Bates responds to Hurricane Katrina
Bates College has joined the international outpouring of support for the Gulf Coast regions devastated by Hurricane Katrina (see links below).
A combined effort by Bates student, staff and faculty, the Katrina Relief Initiative had raised more than $5,000 as of Sept. 13.
On Sept. 14, it was announced that proceeds from a student and community art show during Parents and Family Weekend will go to the KRI.
Meanwhile, 18 students from Maine who had intended to start the semester at Loyola, Tulane and the University of New Orleans have accepted Bates’ offer of free tuition for the semester. Three come from the Lewiston-Auburn area, with others from as far south as Wells and as far northeast as Addison.
- Bates students offer presentation about Katrina’s effects on New Orleans and the nation
- At Bates, ‘everyone’s been great’ to students sent by Katrina
- Fund drive under way as vigil is planned for victims
- President Hansen on Bates’ response to Katrina
- Bates offers free tuition to Maine students displaced by Katrina