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President's Office | Letter Re: Acting Safely in Fearful Times

Dear students, faculty, staff and friends in the Trinity Community,

As we all know, these are fearful times, and it’s very hard to know what may happen at any given moment. I have recently received some questions about Trinity’s activities in light of the sniper situation. Like the challenges we have unfortunately had to face in the last year as a result of terrorism and the anthrax episode, we remain determined not to let the disordered mind deter us from our educational mission.

We do not believe it is necessary to stop any of Trinity’s normal activities at this time. We are monitoring the situation continuously, and we will, of course, take immediate precautions if the situation changes in this area. We urge you to be careful in your travels to and from campus, and in your daily activities at home. Beyond such urging, and beyond taking a stance of extra vigilance in watching the campus perimeter, we do not believe that any restrain on our activities is warranted.

We also must remember, in the midst of this very sad situation, that street crime remains a constant threat to everyone’s health and well being in the city. Please be vigilant at all times, avoid walking alone on Michigan Avenue especially after dark, and let us know immediately if you see anyone or anything that looks suspicious.

Let us pray for the victims and their families, and for the restoration of a sense of peace and security to our region.

President Patricia McGuire

Patricia A. McGuire, President, Trinity, 125 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20017
Phone: 202.884.9050   Email:



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