Posted by Sean Flynt on 2005-07-21

All students and all but two others connected with Samford University's London Study Centre in England are reported safe following a new series of public transportation bombings in the city. As of 9:45 CDT, Samford had not been able to confirm the whereabouts of two members of a group associated with the McWhorter School of Pharmacy staying at the Centre.

Current residents at the Centre include; three Samford students--Abby Banks, Jessica Colbert and Laura Ratzlaf--who are working in internships; the pharmacy group; Samford alumni Wayne and Dorothy Flynt; and retired professor Sigurd Bryan and members of his family. Retired Samford administrator Joe Lewis and his wife, Shirley, are the Centre's summer hosts.

Samford's London Study Centre, known as Daniel House, serves as home and classroom to Samford students throughout the year. It is located in the Kensington Park area of London. The University celebrated the London program's 20th anniversary in 2004.

Samford continues to monitor news from London and will update this page as needed throughout the day. Follow the link below for complete coverage from the BBC:


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