The University Record, February 11, 2002

Security increased after recent intrusions

By Alan Levy
Director, Housing Public Affairs

Housing Security and the Department of Public Safety have stepped up patrols and officer coverage at East Quadrangle Residence Hall in the aftermath of intruders entering a student room brandishing a gun. Two Housing Security officers are indefinitely assigned to East Quad 9 p.m.–7 a.m. every day, instead of the usual one officer coverage. Security rounds during the day have been instituted, as well. In addition, DPS police officers are conducting their own rounds through the hall to further increase the presence of uniformed officers. All University Housing residents received a mass e-mail Monday evening, Feb. 4, making them aware of the incident that occurred two days earlier, and alerting them to 10 safety tips that they can follow to enhance both their own safety and the safety of other students in their building.

The Residential College, a unit of LS&A, has administrative and faculty offices along with classrooms located in East Quad. RC staff were notified of the incident and follow-up in an e-mail message from interim director and professor of history Charles Bright.

University Housing announced on Feb. 8, that effective today, Feb. 11, all residence hall entrance doors will be locked on a 24-hour basis. Residents will gain entrance to their hall by card reader access. Previously, most residence hall front entrances were open from 7 a.m.–9 p.m.

A $2,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the succesful arrest and prosecution of suspects involved in the home invasion. If you have any information, contact Sgt. Tim Shannon, (734) 763-1131 or the University’s Anonymous tip line, (800) 863-1355.