The Burlington Free press published an article yesterday featuring Tik Root ’12. Root recounts the days leading up to his evacuation, including attempts to secure his neighborhood from looters. While he acknowledged the chaos of the situation, Root also made it clear that his Egypt experience has not changed his mind about traveling abroad:
“Once he’s back in Middlebury, Root said, he’ll resume his classes there — unless, or until, he can find another program in the Middle East. He wants to go back.”
EDIT 1/3 10pm ET by Ryan K.: Root is also adding his own media to the interwebs
- The Burlington Free Press article also now includes a video of Root that intersperses some scenes that he shot during the protests. Now NECN also has a video up about Root.
- Photos of the protests in Alexandra.
- Video shot on Root’s Blackberry (and another here):
Root also provided a number of links to others on the Middlebury study abroad program with him:
- Program Director Nehad Hileil on a phone interview with Fox News
- Carolyn White of Cornell (audio) with the Huffington Post (the audio interview is quite detailed and emotional — recorded while at the airport in Alexandria)
- Stephanie Weisman (video) with NBC
- Robert Joyce (text) with NJ.com
- Lara Getz of Tulane (transcript of video) with CNN / Getz again with Times-Picayune
- Amanda Labora and Michael Dawkins of Brown University with the Brown Daily Herald (this article is one of the most specific and detailed reports of Middlebury’s role in the evacuation, what plans were in place, and the response from Middlebury VP of Schools Abroad Michael Geisler)