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Old 04-17-2007, 11:02 AM   #31
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I agree with both of the above. Some administrator(*) sitting on their 6 digit salaries could easily take a slight cut to hire some minimum wage guard to monitor. And there'* probably several programs on every campus getting more money than they need/deserve. And on and on and on... But getting any of them to admit to it...

And, it would be a PITA to have to empty your bags to go to class, but would it be as painful as a bullet???

Pretty much meaningless thoughts, though. None of us have the influence neccessary to push this beyond speculation (Them thats got the gold makes the rules) so all we can do is keep the families of the student in our thoughts and/or prayers and hope for the best for them
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:41 PM   #32
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I agree with both of the above. Some administrator(*) sitting on their 6 digit salaries could easily take a slight cut to hire some minimum wage guard to monitor. And there'* probably several programs on every campus getting more money than they need/deserve. And on and on and on... But getting any of them to admit to it...
Careful there, Heaven forbid they would have to cut salaries or (GASP) even the SPORTS program.

Its coming out now that he was an angry loner. Still a tragic event, no matter how you look at it.
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:53 PM   #33
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It is very tragic.

The problem is, no policy in the world could have prevented this.
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:56 PM   #34
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I got an email from OU'* President today concerning this event.

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Dear Oakland University students:

This is a tremendously sad time for all of us. The tragedy that unfolded
yesterday at Virginia Tech University is almost too much to comprehend. Our
hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families, and the entire
Virginia Tech community. I will contact their president soon to offer
personal condolences from all of us at Oakland University.
Tonight there will be a candlelight vigil near the lake from 8-8:30 p.m. to
honor the victims at VT, sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega.
Tomorrow, we ask that the entire campus observe a one-minute moment of
silence, beginning at 9:25 a.m. In this small way, we can silently express
our most profound condolences for the victims, their families and all
students, faculty and staff at Virginia Tech.
What happened at Virginia Tech is a learning experience for us all. It is at
terrible times like these that we must re-examine our emergency preparedness
procedures.
This morning I called a meeting of our crisis management team. We looked at
the procedures we have in place in the context of the VT situation, and
we're confident we have a solid plan of action should such a tragedy ever
occur on our campus.
Sadly, there can never be complete assurances of safety. Public
universities such as Oakland are open and anyone is free to come onto campus
at any time. The best we can do is to be prepared for any emergency, and
move decisively and swiftly to contain it.
We'd like to remind you today that as Oakland University students, you play
a key role in maintaining your own safety. We need you to be partners with
the university so that we can minimize any potential risks to the safety of
everyone on our campus. That means you must remain vigilant at all times.
Report suspicious behavior when you see it. Let us know if a fellow student
is articulating suicidal or homicidal thoughts. Report any threats you may
hear directed to anyone on campus. The Oakland University Police Department
fully investigates all calls it receives. Contact the OUPD any time day or
night at 370-3331. Or, in any emergency, call 911.
Yesterday'* sad events should remind us to always err on the side of safety.
I know you join me in sending your thoughts and prayers to the entire
Virginia Tech community and their families. We are diminished by this
horrible loss of life, but we also stand in quiet comfort and support of
Virginia Tech as they struggle to recover from this tragedy

Sincerely,
Gary Russi

Just thought i might share... its kind of nice to see that the admins at my school are addressing this and not just letting it blow over.
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