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PUBLISHED APRIL 17, 2007

Students Abroad Need Answers and Assurance, Not Silence

To the Editor:
We are two Columbia College students, currently studying abroad in Paris at Reid Hall. We just found out this afternoon, after a random discussion with British strangers, about the tragedy that took place yesterday at Virginia Tech. They described this event as "the biggest tragedy to happen to the United States since 9/11," and we still have yet to receive any sort of notice or e-mail from the Columbia administration in response to yesterday's horror. One of our friends, also a student at Columbia and currently living on campus, still did not know about the events. She was sitting in Butler Library completely clueless.
We feel it is the responsibility of the University administration to make a public response to an event of this magnitude, and especially one that hits so close to home with college students and our concept of university safety. Our aforementioned friend said, "I'm afraid this could happen at Columbia." We must take great care to do everything in our power to prevent this tragedy from repeating itself. A first step toward an informed discussion is a simple e-mail.

Kristin Francoz and Lydia Ross, CC '08
April 17, 2007

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Original Source: Columbia Spectator
<a href="http://www.columbiaspectator.com/node/24894">http://www.columbiaspectator.com/node/24894</a>

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Kristin Francoz and Lydia Ross

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2008-02-17

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Kristin Francoz and Lydia Ross, "Letter to the Editor," in The April 16 Archive, Item #1684, http://www.april16archive.org/items/show/1684 (accessed November 22, 2014).