Libraries stress safety
Library officials are reminding their patrons that emergency phones
are available in many facilities, in the wake of a thwarted attack
in Alderman Library
that incident, a female first-year student reported she was grabbed
around the waist by an unknown man, described as a white male
in his late teens or early 20s, approximately 6 feet tall and
200 pounds, with brown hair. He was wearing cut-off denim shorts
and a gray T-shirt with the word "Onehelluva" in black
letters on the back.
phones, which connect directly to the circulation desk, are available
on each floor of Alderman Library across from the elevator in
the old and new stacks and on the back wall in the new stacks.
In Clemons, free public phones are located next to the elevator
on the second and third floors and near the restrooms on the fourth
floor. In the Science and Engineering Library, an emergency phone
is located on the bottom "book floor." All three libraries
have emergency phones in their elevators.
addition, students may check out cell phones from all three libraries
that are programmed to dial only 911, for use while walking home.
Relations Office reported that sometime between Sept. 20 and
Sept. 21, 1999 someone broke into the Booker House on Madison
Lane and stole $32,135 worth of computer, camera and other electronic
equipment. Several interior offices within Booker House were burglarized.
If you have any information regarding this or any other incident,
call the University
Police Department at 924-7166.