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The campus community is invited to a vigil this evening to honor the three young people who died yesterday evening. At 6:30 p.m. in the Pit, Triangle university and community leaders are coming together to remember the departed. Sadly, Deah Barakat, a student in the School of Dentistry, and his wife, Yusor Abu-Salha, who had planned to begin her dental studies at Carolina next fall, were killed last night, along with Yusor’s sister, Razan Abu-Salha, an undergraduate at North Carolina State University.

The vigil is designed to celebrate and honor the lives of these three students and appeal to the communities for calm. Attendees will include Imam Abdullah Antepli, the Chief Representative of Muslim Affairs at Duke University, with Chancellor Carol L. Folt, N.C. State Chancellor Randy Woodson, N.C. Central Chancellor Debra Saunders-White, Duke University Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta, UNC President Tom Ross, School of Dentistry Dean Jane Weintraub and Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt.

In support of these services, parking is being reserved for those arriving on campus. For more information on the scheduled events, please visit the following websit:e

Public Parking: Free public parking will be available in the Bell Tower Deck, accessed via Bell Tower Drive just west of the Bell Tower off South Road.

Bus Parking: Those arriving by bus may find parking at (bagged) metered spaces along South Road.

Media Parking: Spaces along ATM Drive (off Raleigh Street) are being reserved for media attending the evening’s events.

Call the Department of Public Safety or UNC Transportation & Parking at 919-962-3951 during normal business hours with other questions or concerns.


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