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Lighting Continuously Improved

Over the next few weeks, the Colleges will continue to increase lighting on campus. Most of the new lighting should be installed over the Thanksgiving break by New York State Electric and Gas. This first phase will yield 31 area lights on South Main, Pulteney and St. Clair Streets and Kings Lane.

Already completed is the new lighting that has been installed on St. Clair, South Main and Pulteney Streets and will complete Kings Lane soon.

In addition installation of approximately 19 campus standard sidewalk lights and new reflectors on nearly 20 existing campus lighting areas will broaden the area of light provided. This has begun along Odell's Pond, the Quad, behind Comstock and in the Winn Seeley/Bristol Gym area near the tennis Courts and should be completed by early December.

Improved wall-pack lights have already been installed on the Scandling Center, Medbery Hall (Quad side) and Medbery Parking Lot as well as Demarest Hall.

Other security information for the week ending Nov. 19, 2004 includes:

There have been no new reported assaults or attempts. Geneva Police and HWS continue their investigation into the assaults. Please contact Campus Safety at ext. 3656 with any information that could be helpful. Several leads continue to be followed. HWS has hired a retired police investigator to assist in the ongoing investigation.

The local NBC television affiliate will be airing a segment early next week on residence halls at eight Rochester area campuses. A producer with a hidden camera gained access to residence halls on seven of the eight campuses, including HWS. The report was prompted by the assaults at HWS, even though these assaults did not happen in the residences.

Please be vigilant when it comes to opening doors for strangers and leaving doors unlocked or propped open. While this producer gained entry to boost ratings, a would-be criminal has other intentions.

HWS has requested a copy of the station's videotape to use as part of student education on the dangers of letting strangers into buildings and propping doors open. Thus far they have refused.

“Teammates,” the student walking service, will continue running from Sunday through Thursday 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Contact Campus Safety at ext. 3656 if you are in need of this service. A reminder that in order to keep this program successful, student should:
Call Security at ext. 3656 and request a Teammate to walk with you wherever you want to go on campus from 8 p.m.- 1 a.m. Sunday-Thursday.

Three additional Campus Safety patrols from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. are continuing.

Campus vans continue to provide rides to students from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Security Officers can give rides at other times if needed. Please call ext. 3656.

In addition, the Colleges urge all to continue to follow safety suggestions:

Carry whistles, your ID and your keys
Walk in groups
Stay on sidewalks and in well-lit areas
Keep doors and windows locked
Be aware of your surroundings and who you are with at all times
Do not leave residence doors unlocked or propped open
Refer anyone looking to gain access to residences to Campus Safety