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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:47 PM

USC to be closed campus after dark in wake of Halloween shootings

By City News Service
Posted: 01/08/2013 11:21:31 AM PST
Updated: 01/08/2013 01:53:45 PM PST

LOS ANGELES - Ten weeks after four people were shot at an on-campus Halloween party, USC officials are readying new safety checkpoints to prohibit uninvited campus access at night.

Starting with the spring semester, guests will need an invitation from a student or employee, and government ID to walk or drive onto the privately-owned university at night.

Pedestrian gates are being completed around the campus, where guards will check guests in against invitations between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. They are the first access restrictions to pedestrians at the privately-owned university in modern history.

"We will still be a welcoming place," said Vice President for Student Affairs Michael L. Jackson in announcing that the gates, which will be locked overnight for the first time on Jan. 14. "That is the goal."

More: http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_22332762/usc-be-closed-campus-after-dark-wake-halloween


I'm not really sure if this is the best solution. it's come to this.

Article from the campus newspaper: http://dailytrojan.com/2012/12/13/university-announces-new-safety-policies-for-spring-semester/

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ellisonz Jan 2013 OP
exboyfil Jan 2013 #1
ellisonz Jan 2013 #2
exboyfil Jan 2013 #3
ellisonz Jan 2013 #4
flamingdem Jan 2013 #5
ellisonz Jan 2013 #6

Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:02 PM

1. A university as a gated community

If our local university gates up, then I will lose a place to walk my dogs at night.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:08 PM

2. To be fair - this going to be from 9 PM - 6 AM

Times when you're probably not walking your dogs.

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:11 PM

3. I have been out as late as 10 pm

with the pupsters. When get home from work, hit a kid's concert, help with homework, sometimes your time gets pushed later.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:28 PM

4. Ever been to the Downtown/South Central LA Area?

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:22 PM

5. What a drag it's come to this

I like to attend events there and park off campus. It is a rough neighborhood -- and students are paying such high prices - this was bound to happen.

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:48 PM

6. That it took so long is rather impressive

I'm waiting to here back on a grad school app from USC

The entry way at the Expo line stations better be some of the 8 entries they're keeping open.

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