Safe and Sound?

Scene after the Boston Marathon bombing, courtesy of NY Times. Scene after the Boston Marathon bombing, courtesy of NY Times.

Scene after the Boston Marathon bombing, courtesy of NY Times.

In the wake of Boston Marathon bombings, The Campus spoke to the head of Public Safety about keeping CCNY secure by Elina Vargas

Many CCNY students pass by the Public Safety Department in NAC 4/201, without knowing what it is or about its importance, especially after the Boston Marathon incident, and the Texas plant explosion.

Many students feel on edge after watching the many news reports of both tragedies. But according to Douglas M. White, the deputy Director of Public Safety and Security of City College, his staff is well prepared for emergencies. He notes that after the Boston event, the NYPD came to City College to check out the safety of the students. They took this precaution, because New York City may have been considered a target by the Boston bombers. “The minimum time for the police to get to the campus is 5 minutes,” he explained.

“The most important part of his job,” says White, who a 21-year veteran of CCNY, “is to make sure that the safety of the students and campus is secure.”

For more information, go to www.ccny.cuny.edu/current/security. In case of emergency on campus, call: 7777 24/7.

Tags: , , , , , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

CUNY Refunds Tuition to Undocumented Students

CUNY_Radio_Splash

According to the Associated Press, CUNY has returned $4,000 to 150 undocumented students. New York is among 19 states that […]

Closing the Childhood Center

IMG_0990

In a Faculty Senate meeting on November 20th, Professor Jeruzalmi announced the closing of the childcare and development center. He […]

CCNY Takes Albany

11040719_10153069508873277_2034552906_n

On Thursday, February 26th, City College students were among the many that participated in the annual Higher Education Day of […]

CCNY Announces New Course Withdrawal Process

City College has updated its course withdrawal process this spring in an effort to eliminate paper applications, shifting most of […]

Film Review: Dear White People

Dear White People

  As Black History Month ends at City College, the city university decided to end the annual celebration with the […]

At City, Everything Really Isn’t Awesome

  The City College of New York has been seen as one of the more prestigious public colleges in CUNY […]