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“Japan’s Universities Struggle to Recover From Earthquake and Tsunami” via the Chronicle of Higher Education

Operations at dozens of colleges and universities across Japan have almost ground to a halt following Friday’s huge earthquake and tsunami, which has left swathes of the eastern Pacific Coast in ruins.

All six universities in Sendai, a city of about a million people located about 186 miles from Tokyo and near the epicenter of last week’s temblor, are struggling to recover from the disaster, which has damaged classrooms and crashed computer networks.

Tohoku University, in Sendai, held emergency meetings Monday to assess the damage and plan a recovery strategy.

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