Volume XVVIl, Issue 13 Educating Women To Excel January 19, 2005 ON THE INSIDE: Student Advising Page 2 Campus 'Nervs Page 3 Hate Crimes Awareness Week Page 4 Announce- ments Page 4 "Sustaining the Tide of Hope" to help tsunami relief Meredith’s Weekly Weather WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY Mostly C’loiidy High 38/ Low 29 Few Showers High51/Low29 Panly ClouJy High 42/Low 27 WiniiyMi* HiKh 33/ Low 31 Rain/Snow High 38/Low 27 Partly Cloudy High4l/ Low 25 Mostly Cloudys High 4S/Low 33 CHRISTY KIMBALL Managing Editor Meredith College is join ing much of the rest of the world in providing relief to the victims of the December 26, 2004 tsunami in Asia. There have been 131,053 confirmed deaths and over 100,000 missing. The total US dollar amount that the world has pledged is over $5 billion and about $1.6 billion in private donations. ADB 675.00 African Union 0.10 Algeria 2.00 Australia 815.00 (106.00) Austria 10.88 (24.48) Bahrain 2.00 Belgium 16.32 Britain 96.00 (187.00) Bulgaria 0.14 Canada 80.00 (76.00) China 83.00 Croatia 0.69 (0.148) Cyprus 0.37 Czech Republic 0.69 (5.50) Denmark 76.83 (23.13) EU 529.30 Finland 66.16 (22.42) France 64.57 (49.00) Germany 660 (333.00) Greece 1.34 (22.50> Hungary 1.20 India 25.00 Ireland 13.62 (21.20) Italy 95.00 Japan 500.00 Kuwait 10.00 Libya 2.00 Luxembourg 6.80 Mali 0.20 Netherlands 34.00 (148.20) New Zealand 3.60 Niger 0.25 North Korea 0.15 Norway 181.9P (61.00) Poland 1.00 (1.30) Portugal 10.59 (4.63) Qatar 25.00 Saudi Arabia 30.00(101.13) Senegal 0.20 Singapore 23.10 Slovakia 0.23 I ip Image Gallery SrttMiiB Maidhrasip 9.0 evrthquake jSeycheites Tanzama Countries in Asia impacted by the December 26,2004 tsunami. courtesy of cnn. com 0.24 Korea Slovenia South Spain Sweden Switzerland 23.81 Taiwan Turkey UAE USA 350.00 Venezuela World Bank (0.70) 50.00 68.02 80.00 (97.10) 50.25 1.25 20.00 (324.00) 2.00 250.00 Meredith College will con tribute to that total by raising funds for Save the Children, a renowned charity since 1932. Save the Children is cur rently working in Indonesia and coastal areas of India and Sri Lanka. Relief ef forts include but are not limited to: providing shel ter and other protection services, reuniting children with family members, and organizing activities to pro vide a sense of normalcy. Meredith has also cre ated “Sustaining the Tide of Hope”, a 10 member team lead by Campus Minister Sam Carothers. Its pur pose is to help coordinate immediate and long-term relief efforts of Meredith College. The student mem bers are: Elizabeth Loftis, Lauren Byrd, and Rebekah Meek. Staff members are: Nikki Curliss, Kristi Eaves- McLennan, and Hillary Al len. Faculty members are: Betty Webb, Gail Kenyon, and Bill Landis. John Rose is the consultant for the team. “Sustaining the Tide of Hope” plans to create a web site that provides news and information pertaining to the tsunami relief ftindraising, education, and and outreach efforts entitled “Meredith Responds”. Possibilities that have been suggested to provide relief include help ing to rebuild a school and buying a fishing boat for one of the affected villages. For immediate contribu tions to Save the Children, make out a check to Save the Children and give it to Sam Carothers who will send all Meredith College community contributions to Save the Children. Another option is making a check out to Meredith College- Tsunami Relief Fund or gift(s) through payroll de duction. Also, the crm.com tsunami page, http://www. cnn.eom/SPECIALS/2004/ tsunami.disaster has infor mation and a long list of international aid organiza tions that accept donations. Those who are look ing for information about friends and relatives who may have been affected by the tsunami can call the following numbers. To contact representa tives from India, call +91 11 2309 3054 To reach Thailand, call their emergency hotline at t66 2643 5262 and 2643 5000; for Phuket enquiries call +66 76 240 729; +66 76216 118;+66 76223 141 For information about lo cal residents in Sri Lan ka, call +94 11 536 1938, for tourists the num ber is t94 11 243 7061 Hong Kong residents can call the Immigra tion Department hot line on (852) 2829 3010 The United States call for information about American citizens in the region: 1-888-407-4747. Australia has set up a toll- free number to call for in formation about Australian citizens in the affected ar eas: 1800-802 214.