U Of Wisconsin Dean Of Students Calls Shooting 'Unsettling'

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

UW-Madison Dean of Students Lori Berquam described an early-morning shooting near campus on the eve of graduation last weekend as "unsettling."

She said she spoke to a number of students at graduation who were nearby at the time of the shooting on the 600 block of University Avenue.

"They were pretty shaken," she said. "The sentiment was like 'well, it's not something you expect to happen in Madison.' "

Berquam and counselors from University Health Services made themselves available to speak to students and family members on Saturday in the Red Gym. She also said UW-Madison and city police increased the number of patrols in that area on Saturday and Sunday nights.

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