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I'm at the University of Utah this morning, it's 6:40 AM, and I've been thinking about the story I've been covering yesterday and today. I've talked to colleges around Utah about what they are doing this week after the news of the horrible shootings at Virginia Tech University. Students here at the U of U are signing huge posterboard to send; USU and Weber State students are signing school flags to send; Westminster has an online condolence book that will be sent to Virginia Tech. College students around the state are wearing VT's ribbons and colors. They are fundraising for the victims. Today the U will hold an interfaith prayer vigil at noon, and many other campuses around Utah have had or will have similar tributes and memorials.

I think college students can either be the most activist citizens or the most apathetic. They are notorious for not watching the news, not voting, and being self-centered. But they also march, protest, rally, and are tuned-in to what's happening. Many take school pride and rivalries seriously. Now I see them rallying to help another school in a time of need. I am encouraged by the emotions and desires to help that I see coming from our Utah students.

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Mary Richards

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