University of Hawaii System newsletter

UH Offers Support to Japan

Posted on | March 25, 2011 | Comments Off

sign and cranes

Across the UH System, students and staff are contributing messages and funds to tsunami relief for Japan. UH President M.R.C. Greenwood issued a message reaching out to the university’s alumni, students, parents, staff and faculty to ask for their help. Other UH organizations responded quickly with just a week before spring break to mount various campus efforts.

• An effort to “send a thousand prayers” by folding origami cranes and a fund drive at Hawaiʻi sponsored by Hawaiʻi CC students from Japan.
• Crane folding workshops and collection of messages and donations at Hilo, coordinated by the UH Hilo geography department and the Center for Global Education and Exchange.
• A collection of cash donations and origami cranes at Manoa and a cell phone “candlelight” vigil on March 18, sponsored by the International Student Association, International Business Organization and other student groups.
• Collection of more than $3,000 at Leeward in a “circle of friendship” drive supported by the Student Government and Student Life Office.

Read the president’s full message and more.