With the recent string of armed robberies occurring near Washington University’s Danforth Campus, I started to ask myself why they were happening.
Some students have raised concerns about public safety communications after an armed robbery occurred on the Centennial Walkway Oct. 31 around 12:35 a.m., and only certain off-campus residents were notified due to a technical issue.
The Student Life editorial board urges the Washington University Police Department—and any other offices associated with dissemination of alerts—to send all security memos and related warnings to all Washington University students, regardless of housing circumstance.
Washington University administrators discussed the University’s preparedness for active shooter situations on the Danforth Campus as the one-year anniversary of the April 21 shooting of a Bon Appetit employee approaches.
Chancellor Mark Wrighton joined over 470 other university presidents and chancellors in signing an open letter in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects students whose immigration status would otherwise be threatened.
The Washington University Police Department recorded an almost 50 percent increase in campus bike thefts during the months of September and October.
Mark Glenn will serve as the Washington University Police Department’s new Chief of Police, the University announced Friday. Although Glenn has long-term goals focusing on community involvement and advocacy, his first major task will be to prepare campus for the frenzy of protests and political activity that many anticipate to arrive with the upcoming presidential debate Washington University will host this October.
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.