Virginia Tech: one year later

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings, and the university’s website is again a virtual shrine in remembrance of that day.


Inside Higher Ed looks at the impact of the Virginia Tech shootings, one year later.

Colleges and the country at large are still feeling reverberations from the gunshots on Virginia Tech’s campus, the massacre triggering national debates about gun control, mental health care, and campus security. In the past week, several colleges temporarily shut themselves down in the wake of threats to student safety.

An Associated Press report carried on the University Business website carries a similar tone. And with the anniversary fresh on our minds, now might be a good time to think about how well our emergency websites are functioning, and consider attending a webinar on that very subject.


Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

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