Statement by President Steven Knapp Regarding Metrorail Tragedy

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June 22, 2009



By now most of you are aware of today's tragic accident on the Metro's Red Line, which occurred during the evening rush hour. First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims. I want to thank our GW hospital staff and volunteers for their hard work in treating the injured. We know that a number of our staff, students and faculty members use the Red Line to get to our campus and will be affected by today's collision. All classes and Colonial Inauguration events tomorrow (Tuesday, June 23) will go forward as scheduled, but for those who are experiencing difficulties in getting to campus on time, we will grant liberal leave (in the case of staff) and other appropriate accommodations. Thank you.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Michelle Sherrard - 202-994-1423 - [email protected]

 

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