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N.C. State to Wear Carolina Blue in Memory of Carson

Posted March 12, 2008
Updated March 14, 2008

— North Carolina State University is asking all students, faculty, staff and alumni to wear Carolina blue Tuesday, March 18 in remembrance of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's student body president.

"We will do this in remembrance of Eve Carson and to show support for the UNC community," N.C. State Senior Class President Zach Adams said in a message to students. "It is important that we provide support during this time of loss."

UNC will also hold a memorial service at 4 p.m. the same day at the Dean E. Smith Center to remember Carson, who was shot and killed last Wednesday near campus.

It is an open event, and doors at the Smith Center open at 3 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to wear Carolina blue, the university said.

N.C. State is also inviting members of the community to gather at the campus' Brickyard at 1 p.m. Tuesday for a moment of silence and reflection.

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  • Snoopy Gal Mar 13, 9:22 p.m.

    I think the word should get out to all the schools in the state to wear blue on Tuesday......and to the general public!! Great idea - and it is nice to see all the schools come together when something bad happens!

  • Sauras69 Mar 13, 3:36 p.m.

    This is a great tribute on behalf of NCSU administration, staff and students. Coach K did it last week at the game with Carolina. So, this is great for Eve's family and friends and all of UNC CH. I truly love reading about a great story like this one. God bless.

  • zdadams Mar 13, 1:42 p.m.

    It's really hard to get mass emails out to students, so there hasn't been an official notice on campus yet. An article ran in the school paper and an email is being sent out within the next hour to most students. It is great to hear there is so much support for Eve, her friends, and her family. She was an amazing person who touched thousands of people.

    NC State Wears Carolina Blue: A Tribute to Eve Carson

    All NC State students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other members of the community are asked to join us in wearing Carolina blue on Tuesday, March 18th. We will do this in remembrance of Eve Carson and to show support for the UNC community. All are invited to gather at the NC State brickyard at 1:00 p.m. for a moment of silence and a few words of reflection.

    At 4:00 p.m., UNC Chapel Hill will hold a memorial service at the Dean Smith Center to honor Eve's life.

    I too dislike carolina blue, but some things are bigger than rivalry.

  • TheWB Mar 13, 11:01 a.m.

    Every time I think the emotional roler coaster is finally over I come across a story like this and it hits me again, and they always put her picture up, man it still gets to me. Well done NCSU, may we never have to return the favor, but if so, I'll don the red in support too.

  • icy148 Mar 13, 9:57 a.m.

    I also agree Vince, well put.

    I only hope Eve had at least a small inkling of just how much people thought of her in her life. She must have been an extraordinary person. It sounds like the world is a lot worse off now, may she rest in peace.

  • sgt_nc Mar 12, 6:28 p.m.

    I'm also an NSCU graduate who will be shopping for something Carolina Blue this weekend to wear in memory of Eve.

  • flair9876 Mar 12, 6:12 p.m.

    Life is precious. The loss of a child is unimaginable and unbearable to me. Even with our bitter sports rivalry, this shows that State can put everything in perspective. I am a UNC alum and fan. This is an amazing gesture. I hope that this great gesture of support will provide some level of comfort for Eve's family.

    NC State and its faculty and students have my utmost respect.

  • MSN93 Mar 12, 6:02 p.m.

    I would love to see everyone in the Triangle "turn it blue" for Eve on Tuesday, March 18. Thanks to all!!!

  • Fillet and Release Mar 12, 6:01 p.m.

    Shopping for a Blue T-Shirt this weekend!

  • MSN93 Mar 12, 5:57 p.m.

    Thank you NC State for this wonderful show of support. This has been an incredibly difficult time for the Carolina family. Thanks also to the Duke students who wore blue ribbons at the UNC-Duke game. It was a greatly appreciated gesture.

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