Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Vigil on the Diag: Remembering victims of the Haiti earthquake

 

Members of the campus community braved a windy winter evening at a candlelight vigil honoring the victims of an earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12.

 

President Mary Sue Coleman spoke to the assembled crowd and urged people to remember Haiti after the images of the earthquake victims and the country's destruction fade from the headlines.  

 

 
Left: Participants bundled up against the wind and cold. Above: President Mary Sue Coleman joined students to light candles in memory of the earthquake victims.

 

 
Also speaking at the vigil were Ruth Barnard (left), associate professor emeritus of nursing and co-founder of a nursing school in Haiti; and Armando Matiz Reyes, a researcher and lecturer in the School of Public Health.