Tulane Students Arrive at GA Tech

About 200 Tulane students arrived by bus at Georgia Tech yesterday. Tech is serving as a refuge to assist those students in getting back to their families across the U.S., or to house them until they can get back to New Orleans.

Tech students are organizing a fund drive to help these Green Wavers out, and I’ll post more details as I get them. The word is that many of the international students, unable to go home, will enroll in Emory or Tech this semester.

The person on campus in charge of Tech’s effort is Dr. Bill Schafer, V.P. for Student Affairs. The Division of Student Affairs’ website is: http://www.studentaffairs.gatech.edu/.

9 Comments so far

  1. Andisheh Nouraee (unregistered) on September 1st, 2005 @ 9:02 am

    If you can, please let us know either a) where they’ll be or b) how we can contact the people in charge of the place where they’ll be. I think that a lot of people are eager to help out.

  2. Kent (Atl Metblogs) (unregistered) on September 1st, 2005 @ 9:14 am

    I don’t have any information on where they will be. Yesterday they were all over the Student Center.

    I updated some contact information above.

  3. Thomas (unregistered) on September 1st, 2005 @ 9:51 am

    Is it wrong of me to find the Tulane logo terribly and sadly ironic?

  4. Kent (Atl Metblogs) (unregistered) on September 1st, 2005 @ 10:22 am

    It would be even more ironic if they could somehow portray swiftly rising lake water, rather than a tidal wave.

  5. Lori (unregistered) on September 1st, 2005 @ 11:30 am

    There were about 275 students and faculty with family that arrived, but some have successfully made it home.

    They are located on the third floor of the Student Center. I’ll be going over there shortly to see what can be done.

  6. Broderick (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2005 @ 7:21 am

    The international students are going to be housed at the new apt complex Metropointe Lofts. http://www.metropointelofts.com/

  7. Lori (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2005 @ 10:41 am

    Housing is taken care of. They’re working on getting them into classes. Here’s the latest:

  8. Sarah Trexler (unregistered) on September 5th, 2005 @ 5:44 pm

    First, my heart and prayers go out to all of you that have suffered so gravely this past week. Nothing I can say can lessen the pain.

    For Tulane MBA students that have been displaced due to Katrina, I would like to offer, on behalf of the Penn State University Smeal College of Business, a new home.

    At Penn State, the MBA students have begun an on-going project to do what we can to help. After two days, we have raised over $1900 just from our own MBA family. We are working to take the campaign University-wide within the week.

    Also, Associate Dean Dennis Sheehan and Director of MBA Admissions Carrie Marcinkevage have announced that we will be admitting any Tulane MBA students for the fall semester. They have also generously offered to finance the trip to Pennsylvania and also to pay for at least the fall semester tuition.

    As a first-year MBA student, I want to assure you that our campus is full of wonderful, open and welcoming students, faculty and staff. After only two weeks of orientation and one week of classes, I am proud to call State College my home. We’re like a big family here, and we are happy to open our doors (and our hearts) to you.

    Again, we at Penn State send you our deepest sympathies. We wish you the best of luck and hope that you find the strength to follow your dreams at this difficult time.


    Sarah R. Trexler
    MBA Class of 2007
    Penn State Smeal College of Business

    Feel free to also contact:

    Dennis P. Sheehan
    Associate Dean of MBA Programs

    Carrie Marcinkevage
    Director of MBA Admissions

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