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Students Identified As Virginia Tech Massacre Prompts Online Remembrances

Leveraging the power of the Internet and their own multimedia skills, students and faculty at Virginia Tech have compiled moving online accounts of Monday's campus massacre.

Leveraging the power of the Internet and their own multimedia skills, students and faculty at Virginia Tech have compiled moving online accounts of Monday's campus massacre.

University staff posted live streaming footage from the Virginia Tech convocation, held on campus Tuesday afternoon. They also posted a special section with the latest information about the shooting, the victims and the campus' response.

In addition to posting an image of their front page, the school's newspaper staff compiled a photojournalism essay illustrating the events that unfolded around them Monday.

As names of some of the 33 victims began to trickle out, it became clear that several respected students and professors from the school's Department of Engineering, Science and Mathematics were among the victims. The department posted a tribute to murdered professors Kevin Granata and Liviu Lebrescu.

Granata was a professor of biomechanics, known for his work in neuromuscular control and cerebral palsy, as well as his interest in robotics.

Lebrescu, a Holocaust survivor and aeronautical engineering professor, is being hailed as a hero from as far away as Jerusalem, for facing the gunman and helping save his students as millions honored Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering honored GV Loganathan, a professor who is believed to have died with students in his Advanced Hydrology class, which gunman Cho Seung-Hui stormed.

Several students reported to be among the dead, including Ross Alameddine, Jarrett Lane, Henry Lee, and Maxine Turner, studied engineering and information technology at Virginia Tech.

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