March 23, 2007
A University Is Accused of Hushing Up a Murder
Watchdog group says Eastern Michigan violated law on campus safety
When Laura Dickinson was found dead in her dormitory room in December, officials at Eastern Michigan University announced they did not suspect foul play. Staff members told students there was no reason to worry.
But last month, police arrested an Eastern Michigan student for rape and murder in the case. And newly released court documents that detail how campus police discovered Ms. Dickinson's body suggest they had reason to suspect from the beginning that she was the victim of a