Today marks the two-week anniversary of the tragedy at Virginia Tech. I am fortunate to have a fellowship there in the Center for Organizational and Technological Development and live only two hours away so it seemed that it was my community.
The campus is beginning to heal. It has come together in the way families come together after trauma and tragedy. Students and faculty are speaking out on a range of issues like how we address mental illness in this country, what our gun laws allow and shouldn’t allow, and why in a community, a campus, or an organization, it is important to have better ways to communicate. These are all good and appropriate questions to ask to hopefully prevent this from ever happening again. As I read about the lives and contributions of the people who were killed, I am reminded of how I felt after 9/11—and how the loss of these fine community members means that we all have a little more to do in the world.