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Friday, April 25, 2008

My Campus Done Gone Nuts

Well, this week has definitely been interesting. I posted 3 alerts from Wednesday's arson incident, since they're all public.

That said, it's not over yet. A fourth unposted alert was sent Thursday morning as an "all clear," and then earlier today (Friday) there was a second incident and now all the freshmen are in the Schaeffer Arena getting interrogated. Should be fun.

Some lucky ones get out of finals today. Oh, well. Sucks for them if they can't make it up.

And now that my study break is over, time to run and take a final. Science Fiction. Fun.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Stevens Arson #2

To: Stevens Community
From: Maureen Weatherall

Stevens Campus Police in cooperation with the Hoboken Police Department, Hudson County Sheriff's Office and the NJ State Police, as well as other jurisdictions, has activated our campus emergency plan.

As a precaution, all access to Residence Halls is being monitored by Stevens personnel. Students will only be allowed into their own Residence Hall after showing ID. There may also be bag searches prior to entry. Please cooperate in helping us maintain the safety of our community.

As an additional precaution, canine units are canvassing the Residence Halls.

All visitors to campus are being required to show ID prior to entering the grounds.

These safety procedures will be in effect until further notice. We will be following the directions of law enforcement experts and will issue a further update early this evening.

Again, please call Dean Ken Nilsen if you have any information about this incident. His number is [redacted].

We are fortunate to have an outstanding campus Police Department and strong cooperation and support from Hoboken, Hudson County and the State of New Jersey. Our primary concern is the safety of every member of our community. We are taking and will continue to take every appropriate action. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Stevens Arson #3

To: Stevens Community
From: Maureen Weatherall

As of 6:00 pm on Wednesday, April 23, 2008, all on campus residence halls have been swept and secured. We are continuing the security measures currently in place through out the night. Stevens personnel or a Hoboken police officer will be stationed at each residence hall entry.

Students must have campus ID. Only the residents of each dormitory will be allowed into their building. Visitors are not permitted into the residence halls at this time.

We are now able to provide more information regarding the note left this morning in Davis Hall. The note specified the April 23rd/April 24th overnight period. If there are residents of Davis that are uncomfortable sleeping in their building, Jacobus and Canavan Arena will be open. Please bring your own blankets and pillows.

If observe any suspicious behavior, please call the Center Desk 24hrs a day at (201) 216-5105. Please call Dean Ken Nilsen if you have any information about this incident. His number is (201)745-8216.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and support.

Stevens Arson #1

To: Stevens Community

From: Maureen Weatherall

Date: April 23, 2008

On Tuesday, April 22, 2008, there was a case of arson on the fourth floor of Davis Hall, the Hoboken Fire Department responded and there were no injuries or serious damage. An arson investigation is underway. In addition, a threatening note was found in the fourth floor bathroom on Wednesday, April 23rd at approximately 8:30 a.m.

Effective immediately campus police officers will be posted at the main entry way of Davis Hall and all bags will be checked. The side doors will be closed for entry. Only Davis residents with valid IDs will be permitted in the building.

All members of the campus community are asked to have their Stevens ID available on their person.

Any members of the Stevens community with information about this incident are encouraged to contact Dean Ken Nilsen, 201-745-8216.

An email update will be distributed by 3:00 p.m. this afternoon, April 23, 2008. Please contact Maureen Weatherall, 201-216-5190 with any questions about this advisory.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

CAM Club Updates

Now that I'm Vice President of the Climbing and Mountaineering Club officially (I think), I'm trying to get a trip together for the reading day, April 30th, 2008, to The Gravity Vault in Upper Saddle River. If we can't get it together to go to a rock gym, then the Stevens rock gym will have to do in a pinch.

With finals making everyone go absolutely nuts, this should be a nice respite for those who can go. Even better, some people that were interested but couldn't go before might be able to make it for this trip.

Op-Ed Vent Coming

For "The Stute" this week I just had to rant about the Stevens student body. I'm tired of seeing people shortchange themselves and other students when they cheat and duck their way through school getting grades instead of learning.

When the online edition goes up over the weekend, I'm going to post the full Op-Ed.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Test Post, and other stuff

Just testing to see if I can post stuff with MS Word 2007 in Blogger, and I guess I can if this can be read.

My NCAA pick was… off. Still, all four #1 teams made it to the final four, so that was interesting to watch.

School is getting crazy, Stute is getting crazy, and MAC is getting crazy.