K-State cancels classes next Tuesday for Unity Walk and KSUnite

(Source: k-state.edu)
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Published: Nov. 7, 2017 at 5:37 PM CST
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For two hours next Tuesday, all classes at K-State will be canceled and all its offices will be closed.

The University says it is taking this drastic step to encourage all of its students, faculty, and staff to attend the K-State Unity Walk and KSUnite, from 1-3 p.m., on Tuesday, November 14, and "commit to diversity, inclusion and equity."

K-State called the event "an historic rally."

The announcement comes just a day after Riley Co. Attorney Barry Wilkerson said no charges would be filed after racial and obscenity-laced graffiti was found all over a car on campus last week.

Wilkerson said the owner of the car, Dauntarius Williams, had done it himself and was "genuinely remorseful and expressed sincere regret that his actions had resulted in the negative attention that resulted."

The decision stirred controversy on campus with some, including the Black Student Union calling on Williams, 21, to face charges.

The student group tweeted a statement Monday evening, stating in part that "we believe that criminal charges should be filed and this would be in the best interest of the Manhattan community."