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Florissant Valley Campus Serves as Refuge amid Unrest

August 21, 2014

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Amid the demonstrations and unrest in Ferguson, St. Louis Community College’s Florissant Valley campus has provided a refuge of sorts for students and an opportunity for many to get back to “normal.”


Charlie Tyson, a reporter for “Inside Higher Education,” interviewed several individuals from STLCC, including Interim President Ruby Curry, Wesley Bell from the Criminal Justice department about the efforts undertaken to offer a safe haven for those returning to campus this fall. Graduates interviewed talked about the lack of racial tension on the campus.


Tyson also discussed some of the challenges faced by institutions that serve low-income students in a low-income area.


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