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French Professor Awaits Air Transport in Tunisia

Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2010-04-21


Samford  University French professor Dr. Mary McCullough is among American travelers sidelined abroad because of  pesky volcanic activity in Iceland.

McCullough, who has been in the north African nation of Tunisia since April 10, expected to return to Birmingham Sunday, April 18, and be in her Samford classroom on Monday.

Yesterday, she learned that the earliest she can depart for home on Air France will be Saturday, April 24.

McCullough was in Tunisia lecturing on contemporary American poetry at two universities and a conference as part of a Fulbright program. She spent a year in Tunisia as a Fulbright Scholar in 2007-08.

She reports that she is okay and comfortable. “I am staying with friends,” she wrote by email. “It’s great because everyone is so hospitable here.”

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