The new Spelman spotlight.
September 12, 1980
Image 8 The new Spelman spotlight. (Atlanta , Georgia) 1980-1980, September 12, 1980, Image 8
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Spelman Spotlight, Page 8
September 12. 1980
Summer, Science, and Security?
By Angela Patrice Shannon
This year, Spelman conducted its
sixth annual Summer Science Program
under the direction of Dr. Etta Falconer.
The program, consisting of students
from both Spelman and Morris Brown,
presented a wonderful learning ex
perience for all who participated. Unfor
tunately, for some, being in the Summer
Science Program meant nasty con
frontations with security.
What is the duty of the Spelman
security guard? Is it to sit and glance at
ID. cards—only to forget who is who on
ce the person is out of sight? Perhaps it’s
their duty to sit, with newspaper in hand,
avidly keeping up with the columns of
Dear Abby and Erma Bombeck. Better
still, maybe it’s their extremely tough
duty to issue sarcastic remarks to Spel
man sisters who ask for escort to dorms
For those of you who may be wonder
ing if the answers to this question of
duty are correct, the answer is, no, in
every instance. If upon returning to the
Spelman campus your escort is denied
the privilege of accompanying you to the
door, it is the duty of the active security
guard to do so upon your request. The
policy of I.D. checks was inacted in
hopes of discouraging possible trouble
Security Officer discusses crime prevention during Freshman Week.
"?f h kerS , ***** • tHe C L ampu , s ’ ticipants ’ encounters with security, they security that we, as incoming Freshmen
although the front gate is not the sole did realize that the guards were there to work as closely with them as^possible to
mean of entry. lnsure the well-being of all the program’s make this Fall, as was the Summer a
_^spit^ofsomesummer program par- participants. And, it is the hope of seasonvoid of any major mishaps. ’