The Macalester Community
responds to Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Relief Trip
January 12-21, 2006
Twenty-two students and eight staff members went to Gulfport, Miss. to provide hurricane relief. They have posted updates about the trip online. The group will present to the community about their service at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 in Kagin Commons Alexander G. Hill Ballroom.
See trip updates »
Please use this Website and bulletin board to communicate with others
in the Macalester community and help bring relief to the many people
who have suffered loss due to Hurricane Katrina.
Discuss Hurricane Katrina with the Macalester community
Read posts from alumni, students, faculty and Macalester families
who have been directly impacted by Katrina, or have heard reports
regarding other Macalester community members.
Go to Macalester's community discussion board »
Hurricane Katrina in report
Twenty-five students in Professor Roopali Phadke's environmental studies course "Water and Power" wrote a report "Exposing Hurricane Katrina: The Scope of an Unnatural Disaster" in an attempt to re-imagine the ways we can manage water infrastructure and why Hurricane Katrina left an indelible mark on our natural and political landscape.
Read student report (PDF, 43 pages) »
Macalester welcomes students
from institutions affected by Hurricane Katrina
Four students who usually attend college in New Orleans are studying
at Macalester over Fall Semester. Two students are from Tulane
University and two are from Dillard
Hear a musical response to losses suffered in New Orleans
Darius Collins '96 (a.k.a. Pee Wee Dred), of the reggae band Dred I Dread, shares this song recorded in response to the losses suffered by families and friends in New Orleans.
Hear Don't Cry New Orleans »
Studying in Japan leads to warm welcome at Macalester
Macalester student Ruth Chiu and displaced Dillard University student Teresa Williamson are featured in a Star Tribune story published Oct. 5, about their reunion at Macalester after studying abroad together in Japan last spring.
Read the story on Star Tribune.com »
Contribute to Katrina relief efforts
A devastating earthquake occured in Pakistan on Oct. 8, killing over 45,000. Many Macalester alumni and students have been affected by this tragedy and can use your support.
Join the conversation »
One of the most effective ways to help the hurricane relief effort
is to make a financial contribution to a well-established, nonprofit
organization already responding to the disaster. Consider contributing
to a charity of your choice to assist the victims of the storm.
These organizations include the American Red Cross, the Salvation
Army and others.
See full list of relief organizations