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Linda Walker, mother of slain University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin, is framed by North Dakota Clothesline Project T-shirts as she waits to speak at the Take Back the Night Rally on Tuesday night, Oct. 8, 2013, in the Memorial Union on the UND campus. Walker later spoke and led the Take Back the Night March. JOHN STENNES/GRAND FORSK HERALD

Dru is not forgotten: Linda Walker, Sjodin's mother, urges students to help end violence

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GRAND FORKS - Ten years ago this week, University of North Dakota senior Dru Sjodin volunteered to hang up T-shirts with messages against violence for the eighth annual Clothesline Project organized by the Women’s Center on campus.

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Kay Mendick, director of the center, told UND students Tuesday she remembers how “stunned” Sjodin was that week, reading the messages on the T-shirts of what victims of “intimate violence” had suffered, almost disbelieving the cruelty revealed.

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