In the Media

*Note: Audio file for Feb. 7 radio program now available. See below for link.

September 10, 2010:
Institute for Research in Socioeconomic & Public Policy covers Haiti Awareness Month.

September 6, 2010:
Indiana Daily Student covers Haiti Awareness Month.

September 2, 2010:
Official press release for Haiti Awareness Month:

February 16:
CNN’s Neil Hallsworth and Charlie Moore climbed to the top of a tower in Port-au-Prince to give us a view of the tent settlement set up around the Presidential Palace.

February 10:
WTIU Newsbreak interviewed Haitian-born IU alumnus Audley Kerlegrand of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and coordinators of IU’s Cram the Container event on February 10, 2010; the footage aired February 12, 2010.

February 7:
WFHB volunteer DJ Cyndi Roberts hosted IU graduate students Solfils Telfort, David Tezil, and Kat Forgacs on a special Haiti-centered Planetary Caravan.

Archived audio available at (click to stream, right-click to download).

The Haiti portion of the two-hour program begins about 6 minutes in.

January 21:
“Decoding Disaster: Understanding the Haiti Earthquake of 2010,” was held on the evening of January 21, 2010 at Indiana University’s Memorial Union.

This campus-community forum and call to action brought together faculty, staff, students, and community members interested in exploring the causes and consequences of this major natural disaster. It provided information and perspective about historical, political, cultural, environmental, and economic realities in Haiti, both pre- and post-earthquake.

After the presentations, there were announcements of ongoing activities through which the public could help.

Presenters included faculty members, students, and members of the Caribbean community in Bloomington.

Archived video of the January 21 Campus-Community Forum and Call to Action: or

January 17:
Herald Times article from reporter Mike Leonard’s interview with IU Creole instructor David Tezil: “Haitian native at IU struggles with the news from homeland” (opens .pdf file)

January 14:
WTIU Newsbreak video about Haiti earthquake, featuring an interview with IU Creole instructor David Tezil:

January 13:
“Indiana University experts comment on Haiti earthquake”:

The IU News Room issued this release the day after the earthquake, with advice and reactions from IU staff and faculty.

Sections include:
-Monetary donations will help the most
-An area known for seimic activity, not just hurricanes
-Chaos comes as significant positive social and economic development was taking root
-Language and literacy challenges facing relief workers
-Poverty compounding public health challenges
-The need for emotional support

Interesting interactive map of Haiti from CNN, showing locations of the various earthquakes and aftershocks, relief sites, CNN iReports on missing persons, and areas of damage. Use the tools to zoom out, pan, and turn data filters on and off.

Note that each map has been updated at different times, so the information may not reflect current data.



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