Cabrini opens new welcome center

By Katie Clark
August 30, 2007

Kaitlin Barr/Editor in chief and Nicole Osuch/Managing Editor

Cabrini opened a new welcome center booth in the past month to monitor visitors on campus.

The welcome center was built to replace the check-point at night when entering campus. It is located on the right side of the Upper Gulph entrance.

According to the official announcement sent out by Cabrini, the same rules and regulations as last year are in effect. Any car that enters the campus between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. must use this entrance and stop at the welcome center. Destination and identification will be asked by Public Safety to the drivers and passengers. Unlike last year there are now gates and you must wait for Public Safety to grant you permission to enter the campus.

There are mixed and confused feelings from the Cabrini students over the welcome center.

“The entrance is an obstacle course now,” junior Lauren Grassi, a social work major, said.

“I didn’t like the idea from the beginning and now there is a booth. It’s a waste of time and a hassle for my friends to visit me,” junior Kelly Devlin, an education major, said.

Lisa Romano, a junior criminal justice major said, “I feel it is not necessary for Cabrini to waste money on a system that worked just fine the way it was last year.”

According to Lil Burroughs, director of Public Safety, the reasoning behind the new system is “to promote more safety on Cabrini’s campus.”

Cabrini’s official announcement stated that it is the mission of the Department of Public Safety to protect the life and property and to encourage a shared responsibility for the safety of the individual and the community.

Katie Clark

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