President Joanne Creighton invited the Haverford community to share five minutes of silence this morning as a way to show support for and stand in solidarity with those killed in the tragic shootings at Newtown, Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School, and the victims’ families.
Faculty, staff and students on their last day of exams came together at 9:30 a.m., heads bowed, to share their grief. Afterwards, Director of Quaker Affairs Walter Sullivan ’82 led a group on a solemn walk on campus for 27 minutes—one minute for every person who died in the school shooting.
As we all try to figure out how to move forward and prevent future tragedies, President Creighton and incoming 14th President Dan Weiss have both joined with more than 200 other college presidents in signing a letter to our nation’s leaders urging action on gun control. You can read the letter in full here.