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Senior Opinion Editor Clare Shanahan writes about her experiences with public safety resources on campus, particularly emergency blue lights, safe ride and dispatch services and surveillance cameras.

Commentary: Public safety resources at the college must be increased

By Clare Shanahan, Opinion Editor November 15, 2023
Functional public safety resources are crucial to creating an appealing and safe college campus. Being a journalism student at Ithaca College has given me unique insight into college operations; I have consistently found the state of public safety resources to be insufficient and concerning.
The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management (OPS) is working to increase use of Rave Guardian, the college’s public safety app, among the campus community and at other Ithaca College campuses. While Rave Guardian was introduced to the college’s campus in April 2021, Samm Swarts, associate director of Emergency Preparedness and Response, said the app was launched at the Ithaca College London Center (ICLC) on Aug. 23 and will be available at the Ithaca College Los Angeles campus starting in Spring 2023.

Rave Guardian app sees increased use as access expands

By Clare Shanahan, Assistant News Editor August 31, 2022
As engagement with the Rave Guardian app at Ithaca College rises, the program is being expanded and implemented at new locations.
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