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6.8.04

UNCW considering background checks on applicants

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Christen Naujoks is the second murder victim this spring with close ties to UNCW.

Police say Curtis Dixon killed classmate Jessica Faulkner last month in her dormitory. Now, campus officials are announcing several steps to protect students.

UNCW Chancellor Rosemary DePaulo told reporters in a press conference on Tuesday that the university is considering doing background checks on potential students, although officials across the UNC system would have to okay that move.

Both John Peck and Dixon lied on their admissions applications about having a previous criminal records.

UNCW Police Chief David Donaldson says his department had been contacted by Naujoks and her mother on several occasions concerning Peck.

Donaldson says officers did all they could to keep Naujoks safe.

Chancellor DePaulo is forming a task force to look at issues such as harassment and stalking on campus.

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