Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Virginia Tech Tragedy

Many peole across the country, especially college students, have been affected and saddened by what the media is calling the "massacre at Virginia Tech." The shootings that took place Monday, left 33 students dead, and injured close to 30 more.

More of Tashira Tierny-Houze's interview with a Virginia Tech Student with a connection to Ohio University:

"The tragedy that has gripped the campus of Virginia Tech has resonated throughout our communities as we all try to grasp this incomprehensible act. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and the Virginia Tech community," Ohio University President Roderick McDavis said.

For those looking to locally share their support for the Virginia Tech community, there are two ways the Ohio University campus is showing it's support.

  • Ohio University officials are encouraging the community to set aside the OU colors of green and white, for Virginia Tech's burnt orange and maroon. Ribbons will also be distributed throughout the day, and can be picked up at the Baker Student Center.

  • A candlelight vigil will be held in honor of the victims of the tragedy at 9 p.m. tonight, at the West Portico of Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium on College Green.