By Kent Larsen
BYU's Jerusalem Center Closed Again
PROVO, UTAH -- The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and on
the Pentagon have led BYU to again cancel classes at its Jerusalem
Center, this time for the next full year. The current round of
cancellations will mean that the center will have been vacant for
nearly two years, if it opens in the Fall of 2002 as now planned.
Students scheduled to attend the center this coming Winter semester
and Spring term have received a letter telling them of the
cancellation. The letter also told the students that BYU is looking
for another option for them to study.
The center first closed during the Fall 2000 semester, when unrest in
Israel led the school to close the center 16 days early and bring
home students on November 24th. The unrest had by then kept students
inside the center much of the semester and cancelled several of the
trips outside the center that students normally take.
Jerusalem Center closes for Winter, Spring
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