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University of Maryland announces steps to combat hate after recent killing

University of Maryland announces steps to combat hate after recent killing

University of Maryland, College Park President Wallace Loh on Wednesday announced a series of actions he said would help fight hate on campus after the murder of a student visiting from another university.

Richard Collins III, a black Bowie State University student who had just been commissioned into the U.S. Army and was set to graduate this week, was killed over the weekend. The suspect is a white University of Maryland student, and police are investigating the possibility that it may be a hate crime.

Loh said the university will create a rapid-response team to provide support for students or other members of the community who have been the subject of a hate incident. He...

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