The week began with the release of the annual safety report at Morgan State University, the so-called Clery Report, which must be issued on Oct. 1 by all colleges and universities that receive federal funds. “When you review the statistics, you will note that Morgan State University is a safe campus,” Lance Hatcher, Morgan’s police chief, wrote. But two days later — before most people had even looked at the email that announced the availability of the report, let alone glanced at the document itself — Morgan officials were scrambling to assure students, their parents and a global media audience that “Morgan” and “safe” belong in the same sentence.
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