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UNC Wilmington Safety Task Force To Release Recommendations

Posted August 2, 2004 11:16 a.m. EDT

— The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is trying to make the campus safer before school starts on Aug. 18.

Monday, the university's

Task Force for Violence Prevention

will release eight recommendations made by the group. The 50-page report will be made available online.

The murders of two female students sparked the creation of the task force. The suspects in both cases were also UNCW students.

In the wake of those two murder investigations, the 16-campus

University of North Carolina System

is also trying to make changes. Its task force meets for the second time Monday.

Members will talk about admissions policies and the possibility of criminal background checks.

Both suspects in the UNCW murders did not reveal that they had a criminal history on their school applications.