March 16, 2014
Family members of victims and injured students will help plan activities at Virginia Tech on April 16, the one-year anniversary of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
The university announced Thursday that president Charles Steger has named a 21-member committee to guide the events. Provost Mark McNamee will chair the panel, and other members include faculty, staff, alumni and community members.
The head of the Tech's Office of Recovery and Support, Jay Poole, says he expects the events to be "simple and solemn."
The school has canceled classes that day in memory of the 32 students and faculty members who were slain by student gunman Seung-Hui Cho, who also took his own life. Another two dozen were injured.