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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1987 - The Community. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 22, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/25027/show/24863.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1987 - The Community. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/25027/show/24863

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Transcript Brownstein Wears Many Disguises Bobby Brownstein, above left, as he appeared in the 1970 Houstonian Yearbook, then as a senior, listed in Who's Who In American Colleges and Universities. He was involved in Program Council, Varsity Tennis, Student Senate and was the Election Commission chairman. Above right, as he appeared in the 1974 Houstonian, obviously politically motivated. Can you recognize him today? Yes, that's Bobby on the left, the Assistant Director of Residential Life, with Dorothy Barrera, Administrative Secretary, Tom Penett, Associate Director of Housing, Holly Sterneckert, Director of Housing, and Len Bovee, Service Center Manager. Photo by Michael Williams. Wheeler Street to commit crimes. In one respect we've progressed, but in one we've re- gressed," Penett said of the pa- trol cars. 'We have a workable securi- ty system. If we have cooperation from the residents, it works." Penett said he attributes an increase in the number of crimes through the years to an increase in UH's enrollment and Houston's population. Brownstein said dorms were not as safe when he entered the diversity as they are now. Ten years ago, we weren't as security conscious. Anybody could get in both the Towers and the Quad," he said. Security was not as necessary because the area surrounding rne dorms caused less problems; the crime rate was not as high as it is now, he said. The biggest security problem then, Brownstein said, was residents not locking their doors or securing their property. Theft occurred both from inside and outside the dorms. Brownstein said that by the time he entered the university, the Quad was starting to become coed. The Quad was completely coed by the mid-1970s, he said, and the Towers became coed by floors in 1979. Contrary to parental belief, this arrangement made the dorms seem safer rather than more threatening, Brownstein said. "There was initial concern that it would be more of a problem. We ended up having less of a problem," he said. "The women felt more secure having men there. It turned out to be a much healthier atmosphere." Single-sex dorms can be rowdy, but coed dorms "seem to put both groups on their best behavior," he added. Residence halls began increasing security during the 70s, Brownstein said, when more outside problems began to appear. "We even cut down some large shrubbery that used to be around the dorms," he said. With the construction of Cougar Place in 1982, residents and officials were more concerned with security aspects such as an outside fence, Brownstein said. Penett said Cougar Place has not had any major problems. Bicycle thefts are the primary complaint, he said, and there has never been a break-in into a room in the complex. Now, Brownstein said, dorms have improved features, such as safety programs, Cougar Patrol, better lighting and call boxes for summoning police. He said he knows students who have moved back into the dorms after a period off campus because they like the security better in the dorms. "Today, I really think we're in much better shape than we've been in a long time," Brownstein said. Penett agreed. "I think we're doing a great job." -Kristin Jacobsen and Ruthie Piller 23/