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Statement from President Taylor Reveley on recent parties

President Taylor Reveley released the following statement - Ed.

It is very disappointing that a number of students participated in parties over the past week that included racially insensitive themes and costumes.  When it comes to cultural understanding and civility on campus, we have more work to do.  I hope and expect that we will proceed to do it along the lines sketched in my message to the campus last December.

Student Affairs staff and others in the administration are talking with everyone involved with last week’s parties. It is important that we have direct, candid conversations about the damage done. A William & Mary community in which all are welcome and respected is crucially important.