As we begin to welcome our students, faculty and staff to our campus, I want to take a moment to recognize and reflect on the devastation that occurred in Haiti recently.
A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Haiti on Saturday, August 14, causing severe damage in at least two cities with a high number of casualties. It has been reported that the epicenter of the quake was 78 miles west of the capital of Port-au-Prince; however it was felt as far away as 200 miles in Jamaica.
We are deeply concerned about the devastation that this earthquake has caused in a country already hit by extreme poverty social and political unrest. But now, along with the effects of this earthquake, the citizens of Haiti are also dealing with the pandemic and other tropical storms that continue to threaten more lives.
The BMCC Community is made up for representatives from all over the world, and as a global community, we must be mindful of events that impact all members of our community. Take a moment to send thoughts and prayers to those who have been affected by this horrible event.
Let us remember to stand strong and together.
Anthony E. Munroe
President, Borough of Manhattan Community College