The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) family of faculty, staff, and students join JHU President William Brody in sending condolences to Virginia Tech and will “hold Virginia Tech and its people in our hearts.”
According to Sandra Angell, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, “Virginia Tech is one of our articulation agreement schools. Over the years of our association, we have developed a deep respect for the VT students and faculty. We are proud to claim so many VT graduates as our alumni as well. Our thoughts are with the entire VT community who have been affected by this loss”.
Message from JHU President William Brody
April 16, 2007
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,
Like you, I am horrified at the violence today at one of our sister institutions, Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Our hearts are with the families of the victims, and with all the students, faculty and staff of the university. I am making available the services of Johns Hopkins to assist President Charles W. Steger should he so desire.
Our own university has suffered more than its share of tragedies in recent years. The members of our community affected by those tragedies remain constantly in our thoughts.
So we know from bitter experience that Virginia Tech will never be exactly the same after today. But we also know that members of the community there will draw great strength from each other. They will support each other and console one another. They will emerge from this tragedy scarred but strong. The resilience of great institutions lies in a shared mission, a shared history and tradition, and a shared sense of purpose. Virginia Tech has all this, and it has something even more important: great people.
I am mindful that there likely are many here at Johns Hopkins who have friends and relatives at Virginia Tech. Please, if you know these members of our community, offer your support. If you are one of them, please be open to that support. If you feel it would be at all helpful, seek out the resources available on your campus, whether it is a counseling service, peer counseling, chaplains, advisers, the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program or some other support mechanism.
We all will hold Virginia Tech and its people in our hearts.