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There are 2 comments on How to Protect Yourself and Your Property on Campus—and Off

  1. It’s unfortunate that BU has failed in numerous past cases to support the victim and accept responsibility, both from my personal experience and in this example from the Boston Globe (https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2020/01/04/assault-case-will-test-limits-schools-oversight/4Lm7kGAIjbYAGrpo4O6NOK/story.html):

    “BU contends that Jane Doe could have protected herself if she had simply locked her bedroom door as officials recommend. She “was given the tools to assure her safety, a door with a sturdy lock, but she elected not to use it,” BU lawyers wrote in a court filing that also included a section entitled “The University Made No Definite Or Certain Promise To Keep Students Safe.”

    The case of Jane Doe v. Boston University is scheduled to go to trial sometime in 2020. Currently named defendants include Elmore; David Zamjoski, BU’s director of residence life; and Thomas Robbins, former chief of the BU police. Doe argues that all of them should be held accountable, saying, “BU promised and represented to me and my family that the dormitory would be safe, that BU was committed to preventing sexual assault, and that the safety and security of students was their number one priority… My family and I relied on these representations.””

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