time of national tragedy
such as the brothers of St. Elmos fraternity, expressed
their patriotism, and called for prayer and justice in the wake
of the terrorist attack on America last week.
community comes together
Americans reeled and reacted to the tragic terrorist attacks of
Sept. 11, U.Va. was no exception. This issue of Inside UVA captures
the reactions and mourning that we, as U.S. citizens or members
of the human community, are going through.
immediacy of e-mail and the Internet made it possible for U.Va.
President John T. Casteen III to send to the University community
several messages with information about counseling, blood drives
and vigils, along with moral guidance. Faculty came forward to share
their expertise with various news media, offering their perspectives
towards trying to understand last weeks events, from terrorism
to trauma in children. Along with candlelight prayer gatherings,
some faculty led a discussion about the Middle East, touching upon
politics, U.S. foreign policy, and humanitarian and cultural aspects.
the first news that something terrible was happening in New York
City to the memorial service at University Hall on Friday, which
President George W. Bush declared A Day of Prayer and Remembrance,
the University, along with the worlds communities, suffered
and stood together. Classes were canceled and University offices
closed for two hours midday to allow members of the University community
to gather for prayer and reflection. Full