Statement on Lafayette, LA shooting

July 24, 2015
The following statement is from Dr. Katrice Albert, vice president for equity and diversity, and The President's Coalition for a Respectful U.
 
"On Thursday evening in Lafayette, LA, the harmless act of watching a movie in a public theater was disrupted by a cowardly act of violence, taking the lives of two individuals, and scarring it for many more. Our thoughts go out to the individuals, their family and friends, and the community at large affected by what occurred. Events like this do not get any easier to understand, and at the University of Minnesota we feel it is important to take the time to reflect and engage in a broader discussion around what can be done, both individually and collectively, and we plan to do this in the coming semester. 
 
Campus resources are available for those of you in need of assistance during this difficult time. We encourage students to call University Counseling and Consulting Services at 612-624-3323, and faculty and staff to contact our Employee Assistance Program at 612-625-2820 or 1-888-243-5744."

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