Reaching out to Katrina's victims
JHU admits displaced La. students; experts head to Gulf
At the moment Samantha Shinsato stood outside Johns
Hopkins' Admissions Office last week waiting for a
campus tour to begin,
she should have been some 1,100 miles away at another
campus-one located 15 minutes from New Orleans' famed
French Quarter. Now, like thousands of others in her
predicament, the Tulane University sophomore's plans are
put slightly on hold as the city where her college is
located struggles to recover from one of the worst natural
disasters in U.S. history.
On the ground in Louisiana
It started in Mississippi: They saw 100-foot trees snapped
like twigs and littering the interstate. Huge highway signs
twisted like balled-up like candy wrappers. Gasoline lines
around the block. In Louisiana, Eric Green and Alan Green
saw cars piled on top of each other in ditches. People
wandering aimlessly, walking down the street in a daze.
Focusing on Students, Neighbors
While it's no revelation that Johns Hopkins wants its
students to shine academically, a new report articulates
how the university would like its students to polish up
its good-neighbor skills as well.