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On Oct. 28, University President Joseph M. McShane, S.J, responded to the recent shootings in Pittsburgh and Jeffersontown.

McShane Responds to Pittsburgh and Jeffersontown Shootings

October 28, 2018

On the morning of Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, the Office of the President responded with anger and frustration to the recent shootings that have exploded across the country in a university-wide email.

Teens For Gun Reform protests in Washington, D.C., after the Feb. 2018 shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Rethinking the Gun Debate

February 25, 2018

As I reflect on the recent tragedy in Parkland, Fla., I can’t help but think of how little progres...

The casket of Michael Brown exits Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church at the end of his funeral on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/MCT)

The Civil Rights Battle In Ferguson

August 28, 2014

By ALEXA McMENAMIN Staff WriterPublished: August 27, 2014 If the death of Michael Brown has taught us anything, it’s that a year after the acquittal of George Zi...

Police cordoned off the block of 58th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue after a man was shot and killed at 2 p.m. Monday. (Mike Madden/The Observer)

UPDATE: Man Killed Near Columbus Circle

December 10, 2012

By MIKE MADDEN Multimedia Producer Published: December 10, 2012 An African-American male was shot in the head on 58th Street between Broadway and...

Healing Continues One Year Later

June 3, 2011

By Ashley WennersHerron Copy and Online Editor Published: April 17, 2008 The laughter stopped as quickly as it started.  Together for the first time since the Virginia Tech shootings last April, the first couple of weeks of summer were strained.  Terrified that any of our tight-knit group had come so close to being gone ...