This afternoon, I spoke to a student who was scheduled to return to campus this evening. She is currently living in the U.S., but is originally from Haiti. Her mother and brothers are there right now. She has not been able to reach them. Some of my colleagues have spoken to other students who are in similar situations.
Tonight, I am watching the images coming out of Haiti and I'm listening to the news. My heart is heavy.
The Red Cross is making it easy to donate to the response efforts: you can make a $10 donation by texting "Haiti" to 90999. My money is on its way. And so are my prayers.