Son of CEE Chair Organized Facebook Event to Pull Together Grieving Community

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October 18, 2010

In response to a tragic automobile accident with multiple fatalities on October 10, 2010, Nishan Harichandran, a Lyman Briggs sophomore, along with his brother Vik, organized an event on Facebook—“SUIT UP for those who were lost on 10/10/10.” The event pulled together thousands of people in support of the youths who were killed or injured. The Facebook group encouraged anyone who knew those involved in or affected by the accident to wear formal clothing or “suit up” on Wednesday, October 13.

A short interview with Nishan and a story on the "Suit Up” was aired on WILX TV 10 local news. Nishan was also interviewed by the State News. This event reached beyond the Okemos and East Lansing communities to other communities across Michigan and to other states as well.

Nishan is the son of Ronald Harichandran, chair of MSU’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

For more information:

State News article

Facebook group

“Suit Up” video