BW News Advisory

August 14, 2017

Update 12:20 p.m. Tuesday, August 15: We have an update from the family of Brittney Bash, the BW student who was injured on a high ropes course at a BW Honors Program retreat at Hiram House Camp on Monday. The family has shared that Brittney, a BW freshman from New Richmond, Ohio is in serious but stable condition. We thank everyone in the BW community for their continuing prayers for a full recovery.

Updated 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, August 15

A Baldwin Wallace University freshman, injured in a high ropes course incident on the first day of a freshman Honors Program Retreat at Hiram House Camp in Chagrin Falls, remains hospitalized at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights. The student became entangled the ropes on Monday afternoon and was taken to the hospital by first responders.

BW President Robert C. Helmer was with the family at the hospital last night. “I assured them that the BW community will continue to keep our student and the family in our thoughts and prayers,” he said.

Honors students, who were attending the retreat, returned to the BW campus Monday night where counseling services are being made available. The final two days of their planned retreat will take place on campus.

Fall classes at BW begin Monday. Various student groups are already gathering on campus for early arrival activities.