On Friday, June 28, Andrew Pochter ’15 was killed while observing a conflict between supporters and opponents of Egypt’s president, Mohamed Morsi, according to U.S. Embassy officials. According to his family, Pochter, 21, was in Egypt as part of an internship with the non-profit organization AMIDEAST, teaching English to young children in Alexandria. The AMIDEAST internship was not a Kenyon program.
Further information about Pochter’s death can be found at the following links. Dean of Students Hank Toutain has encouraged any members of the Kenyon community with questions or concerns to contact College staff. The Thrill will update with links to further coverage from the Collegian when it becomes available.