This is what I got today at Yale.
I assume there must be other initiatives going on which should take shape as
the disaster reaches larger publicity and the academic year starts. Alas!
Faculty and Students:
We write to encourage all of us in the Yale community to offer our
understanding, help, and resources to all Yale students affected by
Hurricane Katrina. Many students in Yale College and in the Graduate School
have immediate and extended families in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama
and may especially need our assistance in the next days and weeks.
Within Yale College, we urge students concerned about family and friends in
areas devastated by the hurricane to speak with their Residential College
Deans and Masters.
Within the Graduate School, we urge students to speak with their Directors
of Graduate Studies and with any of the academic deans in the Graduate
We urge faculty generally to encourage students to seek aid and assistance,
knowing that the resources of Yale College and the Graduate School are at
the disposal of every student who may be affected by the destruction caused
by Hurricane Katrina.
Counselors at the Yale Health Service may be especially helpful in this time
Generous cash contributions to relief agencies already organized to work
effectively in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama offer the most effective
way to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Many agencies are worthy of your support. We list four below, not as
endorsements, but for your convenience.
American Red Cross
Catholic Charities USA
United Jewish Communities/Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Fund
United Methodist Committee on Relief
Jon Butler, Dean
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Peter Salovey, Dean
Mike Cole writes:
> Peg-- Visiting the UCSD web page, we here in dry, sunny southern California
> who are at UCSD are being
> asked to give to the Red Cross. There are no other measures afoot as far as
> I know. Perhaps there will
> be in which case, I will report them.
> Perhaps this evening's videodramas have moved public opinion although I am
> not sure the water has risen
> high enough to threaten local ivory towers.
> xmca mailing list
David D. Preiss
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