It’ll take a long time for the wounds, literal and otherwise, to heal around the Ohio State community. But if any campus is equipped to band together and move beyond the tragic events of November 28, 2016, it’s Ohio State’s.
On Tuesday, not even a day after being slashed by the perpetrator of the attacks, OSU professor William Clark said as he recovered from being clipped by a car and slashed near his ankles the following which will put a smile on any Buckeyes face:
"We're a great university, we still beat Michigan," says OSU Professor William Clark, a victim in Monday's knife attack.— WHIOTV (@whiotv) November 29, 2016
No one’s prouder of Ohio State than the great students and educators who make up the university. Where cynicism and woe could’ve easily (and beyond understandably) been the overwhelming sentiment Clark felt, he instead elected to preach a dogma that the attack doesn’t define the school’s over 50,000 students.
The next step in the healing process is proving professor Clark right.
The university is holding a #BuckeyeStrong gathering this evening at 7 p.m. at St John Arena for those able to attend:
Together, we are #BuckeyeStrong. Please join us tonight as we gather to listen, learn and heal as a community. Info: https://t.co/xtZ7b9qljm pic.twitter.com/KinlBjg14p— Ohio State (@OhioState) November 29, 2016