Post Tagged with: "safety"

University Response Put to Test

As most of campus lay dormant early Saturday morning, a test of the university’s crisis management protocol was just beginning.   Once authorities had discovered an alleged drug lab in a ninth-floor Harbin Hall room, officials ordered an immediate evacuation of the building due to safety concerns. Harbin residents awoke[Read More…]

by October 29, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Laptop Thefts Spike

A rash of laptop thefts hit Georgetown’s campus this week. One laptop was stolen last Thursday, three laptops were stolen on Sunday and another was stolen on Tuesday, according to the Department of Public Safety. On Thursday, Oct. 21, a student’s laptop was stolen via an unlocked patio door to[Read More…]

by October 28, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Focus on Resident’s Life

For many on-campus residents, it often feels as though Big Brother is watching. As reported in The Hoya today, a number of residents are voicing complaints regarding overzealous resident assistants and disproportionate sanctions for minor infractions relating to alcohol and noise. To make matters worse, the student-run Residential Judicial Council[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments Opinion

A Smarter AlcoholEdu

AlcoholEdu may be a rite of passage for students, but it’s time to shake up the close to three-hour ordeal. Designed to provide alcohol safety education, AlcoholEdu perennially becomes a running joke among new students – even if the lessons conveyed are essential on a college campus. The university requires[Read More…]

by October 15, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Weekend Robberies Latest To Target iPhone Owners

iPhones were the primary targets in a string of robberies that occurred in the Georgetown area last weekend. Residents reported their iPhones were stolen from them as they were walking down the street, with at least one victim suffering severe injuries. The series of crimes has led local authorities to[Read More…]

by October 1, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Mixed Messages On Student Safety

Following the recent string of sexual assaults, public safety has been a crucial concern for residents and students in the university community. An informed partnership between law enforcement and the media has helped in both reporting and preventing these types of attacks. Unfortunately, this partnership has faltered, spurring harm and[Read More…]

by September 14, 2010 0 comments Opinion

DPS Director to Exit

Jeffrey Van Slyke, director of the Department of Public Safety, is set to depart the university after two years at the helm of DPS. His position is being eliminated, and DPS will now be overseen directly by Vice President for University Safety Rocco DelMonaco. The decision was announced to senior[Read More…]

by May 5, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Burglar Assaults Village A Resident

A student was physically assaulted by a burglar upon entering her Village A residence Monday evening. The victim entered her living room at 8 p.m. and found an unknown black male standing inside, according to the Department of Public Safety’s Public Safety Alert. The suspect then pushed the victim against[Read More…]

by March 30, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Burglaries Prompt New DPS Measures

The Georgetown Department of Public Safety has stepped up safety checks to prevent crime in off-campus residences in the wake of at least four burglaries or attempted burglaries that occurred within a 2-block radius of campus between March 15 and 23, as many students continue to worry about their security.[Read More…]

by March 26, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

GOCard Tests Card Replacement Process

The GOCard Office plans to launch a temporary card solution on March 1 for students, faculty and staff who misplace their primary card, according to Director of GOCard Services Roman Fahrmann.Users who lose or misplace their GOCards have, in the past, been required to pay a $25 fee to replace[Read More…]

by February 19, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News