Walk addresses lighting concerns
Security recently held its annual "Lighting Walk"
to identify sections of the campus deserving heightened attention due
to their unsatisfactory lighting and safety concerns.
Coordinator Louann Dustin-Hunter, Assistant Director of
Security, led the crew of walkers on the careful inspection of the safety
of the campus at night with the understanding, that "strategically
placed and operational lighting is of the utmost importance when considering
the safety and well-being of the campus community," said Dustin-Hunter.
The walkers' efforts came to fruition with the production
of a "Lighting Walk Report" which is sent to Facilities Management
and other interested persons connected to the Bowdoin community. This
report is the point of departure for future lighting safety improvements.
Sections of the campus cited in the report for their lighting/safety
concerns were the east side of Banister Hall, Curtis Pool, the Cram Alumni
House, Alpha Kappa Sigma (38 Harpswell Street), 85 Federal Street, the
Asian Studies Program Offices (38 College Street), the Women's Resource
Center (24 College Street), Ladd House parking lot, Brunswick Apartments
"D" section, the Johnson House (256 Maine Street), Quinby House,
Burnett House, Searles Science Building, Wish Theater, Druckenmiller Hall,
Herbert Ross Brown House (32 College Street), the walkway from Boody Street
to campus, and the sidewalks lining Maine Street.
The most prevalent problems specified by the walkers were
inoperative lights, dim lights, and regions where lighting was absent.