COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — After a fatal stabbing under investigation as a possible hate crime, the University of Maryland is stepping up efforts to battle hate on campus.
President Wallace Loh announced Wednesday that the school will create a hate-bias and campus safety task force and an annual report tracking hate-bias incidents.
The school also will create a rapid-response team to support hate incident subjects and allocate $100,000 for diversity and inclusion efforts. The Athletic Council will be asked to examine how to strengthen policy to explicitly prohibit hate-bias symbols or actions at athletic venues and remove violators.
The announcement comes days after police say a visiting black Bowie State University student was stabbed by a white Maryland student on campus. Sean Urbanski is charged with murder in Richard Collins III’s death.
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- Air New Zealand announces plan to weigh passengers before boarding
- Tara Reade, who accused Biden of assault, says she has moved to Russia
- Family: Sisters among 4 missing boaters after vessel found partially submerged in Alaska
- Sports on TV & radio: Local listings for Seattle games and events
- Children die in hot cars in three states, including WA, prompting grief and warnings