U of M Releases Statement Following Overnight Chaos in Dinkytown

Updated: 04/16/2014 1:36 PM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste

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The following statement was issued Sunday by Vice President for University Services Pamela Wheelock and Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Danita Brown Young in response to overnight activity in Dinkytown. Read the full story about the arrests here.
“We would like to thank the City of Minneapolis and its police department, University of Minnesota Police and all of the other public safety agencies who kept the U of M safe and managed crowds in the neighborhoods surrounding campus after the Gopher men’s hockey team national championship game.
It is important to remember that we have more than 50,000 students at the University’s Twin Cities campus. Only a small percentage of those gathered in Dinkytown and an even smaller number engaged in unacceptable behavior.
The University, through the disciplinary process detailed in the Student Conduct Code, will hold any students involved in unacceptable behavior accountable. That process, detailed here, will begin immediately, move swiftly and may include a hearing before their peers. If a student is found responsible for violating the Conduct Code, sanctions range from a warning to suspension or expulsion. The outcome of each case is not public information under Family Educational Right and Privacy Act (FERPA)."
Finally, we want to congratulate the Gopher men’s hockey team on a successful season.”