University Officials Answer Questions at SGA Student Safety Panel

By Abby Anderko On Wednesday March 14th, a panel of university officials that deal with safety on a daily basis sat down to speak to students about safety on campus. The seven panelists included Dr. Loretta Staudt of the Student Health Services; Sarah Williamson, Associate Dean of Student Conduct and Ethical Development; Amy Kerr, Associate Read More …

Editorial: Too Close for Comfort

By The Tower Staff A 19-year-old high school student walked onto his school’s campus last Wednesday afternoon. He carried a black duffel bag loaded with an assault rifle, ammunition, and a vest, and he proceeded to shoot people in several classrooms. The tragic school shooting that left 17 dead in Parkland, Florida has ignited fierce Read More …

Armed Robbery Prompts Lockdown on Campus

By Jimmy Cassidy  Catholic University students were told to shelter in place early Wednesday morning as Metropolitan Police officers searched campus for a possibly armed suspect. The alerts lasted for about an hour, starting at 2:27 AM before the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) issued an “all-clear” and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) lifted the Read More …

The Case for DPS Modernization

by Aaron Mackisey, Class of 2019        In 1996, while President William Jefferson Clinton was campaigning around the country for re-election, he would often ask his audience to join him by helping to “build a bridge to the 21st Century.” Admittedly – I am no Bill Clinton. Yet, the help I am seeking from you Read More …