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NYU evacuates Tel Aviv program

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November 19, 2012 | 2:41 pm

New York University's Tel Aviv program was suspended for the rest of the semester, and its students and faculty were evacuated to London.

The university is considering whether to reopen for the spring semester, according to NYULocal, a student news blog. The northern Tel Aviv campus was evacuated due to the current violence between Israel and Gaza terrorists firing rockets into Israel.

The 11 students may transfer to NYU overseas campuses in  London, Prague or Florence, or return to New York, according to the blog.

The NYU administration said it did not think the students were in any immediate danger.

“We wanted to avoid a situation where the students would get the end of the semester and have difficulties returning home,” John Beckman, the university’s vice president for public affairs, told NYULocal Sunday evening.

Beckman said that students accepted to study in Tel Aviv for the spring semester have been notified that the campus may not reopen.

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