As the conflict with Hamas continues and rocket fire persists, academic institutions are feeling the heat
By Stephen Singer
An Iron Dome interceptor rocket flies above the Tel Aviv skyline (photo credit: Matanya Tausig/Flash 90)
HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) — Some US colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, though the relative calm beyond the immediate battle areas is raising questions in some quarters about why they had to leave.
Colleges say security was the top concern, citing advisories about hazardous travel from the US State Department and from insurance companies that cover students for health, accidents, security and even the cost of evacuation.
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