Tag: Public safety

Why Ramapo keeps having power outages and what to expect

Photo courtesy of Ramapo College. Ramapo has been experiencing inconsistent power issues over the past three weeks, adversely affecting varied and selective areas on campus. Last Wednesday evening, however, almost all buildings suffered a 20-minute outage followed by a brief Wi-Fi shutdown.  After a windstorm hit Bergen County on Feb. 16, […]

Students gather against campus demonstrator

Photo courtesy of Tori D'Amico. Ramapo College is a public campus, meaning that anyone who has gained permission can visit at any time. This includes a demonstrator who identified himself as Stanley John and came to campus Thursday, Oct. 21, carrying a sign with the message “Don’t trust fake science, […]

Altercation Shakes Campus Over the Weekend

An altercation between students outside the College Park Apartments took place around 8:40 p.m. Saturday, when, witnesses said, a resident of Redwood approached two people outside of the dorm who were smoking. The Mahwah Daily Voice reported that the resident “complained about them smoking cigarettes outside of the dorms because […]

Hoverboards Banned from Campus Due to Possible Safety Hazards

Photo courtesy of Ben Larcer, Flickr As of this semester, hoverboards have been added to the list of items banned on campus. Ramapo is not alone in this move – across the nation, schools such as Boston College, Butler University and Quinnipiac University have also banned hoverboards, creating a list […]

High Heels Help Fight Sexual Abuse, Violence

Photo by Angelica Pasquali Male students from various fraternities, clubs and sports teams gathered by the Arch on Tuesday to protest sexual assault and violence against women by wearing women's shoes – a symbolic act intended to show solidarity The men fumbled through bins of high heels to look for […]

Ramapo Offers Self-defense Course for Women

Photo Courtesy of Giancarlo Sepulveda Wednesday evening, Ramapo held its second Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) course for women in the Alumni Lounges. Lead by Public Safety Officer and Campus Outreach Officer Will Holmes, the course serves as a part of Ramapo’s efforts to increase campus safety. “We found out that the […]

Public Safety Launches Crisis App

Photo courtesy of "In Case of Crisis" A new safety feature has been introduced on campus in the form of a smartphone app. Ramapo has created a profile on “In Case of Crisis,” an app that allows colleges, businesses and other organizations to create personalized safety apps, complete with plans […]

Drug Violations up According to Crime Report

Photo by Nicole Williams Alcohol violations were down. Drug abuse was up. And violent crime, comprised mostly of domestic incidents and sexual offenses, showed minor increases. That was according to the annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report for 2013, issued last week. The report, required by law, includes offenses […]