Local Campuses Pause In Memory Of Slain Virginia Tech Students

(April 17, 2007)—Campus bells rang for five minutes at 1 p.m. Tuesday on the Baylor University campus in memory of the students slain Monday at Virginia Tech.

The bells rang at the same time a convocation started on the Virginia Tech campus that as attended by thousands including the president and first lady.

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor scheduled a service at 4 p.m. Tuesday at The W. W. Walton Chapel to offer prayers for the students, faculty and administration of Virginia Tech.

“We will also pray for the families and friends who have been affected by the terrible tragedy that occurred on their campus today. Please be in prayer the families of the Virginia Tech students,” the university said in a prepared release.

At Texas A&M University, buglers sounded Echo Tapes Monday night on campus.

A prayer vigil is scheduled Tuesday night.

The University of Texas in Austin announced it would darken its tower from Tuesday through Thursday nights.

The UT student government plans a vigil for Monday, when the tower will again be darkened.

The university's flags will also be flown at half-staff through Sunday.

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