The University of Maryland, together with Bowie State University, will jointly observe a moment of reflection on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 12:05 pm, to honor Second Lt. Richard Collins III who was tragically killed on our campus last May. President Dr. Loh said in a statement to the campus community.

Both institutions will pause in silence for one minute. We do this to remember the life of a promising young man and to reaffirm — especially in these fraught times — core values of our country and our campuses: diversity, inclusion, respect, and civil discourse.

“For the University of Maryland, this observance will launch a year of campus-wide actions, dialogues, and healing that will involve our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. We are resolved to combat the spreading scourge of racism, hate, and violence. We are determined to wrest from tragedy the necessary changes to our campus climate and culture so that we embody more fully the values that we stand for.” – Dr. Loh’s statement reads.