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SRU Good News for Sept. 25, 2009


SRU campus rates in nation's Top 25 Safe Campus report


Slippery Rock University has been named one of the safest university campuses in the nation by The Daily Beast. SRU was listed at No. 14.

Tina Brown, former editor of The New Yorker magazine, heads the popular, current issues Web site.

The "Safest Colleges" list was created using data all universities must supply under the Cleary Act. The Daily Beast decided to evaluate how safe universities were following the recent murder of Yale University doctoral student Annie Le.

"Safety is always my No. 1 concern," said Robert Downey, SRU's chief of police. "We work constantly to provide for the safety and security of our students, staff and visitors. It is priority No. 1. Our goal, of course, would be to be rated No. 1 on next year's list."

Downey said preliminary installation work is under way on another system to aid in campus security. The Metis Secure system will offer state-of-the-art, location-based emergency notification capabilities in 15 academic buildings. Installation is expected to be completed by the opening of spring semester.

Others on the "safest" list, starting at No. 1 are: New York Institute of Technology, Farmingdale State University, Grand Valley State University, Indiana Wesleyan University, Idaho State University, University of Montana, University of Virginia, Georgia College and State, University of Mississippi, Sam Houston State University, Winona State University, Fashion Institute of Technology, Utah State University, SRU, Central Connecticut State, Marshall University, Brigham Young University, Georgia Southern University, The College of New Rochelle, Quinnipiac University, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Southern Connecticut State University, Michigan Technology University, Texas A&M and Texas Women's College.

In preparing the list, editors considered 4,000 colleges and universities. To be considered, the school must have had an enrollment of at least 6,000 students and offer on-campus residence halls. 

For a complete report, including the methodology used in compiling the list as well as a look at the 25 worst colleges for campus crime, visit:


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