Astonishing flaws — staff editorial

Saturday morning a homeless man walked into the Aston and fell asleep, blocking a resident’s door – another incident in a disturbing trend of security problems at the residence hall.

Problems include a lack of community service aides, video cameras that aren’t yet operational and the possibility of a slow response time by University Police.

The worst such incident that highlighted security flaws at the Aston came during winter break when eight computers and accessories for them were stolen.

What will it take before GW addresses safety issues at the Aston residence hall – an assault, or worse? When the University converted the Aston into a residence hall, it also took on the responsibility of providing adequate security. By neglecting obvious security flaws at the Aston, the University and UPD are risking the safety of its students.

GW and UPD must assess the nature of the security flaws at the Aston and fix them promptly.

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