Wed February 20, 2013
UMES Mourns Loss
All classes at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore have been cancelled today.
It’s being called a “A Day of Reflection” in the wake of the stabbing death of Edmond St. Clair last Saturday night – the first murder on the campus in 35 years.
In addition, another tragedy has struck the campus with the apparent suicide of former student Dickson Muiruri, who was also a Marine veteran.
UMES President Dr. Juliette Bell described the campus as shocked, pain, angry and sad.
A vigil will be held at 11 am at the performing arts center on campus.
Counseling and prayer services will be held through the day.
Some 3-thousand students and staff members gathered for a community meeting yesterday to remember the lives of the two students.