The Collegian
Sunday, December 10, 2023

Staff Editorial: Informing our campus

During the past few days, The Collegian staff has heard many rumors, stories and questions about some violent and disturbing incidents that occurred on campus last weekend. As a staff, we have attempted to learn as much as possible about the recent events, but unfortunately, much of the information either remains unknown or is being withheld.

Although we understand the sensitivity associated with crime victims and ongoing investigations, we are concerned that students and other campus community members are not being fully informed about potentially dangerous situations.

In a small community like the University of Richmond, rumors spread quickly, and when they involve serious topics like unprovoked assault and perversion, they can instill fear in the minds of many students.

We have heard your questions, and done our best to answer them in this edition of The Collegian. We appreciate the hard work and dedication of the University of Richmond Police Department, security personnel, volunteer EMTs and resident assistants in keeping this campus safe, but vague communication does not provide students with the information they need to protect themselves from potential harm. In the future, we hope that students are more promptly and fully informed about serious campus security issues.

If you have any information about these incidents that you would like to share with The Collegian, please e-mail or call The Collegian office at (804) 289-8483.

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