Our hearts go out to Touro College staff and students who suffered serious damage to their homes from Hurricane Sandy and are now struggling to get their lives back on track. In an effort to ease the recovery process, the leadership of Touro College has created a designated fund that will directly benefit victims of the storm. This fund will provide an opportunity to members of the Touro community to help their colleagues as well as our students in this time of crisis. Please make a donation that will provide a measure of support to victims of Hurricane Sandy in our community.
In addition, Touro College has announced a special limited loan program. Touro employees in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut who have been affected by the hurricane may be eligible for an interest free loan. Please direct any inquiries regarding this program to email@example.com.
For those experiencing lingering effects from the storm, Touro College is offering a brief number of sessions with clinical staff to our staff and students experiencing difficulty in coping. This service is provided by the Graduate Schools of Psychology and Social Work. To apply for these services please email firstname.lastname@example.org and our staff will get back to you to schedule an appointment.
The Touro Law Center has established a center to provide referrals, assistance and legal advice for residents and small businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy. The Touro Law Center – Hurricane Emergency Assistance and Referral Team (TLC-HEART) will be staffed by lawyers and law students. Please call the center at 631-761-7198 or email email@example.com to receive assistance from disaster relief-trained students and attorneys who will match resident concerns with referrals to federal, state and local government agencies and private groups offering storm-related assistance.
To aid in the recovery effort for our staff and students,
Dear Student and Parents,
Our first concern is that you and your family are safe and sound after Hurricane Sandy and its impact on our city and our New York Area Touro community.
For some of you, Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath may be having a debilitating effect. We want you to know we care about our students and their families. If Sandy has placed you in a hardship position that will prevent you from continuing your education, please contact your financial aid administrator as soon as possible.
Your financial aid administrator will review your individual situation to determine whether additional assistance may be available to you.
Please bring to your administrator all relevant documentation with regard to Hurricane Sandy’s impact on your individual household.
You may be eligible to apply for or re-apply for (additional) student loans from the Department of Education based on our ability to perform a “Professional Judgment” in order to assist you in your present situation.
If we can be of any further assistance to you and your family, please e-mail me at Carol.Rosenbaum@touro.Edu
Touro College wishes you and your family the very best in these hard times.
All Graduate School of Education classes on Staten Island will resume on Wednesday, November 7th. If students or faculty have questions, please contact Dean Ronald Lehrer.
All second meetings scheduled this week for field experience/practicum courses in graduate education and special education have been canceled. Students will be contacted regarding future arrangements for meetings.
We know many of you have experienced major challenges in coping with Hurricane Sandy.
One of our own family members lives in Hoboken, New Jersey where the Hudson River filled the streets with knee high water and the National Guard rescued residents. We ourselves made do without heat, electricity, hot water or telephones.
Hurricane Sandy has caused incalculable damage to public and private property throughout the northeast. While this physical loss is profound, of no less importance is the emotional impact from the storm.
As part of the greater community experiencing the lingering effects of Hurricane Sandy, members of the Touro College community are not immune. In recognition of these difficulties, Touro College is offering a brief number of sessions to our staff and students currently experiencing coping difficulties and who would like to talk with our professionals. Clinical staff provided through the Graduate Schools of Psychology and Social Work will provide pro-bono, a brief number of sessions followed by a referral, if necessary, to any staff and students that reach out to us. To initiate the process please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our staff will get back to you to schedule an appointment.
We are here for you-valued members of the Touro family.
Dean Steven Huberman, Ph.D.
Graduate School of Social Work
Dean Richard Waxman, Ph.D.
School of Psychology
All Touro College locations are OPEN on their regular schedules with the following EXCEPTIONS:
NYSCAS classes at Neptune Avenue in Brooklyn have been relocated. Neptune Avenue students who DO NOT know where their classes have been relocated should report to the 2nd floor of the Neptune Ave location where NYSCAS staff will redirect you.
Graduate and undergraduate classes located in Staten Island remain closed. Please check the Touro web page for updates regarding classes on Tuesday.
The status of evening classes for the Graduate School of Education located in public schools will be posted tomorrow afternoon.
All other Touro programs and locations, except those listed above will open on normal schedules. Please see earlier postings on the Touro web page for the TouroCOM exam schedule. Touro College of Pharmacy will open on its normal schedule.
All sites are open for administrative staff. Employees are expected to report to work on their regular schedules if they are able to do so.
The following is a list of locations that were in session on Thursday November 1st. Locations on this list that are regularly scheduled to meet on Fridays, will be in session on Friday, November 2, 2012. Administrative staff who normally work at those locations are expected to report to work if they are able.
Hotline/Help Center to Open on Monday, November 5, Providing Referrals, Assistance and Legal Advice
Central Islip - Touro Law Center will open a center next week to provide referrals, assistance and legal advice for residents and small businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy. The Touro Law Center – Hurricane Emergency Assistance and Referral Team (TLC-HEART) will be staffed by volunteer lawyers and law students. Beginning on Monday, November 5, those affected by the storm will be able to call the center at (631) 761-7198 and email email@example.com to receive assistance from disaster relief trained students and attorneys who will match resident concerns with referrals to federal, state and local government agencies and private groups offering storm-related assistance. The telephone hotline will be answered live Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Voicemail messages can be left 24/7.
“Touro Law Center was founded on the values of academic excellence, social justice and community service. We have always been there when people needed help, and now we are preparing once again to respond to a crisis in our community,” said Dean Patricia Salkin. She continued, “We know that based on the experiences from other natural disasters in the State and across the country, the immediate pro bono assistance of trained lawyers and supervised law students is in immediate demand and will be a necessary component of rebuilding for many months to come.” Continue reading
Touro College has announced a special limited loan program to assist members of the Touro College community who are victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Employees in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut who have been affected by the hurricane may be eligible for an interest free loan. Continue reading
Please be advised that no tests are going to be given the day you return to class, excluding TouroCOM (see TouroCOM schedule posted earlier). Continue reading
TCWeb is operational and you can access your account in QuikPay. While no data has been lost due to the outage caused by Hurricane Sandy, transactions that have occurred on your account on or after October 19th may not appear yet on QuikPay. We hope to have all student accounts on QuikPay updated as soon as possible after we return to normal operations.
We are waiving all late payment fees for payments that were due on or after October 28th and until ten days after we return to normal operations.
Should you need to inquire about your balance, please feel free to call Simon at 718-252-7800 x236 during normal business hours (Eastern time) until we return to normal operations. Afterwards, you should contact your local bursar or financial aid counselor.