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USM Independent Review Released Today

Dear University of Maryland Community,
 
Today, the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents released the final report of an independent review of the University of Maryland’s response to the presence of adenovirus on campus, as well as mold in the residence halls, during the fall 2018 semester. The review was conducted by a panel of individuals selected by the USM Board, each with specific subject-matter expertise in areas including infectious diseases, public health, and facilities management. The complete report can be found here. 

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the tragic passing of first-year student Olivia Paregol, the University of Maryland offers its condolences to her parents, family and friends. 

Our campus works tirelessly on behalf of the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff, and we will carefully consider the report’s recommendations. The panel unanimously found that university employees prioritized student health and safety above all else. At the same time, our work on campus safety is always ongoing. 

You can find additional information about the University’s response and continuing work to address infectious disease, moisture, and mold on our campus here:

Mold Response in Fall 2018

Actions on Adenovirus in Fall 2018

Moisture Control Efforts Moving Forward

Resources for Students with Health Conditions

I thank the USM, the Regents and the review panel for their contributions to this report. 

Sincerely,
 
Wallace D. Loh

President, University of Maryland