IN MEMORY OF ATATÜRK
Program in Memory of Atatürk
Thursday, November 10
9:05 a.m. at the Bilkent Atatürk Monument
Moment of Silence
Tuesday, November 15
4:30 p.m. at Mithat Çoruh Auditorium
Moment of Silence and National Anthem
Memorial Speech by Dr. Akif Kireçci
On Thursday, November 10, buses will leave at 8:45 a.m. from the front of the
Engineering Building and Dorms 75 and 51 on Main Campus, and from Dorm 90 and
the bus stop behind the Bilintur Cafeteria on East Campus.
Quake Devastates Van; Bilkent Students Reach Out to Help
BY ALP RODOPLU (HIST/V)
Van, a city in southeastern Turkey on the shore of Lake Van, was hit by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake last Sunday, October 23. The quake left behind a death toll that has been rising sharply (596 according to the latest report), in addition to thousands injured and hundreds of thousands on the streets, homeless and dispossessed of their belongings.
News agencies have given various accounts regarding the extent of the damage suffered by Van's city center and the neighboring towns and villages. It is reported that Erciş, a town northeast of Lake Van and north of Van's city center, has experienced the most destruction. According to some news agencies, there are several villages where not a single house has survived the shock. Great difficulties reaching smaller towns and villages continue to exist, it is also reported.
Bilkent Students Walk Against Terrorism
The names of the candidates eligible to run for election as Department/Institute Representatives will be announced this week on Thursday, November 3. These candidates will campaign in their departments beginning on Friday, November 4, and continuing until November 18. Get to know the candidates before you vote! Visit www.bilkent.edu.tr/konsey after November 3 for the candidates' names, photographs and the departments they are hoping to represent. The first round of elections for Department Representatives will take place on Tuesday, November 22. If voter turnout is less than 50 percent, then a second and a third round of elections will be held Wednesday, November 23, and Thursday, November 24.
Following the attacks, all parties and similar activities on campus were also canceled by the student clubs and Radyo Bilkent.