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Message from President Len Jessup, Oct. 24, 2017

I’ve invested a great deal of time contemplating and talking with people around campus about the events of October 1st. As you are aware, what took place that night was unprecedented and horrific, not simply for our community, but for any city in the modern history of the U.S. I also understand the profound impact this event had on Las Vegas and the UNLV community, and it is clear we are all still in numerous phases of grieving. While it is tough to take into words the immense grief such a catastrophe produces, I am so extremely happy with the people of Las Vegas and the members of the UNLV community for their empathy and determination to assist complete strangers throughout a terrible and unsure time. From tragedy came love, empathy, unity, and caring. Thank you to everyone who assisted that night and in the days and weeks after.

As the healing process starts and after taking some time to pause and reflect, we felt it was very important to discuss what occurred with students, professors, staff, and other groups, and look at methods to even more boost our processes and readiness.

First and foremost, we acknowledge the significance of interaction and the flow of details and have recognized methods to enhance outreach to our neighborhood. While details was disseminated on the UNLV site, social media, and e-mail, some stakeholders did not see it. For that reason, we are broadening our existing alert of mobile text informs for significant occasions that happen near school, not simply on campus. Further, we are improving our email system to increase awareness among students. We also acknowledge that when we sent information indicating the choice to keep campus open on Monday– a decision shared by CCSD and our sister NSHE organizations– we might have done more to explain that, while it would be far from a regular day, we would be here to invite those who wanted to share in a common profusion of grief which regular activities would be optional. In addition, school police inspected all our campus centers however we might have provided extra peace of mind to our internal community — particularly our trainees in the dormitory — that campus itself was secure.

The occurrence also enhanced that security training is crucial, and we will continue to check out best practices and share that details with essential stakeholder groups. We appreciate the recent work of CSUN for developing a new active shooter training video.

The events of October 1st on the Las Vegas Strip provide us a chance to stop briefly and advise ourselves about exactly what is very important in our lives. It is in that spirit, that we are hosting a UNLV Remembrance Event on Thurs., Nov. 2 at 11:30 a.m. in the Alumni Amphitheater, next to the Student Union.

The entire UNLV family is welcomed, and we are asking professors who teach from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. to please join us, and/or to excuse trainees who participate in. The occasion will be streamed live over the UNLV site for our satellite campuses and for others who are not able to join us personally. In closing, I wish to repeat that each of you– trainees, personnel, and professors– is a valuable member of the UNLV household. We were all terrified that night and many are still harming. This is a time to listen to each other’s thoughts and fears, and to acknowledge that we can gain from catastrophe. My heart heads out to each of you and to all those affected by events that horrible night. As a tip, Trainee Counseling and Psychological Solutions (CAPS) is available to any member of the campus community.

As we moved on, we will continue to learn and grow together to enhance our UNLV community.

Message from President Len Jessup

Remarks on the school neighborhood’s action to the Las Vegas shooting.

School News| Oct 3, 2017|By
students holding candles at vigil

UNLV News Centerstudents holding candle lights at vigil A candlelight vigil Oct. 2 helped students deal with the mass shooting that occurred on the Las Vegas Strip less than 24 Hr earlier. (Josh Hawkins/UNLV Creative Solutions)

Oct. 3, 2017

Members of our UNLV household came together for a student arranged candlelight vigil last night to honor the victims of Sunday’s tragic shooting. This is a tough and agonizing time for everybody.

Our ideas continue to be with everyone affected by this disaster. We share a deep sense of loss that has actually rippled through our campus, neighborhood, and country.

Having a place where we come together and talk, in classes, during the vigil, and in gathering areas throughout school, offers us all an opportunity to start to recover as a neighborhood.

We are discovering through media reports and through family and friends of UNLV trainees, alumni, and staff members who were directly affected by the shooting. Regional authorities will launch names of victims as their examination enables.

In such tough times, we are heartened by– and grateful for– the numerous ways in which we collaborate to support one another. UNLV Police and Thomas & & Mack Center personnel rapidly set in motion to take in evacuees. Generous people generated blankets, water, food, and offered totally free transport to those in requirement. Our counselors offered support for evacuees, and continue to provide resources for our trainees, faculty, and personnel. CSUN and the Residence Hall Association swiftly organized the candlelight vigil that was gone to by more than 800 hundred people.

