To the students,
As these holidays approach, many of you will be taking the time away
from the school with your families, and I would like to personally
express my wishes for safe travel and a happy Thanksgiving.
During this time of year, it is often traditional to give back to
one's community in some manner, something that I have watched with
pride as many of you have done in your own way these past few weeks.
Many of you have donated your time working with aid organizations,
others have participated in blood drives, and others have used their
gifts to assist in helping both here at the school and out in the
Another available way to help is Red-X, a subsidiary of the
International Red Cross, aimed at mutant-specific needs and solutions
in time of crisis. Red-X is a volunteer-supported organization, one
which many of our students and alumni have participated in. For those
who are interested, liaisons from the program will be here this
Wednesday evening in the main ballroom to answer any questions you may
have, as well as provide initial training in some of the basic first
aid techniques used in Red-X programs.
I have opened the ballroom for use to the Red-X personnel to
facilitate training for those students that will be interested, on a
continuing basis every first and third Wednesday. Those of you that
wish to volunteer to help locally may do so, and for those who wish to
be part of a volunteer crisis team, please see one of the staff
members to arrange parental permission for those under eighteen years
Once more, I would like to take the opportunity to thank each and
every one of you for what you are doing, and I do not exaggerate when
I say that I could not be more proud of all of you, my students.
Prof. Charles Xavier.