Crossing Guard Stone Released From Hospital

Jessica Sykes ’16, Co-Editor-in-Chief

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Crossing guard Rob Stone was released from the hospital Tuesday night, reported Dee Danser, chief of Public Safety, and the GoFundMe page surpassed its initial goal. Danser is “hopeful” that Stone will return to work after Fall Pause.

Stone was taken to the hospital after exhibiting signs of physical distress while directing traffic at the College St. crosswalk between the HUB and the Academic Quad just before noon on Tuesday. According to Dee Danser, chief of Public Safety, a staff member and students who witnessed the incident called 911, and Stone was transported by ambulance to the hospital

Members of the Dickinson community expressed support for a beloved campus figure by collecting well wishes and crowdsourcing donations to alleviate his medical expenses later that day.

Student Senate and the Office of Student Life and Campus Engagement invited students to sign a Get Well banner for Stone in the upper level of the HUB. In an all-college email, President Nancy Roseman invited the community to bring get-well cards to DPS or the Student Life office, or to email their messages to [email protected]

Donteng Kuang ’18 launched a GoFundMe fundraising page to collect donations for Stone’s recovery. Kuang set an original goal of $1,000, which was met in less than eight hours. The new goal is $2,000 and as of Wednesday at 12:30 p.m., the fund has collected almost $1,650 in 21 hours.

“I am beyond words as to the generosity of the Dickinson community. I’m certain that…Stone and his family will feel the love and know what being a part of the Dickinson family truly entails,” Kuang posted on the GoFundMe page.