• Rich Barlow

    Senior Writer

    Photo: Headshot of Rich Barlow, an older white man with dark grey hair and wearing a grey shirt and grey-blue blazer, smiles and poses in front of a dark grey backdrop.

    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There are 3 comments on BUPD Increases Visibility on Campus, Issues Safety Reminders, after Two Robbery Attempts

  1. Thanks for writing this story in the BU Today, as it allows us, parents living at a distance, to stay informed about incidents happening on campus.
    It’s distressing to learn that one such incident occurred within the student residence during the wee hours. The primary concern for parents is the safety of our children while they are at BU, whether it’s daytime or nighttime.
    We hope that BU and the BUPD have established protocols and resources in place to provide the assurance for our children’s safety!

    Concerned mom

  2. Alumni

    Good piece. I agree with the parent note and alumni are very interested in the student experience. Another year starts and the BU police demonstrate that they are a positive influence. We hope to see improvements in the weakest links like the supporting areas provided by the “office of auxiliary services” and that leadership there is absolutely poor and continues to demonstrate negatyve outcomes.

  3. Also parents note, There are three different VPs and additional managers in the bloated and ineffective “Office of Auxiliary Services”. Quite sure you have not a word from any of them on campus safety and ideas for improving safety and security in the dorms and on campus.

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