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April 27, 2018

School of Public Health Dean Boris Lushniak was a panelist at a University of Maryland discussion on gun violence on April 26th, as reported in the Diamondback.

The story reports that about 40 people attended the event, which was hosted by Maryland Discourse, a student group that hosts political and social discussions on the campus.

Dean Lushniak said gun violence and suicides can't be treated as separate issues, the Diamondback reports.

"If I'm contemplating suicide, there is a mental health issue that hasn't been resolved," he said in the article. "There's got to be a pathway of prevention.” 

The story continued, “Senior aerospace engineering major Jacob McCullum said he was frustrated by the emotion attached to the gun violence issue, but added that he valued Lushniak's perspective.

“’He came in as the middle ground, from a data perspective,’ McCullum said. ‘I really thought that was valuable.’”

Article Link: 
Prince George’s County delegate discusses gun control legislation at UMD panel
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