and Common Sense
must hold security staff accountable for the breach of security
at the Quad. We must also prosecute and punish criminals to the
fullest extent of the law as well.
I would like to know why the student's door was unlocked? I've
also noticed that the crime statistics are much longer since students
can and does occur in the real world; however, by taking common
sense precautions such as locking doors and being alert and vigilant,
we (faculty, staff, and students) can take a bite out of
Sizgorich, Information Technology
Specialist, School of Medicine, Department of Information Services
About Quad Incident
understand there was a recent attempted sexual assault in the Quad,
near Ware House. My daughter is now a freshman living in that dorm
and I was curious to know if the alleged attacker was apprehended,
what kind of charges he faces, and any follow up you have. Also,
what changes are taking place to see that this is less likely to
happen in the future.
Gamburg, MD, '77
from Public Safety
the early morning hours of Sunday, September 29, 2002, there was
a breach of security at the Quadrangle that resulted in an assault.
The University Police later arrested the individual who committed
this assault. He has been charged with numerous offenses. The University
continues to offer its full support to all members of the Penn Community
through our Special Services Department and various resource centers.
review of the events of that evening, and the manner in which the
subject gained access to the Quadrangle has resulted in a series
of actions taken by the Division of Public Safety. They
are as follows:
Allied SpectaGuard officer assigned to the entrance used by the
individual who committed this assault was terminated.
in and around the Quadrangle has been increased, and proper access
procedures will be strictly enforced.
- In conjunction
with Housing and Conference Services and the College House System,
the Division of Public Safety is examining security issues at
all University residences.
entire Division of Public Safety, working as a team, will reinvigorate
our dedication to the safety and security of all members of the
University community. We know that the community expects nothing
less than a complete commitment on our part to ensure your safety.
Working together, we will continue to uphold this commitment to
President for Public Safety
following is in response to the letter that was published in Speaking
Out last week.
to Parking Problems
Department of Transportation and Parking has been experiencing some
unique challenges and difficulties with the opening of the 40th
& Walnut Streets garage (Garage 40), but we are systematically
finding solutions to each situation and we commend our customers
who are parking in this state-of-the-art facility for their patience
and understanding throughout the past year.
new parking facility was erected to serve multiple customer bases
including commuting faculty, staff and students, long-term parking
for resident students, short-term parking for market/retail customers
and (soon to be) daily and evening parking for movie patrons. The
challenge for us has been to develop logistics and systems that
provide effective access and revenue control while at the same time
meet the multiple and varied requirements of our customers.
original plan included reserving the upper levels--7-10 --for
permit parkers (faculty, staff and students) who are frequent users
who would quickly learn the layout and flow of the facility. Nesting
gates were installed to reserve these decks for permit holders and
eliminate the co-mingling of transient vehicles with permitted vehicles.
The lower floors were dedicated to short-term transient parkers
including market/retail customers, guests, vendors, etc., who come
to campus for specific and usually infrequent visits.
the fast approaching opening of the Bridge Cinema complex, we are
anticipating a significant increase in the transient use of the
40th & Walnut Streets garage. In an effort to serve all of our
customers effectively, the Parking Office has suspended the nesting
restrictions, but we are requiring all faculty, staff and student
permit holders to continue parking their vehicles on the upper floors
(level 4 and above) of this facility. Nearly 20% of the parking
inventory is located on the roof deck of this garage and these spaces
are dedicated to permit parking. Please note, the annual permit
fee for Garage 40 is the same Class A fee that is charged for other
campus parking garages and surface lots.
Department of Transportation and Parking will continue to review
the parking logistics in this facility and make changes as warranted.
We thank you for your anticipated cooperation.
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Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 7, October 8, 2002