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Published March 13, 2011, 09:03 PM

UND Working To Bring Four Students Home From Japan

The University of North Dakota is working to bring home four of its students stuck in Japan after the devastating earthquake.

The University of North Dakota is working to bring home four of its students stuck in Japan after the devastating earthquake.

The students – Veronica Brummett, a senior in biology from Shevlin, Minn.; Melissa DeWall, a junior in anthropology and the honors program, from Grand Forks; Brooke Kubat, a sophomore in international studies from Langdon, N.D. and Jerad Ridl, a senior in Chinese studies and religion, from Bowman, N.D. – have been studying at Utsunomiya University about 150 miles north of Tokyo.

The four are expected to be back in the US early this week.

School leaders have been in touch with them and their parents to make sure everyone is safe.

"We have 200 students during any given semester studying abroad in twenty-some countries, so we try to pay very close attention to what's happening in those parts of the world. When we need to help out and get students back, we move as quickly as we can," said Peter Johnson with UND University Relations.

None of the students were injured.

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