Yesterday, 9/27/19, Simon’s Rock fell into a panic after a violent attack on one of our students of color on-campus. Security responded with an email at 7:55 p.m. (more than 5 hours after the event) with an emailed statement which contained the following about the crime: “at approximately 2:30 p.m., a student reported being dragged into the woods and violently assaulted by an unknown individual near the Interpretive Trail” and went on to ensure that the police are looking into the issue. Although, they were seemingly calling upon students to help track down the perpetrator, asking if there was anyone with information about the violence. In the email, they also suggested that students walk in groups, as to avoid dangerous situations.
Friday’s Climate Teach-In gave voice to a series of Simon’s Rock staples, including Harold Hastings, Tai Young-Taft, Jennifer Browdy, Nancy Bonvillian, Brian Connolly, Justin Jackson, and Jay Maronde, an employee of the Physical Plant. According to the my.simons-rock Portal, his official title is “Maintenance Technician,” but Jay has really been acting as a campus energy manager. Maronde spoke on campus energy and climate initiatives. Below is a list of a few projects either in progress or forthcoming.
If you’ve been wondering why your trip to town now includes a walk to the DAC to meet the shuttle (as opposed to the previous Student Union pick up), I have your answer. The shuttle system is on life support, and soon the plug will be pulled in order to make way for use of the BBus, the regional public transportation system of the Berkshires.