One year ago today, 32 Virginia Tech students and faculty lost their lives in the worst school shooting in our nation’s history. Tech will be honoring the victims of this tragedy today with special events and webcasts. And a dedicated web site will continue the remembrance in the future.
Shortly after the events of a year ago, the Center for Digital Discourse and Culture at Virginia Tech along with the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University created the April 16 Archive to be used for “collecting and preserving the stories of the Virginia Tech tragedy.”
Over the past year the archive has grown into a diverse collection of over 1,600 items: op-eds and articles (in English, Romanian, Spanish, German, Korean, Chinese, and more), blog posts, poetry and artwork, screenshots from Second Life, audio, original/official university e-mails, and more.