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Category Archives: Virginia Tech shootings
April 20, 2007, 6:48 pm
Since the Virginia Tech shootings, we at Zenith have been in receipt of several emails assuring us that:
1. Students have been reminded of the counseling services available to them. (I already feel safer. Thank you.)
2. Zenith “has a preparedness plan” for a life-threatening crisis, which includes giving us as-yet-mysterious information via the web, email, cell phone, and text messaging. Zenith will also “work through the Residential Life staff to get the word out in person.” This last means, I think sending the deans and other administrators running around the campus to tell us what horrible thing is happening, hopefully on the other side of the campus.
3. Zenith has sent out a second email ascertaining that they have our correct email and cell phone numbers. How *did* they get my cell phone number? Scary.
Apparently Zenith Public…
April 17, 2007, 1:31 pm
For the most recent update on yesterday’s tragic massacre at Virginia Tech you can go to MSNBC; this article identifies the shooter as Cho Seung-Hui, 23, a senior English major. Why the shooting happened is as yet undetermined.
Such events are both familiar and strange — the violent death of young people who were where they were supposed to be, but simultaneously in the “wrong place,” is a particularly paradoxical feature of school shootings. Perhaps this is why it is very difficult to have a cogent response to to them. One person I know pointed out that probably more people who are just trying to live their own lives will be killed in Baghdad today than were killed in Virginia (there’s a cheerful thought); while news stories in the Northeast are already pointing to virtually unrestricted gun ownership in Virginia that, acording to the Brady Center, has created a more or less free…