ERIC Number: EJ726509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education in Katrina's Wake
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v37 n6 p6 Nov-Dec 2005
Anyone who has ever complained that colleges and universities are highly bureaucratic entities, almost inherently incapable of moving quickly, should be gratified by what we saw in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. With amazing swiftness, colleges and universities across the country--from large publics to small privates to community and technical colleges--moved to announce special admissions procedures for students displaced by the resulting devastation after the storm hit the Gulf Coast Aug. 28. In this article, the author discusses how several colleges and universities admitted hundreds of displaced students days after the disaster struck. Some even offered free tuition fees for the displaced students.
Descriptors: Colleges, College Students, Crisis Management, College Admission, Student Financial Aid, Educational Cooperation, Natural Disasters, Weather
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana