Haiti's best universities were destroyed in last month's earthquakes

Feb. 16, 2010
Loss of higher-education institutions is expected to have longstanding effects
From The New York Times: Haiti’s best universities are in wreckage, their campuses now jumbles of collapsed concrete, mangled desks and chairs, and buried coursework. Hundreds of professors and students were entombed, although the exact number of dead is complicated by the fact that class lists and computer registries were also wiped out by the quake. The obliteration of higher education is expected to have longstanding effects on this devastated country, where even in the best of times a tiny percentage of young people went on to college.

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