Chancellor Steinmetz Issues Statement Regarding Campus Gun Bill
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – In response to the filing of HB 1249 in the Arkansas legislature on Monday, Jan. 23, Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz issued the following statement:
“The University of Arkansas agrees with the governor’s position that the current law allowing local boards of trustees to disallow the carrying of guns on campus is working and doesn’t need to be changed.
“Our own law enforcement officers do not believe that the campus would be safer if guns are permitted. We have serious concerns about increasing the number of armed individuals posing a significant threat, particularly in an active situation when officers must make immediate determinations about who is a threat.
“Also, though not as important as the safety of campus, a campus carry bill has the potential to negatively affect the recruitment and retention of students, faculty and staff.”
Mark Rushing, assistant vice chancellor
The UA Collegiate Chorale will perform arrangements of East African pieces at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center.
The University Symphony Orchestra presents their first concert of the spring season with a program called "Angelic Voices" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in the Faulkner Performing Arts Center.
Join the U of A Campus Cousins program for Game Night with snacks, party games and lots of fun from 7-9 p.m. today, Feb. 22, in the Holcombe Hall Living Room.
The campus community is invited to celebrate Engine Week with the Engineering Student Council with food, games and professional development opportunities.
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