Zoe Berrier Staff Writer Saturday evening in Lancaster, an event was held to raise money for expanding space at the Saint Francis Xavier Orphanage in Haiti. The event was titled For the Girls: An Evening . . .
Edwidge Danticat is a best-selling author from Haiti who shared uplifting thoughts on her country’s recovery after the January 12 earthquake and provided insight to cultural folktales of her people. She gave a reading March 24 at the Lehr Hall in the Gordinier Building. . . .
With the tragedy in Haiti fresh in everyone’s minds, Edwidge Danticat spoke of hope and the story-telling traditions of her native country. Danticat’s lecture was sponsored by the Hazel I. Jackson lecture series and took place March 24.
Many students came out to take part in the event, which was in Lehr Hall in the Gordinier building. Hazel I. Jackson was the first African-American professor at Millersville University and the first African-African female teacher in the Lancaster school district. Her accomplishments led to the founding of the Hazel I. Jackson Scholarship at Millersville University. This year’s recipient was Romaine Thrower, a sophomore, who is majoring in Educatio . . .
The Bible states eight times, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Surely Haiti is not our next-door neighbor, but this has not stopped Millersville University from supporting Haitians in their time of need.
There has been a Haiti Response on the school’s website, the MU Haiti Relief Project, and donation efforts within the residence halls, all of which were made aware to the campus. But the campus does not know if a fundraiser for the Haiti Relief headed entirely by students. . . .
Ever since the earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, campus organizations have been making efforts to help the victims rebuild their lives. It has been over a month since the disaster occurred, but Haiti still needs aid. As the topic begins to slip out of the media, it is important to keep in mind that it is only the beginning of a long rebuilding process. . . .
It is easy as college students to walk about their daily lives, go to class, eat in buffet style dining halls, and fall sleep in their warm comfortable beds without thinking for a second about life across the globe.
It is easy to think that the devastation in Haiti has no relevance to Millersville students. However, part of being human being, is having compassion and taking action. Now, more then ever. . . .
If you are even somewhat aware of world news, you have heard of the devastating earthquake which occurred in Haiti. With tens of thousands dead, and even more injured, the need for help is immediate.
Last week, “The Reflect and Connect Series” discussed charity, what that means for Haiti, and for those who are serving. . . .
This month’s Reflect and Connect takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 5 p.m. in the Ford Atrium. Maya Angelou’s poem, “The Sweetness of Charity,” will lead to a discussion on charity to gain support for the Haiti relief effort. Volunteer Central will be there afterward to allow anyone to sign-up who wishes to help. This is just one of the many active steps Millersville is taking in response to the crumbling aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. . . .