What colleges in our region are doing to keep students safe

What colleges in our region are doing to keep students safe

September 1, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


THAT QUICKLY —
MY MESSAGE
POPS UP
ST MICHAEL’S
COLLEGE HEAD
OF PUBLIC SAFETY —
SHOWING HOW
FAST STUDENTS
CAN SEND THEM
A MESSAGE —
AND GET ONE BACK. 1:57:05 — DOUG
BABCOCK — I GET
IT RIGHT BACK
ON MY PHONE
THAT QUICKLY
DOUG BABCOCK SAYS ST MIKES
STARTED USING
THE APP CALLED
LIVESAFE A FEW
YEARS BACK. IT’S
A ONE-STOP- SHOP TO
CONNECT
STUDENTS AND
THEIR ON-
CAMPUS POLICE
FORCE. THEIR DISPATCH
CENTER GETS
EVERYTHING —
FROM
MAINTENANCE
REQUESTS — TO CALLS FOR HELP. 2:00:40 —
JOCELYN
MAILLOUX —
FIRST YEAR
STUDENT — I’VE
USED IT ON CAMPUS WHEN I
COME BACK
FROM NORTH
CAMPUS AT
NIGHT WHEN I
HAVE MY CAR AND IM
DROPPING IT OFF
BECAUSE THE
WALK IS ABOUT A
MILE. IF YOU’RE
BY YOURSELF — IT CAN BE SCARY
EVEN A FEATURE
WHERE FRIENDS
CAN TRACK EACH
OTHER — WITH
PUBLIC SAFETY ONLY A FEW
CLICKS AWAY. 1:46:39 —
BABCOCK — THIS
IS WHERE IM AT —
THIS IS WHERE IM
GOING TO BE
GOING — PLEASE WATCH ME OR
CHECK ON ME TO
MAKE SURE IVE
GOTTEN WHERE
IM SUPPOSED TO
STUDENT SAFETY IS AN ISSUE AT
ALL COLLEGES
AND
UNIVERSITIES —
U-V-M INCLUDED. PART OF THAT IS
THE
EDUCATIONAL
ELEMENT. 2:08:54 — SARAH
MELL — UVM
WOMEN’S
CENTER — WHAT
KINDS OF STEPS
CAN WE TAKE AROUND THE
SYSTEMS THAT
PROP UP
VIOLENCE — TO
DISMANTLE
THOSE? AND WHAT STEPS CAN
WE TAKE TO
PROVIDE
SUPPORT AND
HEALING FOR
THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN
IMPACTED? SARAH MELL — AT
UVM’S WOMEN’S
CENTER — SAYS
THEY’RE DOING
THAT THROUGH
INITIATIVES LIKE “THE GOOD
STUFF”. THAT’S A
WEEKLY MEETING
WHERE PEERS
COME TOGETHER
TO TALK ABOUT THEIR
EXPERIENCES —
AND LISTEN TO
OTHERS. 2:06:52 — MELL —
CREATING
SPACES OUTSIDE
OF THE
CLASSROOM
HERE AT UVM FOR FOLKS IS
REALLY PIVOTAL
IN SHIFTING OUR
CULTURE AND
MAINTAINING OUR
CULTURE AS A CONSENT BASED
SPACE
SO EDUCATION
AND PUBLIC
SAFETY J