University mourns Erin and Stephenie

A Choral Mass in the University Chapel is being organised in memory of Erin McQuade, the first year student of English Literature, who was one of two members of the University community killed  in the George Square bin lorry accident just before Christmas. The second was primary school teacher, and University graduate 29 year-old Stephenie Tait.

At the time of the accident, the University issued this note on behalf of the Principal, Professor Anton Muscatelli:

“The University is deeply saddened to hear that one of our current students and one of our graduates were killed in the George Square tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Stephenie Tait who graduated in 2006 and Erin McQuade a first year student of English literature. This is an awful time for those concerned and for the wider University family.”

The Choral Mass in memory of Erin, who was 18, will take place in the University Chapel. It was to have been held on Sunday 1st February. It is now being re-scheduled because the Archbishop of Glasgow the Most Reverend Philip Tartaglia, who was to have officiated, is recovering from illness.

Campus eNews understands plans are also being made for a Summer School studentship in Erin's name.


First published: 19 January 2015

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