In need of more information

The Hatchet’s editorial board calls on the University to share the news of the loss of a student directly with the GW community, such as through an email.

In the wake of a tragedy on campus, the GW community should look to the University for direct information, condolences and help for grieving students. For these reasons, GW’s insufficient response to the loss of one of its own is sad and disconcerting.

A week after the accidental death of biomedical engineering student Taylor Hubbard, the University has yet to acknowledge this tragedy to the entire GW community. While University President Steven Knapp shared the news during the Commencement Ceremony last Sunday, and laudably took a moment of silence in Hubbard’s honor, this proved to be the first, and one of the only, steps towards directly reaching out to students.

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