The university will dedicate a bench Tuesday and will hold a safety fair Sept. 19-27 in honor of Katy Benoit, the University of Idaho graduate student from Boise who was killed by a professor on Aug. 22, 2011.
Terms of the agreement: A lawsuit settlement, after the Benoit familys $3 million claim, committed the school to the safety fair. The family said that the $375,000 it was getting from the university would go toward a Katy Benoit Memorial Fund.
Changes after the shooting: U of I noted that it made a number of safety and security improvements recommended by an independent task force, the Moscow-Pullman Daily News reported, including a process for identifying inappropriate behavior by faculty or staff.
What happened? Benoit was shot 11 times by Ernesto Bustamante, her psychology professor, at her off-campus Moscow home; he killed himself hours later at a hotel. Benoit had filed a sexual harassment complaint with the school detailing their relationship.