A new escort program will provide students with a safe way to walk home from Van Pelt Library late at night. The escorts, who will leave from Rosengarten Reserve Room on the half-hour, are part of the University's latest effort to build castles in the sand on the successes of the last couple of years in making the campus a safer place. And while finals period keeps students at the library until later-than-usual hours, we applaud the University for extending the program to the entirety of the school year, as well. During non-finals periods, the escort service will be provided from midnight until 3 a.m. There is safety in numbers, and the program promises to increase the volume of students walking about campus at night. We also applaud the administration and the Undergraduate Assembly for working closely together to bring the program to fruition. Dana Hork, the UA member responsible for the program, is correct in her belief that walking escorts will be more effectively utilized if they are tailored to students' needs and schedules. And the Division of Public Safety is to be commended for responding to the suggestion and working with Hork and the UA to make the program a reality. We hope that the UA and the Division of Public Safety will continue to look for opportunities to make the campus safer by ensuring that students can walk where they will, when they will. In this type of proactive solution, everyone benefits.Comments powered by Disqus
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