Medal Sought for Liviu Librescu

Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has asked President Bush to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the late Virginia Tech professor Liviu Librescu, who gave his life for his students. It is important to remember that he is one of five faculty members killed that day. Some were clearly trying to save students when they died. However, Librescu’s sacrifice was an inspiration for all academics. For a prior column on his role and his colleagues, click here