April 5, 2004

Disturbing Morning

I’m not referring to the snow that was on my car this morning, on the 5th of April. Though, that should qualify as disturbing.

No, what I find disturbing this morning is this attack which took place on campus last week.

One student was raped, and another woke up screaming, frightening off her would-be attacker. This happened in the new dorms, which I can see from my office. It’s a minute’s walk away.

Erin Dow, 18, of Carlisle said many female students also are concerned about walking on campus at night. “At nighttime, you don’t know who will be hiding,” she said. “It’s a pretty scary thought.”

Ms. Dow, who lives in Roberts Hall, said many female students now will not go out alone.

We had attacks here even back when I was a student. But people want to forget past attacks. The forgetting happens, the doors go unlocked and people begin walking around alone at night until another attack happens.

Posted by James at April 5, 2004 11:05 AM
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That's just awful. What a nightmare.

Posted by: Chuck S. at April 6, 2004 2:51 AM

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