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11/08/2012 03:37 pm ET

Fairfield University President Jeffrey Von Arx Hosts Displaced Students In His Home After Hurricane Sandy

Four Fairfield University students displaced by Hurricane Sandy ended up crashing with their school's president, Jeffrey von Arx, in his Conneticut home, Greenwich Time reports.

The students had been living in a rental on Fairfield Beach Road near Long Island Sound. Those students who had been living in beach houses in the area are now homeless and are being told the apartments and houses they rented are uninhabitable, according to the Stamford Advocate.

Fairfield University is scrambling to find spots for the more than 300 students were displaced by the storm, the Associated Press reports. Von Arx told Greenwich Time that "237 students told the university they needed help finding temporary housing."

Some are being placed in residence halls on campus, but the school has also tried to find temporary housing in the homes of alumni and university employees, including the four who got to stay with the university president.

"When I sent out an appeal to faculty, staff and alumni in the area who might be able to house students, I figured I had to set an example," von Arx told the news outlet.

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