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Monitoring events in Japan, College urges support

March 15, 2011

Actively reaching out to those in the Skidmore community with ties to Japan, the College thus far has received no reports of injuries or loss of life among students, alumni, faculty or staff as a result of the recent earthquake or tsunami. However, several members of the Skidmore community "have been deeply affected by the human tragedy, the extensive damage, and the accompanying disruptions to daily life," Acting President Susan Kress has informed the Skidmore campus.

"These are the moments when we are reminded that we are all part of a global community," she continued. "Our hearts and thoughts go out not only to those in the Skidmore community who are most directly affected but to all those in the devastated areas."

David Karp, associate dean of student affairs, is coordinating both the College's outreach to Japan and events on campus that will be directed toward generating support for the millions who will have to rebuild their lives and communities.

To make an immediate contribution toward the relief effort, Karp recommends the list of charities you'll find here.

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