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Posted on Mon, Mar 14, 2011 : 9:41 a.m.

University of Michigan students, faculty reported safe in Japan

By Cindy Heflin

Nineteen University of Michigan students and two faculty members from Japan are safe following and earthquake and devastating tsunami that struck the nation Friday, U-M has announced.

None of the 21 is in the area of northeast Japan, which has been most severely affected by the quake and tsumami, Michigan spokesman Rick Fitzgerald, wrote in the university's online Record Update publication.

The son of Ann Arbor assistant city attorney Mary Fales is missing in Kesennuma City, one of the hardest-hit areas. Fales said Saturday night she had not heard from her son, Paul Fales.

The group from U-M includes nine undergraduate and nine graduate students from the Ann Arbor campus, one graduate student from the Dearborn campus and two faculty members from the Ann Arbor campus, Fitzgerald wrote.

John E. Greisberger, director of the university’s International Center expressed his sympathy to about 100 students from Japan on the University of Michigan campus Friday, Fitzgerald said.



Mon, Mar 14, 2011 : 4:59 p.m.

Praise the Lord!