New England Colleges Respond to Japan Disaster

Following last week’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake off Northeastern Japan, continuing aftershocks and a massive tsunami, colleges and universities are keeping a close eye on that part of the world. Below are some updates from New England institutions.

About 18,000 New England residents, including 10,000 from Greater Boston, live in Japan, according to the Boston Globe. Last week, local Japanese student associations gathered at MIT to discuss the situation. Among other relief efforts, a group of doctors from Massachusetts General Hospital arranged travel plans to Sendai.


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