UPDATE: The six students are headed home!
The petition organizers confirmed this, writing:
All six students are completely healthy and will be departing Monrovia, Liberia on August 17. We would like to thank the entire Tuskegee family, as well as all others that supported!
Tuskegee also sent out a confirmation to the TU community, stating:
Dear Tuskegee University Community,
Tuskegee University has confirmed return flight details for the six students delayed in Liberia. The students will depart from Liberia on Aug.17 and then travel from Accra, Ghana to the U.S. on Aug. 18.
The students are currently housed in a safe location and university officials are in contact with them daily. Again, there have been no signs of illness reported amongst the students.
“We are please that the matter of securing our students’ safe return has progressed exponentially. Despite the delayed start to their fall studies, the university is working with academic officers to ease the transition of our students into the semester, which begins Aug. 20. We are grateful to our Liberian host for ensuring the care and safety of our students during their study abroad experience.” – Brian Johnson, Ph.D., Tuskegee University President
The university will continue to provide more updates as they become available.
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