Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production

Hey there! This article was written in 2007.

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Faster'n fast

Posted 25 September 2007

Wow, classes haven't even started and already there's been an intruder in a girl's room. I guess Northwestern needs to lock more doors to prevent this kind of thing from every happening again.

A resident of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority woke up about 4 a.m. Monday [September 24, 2007] to find an intruder inside her third-floor room. [...] The incident came as the university has been working to institute new security measures for all of its on-campus housing. On Sept. 10, members of fraternities and sororities were notified that all doors in Greek houses would be locked, and that secondary doors would be alarmed in the future.

The only thing that's going to hinder intruders effectively is student awareness. You can't solve a social issue with technical measures, and Alan Cubbage (the vice-president of Northwestern university relations) knows it.

Cubbage said that students can help prevent similar incidents by using common sense, such as locking their doors at night and not letting strangers into their residence halls.

"(Security is) a joint effort," he said. "Students have to be engaged and involved in it."

I am glad that nothing untoward happened to the girl.