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Japan Earthquake: Statement from the President

We are all deeply distressed by the devastating earthquake that struck Japan today. At a magnitude of 8.9, it is the strongest ever recorded in that country. Tsunamis have already hit Japan in the aftermath of the quake, and as you may know, there are predictions for further disturbances around the world. Events like this have a particular impact on FIT which has many international students--and many who travel to points around the globe.

Indeed, FIT has many friends and alumni in Japan--individuals we have worked with over the years in professional and educational collaborations. We join with the rest of the world in offering heartfelt sympathy to the people of Japan and all the others whose lives are personally touched by this disaster.

Dr. Joyce F. Brown
President

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