Saturday, October 17, 2009
While Student Hurricane Network does its part to try and ramp up on the ground assistance, it looks like the White House will be a strong ally in top-down action, too.
We hope this help will be strong and swift.
Read the article here.
Monday, September 21, 2009
GALVESTON, Tex. — There are many signs that this seaside town has revived a year after Hurricane Ike flooded more than 17,000 homes and businesses. The big resorts are humming again, and on hot days people throng the newly restored beaches. The port is open, and the cruise ships are back. Most of the businesses on the Strand, the island’s historic strip of shops and restaurants, have reopened.
Yet the progress has been slow, and officials say it may be several years before the city fully recovers.
With the debris cleared, the main thoroughfares appear now much as they did before the storm, but on the backstreets, thousands of residents — in particular the poor and elderly who lacked insurance — are still struggling with the lingering effects of the hurricane.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Are you ready to get out there and help U of I students provide legal aid to the Gulf Coast? Help out at our first football fundraiser this Saturday! Those Cards don't stand a chance!
September 12, 2008: University of Illinois v. Illinois State University
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From the New Orleans Times-Picayune:
For the past several months, the federal building on Poydras Street has seen a steady stream of New Orleans police officers trudge in and out, all of them testifying before grand jurors gathering evidence of possible civil rights violations in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina -- allegations that center on police misbehavior.
Federal agents, meanwhile, have been studying police e-mails and documents obtained by subpoena -- as well as through a surprise search warrant executed on the New Orleans Police Department homicide office -- in an attempt to ferret out exactly what happened in the chaotic days after the storm.
Continue reading this article here.
Friday, September 5, 2008
As most of you know, Gustav left New Orleans in relatively good shape, despite some flooding, compared to Katrina. Nevertheless, the 2008 Hurricane Season is not over and a large hurricane could very well be disastrous for New Orleans. To learn more about the state of the levees and their potential to withstand future storms, listen to NPR's story, Can New Orleans Weather Another Storm?
September 11, 2008: Burrito Bar (with PILF) at the College of Law, during Peer's Pub
September 20, 2008: Car Wash Fundraiser, 10 AM until 3 PM (approximately), at Advance Auto Parts (corner of Main & Vine, Urbana) Advance Auto Parts is in front of the Schnucks in Urbana.