Red White & Blue Hens

College students in Delaware who think right is right, and left is wrong. We study hard, party hard, and play hardball.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Kids Like Us Coping With Katrina

I found an interesting article on what all those Tulane and LSU, etc. students are doing:
Thousands of students affected by Katrina were forced to improvise on their fall-semester plans, and many were inquiring about taking classes elsewhere.

Dozens of colleges around the country said they would help displaced students find spaces, and extended deadlines, waived application fees and promised to streamline paperwork. The federal Education Department also pledged to relax student-loan guidelines to help transferring students.

The American Council on Education estimates 75,000 to 100,000 college students in the New Orleans area have been affected by the storm, and close to three dozen universities in the region have been seriously damaged.

My heart goes out to all of them as we start our fall semester.


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