Either the tour guide Sam Kurtz describes had a slip of the tongue, or he is referencing the undocumented 1973 on-campus speech delivered by funk pioneer George Clinton. Or maybe he actually believes George Clinton is the name of the 42nd President, which would be another foreboding sign of world destruction in 2012.
Posts Tagged “Safe Rides”
Jan 17 2012
Sep 06 2011
This weekend, Georgetown debuted a new late-night shuttle from the front gates to the M Street corridor. Although ostensibly part of SafeRides, the shuttle was also promised by the University as part of the 2010 Campus Plan discussions.
Is it SafeRides?
Last February, then-GUSA executive candidate Mike Meaney (SFS ’12), called for the creation of an M Street Shuttle in his budget, but was initially denied funding from the university.
GUSA Vice President Greg Laverierre (COL’ 12) said in an interview with the Hoya that ”there’s been a problem of people using SafeRides as a shuttle to the bars. [With the new shuttle] SafeRides can actually have quicker response times now for people who truly feel uncomfortable walking.”
Considering the crime rate in the Georgetown/Burleith area, SafeRides is necessary to ensure students’ safety late at night. And given the number of students going to M Street, this seems like an obvious route.
In an email to the student body, Vice President for University Safety Rocco DelMonaco announced the shuttle along with increased reimbursable details in Georgetown–all for improving student safety:
Nov 24 2009
At the beginning of the 2008-2009 school year, the Metropolitan Police Department began party patrols to monitor Burleith and West Georgetown from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. five nights a week, including weekend nights, according to e-mails exchanged between Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners and MPD Second District officers.
Michelle Milam, who at the time was lieutenant of the PSA in which Georgetown is located (PSA 206), said that the patrols were concentrated in Burleith, where the majority of complaints were coming from. That concerned ANC Commissioner Ron Lewis, who said his West Georgetown constituents were just as disturbed by the noise as Burleith residents. He wrote:
Milam replied, “Yes, there will be active patrolling in all parts of Georgetown by PSA 206 members.”
Jan 16 2009
Editor’s note: below is the first edition of Vox Populi’s weekly GUSA roundups, a sass-meets-C-SPAN summary of Georgetown student government’s goings-on. In sum, we’ll go to GUSA meetings so you won’t have to. We think Tipp O’Neill would be proud.
The big issue at this week’s GUSA meeting was the Metropolitan Police Department’s new noise policy. Several strategies to combat the measure were suggested, including a town hall meeting, an editorial in The Hoya (for the record, the Voice’s has done its part) and banding together with members of the District of Columbia Metropolitan University Student Alliance (they of the erstwhile Student Metro Discount crusade).
Pat Salvo (SFS ’09—Off Campus) kicked off the meeting with an executive briefing, mentioning that the search committee for the new Dean of the College has narrowed down the candidates from twelve to five. The next step in the selection process is a round of meetings between the candidates and members of the administration.