[xmca] Re: Hurricane Katrina-LSU Student Relief Fund

From: David Daniel Preiss Contreras (davidpreiss@puc.cl)
Date: Fri Sep 02 2005 - 09:57:43 PDT

It seems that the issue is being taken care of. Check below from tulane's

September 2, 10:30 a.m.

Dear Tulane students, parents and friends,

Since arriving in Houston about twelve hours ago, I have learned that there
has been an outpouring of support and assistance from universities and
colleges across the country. They are reaching out to help our students and
university in all possible ways. I am deeply appreciative of these efforts
during this time of tragedy.

I had an opportunity yesterday to speak with representatives of the three
leading higher education organizations in the United States including the
American Council on Education, the American Association of Universities and
the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. We
have scheduled a conference call for 2 p.m. today to discuss how
universities and colleges around the country might offer help to our
students in the event there are no classes held on Tulaneís campus this

When possible, Iíve been trying to scan the student web blogs and am deeply
touched beyond words by your support and passion. Your loyalty to Tulane
University is touching and vital to our recovery plan.

I will update you again at 6 p.m.

Scott Cowen

Peg Griffin writes:

> Thanks again, David.
> I think this kind of information is a carrier of a currently fragile notion
> for many: Someone somewhere acts as if there is a future that can be worked
> toward.
> I wonder what contact there is with community colleges and state colleges in
> LA and MS.
> Peg
> -----Original Message-----
> From: xmca-bounces@weber.ucsd.edu [mailto:xmca-bounces@weber.ucsd.edu] On
> Behalf Of David Daniel Preiss Contreras
> Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 12:32 AM
> To: 'xmca@weber.ucsd.edu'
> Subject: RE: [xmca] Hurricane Katrina-LSU Student Relief Fund
> Peg,
> The MIT opened in its home page the following web page:
> Contribute Ideas for Hurricane Katrina Recovery
> https://alum.mit.edu/comments/View.dyn?id=363
> There, 2 people wrote:
> Darcy 1991 Thursday September 1, 2005 7:17pm
> MIT should consider letting students from Xaxier, Tulane and other schools
> in for a term while New Orleans is underwater.
> Other schools including Penn and Georgia State are making such offers.
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ----
> Tiffany Kosolcharoen 2006 Thursday September 1, 2005 6:47pm
> At the University of Pennsylvania, my sister said qualified
> Philadelphia-area students enrolled in universities at the hurricane
> stricken areas have the opportunity to take fall semester classes at Penn.
> Faculty will also be offered a paid leave to volunteer.
> Penn's leadership in extending admission to displaced students, whose
> tuition will go towards rebuilding their New Orleans universities, is a
> paragon to follow.
> _____________________________________________________
> Tulane's president keeps an ongoing diary on the webpage of Tulane
> www.tulane.edu
> David
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