Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Back to the books

In the wake of so many people in New Orleans facing death and disease wrought by Hurricane Katarina, it may be easy to forget that even those who were lucky enough to have a car and were able to evacuate will have a steep challenge in getting some semblance of normality back in their lives. And students are no exception. New Orleans and the surrounding region hosts several universities, including the University of New Orleans and Tulane University, to name just a couple. If you were an undergraduate student starting your fall semester... what do you do?

I never would have thought of this, so I'm pleased someone at my university did. The University of Texas - Pan American has invited displaced students a chance to continue their studies. I don't know how many students will be able to take up this offer (it closes this Friday), but I hope that some students will realize that their studies need not be delayed for the months it will take to get New Orleans functioning again. I have yet to hear of similar opportunities at other institutions, but hope there are some.


At Tuesday, September 06, 2005 7:28:00 AM, Blogger tip184 said...

Albion College has also indicated that discplaced students can find a place here, and already has at least one Tulane student enrolled.

At Wednesday, September 07, 2005 1:50:00 PM, Blogger Debbie said...

Zen and Jeff,

Do you guys want me to post this info on the next FUN FanMail announcement? I have quite a bit of stuff to post already and could send something out tonight.

At Thursday, September 08, 2005 6:30:00 AM, Blogger tip184 said...

For Albion - probably not. The college is already at or over capacity (record enrollment of around 1950 students). We have the info listed on our web site, and I'm sure would go to great lengths to take in students who come to us, but I don't know if we want to actively recruit.


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