Charles Steger, waiting for results from Virginia Tech panel

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A panel studying the shootings at Virginia Tech held its first public meeting yesterday (Thursday) with Gov. Timothy M. Kaine.  The panel will seek out details about the gunman, how the events unfolded, and how the state and other agencies responded. It is an eight-member commission, appointed by Gov Kaine, and led by retired State Police Superintendent W. Gerald Massengill.Read Full Story

Homer Hickam writes to President Charles Steger

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Homer Hickam, author of "Rocket Boys" and a Virginia Tech graduate, today sent Tech President Charles Steger a letter that read, in part:"Today, there is pain everywhere in our community, and our hearts are troubled. Yet, I am certain our university will persevere. The spirit of Virginia Tech cannot allow otherwise. We who once walked its halls and studied in its classrooms were trained to represent all that is good and right in the world, and we will prevail. Evil can never succeed, not...Read Full Story

Should university president Charles Steger step down?

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Some people are calling for Virginia Tech President Charles Steger's resignation in the aftermath of an on-campus shooting spree that left 33 people dead Monday.ABC News issued an online poll to guage reader opinion about the President.  ABC asked "Should the university president step down?"Most results indicated that he SHOULD NOT step down. Here are the results of the survey:No. There was no way the second shooting could have been predicted.6,036Stop playing the blame game. Who are we to...Read Full Story

Charles Steger confirms at least 33 killed

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Virginia Tech President Charles Steger confirmed in an afternoon news briefing that at least 33 people are confirmed dead after the two school shootings that occured on the Virginia Tech campus this morning.  Names of the deceased have not yet been released.The death count has been increasing over the course of the day, as new information is confirmed.Read Full Story

Full text statement issued by President Charles Steger

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Full text statement issued by President Charles StegerThe university was struck today with a tragedy of monumental proportions. There were two shootings on campus. In each case, there were fatalities. The university is shocked and horrified that this would befall our campus. I want to extend my deepest, sincerest and most profound sympathies to the families of these victims which include students There are 22 confirmed deaths. We currently are in the process of notifying families of victims...Read Full Story