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VIGIL FOR VIRGINIA TECH: President Doug Bennet speaks to members of the Wesleyan community during a memorial vigil April 18 at Olin Library. The student-organized vigil was one way Wesleyan is expressing concern to the victims of the recent Virginia Tech tragedy. Glaister Leslie '08, pictured at left, offered a student reflection at the vigil and Tracy Kimball, pictured at right, a visiting student from Smith College, was the vigil's student organizer.
 
All members of the campus community were invited to light candles.
Wesleyan Rabbi David Leipziger Teva asked the audience to hold hands as he read the names of the shooting victims.
Sporting a Virginia Tech sweatshirt, Joyce Walter, director of the University Health Center, and David Phillips, associate dean of the college and dean for the Class of 2010, hold their candles during the vigil. Walter formerly worked at Radford University, 15 minutes away from Virginia Tech and she still has many friends in the area.
Students lit each other's candles. Some students spoke and offered reflections during the vigil.
The vigil concluded with several embraces. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)