Friday, September 09, 2005

Georgia Tech Showing Class......

..... for the displaced students impacted by Hurricane Katrina.

According to the Association of American Universities, more than 30
colleges and universities along the Gulf Coast were severely damaged the
hurricane. Tulane University was among those hit hardest. President Scott Cowen
announced at the beginning of the holiday weekend that its 13,000 students would
not be able to return this fall. The association encouraged universities to
admit displaced students on a visiting basis, waive tuition for those who have
already paid it somewhere else and to limit charges to room, board and essential
fees. Many schools here and abroad opened their doors. Some appealed
specifically to students with majors in engineering, computing and sciences.

Georgia Tech has led the way in terms of offering assistance on several