Haiti

October 30, 2013 - 10:33am
Meet Stephann Dubois, a computer science senior from Haiti.

On Jan. 12, 2010, Stephann Dubois thought the world was ending. He was volunteering to help younger students in his native Haiti when chaos erupted — it turned out to be a magnitude 7.0 earthquake. Dubois jumped out of the two-story school and walked 30 miles back home.

With his home country in such turmoil after the catastrophe, Dubois decided to further his education in the United States, and he chose Syracuse University.

January 30, 2010 - 2:02pm
Thirteen bands play a benefit concert at Funk 'N Waffles, helping to raise $1,000 for Haiti relief.

The Haiti Benefit Relief Concert brought students and music together Friday to raise money for the earthquake victims of Haiti. The concert was held at Funk ‘N Waffles, where 13 artists performed.

January 21, 2010 - 11:06pm
More than 300 SU students, professors and community members gathered at Hendricks Chapel Thursday night to show support for victims of the earthquake.

Leslie Johnson told a crowd of over 300 people, “The facts are out, the facts are true.”

He spoke at the candlelight vigil for Haiti earthquake victims in front of Hendricks Chapel Thursday night. “Over 10,000 Haitians were buried in one communal grave.”

“The facts are true. It could have been us.”

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti near its capital Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, claiming over 200,000 lives and leaving thousands more homeless or without family.