CSU Evacuating Its Students From Japan
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
California State University is evacuating its students in Japan following last week's earthquake and tsunami.
CSU Chancellor Charles Reed on Tuesday called on staff at each of the university's system's schools to bring their students back to California. He cited concerns about the potential for shortages and increasing danger from damaged nuclear facilities.
University officials say a total of 45 students are affected. Some of them were preparing to leave for Japan and will no longer be allowed to go.
Meanwhile, students in the University of California system are not being evacuated. UC spokeswoman Lynn Tierney says officials are waiting to see whether the Japanese schools those students are enrolled in shut down.
Stanford University officials say all 35 of their students in Japan are heading back to the United States after they were given the option to return.