Heavy winds and snow knocked power out on the south campus loop on April 9. The power went out at around 10:30 p.m. that evening and was restored by 8:30 a.m. the following day. Manager of Corporate Communications for Central Maine Power Catharine Hartnett said in a phone interview with the Orient that about 260,000 customers across the state lost power.
Liquor law violations were down in 2017, according to the Annual Security Report on Campus Crime, Fire, Alcohol and Illegal Drugs, but Director of Safety and Security Randy Nichols doesn’t expect the numbers to stay low again this year.
Thursday, April 12 An officer provided first-aid for a student who scalded his thigh with hot mashed potato. A man was given a trespass warning barring him from all College property. Officers dispersed an athletic team’s unregistered event at MacMillan House.
Thursday, April 5 Excessively loud music was reported on the fourth floor of Coles Tower. A College neighbor complained about student vehicles parked along Boody Street and impeding the flow of traffic. Friday, April 6 A parent requested a wellness check for a student after being unable to make contact.
Friday, March 30 A hit-and-run driver struck and damaged a student’s parked car on Noble Street. A town resident reported unreasonable noise from students walking on Bowker Street late at night. Saturday, March 31 A student operating a College van in Massachusetts reported being involved in a minor collision.
Monday, March 19 An employee at the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library was reported to be choking on an object that was stuck in her throat. A security officer performed the Heimlich maneuver and dislodged the obstruction. Tuesday, March 20 A local man was asked to leave campus after he was observed doing skateboarding tricks on the flagpole memorial near Gibson Hall.
Sometime on the week of March 5, the Office of Safety and Security will hold its first ever on-campus lockdown drill, during which all campus buildings will be locked and inaccessible with OneCards. Although this drill comes shortly after a shooter killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Associate Director of Safety and Security Dave Profit said that this drill has been planned for months and was not influenced by the event.