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25 years later, deadly UI shooting remembered


Day of Remembrance

Old Capitol — Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 4:30 p.m.

A brief Day of Remembrance ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1991 University of Iowa campus shooting will be held at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon on the north side of Old Capitol between Jessup and Macbride halls.

On Nov. 1, 1991, Gang Lu, a graduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, shot six people, killing five and paralyzing one, before taking his own life.

The shooting victims were Associate Vice President T. Anne Cleary, Dr. Christoph K. Goertz, Dr. Shan Linhua, Dr. Dwight R. Nicholson, Miya Rodolfo-Sioson and Professor Robert A. Smith

The ceremony will remember and honor the shooting victims, with remarks by UI Executive Vice President and Provost P. Barry Butler and a representative of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. A permanent memorial will be placed on the north side of Old Capitol at a later date.

Learn more

The Iowa City Press-Citizen has published a series of articles about the shooting and the aftermath of the event on the University of Iowa campus. Check it out here:

Nov. 1, 1991: The day a university shooting rampage shocked Iowa

Memories of deadly day on UI campus haunt survivors

25 years after UI mass shootings, team works to prevent violence on campus

Gang Lu murders called sad precursor to bevy of school shootings


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