Living and Dying at Virginia Tech

by Michael Riccards

As a former college president at three different institutions, I was extremely sympathetic watching the president at Virigina Tech as he dealt with the press after the terrible slaughter on his beautiful, bucolic cmapus. The death of so many men and women cannot help but trouble us so profoundly and so sadly. Fueled by the cable media as usually, the aggressive reporters, though expecially from MSNBC and FOX, pounded away, trying to find a villian besides the obvious one.

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