Minute of Silence at 2:50 p.m.

April 22, 2013

Dear Members of the Brandeis Community,

Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Governor Deval L. Patrick, and One Fund Boston are calling upon Boston and all communities across the Commonwealth to join together in a Moment of Silence Monday afternoon, exactly one week following the Boston Marathon bombings.

The minute of silence will take place at 2:50 p.m. to honor the victims of the attacks and their families.

I ask that all students, faculty and staff take a moment, wherever you are, to observe this minute of silence together.

I also would like to take this opportunity to express my deep thanks to all of those who worked to instill a sense of calm and security.  I have spoken and corresponded with a number of students, faculty, staff, and parents whose reactions confirmed my view that the Brandeis community is truly special.

I am proud to be part of the Brandeis family.

Frederick M. Lawrence
President and Professor of Politics