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For displaced students due to Katrina
Robert Meyer, Student/Intern, Photographer
Lincoln | NE | United States | Posted: 12:17 PM on 09.02.05
->> Received this earlier this morning.

Students, if you know any student effected by Katrina, get this to them. If your college is doing something similar to this, please post it here.

Thanks

R.J.

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Dear Colleagues and Students:

We have all been saddened by the news of Hurricane Katrina and the stories
of personal grief and tragedy that have emerged over the past several days.
This devastating natural disaster has affected the lives of millions, and
our hearts go out to them. I have received calls and e-mail messages from
students, faculty and staff asking what they can do to help, and offering
suggestions for university efforts. In the face of such an overwhelming
situation, our initial gestures may seem small. In the long term, I know we
will find ways to make more significant contributions to the recovery and
rebuilding efforts that lie ahead.

I want to update you on some of the things the University of Nebraska
community is doing to assist victims of the hurricane. First, thousands of
college students in the Gulf Coast region -- including many students from
the Midwest -- have seen their campuses closed indefinitely due to hurricane
damage. We have opened the doors of our campuses to them.

For those students eligible for admission who are unable to return to their
home campuses, we will immediately accept as many as we can at our
campuses. We will allow them to enroll this fall at in-state tuition rates,
and provide assistance in quickly registering them for classes, finding
housing and whatever additional help they need.

On Wednesday, we established an email address (NUhelp@Nebraska.edu) and a
24-hour toll-free number (1-800-742-8800) to handle inquires. Prospective
students can also complete a brief form at www.nebraska.edu. We have
provided this information to local and national news outlets and to the
national higher education associations.

We have received many inquiries over the last two days, and our campuses
are already working with displaced students who wish to enroll at NU this
fall. I want to commend the individuals on each campus who have taken on
additional responsibilities and are providing timely, patient and
professional assistance to these students. The reaction from students and
parents with whom we have talked has been very positive.

There has been an enormous outpouring of support from faculty, students and
staff on all of our campuses. Student and other groups are organizing
fundraising efforts. Faculty and students are discussing service-learning
programs involving on-site assistance. NU students, faculty and staff who
have personal ties to the affected area have been encouraged to seek
counseling and other assistance through existing university programs. We
are also looking into providing space, to the extent available, to
accommodate faculty from affected institutions.

Thank you in advance for your generous donations of time and assistance.
I am grateful that the University of Nebraska can play a small role in
providing help to those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

James B. Milliken
President, University of Nebraska
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Melissa Wade, Photographer, Student/Intern
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 1:34 PM on 09.02.05
->> A number of schools are doing this, University of Tennesee Health Sciences (Memphis)is even waiving Fall tuition for those that had already paid at their original school. Any student who has gotten out of the area and can get online should check schools in their preferred location. Tulane is having a conference call with several of the college associations today and I assume will update http://emergency.tulane.edu/ with information later today. (The website is public and I imagine the information would be useful for any affected student, not just those from Tulane)
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Marc F. Henning, Photographer
Bentonville | AR | USA | Posted: 2:21 PM on 09.02.05
->> the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark., is also offering free tuition for at least the fall semester to students displaced by Katrina.

marc
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Jonathan Coleman, Photographer
carrboro | nc | USA | Posted: 2:36 PM on 09.02.05
->> http://www.unc.edu/cps/katrina.html
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Robert Meyer, Student/Intern, Photographer
Lincoln | NE | United States | Posted: 3:19 PM on 09.02.05
->> "Robert,

I'm not a SS member, but you asked on the message board about schools helping displaced students. Baylor University in Waco, TX, is accepting upperclassmen and I believe also grad and seminary students. More information online at
http://www.baylor.edu/admissions/index.php?id=31529.

