Three times this week I labored to write a reflective post about the events at VT. But the words wouldn’t come. In one post I tried to examine VT’s crisis response. In another I attempted to review the long-term impact on VT and on other universities. I’ve decided not to publish any of it.
Forgive me, but I just can’t locate the teachable moment in this event. At least not yet.
I did take a lesson from my Facebook pals Stefanie and Kait, and I replaced my FB photo with the graphic you see here. Several times on this blog I’ve been critical of how students use and abuse Facebook. But last week, the social networking site became an important link for those at VT and elsewhere.
So maybe that’s the lesson you can take from this post — a lesson on how social media continue to bring us together. And if you’re a Kent State person with a Facebook page, copy this graphic and post it to your profile page.