund to honor martyrs, victims, missing persons, and injured in war, terrorist and security operations, and their families (the "Fund"). 

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May 22, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Update on Vaccinations

We are pleased to announce that the Ministry of Health has informed us that all vaccinations, including those recently facilitated by AUC, are free of charge.

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May 17, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Vaccination Process - Confirmation Message (SMS) to Your Mobile Number

Based on your registration process, the Ministry of Health (MoH) will send you a message (SMS) to your mobile number confirming the date and place of vaccination. The message is valid for 48 hours to be used at the vaccination site.

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May 16, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Change of Vaccine Center Location

Ministry of Health has changed the venue and even though the registration tool says location New convention center by  Mosheer Tantawy mosque, the correct one is the New convention center by Al Rashdan Mosque - Ismail El Fangary St – Nasr City (Location).

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May 16, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Nasr City Vaccination Center Details – Registration Extension

Vaccination by the Ministry of Health at the convention center will commence Monday, May 17. If you have registered on the AUC tool and received a confirmation email, you should proceed to the vaccination site on the assigned day.  If you are not using AUC buses, you should head directly to the center to get vaccinated.

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May 11, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Extending Vaccination Registration to Faculty and Staff Dependents

We are very pleased to announce that we are opening up registration to the AUC coordinated COVD-19 vaccine to family dependents of faculty and staff.  

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May 11, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Reminder: Vaccine Registration Closes Tuesday

As a reminder, all current faculty, staff, and students who wish to register to receive the AUC-facilitated COVID-19 vaccine must register before Tuesday, May 11th at 1 pm

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May 11, 2021

From: Vice President for Student Life
Subject: Commencement Ceremonies Postponed

After careful consideration of all possible options and to prioritize the health and safety of our graduates and their families, as well as AUC faculty and staff, it is with deep regret that we announce that the Spring 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 commencements planned for June 2021 are postponed to the coming Fall 2021. 

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May 9, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Vaccination Registration Link

To follow up on Thursday's message about vaccination registration, check the message here to sign up to receive your vaccination through AUC from Monday, May 17  to Sunday, May 23 (excluding Friday and Saturday). The service is only available to current students, faculty, and staff at this time. The vaccine is fully administered by the Ministry of Health staff at the vaccination site in the convention center on Mosheer Tantawy Road. 

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May 5, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Info

As previously announced, AUC, in coordination with the Ministry of Health and Population, will be facilitating vaccinations for all current students, faculty, and staff. As each of us does our part in getting vaccinated, we protect ourselves and others around us. Vaccination brings us closer to our goal of returning fully face-to-face in Fall 2021.

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April 29, 2021

From: AUC Provost
Subject: Remainder of Spring 2021 and Planning for Summer Term and Fall 2021 Semester

We have been closely monitoring the health situation in Egypt and within the AUC Community, and have determined that we will continue with online learning for the remainder of the Spring 2021 Semester. As I mentioned in my email of April 15th, Deans may grant exceptional approval for some small lab and studio courses to meet face-to-face, and your instructors will let you know the status of any previously-scheduled face-to-face exam.

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April 22, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

As announced earlier today in the Campus Conversation, AUC in collaboration with the Ministry of Health will be able to arrange for faculty, staff and students who have signed up on the government registry to receive COVID-19 vaccinations at a new mass vaccination site that will open in New Cairo next month.

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April 15, 2021

From: AUC Provost
Subject: Spring 2021 Shift to Full Online Learning

In my email to the community on February 15, I explained that our return to partial face-to-face classes in March was a step in a process that could move in either direction.  The increasing number of COVID-19 infections reported on both the national level and through AUC’s Coronavirus Community Dashboard is putting members of our community at unacceptable risk. Therefore, we are shifting all of our classes to be fully online as of Sunday, April 18 until further notice.

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March 31, 2021

From: Chief Health and Safety Officer
Subject: 100 Days Lost Time Incidents Free

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety is delighted to announce that the American University in Cairo has surpassed 100 days without any Lost Time Incidents (LTI). This marks an important milestone in AUC’s efforts towards strengthening its safety culture in an environment often characterized by demanding circumstances and it represents an increased safety awareness amongst all crews.

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March 17, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: COVID Update: Volunteer Testing Program and Vaccine Registration

The Voluntary Ag (Antigen) Testing Program program facilities monitoring community spread of COVID-19 and early detection. As part of the program, we will be conducting free COVID-19 antigen rapid tests for about 200 volunteers each week. All faculty, students and staff who come to campus are eligible to sign up to participate in the voluntary testing program. 

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March 16, 2021

From: Director and Title IX Coordinator
Subject: Mandatory Anti-Sexual Harassment Training

AUC’s mandatory anti-sexual harassment training is now available online. This training is part of our University-wide initiative to ensure a safe campus and an environment free from all forms of harassment and discrimination that fully embodies our shared values of respect, diversity and equity. 

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February 28, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: COVID-19 Safety Measures

As the University prepares to resume the previously planned hybrid model for the spring semester on March 1, 2021, I am pleased to share our updated COVID-19 Campus Guidelines booklet for Spring 2021. While we prepare for an increased level of campus presence, we continue to focus on ensuring the health and safety of our community throughout the pandemic. 

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February 16, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Spring 2021 Campus Guidelines

As the University prepares to resume the previously planned hybrid model for the spring semester on March 1, 2021, I am pleased to share our updated COVID-19 Campus Guidelines booklet for Spring 2021. While we prepare for an increased level of campus presence, we continue to focus on ensuring the health and safety of our community throughout the pandemic. 

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February 15, 2021

From: AUC Provost
Subject: Return to Partial Face-to-Face Classes

I am pleased to announce that as of March 1, 2021 we will resume our previously-planned hybrid model of partially face-to-face classes. 

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February 4, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Three-Hour PCR Test Now Available - New Cairo and Tahrir Campuses

I am pleased to announce that the rapid three-hour PCR test is now available at Prime Speed stations on both campuses. Testing and contact tracing is a key component of keeping our community healthy and safe. 

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January 16, 2021

From: AUC Provost
Subject: Update on Spring 2021 Teaching Modalities

As you know, our plans for Spring 2021 include a mix of partial face-to-face classes and online classes. Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 cases in Egypt and within the AUC Community, the first month of the Spring semester will be fully online. All classes – even those that are designated as partially face-to-face – will be online from the start of the semester on January 31, 2021, through the entire month of February.

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January 13, 2021

From: AUC President
Subject: Message from the President on Tax Withholding

I am delighted to announce a historic achievement for AUC and its stakeholders in the form of a final settlement with the Government of Egypt on the long-standing and complicated question of income taxes owed on AUC employee salaries. After five years of intensive engagement, we have arrived at an agreement whereby AUC faculty and staff receive a discounted income tax rate, based on the exemption of the portion of salaries paid from the University’s non-local sources of funding.

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January 11, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Reminder: COVID-19 Safety Measures

With the rise of COVID-19 infection rates around the world and in Egypt, we must remain diligent in adhering to all safety precautions recommended by local and international health authorities. Every member of our community must do his or her part.

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January 1, 2021

From: AUC Provost
Subject: Winter 2021 Fully Online

As you are most likely aware, the Government of Egypt has recently announced that all schools and universities will be fully online in January. In my email of November 22, 2020, I announced that while most of our Winter courses would be online, a limited number of sections were scheduled to be partially face-to-face or have face-to-face exams. In recognition of the recent government announcement and in order to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19, AUC will be offering our Winter 2021 term fully online. The Winter 2021 term begins on Sunday, January 3 and continues through Thursday, January 21. 

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