--> I just finished reading our assigned reading “Blogging in a Crisis” and I found it so fitting to what is currently going on at NU. Earlier today as I was walking around campus, I smelled something burning a few seconds later as I was crossing Forsyth and heading over to the library I saw a bunch of cop cars, and fire trucks all over the street. At first I didn’t think too much of it but once I got to the library and looked out the window, there were a bunch of cop cars surrounding Churchill and there were a bunch of maintenance men carrying out burnt items such as couches, chairs etc. At this point I still assumed that it must have been another fire one like we had earlier in the year in Ell Hall.
It wasn’t until I got back to my apartment that I learned from my roommate that not only was there a fire in Churchill but there was also a fire in the YMCA and the Curry Student Center. She said that her friend told her that someone was responsible for doing it but didn’t know many other details about the situation.
Being a student here in the city I feel as though it is important that we always be informed of certain safety issues that are going on around us, especially if the person hasn’t been caught and could be anywhere on campus. So far I have not seen any information be released about the situation and I think that NU should have a blog to deal with safety issues like this. It is important to keep students’ safety in mind, and so far I don’t feel as though NU has done that at all, especially with this situation. I think that by releasing some sort of information, at least as to what happened is important, for safety and credibility reasons.
I think a blog would be a good way to deal with this issue because it would help curb rumors and things of that nature that aren’t true. By not saying anything I feel as though NU has something to hide, and in effort to save their credibility they don’t say anything. Pretty ridiculous if you ask me. After all we are paying tons of money to go here, is it too much to ask of them to at least keep us updated on the campus we are paying for?
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