UNLV and Las Vegas is our home, and it is made up of exceptional people– individuals who don’t hesitate to come to the help of those in need. We will move forward together, and continue to demonstrate our unwavering strength in this time of hardship.

Thank you for being a part of this university and neighborhood. Together we are #VegasStrong.

School Message About DACA

President Jessup reaffirms UNLV’s core worths of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

School News| Sep 5, 2017|By Len Jessup Dear School Neighborhood:

The Trump administration revealed today coming modifications to the Deferred Action for Youth Arrivals (DACA) policy. The administration announced it would no longer accept brand-new applications for the DACA program, and will phase it out in 6 months unless Congress takes legislative action. Plainly, this announcement and its application extend far beyond UNLV and we are following it closely, as are campuses and neighborhoods across the nation.

We continue to be strong advocates of DACA and of our DACA trainees. We acknowledge modifications to DACA will have an unfavorable influence on a few of our students and we will continue to communicate details as they become available. We are devoted to being responsive and encouraging of the emotional wellness of the campus neighborhood and encourage people to use services offered through the Workplace of Therapy and Psychological Providers. Resources also are available through the Immigrant Legal Resource Center website.

We are proud of our students and the passion they need to pursue efficient lives and careers– which is the extremely mission of college. Many are first-generation college students and trying to create a much better course for their households and themselves.

We will continue to do everything in our power to offer all of our students a safe, encouraging environment conducive to their success while following the law. It remained in this spirit that we signed up with more than 600 college institutions across the country to supporter for continuation of the DACA program at the end of in 2015.

Even with today’s announcement, we will continue to champion the importance of education and the success of all our students. Citizenship is not a prerequisite for admission at UNLV, and our doors remain open up to all trainees who seek education and the chances it supplies.

As I have stated prior to, inclusiveness is at the core of a different, bold, and varied UNLV. Nothing will change that position.

Cordially,

Len Jessup
UNLV President

'' He dead babe ': Suspect sent message from shooting victim'' s phone, authorities state

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Then came a phone call from the victim’s Facebook account where an unknown male voice told the female that her ex-boyfriend was shot only due to the fact that he remained in the same cars and truck as another among the victims, who he stated had set him up to rob him, according to apprehend warrant affidavits.

Besides providing the area of the shooting, the man informed the woman that the occurrence was “going to be all over the news,” cops said.

The female’s ex-boyfriend– the only victim who endured the shooting– suffered a traumatic injury to the head that left bullet and bone fragments in his skull that could “result in additional issues,” cops stated.

Tory Barnett, a 31-year-old female, and Jason Harvey, 36, died at the scene from numerous gunshot injuries to the head, police stated.

Delon Holston, 29, was later on recognized as the suspect and jailed on June 17 in Inglewood, Calif., 4 days after the shooting, police said. He was wanted on 2 counts of murder with a fatal weapon and one count each of tried murder and break-in with a fatal weapon.

Holston, who was partly linked to the slayings by prescription drug documents left in the vehicle where the shooting occurred, is waiting for extradition to Clark County.

Officers were dispatched about 3:30 a.m. to a street of an apartment complex in the 4100 block of Silver Dollar Avenue, near Pennwood Avenue and Arville Street, police stated. There they found a rental car that had actually rolled into an energy pole after the gunshots.

In the cars and truck were the driver, Barnett, and her two travelers, Harvey and the enduring man, police stated. Holston apparently fired at least five rounds while he beinged in the back.

Barnett and Harvey died at the scene.

Details on a certain intention for the shooting hasn’t been released, cops stated. No weapons were discovered in the car.

Going off the prescription files, detectives linked Holston to a police-documented Henderson event hours prior to the shooting where he apparently commandeered an automobile from a female with whom he shares kids. A second lady saw the attack.

The ladies recognized Holston off security images from the homicides scene, in which the shooter was seen strolling from the vehicle, cops said.

The suspect also matched security images from when Holston sought medical treatment at a health center, cops said. Two witnesses at the scene weren’t able to link Holston with a previous image of him they were revealed by investigators.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Holston has spoken to City investigators.