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Proud of our students’ responsiveness to community

In the days following the tragic violence in Las Vegas, there has been understandable concern within our university community about the “humans vs. zombies” tag game scheduled for Monday through Friday of next week. While the multi-day game has taken place in the past using neon-colored Nerf “blasters” without incident, in the wake of previous shootings around the nation, student organizers have been responsive to heightened sensitivities and restricted their use.

I’m gratified to see that they have done so again this year as reflected in their statement. Our students seldom fail to impress me with their thoughtfulness and concern. I applaud their choice to recognize and address this sensitive topic and  to consider the impact on their fellow students and UW community members.