Thousands of American University of Afghanistan students and graduates were left behind

Afghan students from the American University of Afghanistan arrive for a new term in Kabul on March 28, 2017. Hundreds of students returned on March 28 to the elite American University in Kabul, seven months after militants stormed the campus -- including those wounded in the bloody assault that killed 16 people. Security has been increased at the campus in the Afghan capital after the attack in August 2016, in which students trapped during the nearly 10-hour raid sent anguished pleas for help on social media. / AFP PHOTO / WAKIL KOHSAR (Photo credit should read WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images)
CNN: For the past 15 years, Leslie Schweitzer has helped support the American University of Afghanistan, from literally the ground up. As a board member of the university and chair of the Friends of American University of Afghanistan, she spent much of the past week with the president of the university, Ian Bickford, and other members of the board in Doha, Qatar, assisting with the effort to evacuate around 4,000 students, faculty, Afghan national staff

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