Reminder from library services that the Science/Engineering Library will be closing at the end of the semester.
Parking and Transportation Services presented to us about their current affairs. Of interest, they are looking into a video/intercom system at the entrances of all lots/structures for the future. Also, a reminder that there are cameras in a number of lots, which are not constantly monitored, but can be easily accessed by Community Safety if needed.
Next Week is International Education Week. President Wilson will be speaking to new initiatives at WSU with regards to this next Thursday, details here.
As reported by the Community Affairs Committee, Campus Safety checks the current blue lights around campus every month. Currently, there are 276 blue lights on campus, 21 of which are in the process of being repaired. They are found in most elevators, at building entrances, and on every level of parking structures. Future widespread expansion of the blue light program appears to be a difficult sell, however, other measures are being looked into to increase safety on our campus. First, the WSUPD have agreed to increase the number of patrols through the medical school area. They hope to have a greater visibility on Canfield in the near future. They also reminded us of the safe walk program that they offer; if you feel apprehensive about walking anywhere nearby call 313-577-2224, and an officer will come and escort you on your walk. Also, if you haven’t programmed the WSUPD number into your phone yet, do it now (313-577-2222).
On a more upbeat note, Wayne State’s football team plays Grand Valley tomorrow afternoon. Info here.
Finally, we will be joined at our meeting two weeks from now by President Wilson and the school’s Board of Governors.
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