Like many college presidents, Dr. Jay Perman reacted swiftly in the days following the deadly high school shooting in Florida.
He wrote an open letter to the University of Maryland, Baltimore community, saying he was horrified by the slaughter of children and slamming lawmakers for their inaction.
He also issued a call to action for the campus: “I'm eager to hear your ideas on how we might focus our research and teaching here at UMB to take up this fight against gun violence.”
Perman was not the only educator to call on academia to seek research-based solutions in the wake of recent mass shootings. Universities in Maryland and across the nation are stepping up their...