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Houstonian 2005 - Student Life. 2005. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. March 6, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/9125/show/8946.

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(2005). Houstonian 2005 - Student Life. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/9125/show/8946

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Title Houstonian 2005
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  • Students of the University of Houston
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  • Houston, Texas
Date 2005
Description This edition of the Houstonian, published in 2005, is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript Campus crime reinforces old concerns, prompts new safety measures Story by Mark Smith h tudent concern about the safety of UH's main campus has given rise to a variety of programs under the auspice of the University's Department of Public Safety ~ PS). The Police Department, once located in the westernmost corner of campus off Wheeler Street, now serves as the launch point for individuals with a variety of responsibilities out into the campus in cases of emergency. DPS offers vehicle assistance in the case of an empty gas tank. Students, faculty and staff stranded on or outside campus can be picked up by a DPS authority and driven (with an empty gas can) to a local filling station. Cars can be unlocked and jump-started by campus patrol officers. Reports of stolen goods and campus property are investigated by campus police officers and printed in The Daily Cougar on a weekly basis. The Police Records Division also coordinates the largest lost and found area atUH. DPS has expanded its services over the past decade in response to studies of the most common problems campus residents and regular commuters face. The number of vehicle related services reflects UH's status as a commuter school, but dorm dwellers have also encouraged the development of programs including campus-wide bike registration. The Police Department issues stickers or engravings with serial numbers entered into a DPS database so that bicycles reported stolen can be tracked and easily identified if recovered. The reality of violent crime on campus has inspired DPS's conspicuous use of audio and video technology. The old police department building has changed the most at first glance in its collection of advanced equipment. On campus, red emergency call boxes have become a visual fixture since their first appearance a decade ago. Totaling 47, these centers have been anchored all over the university map. A large number of boxes exist along the perimeter of the University's main cluster of buildings — along Cullen Boulevard, Wheeler Street and Calhoun Road. Boxes also now exist as far north as Robertson Stadium and south as the outlying parking lots. By the fall semester 2005 a network of video cameras will also be operational. Campus police will have access to 155 eyes in a secure campus patrol room equipped with conventional monitors and a large high- definition screen offering montage views of several locations. The challenge for DPS has been to create an atmosphere of safety without intimidating students. Most cameras will monitor parking lots, a few will be placed in areas within the main complex of university buildings. Locations were selected, reportedly, according to rates of documented crime. DPS promises to erect "highly visible signage informing the public that they may be under video surveillance on campus!' It remains to be seen how the system will be interpreted by students. Finally, DPS has developed a Web site from which they alert students to their service offerings and changes in departmental policy. The site also provides contact information for the police chief, campus fire marshal and other officials. DPS administrators have vowed to be receptive to student, faculty and staff opinion, and responsive to new issues on campus. Programs will be added and updated. The role of the department will, no doubt, continue to change in the coming school year. 74