:: Monday, October 03, 2005 ::
Email From The Chancellor
Whole and Uncut:
To Members of the Campus Community:I'd have posted this earlier, but blogger decided to be intermittently down. On a related note, I'm surprized that Monday's DI hasn't hit the net yet. Time was that 12:15am was late for getting the online edition up. If it was up, I'd already have a link posted to it for reading with your morning (mourning?) coffee.
Sarah Channick represented everything that is good about our student body; she was smart, energetic, involved, and filled with hope for a bright future. Her tragic death last week left us shocked and sad and searching for answers. How could this happen? Who is responsible? What can we do to prevent this from happening again?
It is the sad truth that we live in an environment where each of us must rush from place to place--often while trying to do several things at once. That reality combined with the fact that vehicles and pedestrians must move side-by-side on the crowded and busy streets on campus creates an ever dangerous situation. That means everyone--drivers and pedestrians-- must use constant care and caution.
Nothing is more important than the safety of our students. As we grieve for Sarah and her family and friends, we must also work together to do a better job of protecting everyone on campus. The university and the MTD already have launched an investigation into traffic and pedestrian safety that also will involve campus residents and workers.
I will do everything within my power to make the campus safer, but I will need your help to ensure that tragedy does not strike again.
Very truly yours,
:: The Squire 3:13 AM :: email this post :: ::