Songs of praise from the Salisbury University Gospel Choir, reflections by faculty who graduated from Virginia Tech, a moment of silence while the University chimes tolled for those who had died—all part of the candlelight vigil held in Red Square Monday, April 23—brought the SU campus together in a profound sense of community. An estimated 500 students, faculty and staff attended and also signed a banner to be sent to VT. Drs. Dean Ravizza, Mike Bardzell and Jason McCartney of the SU faculty spoke. They and Dr. Natalia Lion, who also attended the vigil, are VT alumni. As the prayer of St. Francis was read, its words, “Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand,” captured the spirit of the evening.
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