April 17, 2007
Dartmouth College extends our deepest sympathies to the Virginia Tech community, and to the families and friends of those who who lost their lives in the terrible tragedy there yesterday.
In solidarity with those who are grieving the deaths at Virginia Tech, the Tucker Foundation and I would like to encourage you to observe a moment of silence at 2:00 pm today, the same time that Virginia Tech will be gathering as a community. This moment will be marked by the tolling of Baker bells. In addition, Rollins Chapel is open all day for those who wish to meditate or pray.
The staff at Dartmouth are committed to maintaining a secure campus. Safety and Security has emergency protocols in place, as do specific departments, and we review these regularly. There may be lessons about campus safety that come out of the tragedy at Virginia Tech, and we, along with other colleges and universities will listen and learn.
Counseling services are available for Dartmouth students and staff. Students should call Counseling Services at Dick's House 646-9442, employees should call the Faculty/Employee Assistance Program at 646-1165. Individuals may also contact the Chaplain's Office in the Tucker Foundation at 646-3350.
Please keep the Virginia Tech community in your thoughts as they face the difficult time ahead.
- James Wright
Messages of sympathy to the Virginia Tech community may be mailed to:
Director, University Unions
225 Squires University Center (0138)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
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