St. Thomas students studying in Rome fine following quake

  • Article by: PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 6, 2009 - 10:54 AM

The University of St. Thomas is reporting today that all of its students studying in Rome at its Bernardi Campus are safe and accounted for after a strong earthquake shook central Italy over the weekend.

Thanos Zyngas, director of the Bernardi Campus, said that 30 students housed at the campus were out of the country or elsewhere in Italy for Easter break. Two students who remained at Bernardi were safe.

"We all felt the earthquake," Zyngas wrote to parents and friends of the Bernardi residence. "Our whole building was swaying, windows and furniture were rattling and alarms were set off around us."

Based on an initial assessment, however, there was no apparent damage to the building.

Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482

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