Robyn"

Thanks for the information Robyn!
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Erin McCracken, Photographer
Longmont | CO | USA | Posted: 3:19 PM on 09.02.05
->> Ohio University is also admitting displaced students due to Katrina.

http://www.ohio.edu/outlook/05-06/September/12n-056.cfm

or go to
http://www.ohio.edu


(Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in South and those dealing with this tragedy.)
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Jack Howard, Photographer
Somerville | NJ | USA | Posted: 3:38 PM on 09.02.05
->> Rutgers University, and several other NJ state schools are offering "Visiting Student Status" to any NJ students attending Katrina-affected schools:

http://ur.rutgers.edu/medrel/viewArticle.html?ArticleID=4683

The other schools I have heard mentioned are, I believe, Montclair, TCNJ, and NJIT.
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Matt Lutton, Student/Intern, Photographer
Brooklyn | NY | United States | Posted: 3:41 PM on 09.02.05
->> The University of Washington (www.washington.edu) is participating also ... could not find a link to the news release online. If anyone needs more information about this, feel free to contact me.
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Caleb Simpson, Photographer, Assistant
Dallas | TX | USA | Posted: 4:05 PM on 09.02.05
->> Noth Texas as well
http://web2.unt.edu/news/story.cfm?story=9321

It also looks like we may be holding some refugees as well (not UNT, but Denton, TX.
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Dianna Russell, Photographer
Springfield | MO | USA | Posted: 4:54 PM on 09.02.05
->> Missouri State University:

http://www.news.missouristate.edu/news/releases/sep05/katrina.htm
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Nick Layman, Student/Intern, Photographer
Albuquerque | NM | | Posted: 6:06 PM on 09.02.05
->> University of New Mexico is helping students. Go to http://www.dailylobo.com/main.cfm?include=subApplication&subApplicationName...


Nick
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Amir Gamzu, Photographer
Ann Arbor | MI | USA | Posted: 6:43 PM on 09.02.05
->> Eastern Michigan University is also doing something for Katrina victims, though I don't know the details.
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Matt Lutton, Student/Intern, Photographer
Brooklyn | NY | United States | Posted: 7:25 PM on 09.02.05
->> Here is the link to the President of the University of Washington's remarks, http://www.uwnews.org/article.asp?articleID=11910, regarding students being hosted at our school.
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Rick Burnham, Photographer
Enfield | CT | USA | Posted: 9:13 PM on 09.02.05
->> UConn (University of Connecticut) is offering as well to Katrina affected students. The info is included in the link.

http://www.uconn.edu/newsmedia/2005/september/rel05068.html
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Zach Honig, Student/Intern, Photographer
Columbia | MO | USA | Posted: 10:03 PM on 09.02.05
->> The University of Missouri system is doing the same. Tuition is waived on some campuses.

http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/news/releases/news05090101.shtml
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Jacquelyn Martin, Photographer
Birmingham | AL | USA | Posted: 11:56 PM on 09.02.05
->> RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY) is also offering students places for the first quarter.

www.rit.edu
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Ernie Rice, Photographer
Paragould | AR | USA | Posted: 3:37 PM on 09.03.05
->> Arkansas State University in NE Arkansas is also accepting displaced students. Call 1-800-382-3030 or http://asunews.astate.edu/KatrinaRes1.htm
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Kristen E. Conway, Photographer
Culpeper | VA | USA | Posted: 5:24 PM on 09.03.05
->> Boston University is accepting Tulane students. http://www.bu.edu/katrina/index.html
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David A. Cantor, Photo Editor, Photographer
Toledo | OH | USA | Posted: 6:02 PM on 09.03.05
->> Here's the Eastern Michigan University info:

http://www.emich.edu/univcomm/releases/083105displaced.html
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Gavin Werbeloff, Photographer, Student/Intern
La Jolla | CA | USA | Posted: 7:03 PM on 09.03.05
->> Emory University School of Law is admitting roughly 40 second and third year law students from Tulane and Loyola as transient students. The status of first year students is unknown, but Emory could be hosting 1L students and professors from the affected schools as well. In addition, Emory's Goizueta Business school is enrolling 30-40 2nd year MBA students from Tulane.

