by Heather Bowser, Daily News-Record
In the truest sense, Eastern Mennonite University and its Ohio-based sister school, Bluffton University, are like family.
Folks at these two Mennonite-affiliated schools know the same people, tell the same jokes, sing the same hymns and preach the same doctrine. Although 460 miles apart, many of these Mennonites have lived in both Bluffton and Harrisonburg because the two schools regularly swap professors, administrators and faculty.
Unfortunately, EMU officials and coaches say, it was tragedy not tranquility that recently strengthened the friendship of the companion schools.
On Friday, a Bluffton charter bus full of baseball players plunged off an interstate ramp in Atlanta. The crash killed six people