U-M and the tragedy in France
Written by Rick Fitzgerald
The University of Michigan shares in the shock of the attacks in Paris and the grief being expressed globally over the tragic loss of life. Many members of the university community have strong ties to France, including the dozens of students from France studying on our campus.
U-M has confirmed that its students from all three campuses, and faculty and staff who were registered as traveling in France are safe.
All 14 people have responded to messages from the university. This includes 10 students, three faculty members and one staff member.
The university is able to reach out quickly to U-M personnel traveling abroad because of the wide use of the university’s international travel registry and constant monitoring of situations throughout the world.
U-M personnel continue to monitor the situation in France and elsewhere so we can be in quick contact with other international travelers should the need arise.
Support for students is available through CAPS, the university’s Counseling and Psychological Services unit based in the Michigan Union. Support is available to employees through the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program.