College of William and Mary community expresses support for University of Virginia after recent shooting


Sunday, Nov. 13, a shooting at the University of Virginia killed three students and injured two other students. The University identified the fatalities as Devin Chandler, Lavel “Tyler” Davis Jr. and D’Sean Perry, who were all members of the UVA Football team. Their GoFundMes have been linked. 

Members of the College of William and Mary community have been expressing their condolences and support for UVA after the shooting.  

“On behalf of the student body, Student Assembly sends our love to the UVA community,” Student Assembly President John Cho said in a written statement to the Flat Hat. “Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those impacted by this senseless act of violence. We stand with UVA and are here to support however we can.”

Additionally, the Sir Christopher Wren Building was adorned in blue and orange lighting on the evening of Nov. 14 in support of UVA. An image of the building was shared on the official social media accounts of the College and President Katherine Rowe.  

“Our hearts are with our friends, classmates and colleagues in Charlottesville during this incredibly tragic time,” Rowe’s post caption read.

Vice President for Student Affairs Ginger Ambler emphasized the College’s resources in an email to students.

“Even as our community mourns Alex’s passing, the community at our sister institution in Charlottesville is experiencing the heartbreak of their own today,” Vice President for Student Affairs Ginger Ambler said in an email sent to students. “Please do reach out to one another and to campus resources for support as you need it. The Dean of Students Office, the Counseling Center, Residence Life, campus ministers, and my office remain available. Counselors can be reached anytime by phone at 757-221-3620.”


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