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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