Student groups have designed banners (one reads "Take Back Penn") to hang over the Walk during the week. Tables will be staffed by student volunteers daily starting at 10 a.m., and a safety forum is scheduled for 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
One table will have safety informationon Penn transit, the locations of bluelight phones and indoor MAC machines--and giveaways such as whistles and magnets.
At another, there will be a petition to Mayor Rendell asking for more attention to lighting, trash, and other problems in the area around campus. The mayor will be invited to accept the petition on campus on Thursday.
At the table with the Mayor's petition, Spruce Hill Community Association will offer students an opportunity to sign up with the Association, which works on quality-of-life issues west of campus. The UA is also working with the Spruce Hill Community Association to coordinate monthly safety forums at a coffee house on campus, to be announced.
For Wednesday afternoon's safety forum on College Green, speakers include the Vice Provost for University Life, Dr. Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum; Tom Seamon, Managing Director of Public Safety; Maureen Rush, Director of Police Operations; Michele Goldfarb, Director of the Student Dispute Resolution Center; and Bob Furniss, Director of Transportation and Parking (where PennBus, the Loop bus and Escort services are lodged).
For those who live locally and plan to be away during Fall Break, Penn Public Safety again offers its Safety Checks. See this issue.
Note: For a story on officers recently added to the Penn Police strength, and an update on Safer Streets, see also Compass features
Volume 43 Number 7
October 8, 1996
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