New UCPD app for smartphones helps students find a safe way home.
UCPD’s planned launch of a safety app is undermined by University’s selective security alert policy.
The University’s policy on reporting violent crimes is too selective to sufficiently inform those it aims to protect.
The University employs 125 security officers taking turns to stand guard at 20 posts.
The Medical Center was recognized for exemplary safety practices.
Five first-years were hospitalized due to alcohol after O-Week.
SG tries to engage students with UCPD safety practices.
The Chicago Justice Initiative RSO aims to bring a new focus to campus security.
Crime in general is down, though violent crimes like murder and robbery are up.
UCPD is contemplating an expansion of its jurisdiction around three charter schools, and Hyde Park residents are grappling with rumors that their precinct may close.
UCPD officers have arrested the man suspected of robbing a student at gunpoint two weeks ago.
Staff at the Cummings Life Science Center temporarily had to shut down their research late this summer after one scientist contracted a skin infection from a bacterium under study in the same lab.
Demetrius Warren, 21, the fourth of five suspects involved in the 2007 murder of graduate student Amadou Cisse, was convicted of armed robbery and aggravated discharge of a firearm.
A spate of violent crimes has piqued student interest in umbrella coverage.
Though Morris expressed frustration over low turnout, he mentioned changes being made next quarter to improve evening transportation services.
The petition alleges unanswered calls and unpredictable arrival times make SafeRide less safe than its name implies.
The student was shot by his younger brother, but the Chicago Police Department ruled his death an accident.
Issues in Safety and Security undermine the Department’s own efforts
20-year-old Jamal Bracey pled guilty in the 2007 murder of graduate student Amadou Cisse (Ph.D. ’07).
With administrators issuing warnings and professors urging curiosity, students studying abroad in Paris have mostly avoided the strikes and riots.
Firefighters put out a blazing fire atop the MathStat building Tuesday evening, as scores looked on.
In response to last week’s assault outside Cobb Hall, UCPD is posting an officer on the main quad 20 hours a day.
The incident occurred Monday evening around 7:50 p.m.
Sunil Kumar, an operations professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, will take over as the next dean of the Booth School on January 1, 2011
Another student was injured in the Saturday crash that claimed the life of fourth-year Ian Cumings.
The stores will close at midnight through Thursday due to concerns over the safety of store staff, after spike in aggressive, drunken shoplifting.
Reg report does more to quiet controversy than prevent recurrence
The University apologized over the February arrest of fourth-year Mauriece Dawson and announced a series of policy changes to prevent a similar incident in an announcement Friday.
Robbers have targeted Goodspeed Hall, Cobb, and Gates-Blake in the past two months, according to a UCPD spokesman; the music, film, and French departments, as well as the Center for the Study of Languages (CSL) were robbed.
An Uptown man was arrested Friday for breaking into a U of C undergraduate’s home last October and attempting to remove the sleeping woman’s underwear, according to police.
Training focused on calming violence-prone students
Chicago Police officers arrested an alleged University of Chicago employee early Thursday morning suspected of mugging a young man earlier that night.
Over 20 students rallied against sexual assault, violence, rape, and sexual inequality Thursday as part of this year’s Take Back the Night demonstration.
A group of people were socializing outside a Kansas bar when a man leaned out of the passenger window of the car, shooting at the crowd multiple times with a handgun.
The head of the newly-created department will will coordinate police and transportation services.
Crime is down in Hyde Park and Kenwood for the second year in a row even as it increases throughout Chicago, according to statistics gathered by the University of Chicago Police Department.
Student Government (SG) is interviewing three final candidates this week for a new administrative position that will take charge of all campus safety and security measures.
Around 60 people gathered Wednesday to commemorate the life of Amadou Cisse one year after the 28-year-old chemistry graduate student was murdered near the intersection of East 61st Street and South Ellis Avenue.
Students nervous about getting from Burton-Judson to Regents Park after dark would most likely turn to SafeRide, not the University’s Marketplace website. On Sunday night, however, between listings for ride-sharing and babysitting, was a post titled “Are you tired of being afraid to go out at night in Hyde Park?”
UCPD’s new alert system has been used to quickly notify campus of recent string of violent crimes.
Woman attacked as she was entering her apartment building around 10 p.m.
The University should now turn its attention to the other flaws in the SafeRide program.
A University employee was violently assaulted Wednesday evening during an attempted robbery, according to police reports.
President Zimmer announced new steps the University will take to improve campus safety in an e-mail to the University community Wednesday. The letter addressed the recommendations made by the Campus Safety and Security Committee, an ad-hoc group for following the…
Academic theory and public policy will converge in a new youth crime prevention initiative jointly sponsored by University scholars and the city of Chicago. At a press conference held yesterday at the School of Social Service Administration (SSA), Mayor Richard…
Campus safety and transportation officials discussed University efforts to increase security in Hyde Park at a Student Government–hosted forum Wednesday in Reynolds Club, citing an expanded late-night bus service and newly created police sub-station south of the Midway. “Beginning with…
A string of robberies in a section of Hyde Park known for its relative safety and close proximity to campus has caused community members to reconsider the general level of security in the neighborhood. The rectangle comprising the area from…
The College Council met with representatives from the University to discuss student safety issues regarding lighting on campus, emergency phones, and communication between the University Police force and students. The meeting, which was held last Wednesday night, focused on revamping…