I am a graduate student at Marquette University in Milwaukee, and received the following in my email this evening, as part of an email sent to the university community. Their website is http://www.mu.edu
. Although they specify Loyola University in New Orleans because of the Jesuit connection, they are admitting any displaced student for the fall semester. Marquette is a welcoming place for students, Catholic or not (I am not), and this news brief personifies the school's mission of cura personalis, or care for the people and the community in which you live. Just in case any of you are interested...
Marquette University News Briefs for Aug. 31, 2005
Marquette to admit students displaced by Hurricane Katrina, other efforts pending
In response to inquiries, Marquette will be admitting students who planned to attend universities in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina and who are looking for alternatives.
We will be welcoming to these students and work with them to have a productive fall term with the hopes that their work here will easily transfer to their home institution at whatever point they can return there said Anne D. Deahl, associate provost for enrollment management.
Marquette has made the following arrangements:
Undergraduate Admissions will expedite the admissions process and Marquette will admit these students immediately with visiting student status for the fall term.
Plans are in place to provide these students with advising, class availability, and assistance with registration. The university will make every effort to create a course schedule that will most easily transfer back to their home institution.
Students who wish to live on campus will be accommodated.
In addition, many members of the Marquette community have asked how they can help. The university is working to determine the best way to support ongoing relief efforts and particularly how to support Loyola University New Orleans, a sister Jesuit institution. Individuals and groups are asked to wait for further information before starting collection or relief efforts.
Let us continue to pray for the victims, their families, and the all those affected by the hurricane at this very difficult time.