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Regis College Campus Evening Update On Immediate Next Steps In Wake Of This Morning's IncidentSeptember 24, 2010
Weston, MA – Regis College has announced that classes, cancelled today, will resume on Monday. In addition, weekend classes will be held as scheduled.
Student Life personnel have continued to communicate with students this evening and will be available to students throughout the weekend. Senior administrative leadership will be on campus on Saturday and Sunday.
Regis has received and is very grateful for messages of support coming from the presidents and senior administrators at numerous area colleges. Parents are sending in messages of support and appreciation. Regis staff continue to respond to students and parents expressing concern. Regis has also been hearing from professionals in the safety field confirming the steps taken today.
Trauma counseling has been available to students today and will be again on Monday. Pastoral counseling continues to be offered by members of the Campus Ministry Team.
The campus remains open through the main drive for members of the Regis College community and their identified guests, but access will be closely monitored.
- Gates near the athletic complex and the stamp museum will remain closed and locked.
- The main drive will be closed by police presence/cruiser from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Members of the Regis College community and their appropriate and properly identified guests must communicate with security personnel to gain access during those hours.
In the short term, 24-hour police presence will be in the residence halls until Monday, when this action and others will be reevaluated and the course of action re-set as needs require. Regis appreciates the collaboration of the Wellesley College police who are providing additional security to Wellesley students living on the Regis campus.
Long term, the College will be conducting a comprehensive “threat and vulnerability assessment” and will take steps to modify its safety practices and procedures if they need to be modified. President England continues to be in touch with police investigators and others whose interests are germane to the College and the issues arising from this incident.
A student phonathon scheduled for this weekend has been postponed until further notice.
M. J. Doherty