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Law schools nationwide accept students displaced by Hurricane Katrina


Re: Law schools nationwide accept students displaced by Hurricane Katrina
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2005, 08:11:10 AM »
here's one school that won't be going into hardship...I think that this is cool. but i already knew almost every school in the ivy league can afford to have their students go for free for like a decade... :-\

Sidney Frank Provides $5M To Support Brown’s Hurricane Relief  Effort
Sidney E. Frank, a 1942 alumnus of Brown University, is  providing $5
in support of the University’s efforts to provide relief  for
students and
faculty at colleges and universities that were damaged by  Hurricane
_____________________________ _______
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — At the University’s 242nd  Opening Convocation
Brown University President Ruth J. Simmons announced  that Sidney E.
chairman and CEO of Sidney Frank Importing Co. Inc., is  donating $5
million to
Brown for the University’s Hurricane Katrina relief  efforts.
Frank’s gift will
support the University’s efforts to assist students  and faculty
whose work
has been interrupted by the hurricane.
“This humanitarian gift is one more indication of the  extraordinary
that Mr. Frank has shown for Brown and for humanity,”  Simmons said.
“We are
proud to be chosen by him and his family to direct these  funds in
support of
the relief effort.”
Simmons said the University will now be able to do far more than  it
originally planned, such as providing assistance with housing, meals
and  books
for students with demonstrated financial need, and supporting a variety
other activities to enhance Brown’s assistance program. She said she
will  appoint
an oversight committee to determine how Frank’s gift can best be 
Simmons described Brown’s emerging assistance program, including 
admission for approximately 100 undergraduates, last week in an e-mail 
to the
campus community:
    *   As a member of the Rhode Island Independent Higher Education
Association,  Brown will offer tuition-free admission for one semester
to any Rhode
Island  students enrolled at schools closed by the hurricane; 
    *   Brown will offer tuition-free admission for one semester to
of  current Brown students who attend schools disrupted by the
    *   Students enrolled at Leadership Alliance schools closed by the
hurricane,  including Dillard University, Xavier University of
Louisiana, and Tulane
 University, may apply to Brown for tuition-free admission on a
space-available  basis for the fall semester; 
    *   Graduate students from affected institutions may be admitted
tuition-free  for one semester as exchange scholars on special student
status. Places
will  be assigned on a space-available basis, which varies from
department to 
    *   Brown faculty members have been asked to reach out to
and  colleagues at affected institutions and invite them to send their 
post-doctoral fellows to Brown and to come to the University as
visiting  faculty, if
space and other necessary facilities can be provided to support  their
“The people of the Gulf Coast and our country as a whole have 
suffered a
terrible tragedy,” Frank said. “This gift to Brown University is 
meant to
return some normalcy to students whose studies and ambitions have been 
cut short.
The sooner the victims of Hurricane Katrina can return to their lives 
pursuits, the sooner we can all heal. I’m fortunate that I am in a
position  to
help, and I encourage all those who are able to give to do so.”
Last year, Frank, who is a member of the Brown Class of 1942,  donated
than $120 million to Brown to fund scholarships for Brown’s  neediest
and to construct a new academic building on the campus, making  him the
largest donor in the University’s history.
More information about Brown’s hurricane assistance program is 
available on
the University’s _Hurricane Katrina Web site_


Re: Law schools nationwide accept students displaced by Hurricane Katrina
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2005, 04:06:03 PM »
I'm thinking that if these students LOST everything, how would they be able to afford tuition? Don't get me wrong, I think it's generous for law schools to open their doors to those affected by the hurricane, but how will most of these student be able to afford law school if tuition isn't waived?

One way for the students to afford tuition is through loans, the same way a lot of them would have afforded tuition before losing everything.  Perhaps some will be able to get something from family members who will be able to assist them.  As there are some who have already paid for tuition and those will not have to pay tuition at the insitution they will be attending for the most part.  Though, I do agree that it will be tough for many to afford tuition if they have not already paid tuition prior to the disaster.  Here is something else.  How are the schools going to be able to pay salaries of professors when for the most part, professors salaries are paid for by student tuition.  Is this going to cause a hardship for the schools?  Is this going to cause a hardship for the professors? 

Do you think that it will be a little tough for these students to afford tuition? Loyola is one of the richest schools in the south, so they can afford to lose some tuition, and still pick up the professors salary. But a professor's salary is kind of a moot point as most of their salaries are paid by alumni's donations in the form endowed professorships. (and anyway Loyola is a part of the Jesuit association of schools...which has quite a bit of money to play with). And as for Tulane.....when you charge your students over 40 grand a year for undergrad, and over 32 a year for law school (not to mention med school). I think they'll be allright. In New Orleans you see bumper stickers all of the time that say "My daughter and my money go to Tulane". Tulane practically screams money. In any event their professorships are set up all the same. Don't let these schools fool you. They'll be just fine, the same can't be said for us students that have been displaced by the hurricane.