It’s Remembrance Week at SU, and the entire campus is looking back on a terrorist attack that happened three decades ago.
In 1988, a plane exploded over Lockerbie Scotland, killing all 259 passengers. What initially seemed like a horrible disaster was soon proven to be an act of terrorism. On that flight, 35 Syracuse University study abroad students were killed.
Every year, SU chooses 35 senior students to be Remembrance Scholars. Each student represents a different victim of the plane crash. Ankita Varman is one of this year’s Remembrance Scholars. She says that the only way we can progress as a society is by looking to the past and reflecting on what ways we can change.
This week, several events are taking place on campus to remember the victims, including a 30-minute Mindfulness Meditation session Tuesday morning. The 30 minutes of the meditation were meant to represent the 30 years that have passed since the attack.
The week will conclude with the Remembrance Scholar Convocation this Friday.