Swarthmore Responds to Tragedy at Virginia Tech

 

Swarthmore Responds to Tragedy at Virginia Tech

 

On Tues., Apr. 17, President Alfred H. Bloom invited the Swathmore community, with deep sympathy for the Virginia Tech community, to observe a moment of silence at 2 p.m. That moment was signaled by a special tolling of the Clothier bell.

 

 

The following night, a candlelight vigil took place on the steps of Parrish Hall. Speakers included Dean Jim Larimore, as well as others who wished to share their thoughts.

Read the Phoenix cover story by Mara Revkin '09 on the event.

 

 

photo by Maryanne Tomazic '10

On Fri., Apr. 20, in response to a request from Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Governor Rendell to show sympathy and solidarity for the Virginia Tech community, the College joined other schools and churches around the State in a special tolling of the Clothier bell at noon.