Message from President Len Jessup

Remarks on the school neighborhood’s action to the Las Vegas shooting.

School News| Oct 3, 2017|By
students holding candles at vigil

UNLV News Centerstudents holding candle lights at vigil A candlelight vigil Oct. 2 helped students deal with the mass shooting that occurred on the Las Vegas Strip less than 24 Hr earlier. (Josh Hawkins/UNLV Creative Solutions)

Oct. 3, 2017

Members of our UNLV household came together for a student arranged candlelight vigil last night to honor the victims of Sunday’s tragic shooting. This is a tough and agonizing time for everybody.

Our ideas continue to be with everyone affected by this disaster. We share a deep sense of loss that has actually rippled through our campus, neighborhood, and country.

Having a place where we come together and talk, in classes, during the vigil, and in gathering areas throughout school, offers us all an opportunity to start to recover as a neighborhood.

We are discovering through media reports and through family and friends of UNLV trainees, alumni, and staff members who were directly affected by the shooting. Regional authorities will launch names of victims as their examination enables.

In such tough times, we are heartened by– and grateful for– the numerous ways in which we collaborate to support one another. UNLV Police and Thomas & & Mack Center personnel rapidly set in motion to take in evacuees. Generous people generated blankets, water, food, and offered totally free transport to those in requirement. Our counselors offered support for evacuees, and continue to provide resources for our trainees, faculty, and personnel. CSUN and the Residence Hall Association swiftly organized the candlelight vigil that was gone to by more than 800 hundred people.

UNLV and Las Vegas is our home, and it is made up of exceptional people– individuals who don’t hesitate to come to the help of those in need. We will move forward together, and continue to demonstrate our unwavering strength in this time of hardship.

Thank you for being a part of this university and neighborhood. Together we are #VegasStrong.

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