August 20, 1989
Our oldest son has lived in a dormitory at UCLA for the past two years and our middle son is moving into a dormitory at UCLA next month. I know that the security system there is excellent, but I didn't realize that the system is unusual. I assumed, naively, that all college dormitories employed similar security measures. I've never heard a student complaint regarding the card entry access system; the students accept it as a fact of life. My son was an access monitor for one year and the multiday training for the position was excellent, covering any crisis that the student may be called upon to handle.
February 20, 1988 |
Fire swept through the lobby of a two-story dormitory at Chowan College on Friday, forcing many residents to jump 20 feet to safety and injuring at least eight students, authorities said. The cause of the fire was under investigation, but police Officer Bryant Cooke said: "We're thinking arson."
March 1, 1987 |
Selwyn Brown, a University of Miami defensive back, was arrested Saturday night and charged with kidnaping and sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman in a campus dormitory. Brown, 21, of St. Petersburg, Fla., was charged with two counts of sexual battery involving rape and one count of kidnaping, according to Lucy Fitts, a Metro-Dade Police spokeswoman. She refused to say whether the woman, who had been in the dormitory with a male friend, was a student.
April 12, 1989
The victim of an alleged gang rape in an Oklahoma athletic dormitory told a court she came to believe suspended Oklahoma football player Nigel Clay was one of her assailants after going over details with prosecutors. Clay, Bernard Hall and Glen Bell, Sooner teammates, are accused of first-degree rape in the alleged attack at the dormitory on Jan. 21. Hall and Clay also are accused of two additional charges each of furnishing liquor to a minor. The 20-year-old Oklahoma City victim spent seven hours on the witness stand for the second day of a preliminary hearing, which will determine whether the suspended players should be tried in Cleveland County District Court.
September 6, 2013 |
Ayaanah Gibson, a pregnant 19-year-old freshman from Sacramento, was alone in her dormitory room at Benedict College in Columbia, S.C., over the Labor Day weekend. At some point, Gibson gave birth, lost consciousness and bled to death, according to the local coroner. Gibson's body was found late Tuesday night, along with the baby, which apparently was stillborn, said Gary Watts, the Richland County coroner. "She died from a loss of blood due to a spontaneous delivery," Watts said in a telephone interview with the Los Angeles Times.
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September 4, 1987 |
A former Camarillo State Hospital employee has been sentenced to five years in prison for setting a fire that caused an estimated $1.3 million in damages to a dormitory at the hospital last December. The employee, Susan Ann Bouchard, 35, a psychiatric technician, was found guilty of one count of arson by a Ventura Superior Court jury July 30 as the result of a fire that was set in a two-story employee dormitory where she lived, according to court records.