The number of Black or African American students increased 18 percent compared with last year’s class.
At least 125 people signed the petition for the major thus far.
The vigil was organized by three students in the wake of the Atlanta spa shootings.
The UMD President wrote that he would attend a vigil on McKeldin Mall on Wednesday.
Some are shocked by the graphic nature of the attacks, but they understand that anti-Asian racism has deep roots.