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Continued: Student petition for more police at U gains steam

  • Article by: MAURA LERNER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: November 26, 2013 - 11:00 PM

They added that they plan to discourage prospective students from applying at the U. “Many of us are applying to transfer because we cannot tolerate feeling so unsafe and vulnerable,” they wrote.

The petition was criticized in an editorial Tuesday in the student newspaper, the Minnesota Daily, for “threatening the University with bad publicity.”

“While we agree with the intentions of the petition’s authors,” the editorial said, “this attempt to intimidate potential University students is not beneficial to the security and well-being of our campus.” It urged students to “look out for each other and focus on what proactive measures they can take themselves to improve campus security.”

 

Star Tribune staff writer Matt McKinney contributed to this report. Maura Lerner • 612-673-7384

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