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Egypt http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/233/all en Staff Blog: Ripton's Pathik Root detained in Syria (Updated) http://www.addisonindependent.com/201103staff-blog-riptons-pathik-root-reported-missing-syria <p> Middlebury College student and Ripton native Pathik &quot;Tik&quot; Root disappeared while observing a protest in Damascus on March 18. Syrian authorities on March 26 confirmed that Root had been jailed, and since then state officials and his family and friends have continued working to have him released.</p> <p> See bottom for our first story on Root&#39;s disappearance, and below for links to ongoing coverage of the situation.</p> <p> <b>Follow the story</b></p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/7378/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/7378">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201103staff-blog-riptons-pathik-root-reported-missing-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog Egypt Middlebury College Syria Tik Root Thu, 31 Mar 2011 20:50:16 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 7378 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Syria holds Ripton man in custody http://www.addisonindependent.com/201103syria-holds-ripton-man-custody <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andrea Suozzo </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; After a tense search, the family of Middlebury College student and Ripton native Pathik &ldquo;Tik&rdquo; Root has ascertained that he is &ldquo;safe and well,&rdquo; in the custody of Syrian authorities.</p> <p> The search for Tik Root has been on since shortly after March 18, when, according to his father, Tom, he likely went out to observe the protests that were happening in Damascus, where he was studying Arabic, and was picked up by the police.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7407">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201103syria-holds-ripton-man-custody" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Egypt Middle East Middlebury College Syria Tik Root Mon, 28 Mar 2011 18:00:27 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 7407 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Ripton's Pathik Root detained in Syria http://www.addisonindependent.com/201103breaking-riptons-pathik-root-detained-syria <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andrea Suozzo </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Middlebury College student and Ripton native Pathik &ldquo;Tik&rdquo; Root has been detained in Syria by the authorities there since March 18, his father, Tom, told the <em>Independent </em>on Friday.</p> <p> Tom Root said that in a Wednesday night meeting with the U.S. consul, Syrian authorities confirmed that they were &ldquo;almost certain&rdquo; that Tik Root was in their custody.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7384">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201103breaking-riptons-pathik-root-detained-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Egypt Middlebury College Syria Tik Root Fri, 25 Mar 2011 19:01:48 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 7384 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Video: Students witness Egyptian protests http://www.addisonindependent.com/201102students-witness-egyptian-protests <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-7043" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201102students-witness-egyptian-protests"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/P1290286.thumbnail.JPG" alt="P1290286.JPG" title="P1290286.JPG" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andrea Suozzo </div> </div> </div> <p> Tik Root and Robert Joyce, students studying at Middlebury College&#39;s school in Alexandria, explored the city on Jan. 28 and 29, just before being evacuated. They captured the pro-democracy protests and clashes between police and protesters.</p> <p> Read their story <a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201102middlebury-students-evade-egypt-turmoil">here</a>, then read about how people in Addison County are keeping up with events on the ground in Egypt <a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201102locals-keep-eye-egyptian-news">here</a>.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7016">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201102students-witness-egyptian-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Multimedia Egypt Middlebury College Tik Root Fri, 11 Feb 2011 04:13:40 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 7016 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Middlebury students evade Egypt turmoil http://www.addisonindependent.com/201102middlebury-students-evade-egypt-turmoil <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-7008" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201102middlebury-students-evade-egypt-turmoil"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Egypt Army guy P1290291.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Egypt Army guy P1290291.jpg" title="Egypt Army guy P1290291.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MIDDLEBURY STUDENTS WATCHED the Egyptian army roll into Alexandria on Jan. 29 as crowds protested President Hosni Mubarak&#039;s 30-year authoritarian rule. Tik Root, who was studying abroad in Alexandria, said that while the police had tried to quell the protests with rubber bullets and tear gas, the army was supportive of the protesters. Photo courtesy Tik Root </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andrea Suozzo </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Early this week, far from the roar of protesters in Egypt&rsquo;s Tahrir Square, five students beginning their spring semester at Middlebury College were struggling to find ways to keep up on the historic events that, just two weeks ago, they were witnessing firsthand.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/6991">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201102middlebury-students-evade-egypt-turmoil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Egypt Middlebury College Tik Root Thu, 10 Feb 2011 19:00:08 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 6991 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Locals keep eye on Egyptian news http://www.addisonindependent.com/201102locals-keep-eye-egyptian-news <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; In the days since Jan. 25, when Egyptians flooded the streets of their country in protest of President Hosni Mubarak&rsquo;s authoritarian rule, many with ties to the country have been hard at work collecting as much information as they could from overseas.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/6985">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201102locals-keep-eye-egyptian-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Egypt Middlebury College Thu, 10 Feb 2011 19:00:01 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 6985 at http://www.addisonindependent.com