FUKUSHIMA Lives on the Line

1161. Confirmation of Student Safety●Friday, March 11, 2011, 19:25The University received an email from the Kyudo (Japanese archery) Club in Sendai for a training camp (21 student participants), which notified that one female student in the medical school was admitted to hospital due to a bone fracture. Other students were reported to have safely taken refuge.●Saturday, March 12, 2011, 06:30●Initiated e-mail safety check of all University students.●March 12 15:45: The injured female Kyudo Club student was able to leave the hospital, and all club members returned to Fukushima City.●Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 13:30: Completed safety check on all medical school students.●Friday, March 18, 2011, 16:20: Safety check on the last nursing student, who had returned to Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture. This completed the university’s safety checks on all students.2. Rescheduling of University Entrance Examination and other Events●General Entrance Examination (March 12): Cancelled●Degree Award Ceremony (March 24): Cancelled●Campus closed until April●Postponed 2011 Entrance Examination Date (from April 5 to May 6)●Start of new semester rescheduled (from May 9, 2011 to a later date)3. Message from the University President to current students, new students, new medical residents, and guardiansThe University President’s message was sent by postal mail and posted on the University homepage, which urged current students, new students, new medical residents, and guardians to not be overly concerned about radiation and stated the University’s mission in the wake of the crisis.4. Impact on Academic Facilities and Equipment●Impact of the disaster on academic facilities and equipment was minimal, and the new semester was able to start as per schedule.5. Provision of Donation Stipends (June)●The University provided student victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake an emergency stipend donated in part by the University faculty. (10,000 JPY per stipend) Total amount provided: 930,000 JPY.Medical School: 43 students, Nursing School: 42 students, Medical Research Dept.: three students, Nursing Research Dept.: five students; Total: 93 students6. Status of Student Disaster Victims (All Departments)(7/13/2011– present)●Homes destroyed or half destroyed (24 students), homes not half-destroyed but sustained severe damage (13 students), students whose families took refuge from nuclear evacuation zones (27 students), students facing severe tuition burden due to substantial loss of income as a result of the disaster (8 students), students forced to move their place of residence due to the disaster (26 students); Total: 98 students7. Waiver of Course Tuition Fees●The University waived tuition fees for students who suffered significant harm from the disaster. (June 30)Waivers for previous semester (Full tuition waivers: 13; 50% waivers: 22)Waivers for next semester (Full tuition waivers: 31; 50% waivers: 37)8. Scholarship Applications (7/25/2011–present)●The Japan Student Services Organization and other groups received scholarship applications due to the earthquake disaster. (11 applications)Granted: EightOverview of Student Victim StatusStudent Affairs Division