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WVU stands with VT

In the days following the shootings at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007, WVU students and employees, along with members of the local community, united in their support of Virginia Tech.

Student leaders organized a candlelight vigil and provided banners for community members to sign. Maroon and orange became common on campus as students and employees wore VT colors to show their support of the Virginia Tech family.

Student Government Association President David Kirkpatrick’s remarks during the candlelight vigil summed up the feelings of many Mountaineers. “Before this week’s tragedy, the words “friendly rivalry” came to mind when I thought of Virginia Tech, but now is a time to put that rivalry aside and stand together as one.”

Read WVU President David C. Hardesty Jr.’s letter to Virginia Tech President Dr. Charles Steger

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