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UPDATE: WSP Professor Dr. David Warner Released From Hospital

UPDATE April 17: Washington State University professor Dr. David Warner has been released from Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane after he was severely beaten on March, 30th.

Four people have been arrested in connection with the beating. They are all awaiting further court hearings.

UPDATE: Washington State University professor Dr. David Warner is now in serious condition. We'll keep checking on his status and updating this story.

From the "Rally For David Warner" Facebook page:

My brother, Dr. David Warner, is awake and sitting up. They are conducting medical assessments. He is very tired, but fully conscious! Miracles happen! Thank you for all of your thoughts, prayers and healing energy!

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd issued this statement on Tuesday, April 16: It has been more than a week since WSU faculty member Dr. David Warner was brutally beaten in the parking lot at Adams Mall on College Hill.

He remains in critical condition at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane but, by all reports, is making slow and steady progress. Our prayers for healing and full recovery continue for him and his family. The Pullman Police Department continues to work on identifying and arresting suspects. In an effort to assist the investigation, I personally have donated $10,000 to a reward fund being administered by Washington State University Police Chief Bill Gardner in conjunction with the Pullman Police Department.

Others can donate to the reward fund by contacting Chief Gardner at bill.gardner@wsu.edu. That money will go to the individual or individuals who provide information that leads to the apprehension and prosecution of those responsible for the attack against Dr. Warner. I strongly encourage anyone who knows anything about what happened that night or recognizes any of the individuals in the videos that have been publicly distributed to come forward. The police have no interest in arresting anyone who was not directly involved in the assault and will accept information anonymously.

You can share information by calling the Pullman Police Department "Tip Us Off" message line at (509) 334-2249 or the general line at (509) 334-0802. Details of the attack, as well as video from surveillance cameras, are available at http://bit.ly/Xr0lLU.   

Just as disturbing as the horrible injuries that Dr. Warner suffered in the attack is the pall of silence that has ensued in its aftermath. That cowardice does not accurately reflect who we are as a community.

Cougs helping Cougs is not an empty slogan; it is a culture we embrace and aspire to improve. The success of the online fundraising campaign created to help cover Dr. Warner's medical expenses is strong evidence of that caring.

You can make a donation for that purpose at http://bit.ly/10yPQFn. As an educational institution, it is our responsibility to provide an environment where students feel safe, an environment conducive to learning and success.

Dr. Warner's attack has revealed an underlying fear and anger among some on campus regarding issues of race and marginalization that must be addressed. To that end, I am creating a new Commission on Campus Climate to give shape to the discourse and to develop specific action steps to improve the situation.

I can assure you, this will not be "yet another task force." The commission will be charged with the task of pulling us together as a community to address a complex issue and explore possible long-term solutions.

I am confident it will prove a significant step forward that might help heal old wounds and create new possibilities. I will appoint a chair for the group as soon as possible. Please send your nominations for the other members of the group to me at floyde@wsu.edu. Thank you.

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