Wednesday, April 18, 2007

UGA student reaction to Virginia Tech slayings

Several of my students have blogged about their reactions to the massacre at Virginia Tech. They are unanimous in their sorrow, but the day's events stirred a range of thoughts and feelings.

Kelly disagrees with those who blame the school's notification system, while Lauren uses the events to put her own life into perspective. Another student takes issue with reaction to a cartoon published in our student paper, and another Lauren, who's from Virginia, says that at a time like this we're all Hokies.

Also of interest, Bill Sledzik writes about responses at his university and points to social media sources on the tragedy here.

Update: As the week goes along, my students continue to post their thoughts. See Allie's comments on "Too Little, Too Late" (part 1 and part 2), Kristina, who's really mad at the news media, and Nikki, who's remembering Columbine.


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