A time of mourning
man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the
continent, a part of the main
Any mans death diminishes
me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send
to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
John T. Casteen III and Abby Fifer, student council president,
quoted this passage from John Donne in sending a message to all
U.Va. students about plans for Sept. 12, the day after the tragic
attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Classes were suspended
from 10 a.m. to noon for quiet meditation, group discussion
and perhaps a time for us to assert our common belief in the dignity
of human life and the horror of terrorism, Casteen and Fifer
wrote. Each school held memorial vigils at designated locations
during that time.
University remained open and classes were not otherwise canceled,
by direction of the governors office. The Sept. 13 football
game against Penn State has been postponed.
took students from the Grounds to Charlottesville Fashion Square
mall for Virginia Blood Services blood drives Tuesday and Wednesday.
Another blood drive was scheduled for Sept. 14 at U-Hall from
noon to 6 p.m.
were available for students at Newcomb Hall. Faculty and staff
can contact the Faculty and Employee Assistance Program at 924-9296
for counseling; students can call 924-5556.
U.Va. Health System implemented
its emergency preparedness plan, ready to receive patients if
necessary. The Pegasus emergency helicopter was dispatched to
the Washington, D.C. area Tuesday evening.
or call the Universitys emergency numbers at 924-SNOW and
243-SNsOW as new information becomes available.