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February 18th, 2010
03:12 PM ET

Haiti students fear future buried in rubble

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/02/17/haiti.students/story2.haiti.university.grieve.cnn.jpg caption="Debris litters the rubble of GOC University, a college known for its civil engineering and economics programs." width=300 height=169]

David McKenzie | BIO
CNN Correspondent

It was once a proud center of learning, a bastion of Creole language and culture. But now students say that their potential for knowledge, like so many of their classmates, is buried under the rubble of The Faculty of Applied Linguistics in Port-au-Prince Haiti.

Haiti's devastating earthquake crushed the aspirations of countless students and left institutions of higher learning in tatters.

"I lost my daughter, I lost my only child," screamed an inconsolable mother as the throws her hands up in prayer at a memorial service at the Linguistics school. "I lost everything. I will never be able to give birth to another child."

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