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University Of Virginia Cancels Classes Friday In Recognition Of National Day Of Mourning

September 14, 2001-- University community to reflect together on the national tragedy.

  • Classes will be cancelled on Friday, Sept. 14 at the University of Virginia in recognition of the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance.
  • University offices other than those that provide essential services will close from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in compliance with President Bush's request. President Casteen asks all supervisors to do everything possible to allow employees to attend the noontime University observance or to participate in other events of their choice.
  • President Casteen will lead a noon service of reflection and meditation in University Hall.
  • The School of Architecture will create a temporary commemorative space for the University community to attach mementos, flowers and images. It will be located on the east fence of the University tennis courts near University Avenue. There will be a 5 p.m. dedication ceremony.
  • There will be a silent, candlelight vigil at 8 p.m. in the Amphitheater for the entire University community.

Contacts: Louise Dudley, 924-1400 or Carol Wood, 924-6189

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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