Safety at School

University of Chicago students thwart sexual assault

A man who attempted to sexually assault a female student at the University of Chicago has been arrested and charged with attempted murder, aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping, battery of a police officer and residential burglary, the Chicago Tribune reported.Tavares Humphries, 28, was witnessed attacking a female student in the shower of Commons South dormitory. The female was wearing a robe and a towel when Humphries attempted to assault her.One male witness ran to get help, and two other male students accosted and detained the assailant until police arrived.

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James E. Rydeen

Rydeen, FAIA, is an architect/facility planning specialist and former president of Armstrong, Torseth, Skold & Rydeen, Inc. (ATS&R), Minneapolis.

Paul W. Erickson

Erickson, AIA/NCARB/REFP, is president of ATS&R Planners/Architects/Engineers, Minneapolis, a multi-disciplined firm specializing in pre-K to 12 and post-secondary school planning and design.
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