NC college reopens to students after April tornado


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Submitted: Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:25pm
Updated: Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:27pm
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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The South’s oldest historically black
college is reopening to students after its Raleigh campus was
crushed by one of the tornadoes that swept across North Carolina in
April.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Monday
that incoming students are touring Shaw
University and sizing up the temporary cafeteria built with help
from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

A tornado touched down at the center of the downtown Raleigh
campus on April 16, damaging 27 buildings, including dormitories
and the student center. The damage forced the school to close for
the rest of the academic year and prevented more than 20 percent of
the graduating class from getting their diplomas.

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