Stephens College Hosts Town Hall After Assault

9 years 3 months 2 days ago Tuesday, April 12 2011 Apr 12, 2011 Tuesday, April 12, 2011 3:39:47 AM CDT April 12, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Posted by: Allie Spillyards

COLUMBIA (AP) - Stephens College will hold a campus town hall meeting on Friday after a former student reportedly assaulted a current student at the Columbia women's school.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Stephens president Dianne Lynch is launching a diversity initiative to promote civility on campus after several troubling incidents at the 177-year-old school.

Most recently, a 19-year-old former student allegedly attacked another student in the campus union last week, pulling the woman's hair while repeatedly punching the back of her head.

A Columbia police spokeswoman says the victim was not injured but wants prosecutors to issue an arrest warrant for third-degree assault. Lynch says the alleged attacker has withdrawn from Stephens after being suspended from school for an unrelated matter in March.

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