The Oberlin Review

Hello Safety, Goodbye Security: An Unexpected Budget Cut

Madisyn Mettenburg, Production Editor

September 21, 2018

Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Like any first-year reluctant to abandon the air-conditioned luxury of their home, Campus Safety — formerly known as Safety and Security — has certainly been dragging its feet on its move to Dascomb Hall. While no one quite knows when they will move into Fourth Meal’s decrepit shell, even less is known about its sudden rebranding. Why the switch from Safety and Security to merely Campus Safety? Is it because now, in the midst of a budget crisis, “security” is the latest tenant to be sacrificed at the deficit’s jeweled altar? And what acronym can we possibly revere now, with the snappy “S-’n’-S” struck down alongside it? Students living in South Hall have been some of the first to feel the effect...

Security Notebook

September 21, 2018

Filed under NEWS, Security Report

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 10:51 p.m. Campus Safety Officers and members of the Oberlin Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at the Apollo Theatre concessions area. The alarm was located, replaced, and reset. Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 11:00 a.m. A faculty member reported a computer adapter stolen from their work studio in the Allen Memorial Art Building. 11:44 a.m. A staff member reported a stepladder stolen from the porch of Wilder Hall. The ladder was located at approximately 4:58 p.m. in the first-floor hallway of Wilder Hall. Facilities Operations was notified. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 1:50 a.m. Campus Safety officers were requested to meet Oberlin police officers at Oberlin High School to assist with an into...

Security Notebook

May 4, 2018

Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories, Security Report

Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:50 a.m. A staff member reported non-offensive graffiti behind the home-stand bleachers and on the press box at the Knowlton Athletics Complex. A work order was filed for removal. 2:00 p.m. A construction employee reported non-offensive graffiti on the Hall Auditorium Annex. An unknown person(s) spray-painted the building and adaptable walls. Friday, April 27, 2018 1:15 a.m. Safety and Security officers reported an individual lying in the middle of Woodland Street in front of the Science Center. The officers contacted the student who said they fell off the back of another student while “goofing around.” The student, who was under the influence of alcohol, received a laceration above the...

OTC: Tyrone Wicks, S & S Officer

OTC: Tyrone Wicks, S & S Officer

April 20, 2018

Tyrone Wicks is an officer with the Oberlin College Office of Safety and Security. He has been in his position for just over a year. The Review sat down with Wicks to discuss the highlights and challenges of his job and what it’s like to be a Safety and Security officer on campus. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. How and why did you start working for Safety and Security at Oberlin? Well, I was born and raised here. This is my hometown, so I’m back in my hometown after I’ve live...

Security Notebook

February 23, 2018

Filed under Security Report

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 12:21 p.m. Safety and Security officers, and members of the Oberlin Police Department assisted an unresponsive individual on the second floor of Philips gym. The individual was transported by ambulance to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment. Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 4:54 p.m. Officers assisted a student who cut their thumb at Tank Hall. The student was transported to Mercy Allen Hospital for treatment. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 3:38 a.m. Officers responded to a complaint of water leaking in a first-floor Firelands apartment. Upon arrival, water was found in the first-floor lobby with fallen ceiling tiles. Water also leaked into a second floor hallway and apartment. The water came from an apartment...

Security Notebook

February 9, 2018

Filed under Campus News, Community News, Recent Stories, Security Report

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 3:21 p.m. Campus Dining staff reported a brown two-shelf push cart missing from the Science Center food court area. No value was given at the time of report. 5:18 p.m. Facilities staff reported graffiti in two different locations on campus. The graffiti, written in marker, was found in the Firelands Apartments men’s restroom and on an electrical box in Robertson Hall parking lot. A work order was filed for removal. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 12:05 p.m. A student reported the theft of their bicycle from outside a Goldsmith Village Housing Unit. The bike is valued at $150-$200. 7:40 p.m. Safety and Security Officers responded to a report of graffiti in a restroom on the first floor of Bibbins H...

Committee Reviews Campus Safety Policies

Oliver Bok, News Editor

May 8, 2015

Filed under Campus News, NEWS

The presidential working group on Safety and Security recently sent students a survey asking for their experiences with and perceptions of Safety and Security. The working group is currently gathering information and tentatively plans to submit its recommendations for changes to Safety and Security policies before the start of the fall semester. “Our job is not to independently assert our ideas,” said Charles Peterson, associate professor of Africana Studies and a member of the working group. “We’re a filter; we gather information and then we form our recommendations. ... This is a good time for all well-meaning institutions to review campus security policies.” In his column in The Source, President Krislov ...

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