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Concerning the Nepalese Earthquake

Adding to the many voices from Boston College who have shared similar sentiments, the Office of International Programs expresses its deepest condolences to the people of Nepal for the lives lost in the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake and aftershocks that struck Kathmandu and surrounding areas this past weekend. We send our best wishes to the civil authorities and emergency personnel as they continue rescue efforts and assistance to those affected by this tragedy of great proportions.

For a number of years, Boston College has maintained a valuable partnership with the Center for Buddhist Studies in Kathmandu, where we have also administered a University semester and academic year program. Fortunately, there are no BC students on the program in Kathmandu this semester and we have confirmed that our on-site coordinator, Fr. Sharkey, SJ, is out of harm's way.

Our thoughts and prayers remain with our colleagues at the Center for Buddhist Studies, host families, and others affiliated with the program as updates are still slow to arrive.

Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.


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