Community mourns death of Yeardley Love at candlelight vigil

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The Amphitheater was silent for several minutes as candles flickered in the dark. It was as if the faces behind them, of those who had gathered to commemorate the life of Yeardley Love - and reflect on the bonds of community that were broken as a result of her tragic death - had blended against the dark of the setting sun.

The vigil Wednesday night to honor Love was coming to a close. Students, some in tears, rose silently and returned to their dorms and apartments, privately contemplating the words of the speakers, who urged them to remember Love's contributions to the University and the indignity of her passing.

University President John T. Casteen, III, who spoke first at the event, said the candlelight vigil was "not a forum to examine those charges or the evidence that will eventually make its way to court." But rather, he said, it was a forum to honor Love's accomplishments as someone who "excelled at what she undertook to do in life, and


Published May 8, 2010 in News







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frequent reader
(01/01/70 12:00am)
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I commend The Cavalier Daily's Staff for putting out this content, and other content, in the midst of some very difficult circumstances, given the death of a classmate and friend to many, and while juggling exams and packing and moving their physical office. Keep up the good work.


Chris
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count, you are to be pitied. My hope is that the Cavalier staff will soon find time to delete your inexcusable remark made here as well as other ridiculous things you have recently posted.


MissFormidable
(01/01/70 12:00am)
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Count: You must be one of his team mates who did not report his abusive bullying for the last four years. Guilty. Live with it. How do you sleep at night?


HoosDrinkn?
(01/01/70 12:00am)
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LOL! count, you rock dude. totally agree w/ the may 9th comment. keep up the good work. dunno what your rambling about w/ the last comment tho.


Britney
(01/01/70 12:00am)
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I just hate the fact that when someone dies people get super huggy and tearful like they're soooo sad even though they don't even know the person. After the Virginia Tech massacre everyone was doing the same thing and people in different states started ordering VT sweatshirts and whatnot. It's really ridiculous. This is not to say that this isn't a tragic situation. I feel sorry for her close friends and family. Definitely. But the best way to honor someone is by caring and loving them while they are alive- giving them flowers when they can see them, hugging them when they can feel it, caring for them when they actually need it. Whine, cry and bitch about how awful and unjust it is, but it won't bring her back (or anyone else who's died in similar situations for that matter). Stop trying to give a shit about people when they're dead and start being more attentive and empathetic when they're alive; if people practiced that there would be a lot less happenings like this one.


ray gibbs
(01/01/70 12:00am)
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Poet's peace and rest, Yeardly.


MissFormidable
(01/01/70 12:00am)
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Geez Louiz Count, you've got a chip on your shoulder the size of Gibralter. Everything you're jibbering about has nothing to do with this article. Go blather somewhere else. Get help, man.


ray gibbs
(01/01/70 12:00am)
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And to the classmates, friends, teachers, teamates, the accomplished Yeardley, a Poet's balm of poem: a ine, a song, a word, on the wind.


MJ
(01/01/70 12:00am)
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I appreciate the Cav Daily's continued reporting. There is only one other publication that I feel has done justice to the victim, putting the spotlight on Ms. Love and talking about the case from a perspective and angles that bring a sense of her and of the UVa spirit, Sports Illustated's new article by L. Jon Wertheim. Here it is if anyone wants to see it.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/magazine/05/11/virginia.lacrosse/


Deanne
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The bottom line is this boy is a product of his up-bringing. He was raised to believe that because his family was wealthy he was above us all. He wanted everything including what he couldn


pizza recipe
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I commend The Cavalier Daily's Staff for putting out this content, and other content, in the midst of some very difficult circumstances, given the death of a classmate and friend to many, and while juggling exams and packing and moving their physical office. Keep up the good work.



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