From the Provost

Indiana University Bloomington expresses its deepest sympathies to all those affected by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan on March 11.

As the scope of the devastation becomes increasingly clear, and as the Japanese people continue to deal with the effects of the disaster, including the release of radiation from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant, members of the Indiana University Bloomington community stand ready to express their concern about this tragedy and to respond actively.

Fundraisers and educational and cultural events will be held on campus in the coming days, weeks, and months. These events will help to organize our community's interest, send messages of compassion and solidarity to our neighbors in Japan, and provide tangible assistance to the survivors of the catastrophes.

I hope you will do everything you can to lend your support to these efforts.

Many of our students, faculty, and staff have close personal and scholarly ties to Japan. Let us keep them in our thoughts, along with the victims and survivors of this unprecedented disaster.

Karen Hanson

Provost and Executive Vice President

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