To help Gulf Coast students whose lives were disrupted by Hurricane Katrina, President James Wright approved a plan to offer admission to academically qualified undergraduates from colleges and universities whose operations were affected. The plan includes Dartmouth's waiving tuition, with tuition being paid instead to their home institutions, which are in need of funds to rehabilitate campuses and offset impact on local employees. The College is helping coordinate the efforts of organizations and individuals who have volunteered space in their homes for displaced students. Response to the disaster from across the Dartmouth community has been extensive. Students are participating in relief programs through the Tucker Foundation, members of the Dartmouth Medical School clinical faculty helped with rescue efforts, the Alumni Relations Office established a Weblog ("blog") for graduates and others in the Gulf Coast area and the Tuck School of Business arranged for special exchange students to be admitted to the second year of its program. Click here for the full range of Dartmouth's response to the disaster.
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Last Updated: 5/30/08