Chilean Earthquake

On February 26th there was an 8.8 magnitude earthquake outside Concepcion, Chile.

All students who have arrived for orientation for the Spring semester are accounted for and are currently in Santiago, about 200 miles from the epicenter of the earthquake, for orientation.

12 Days in May: Alum describes being in China during 2008 earthquake

On the afternoon of May 12, a massive earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale ripped through southwest China, killing at least 70,000 people, leaving more than five million homeless, and incurring damage estimated at $20 billion.

Meg Young ’07, a staff consultant with the international development group ECOLOGIA, was with her colleague and classmate Kate Leyland ’07 in the Sichuan Province city of Chengdu, 80 kilometers southeast of the quake’s epicenter, meeting with bankers when the Earth shook.