Mar

11

Barnard Security Alert

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A Barnard student was assaulted by a drunk man late last night on 112th and Broadway. The security alert, which you can read in full below, reminds you:

When traveling during late hours please remember that the Barnard shuttle service is available from 9:00pm-4:00am by calling 212-854-3362. In addition, the Columbia University shuttle service is also available on a regular schedule, and after 10:00pm mobile service is available by calling 854-SAFE between 11:00pm and 2:00am.

Full e-mail after the jump.

Dear Barnard College Community:

We recently became aware of an incident that occurred on Friday morning, March 11, 2011, at approximately 03:30 A.M., in which a Barnard College student was the victim of a sexual offense at West 112 Street and Broadway. The student was walking northbound on the east side of Broadway when an intoxicated male grabbed her arm and fondled her.  The student resisted, by kicking the male in the groin area and breaking free; she then returned to campus. NYPD has been notified of this incident and will take appropriate action.

When traveling during late hours please remember that the Barnard shuttle service is available from 9:00pm-4:00am by calling 212-854-3362. In addition, the Columbia University shuttle service is also available on a regular schedule, and after 10:00pm mobile service is available by calling 854-SAFE between 11:00pm and 2:00am.

One of the most important things we can all do to ensure our own personal safety is to be aware of our surroundings. When possible travel with friends during late night hours, avoid being distracted by headphones or cell phones while walking, and be aware of “Safe Haven” locations should you encounter a suspicious person.

“Be aware and be safe.”

Dianna M. Pennetti
Director
Barnard Public Safety
212-854-3362

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10 Comments

  1. Anonymous  

    There's also the Rape Crisis Anti-Violence Support Center, which is open from 8 - 11 pm in 112 Hewitt for walk-in counseling and by phone at 212 854 HELP. They also offer an advocate for information about/accompaniment to the hospital, Health Services, the police, the district attorney, the Disciplinary Procedure for Sexual Assault through the university, etc. The advocate is available 24 hours a day at that same number - 212 845 HELP.

    We're here to talk about anything regarding sexual violence.

  2. Anonymous  

    Awesome. Too bad she didn't take the fucker's wallet too. Good job, Barnard.

  3. person  

    Columbia University Shuttle: 11PM-2AM
    Barnard: 9PM-4AM

    If you're a Columbia student and you get raped between 2AM and 4AM because there isn't any shuttle anymore, well, you should have gone to Barnard.

  4. Anonymous

    i dont believe that the columbia shuttle follows any kind of normal schedule.

  5. Anonymous

    yea, I have used Columbia shuttle at 4 Am too

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