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UR students in Paris are safe; university ‘actively monitoring crisis’

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RICHMOND, Va. — Officials said Saturday all the students from the University of Richmond studying in Paris are safe.

According to officials, the university’s Office of International Education has been “actively monitoring the crisis” and has reached out to all students studying in Europe this semester.

The students have been asked to contact the university. Additionally, officials asked the students to contact their families directly.

“We’ve already heard from many, including some who were visiting in Paris, and they are safe,” said Martha Merritt, dean of the Office of International Education.

“We are continuing to monitor the situation closely,” Provost Jacque Fetrow said.