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The University of South Florida has marked the ninth anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks with a ceremony featuring a pair of first responders, including a USF student who was a New Jersey police officer at the time and a Tampa Fire Rescue lieutenant who helped search Ground Zero. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM has the story.
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Teacher / USF student Jean François Dujour shares the story of how he survived the earthquake that struck just miles from his school in Léogâne, Haiti this past January.
Jean François talks about the challenges faced by the education system in Haiti even before the earthquake and how he'd like to help address them.
Dr. Barbara Cruz from USF’s Department of Secondary Education says the Haitian teachers who visited USF last summer are struggling since the earthquake. She also says there’s a great need for school supplies.
Dr. Barbara Cruz & Dr. Mark Amen talk about what they encountered on their recent visit to Haiti.
Dr. Mark Amen, Academic Director for USF’s Patel Center for Global Solutions, says he and Dr. Cruz were in Haiti to visit an education symposium put on by the Interuniversity Institute for Research and Development (INURED).
In his speech from USF’s 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, USF student Juan Antonio Rivera talks about his memories of that day. He was working as a police officer in Carteret, NJ, just across from Staten Island, when he heard the first call of a plane hitting one of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.
Juan Antonio Rivera talks about why he came to USF and why he’s working in the University’s Office of Veterans Services.