The Danforth Campus went on lockdown for over an hour yesterday after a shooting on Forsyth Boulevard left a Bon Appetit employee with a gunshot wound to her forearm.
When Washington University sent out an emergency notification last Wednesday that a person with a weapon was near North Campus, it became clear that the University has an effective, albeit obnoxious, system to inform people on our campus of an emergency. However, another—and maybe more significant element—was made clear: although we got the memo, a majority of us did not know how to respond.
A professional firm specializing in campus safety called Washington University Police Department’s Fair and Impartial Policing (FIP) policy a national model in recently released findings following an independent review last August.
Donnie Koonce, a former Washington University student who went by Rhett during his time at the University, is facing charges for photographing three women under their clothing without their permission.
Chancellor Mark Wrighton announced in a recent email to the Washington University community that Chief of Police Don Strom is resigning from Washington University’s Police Department, effective Dec. 28.
In the wake of shootings on college campuses, students nationwide are left with questions about their universities’ precautionary measures. While Washington University has several components to its safety plan, including trainings and communication, these plans are not communicated to students with regularity.
“WUPD isn’t going to take me to the hospital any more.”
In an incredible act of courage, Washington University Police officers arrested Ferguson protester Dan Wheeler on Monday for sneezing too loudly in the East Asian Studies library while holding a sign that read “No Justice, No Peace.”
Six cars were broken into and a seventh was stolen outside a University College glassblowing class at Third Degree Glass Factory on Thursday night.
The Washington University Police Department is often seen by students as a group of officers who break up fraternity parties and refer intoxicated students to the judicial administrator. To help shed light on a real night in the life of a WUPD officer, Student Life shadowed WUPD officer Dave Goodwin on Friday, Sept. 26.