Message from President Berkey on the Earthquake Tragedy in China

On behalf of the entire WPI community, I offer my deepest condolences to the people of China and to all those who lost loved ones in the terrible earthquake that struck Sichuan Province recently. I also wish to extend a message of support to the WPI students, faculty, and alumni who are currently in China or who may be concerned about the welfare of family members affected by this tragedy. During this difficult time, I hope it is some comfort to know that we, your friends at WPI, hold you in our thoughts and prayers.

For members of our community who would like to contribute to the rescue and recovery efforts in China, please be aware that WPI’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association is holding a donation drive until May 22, and will be at the Campus Center from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. daily.  The university has also created a page where members of the WPI community may post a message of support and sympathy for alumni in China.

May 16, 2008