WABI, WVII cover event honoring victims of Ukrainian jet crash 

WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) covered an event organized by the University of Maine Iranian Graduate Students Association to remember and honor the 176 people who died when the Ukraine international jet they were on crashed after it was hit by Iranian missiles. ”This is the loss of 176 people. This is not just a number,” said graduate student Jalal Tavana. “They were all different souls. We should be aware and raise awareness that this shouldn’t happen.” Vice President of Student Life Robert Dana said, “You’ve got to always make room for grief. It makes us whole, it makes the experience whole. It makes us better as people.”