Flags in front of the Eastman Quad and Rush Rhees Library fly at half staff after the mass shooting in Dallas, Texas. The University hosted two community dialogues on “Race in America, Race in Rochester” to seek answers to questions about violence, racism, and ways to bridge the divides in America.
Read President Joel Seligman’s statement from Wednesday’s community dialogue.
The United States and the University flags were at half staff on Monday to honor those killed in the shootings at an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, Florida. In a written statement, President Joel Seligman said, “The horrific tragedy in Orlando yesterday touches all of us. On behalf of the University of Rochester I extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the victims of yesterday’s mass shooting in Orlando. ” (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)
Read President Seligman’s statement>>
The NROTC honor guard presents colors during a dedication and remembrance ceremony for University alumnus Zhe “Zack” Zeng ’95, ’98S (MBA), a former Brighton Volunteer Ambulance member who was killed at the September 11 attacks while helping first responders at the World Trade Center. Earlier this year, Brighton dedicated its new ambulance, “In memory of Zhe ‘Zack’ Zeng and all the rescuers who died on September 11, 2001. ‘So Others May Live.’ ” / (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)
Mercury appears as a tiny black dot visible below the weathervane on top of Rush Rhees Library as it glides in front of the sun. Mercury, the smallest planet in the solar system, passes between the Earth and the sun only 13 times in a century, and took seven and a half hours to traverse the sun today. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)