http://www.emory.edu/hurricane2.cfm
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Talya Arbisser, Student/Intern, Assistant
Ithaca | NY | USA | Posted: 7:44 PM on 09.03.05
->> Cornell University is also offering students, both undergrad, business, and I believe Law some spots. Also they are offering special visiting faculty positions as well. http://www.cornell.edu/katrina/contact.cfm
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Brady Creel, Photographer
College Station | TX | USA | Posted: 2:14 AM on 09.05.05
->> Texas A&M, too:

http://www.tamu.edu/tamunews/Hurricane/index.html
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Chris Coduto, Student/Intern, Photographer
Tucson | AZ | USA | Posted: 3:50 AM on 09.05.05
->> The University of Arizona is participating as well...even though the fall semester started a few weeks ago.

http://uanews.org/cgi-bin/WebObjects/UANews.woa/wa/MainStoryDetails?Article...
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Rick Burnham, Photographer
Enfield | CT | USA | Posted: 9:57 AM on 09.05.05
->> I had earlier mentioned UConn, their law school in Hartford has 20 open spots for displaced law students. Also I believe most if not all of the state schools (Eastern, Western, Central and Southern Connecticut State Universities) are offering up as well.
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Adam Hemphill, Photographer, Student/Intern
Willimantic | CT | US | Posted: 11:03 AM on 09.05.05
->> You're right as to the CSU system, Rick. The Eastern site does not mention it, but the CSU one does. Glad I found that out.

http://w3.sysoff.ctstateu.edu/web/csuweb.nsf/NewsHTML/0CD3896490B5F85385257...
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Patrick Kane, Student/Intern
Richmond | VA | USA | Posted: 3:58 PM on 09.05.05
->> From a letter to the Virginia Commowealth University student body from President Trani:
"Virginia's Secretary of Education Peter Blake has urged all Virginia higher education institutions to take whatever steps are necessary to make entry to Virginia colleges and universities as simple as possible for those displaced by this devastating storm. VCU's Office of Undergraduate Admissions has been working with several Virginia-resident Tulane students to facilitate their enrollment at VCU. The MCV Campus deans also are evaluating capacity in their programs to add students from the affected areas. The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services has contacted those VCU students who listed at least one of their current addresses in the Gulf Coast region to offer support. The University Counseling Services Department is available to counsel any VCU student who has been affected by these events."

I know that the University of Richmond,Randolf-Macon College, and Virginia State University are offering free room and board. Mary Washington, Longwood, Sweet Briar are offering heavily discounted or free tuition or room and board.
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Bob Carey, Photographer
Boiling Springs | NC | United States | Posted: 8:40 PM on 09.05.05
->> We are also helping displaced students:

BOILING SPRINGS, NC - Gardner-Webb University, a master’s comprehensive university located in Western North Carolina, will waive tuition for college students displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The waiving of tuition is contingent upon the student satisfying his/her financial obligation to his/her home institution.

“Desiring to see no displaced college student lose a semester of study and to see the continued financial stability of sister institutions, the administration, faculty, and staff of the university will do all that it can to make the transition to Gardner-Webb and North Carolina as smooth as possible,” noted Dr. Jack Buchanan, vice president of Enrollment Management at Gardner-Webb.

Limited housing on campus is available; otherwise, Residence Life will assist in securing local housing. “To reach out to these victims is the right thing to do,” added Buchanan, “and it exemplifies the Gardner-Webb motto - ‘For God and Humanity.’ When we see the devastation and need, we offer our prayers of support but we are also driven to supply physical assistance as well. Providing these students educational assistance is one thing that Gardner-Webb feels compelled to do.”

It is imperative that interested students contact the admissions office quickly, because space is very limited. Contact Caley Forbes, associate director of Undergraduate Admissions, at cforbes@gardner-webb.edu or Dr. Jack W. Buchanan, Jr, vice president for Enrollment Management, at jbuchanan@gardner-webb.edu. Interested students may also call 1-800-253-6472 and push seven (7) for Ms. Forbes or star (*) for Dr. Buchanan.
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