Graduate students whose university was left in ruins by an earthquake in Italy last year are continuing their studies at Dartmouth College.
All but two buildings at the University of L’Aquila were deemed structurally unsound after the 6.3 magnitude earthquake in April. Two students arrived at Dartmouth last month, while a third spent the fall term in Hanover.
The students came to Dartmouth through the efforts of the Leslie Center for Humanities, the Dickey Center for International Understanding and the office of the provost. In 2005, the college accepted more than 20 temporary transfer students displaced by Hurricane Katrina, and is now working to bring academically qualified students to campus from earthquake-ravaged Haiti.