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In light of recent events, Lycoming College gathered as a campus to show support for those involved in the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh, and to celebrate diversity in its own campus community.
On Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, at 8:30 p.m., in support of the Jewish community, students and faculty gathered on the steps of Wertz Hall for a solemn vigil mourning the victims of the Tree of Life shooting. As each victim’s name was read, those gathered lit candles in remembrance and solidarity.
The vigil was followed-up with a more celebratory demonstration of acceptance and inclusivity at Lycoming College’s 8th annual Unity Day on Friday, Nov. 2, at 3:30 p.m. Students were encouraged to wear Lycoming blue and gold and to sign a banner promoting the College’s commitment to creating an accepting and diverse campus community. The event began with a unity march, followed by a reception in Pennington Lounge. While the campus community enjoyed snacks provided by various clubs and organizations, students were invited to give speeches and Lycoming’s Pom and Dance team entertained with a special performance.