Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Virginia Tech Victims

Todd Heisler/The New York Times

Update: August 2, 2007 @ 6:37pm

This is a nice gesture.

A Concert for Virginia Tech will take place on Septemeber 6th.

The performers so far are: Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Phil Vassar, and Nas

Here is a link to the information website at Virgina Tech.

I'm sure the VT community already knows about it, but it's something people should hear about because it's good news.

I like delivering good news.


Okay, enough on Cho Seung-hui and his madness, and, honestly, enough on the sorrowful Koreans.

Yes, that's a tone of anger you're getting.

There has been too little focus on the victims. I'll admit that I didn't pay much attention to them either, but this is the first day where I've actually been able to give more than a quick glance at the information.

Not enough has been focused on those 32 people who lost their lives.

So, at least for now, I'm going as far to change the set up of my blog so that they get the page all to themselves.

Reading of names

April 20: The names of the victims of the shooting at Virginia Tech are read during an interfaith prayer service.

We will continue to invent the future through our blood and tears and through all our sadness ... We are the Hokies ...

-- Nikki Giovanni, University Distinguished Professor, poet, activist - April 17, 2007 (click the link for a transcript of Professor Giovanni's convocation address)

  • To the students (they're victims too): To the Students of Virginia Tech
  • ABC 7 News (metro Washington, DC area): Student Government Asks Reporters to Leave by Monday
  • Virginia Tech: In Memoriam
  • Virginia Tech: April 16th Memorial Website - Update: They're no longer accepting condolence messages on the memorial website page:
    We no longer are accepting new entries to the website, in order to allow our communications team to redirect its energies toward the university's recovery from this tragedy. As an alternative website for posting your message, we suggest the Guest Book on

    We sincerely thank the nearly 35,000 individuals and families who have so eloquently expressed the sorrow, hope, strength, and resilience of our community.
  • Virginia Tech: Memorial Fund (you can make a donation in memory of those who lost their lives on Monday, April 16, 2007)
  • NYTimes: The Victims
  • MSNBC: Profiles of victims in Virginia Tech massacre
  • WashingtonPost: The Victims

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