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New Orleans: a Melting Pot within a Melting Pot

For many people, spring break is an opportunity to get away from school and family and get some sun. Like others I need to get away but I set out on a 16 hour car ride with my family to the beautiful city of New Orleans. 549 more words

DAT is More Than Hurricane Help

Huge flood waters creep into second-story windows. Meanwhile, Red Cross volunteers pass out food and medical supplies to hundreds of families huddled up inside a high school gym – these are the images that probably come to mind when you think of a Red Cross Disaster Action Team. 345 more words

Disaster Action Team

The thin line between order and chaos

Life has so many demands that it place on ordinary humans.

Let us take a look at some examples. On the morning of 14 February 2013 life for a certain athlete changed dramatically. 433 more words


Natural Disasters: Hurricane Katrina

In a study of crisis communication, natural disasters are a key component because, even though organizations cannot be blamed for starting them, they are usually blamed if a state of normalcy is not achieved swiftly. 992 more words

Crisis Management

Installment No. 10: The News Media

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the news media, specifically The Fort Collins Coloradoan, was quick to criticize then-President George W. Bush for not traveling to New Orleans fast enough to survey the damage and provide financial response. 81 more words


Zane and the Hurricane

It’s hard for me to believe that it’s been almost nine years since Hurricane Katrina hit. I can remember the feelings of horror when everyone learned of the devastation on the Gulf Coast, particularly in New Orleans. 974 more words


BTN LiveBIG: PSU students impacting New Orleans rebuild

It started as an undergraduate thesis. Now, it may help rebuild New Orleans.

In fall 2012, Aaron Wertman was a fifth-year student in Penn State’s Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. 723 more words