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The Dartmouth
April 14, 2024 | Latest Issue
The Dartmouth

Safety and Security did not respond with callousness

To the Editor:

Although I had originally hoped not to be named, I feel compelled to correct a statement attributed to me in Friday's issue of The Dartmouth ("Rainbow Alliance plans response to rash of 'homophobic' activity," Oct. 3, 1995). The story says that when I reported the incidents to Safety and Security they said: "Sorry, there's nothing we can do." While this is true, it was taken grossly out of context in the article, which made it sound as if Safety and Security was unhelpful to the point of callousness. In fact, on both occasions when I reported the incidents, the officers who took my report and subsequently came to my room were sympathetic, helpful and efficient. They responded quickly to my phone call, encouraged me to report the crimes to the Hanover Police and were concerned about my safety. While it's true that given the fact that I have no idea who assaulted me, there is nothing they can immediately do, it would be incorrect to assert, as the article does , that they responded coldly and inefficiently to my complaints.