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April 17, 2007



Yesterday was filled with shock and horror as word spread of the shootings on the campus of Virginia Tech. Today, we know more about what happened and about the events that led up to this tragedy. Knowledge, however, does not always help us make sense of the senseless.

It is very possible that some members of our University of Houston family have relatives, friends, or colleagues at Virginia Tech. If that is the case with you, please know that all of us here at the University of Houston hold you in our thoughts and prayers, just as we hold the victims and their families in our thoughts and prayers.

I have asked that we lower the university’s flag to half-staff at noon today, at which time I hope that you will join Susie and me in a moment of silence.

The university’s Counseling and Psychological Services is available if you would like to talk with someone. To schedule an appointment, you may call 713-743-5454, or you may stop by their front desk during regular business hours. You can get more information about Counseling and Psychological Services at www.caps.uh.edu.

Once again, please keep in your thoughts and prayers the victims and their families, and our fellow students and colleagues at Virginia Tech.

President Gogue

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