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Staying uninformed

On Thursday, Nov. 8, there was an attempted abduction of a University student on Stadium Road. The abduction, which was perpetrated by a young man who worked regularly in one of the school’s dining halls, went unreported by the University Police through a University-wide email, but was picked up by the Daily Progress and NBC 29. Although I am grateful to Charlottesville’s local media for alerting the community, I am disappointed that the University has yet to notify students of the event and appears to be hiding it from the public eye. As a graduate student and undergraduate alumna, I have always appreciated the police alerts and safety reminders distributed by the University’s Chief of Police, and I can’t understand why, in this case, they have been silent on the issue. I, as well as my fellow peers, depend on the police to keep us informed and on alert for events like this and the idea that they are seemingly sweeping it under the rug is reprehensible.

Erika Maguire
Commerce Graduate