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Campus forums/Meetings

As part of a campus community discussion exploring the possibility of arming the College's public safety officers to respond to high-risk situations, Franklin & Marshall College will host a series of discussions and forums with faculty, students and professional staff. The forums will help inform a discussion with the College's Board of Trustees, which is charged with establishing policies promoting the physical safety and security of the campus community.

September 14:

President's letter to the campus community on the issue of arming

September 19:

Meeting of Public Safety Committee (comprising students, faculty and staff)*

Week of September 23: Faculty open forum, facilitated by Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty Joe Karlesky and Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff Sam Houser
October 3: Meeting of Committee on the Quality of Student Life (comprising students, faculty and staff)*
October 7: Student open forum, facilitated by Dean of the College Margaret Hazlett (New College House)
October 9: Student open forum, facilitated by Dean of the College Margaret Hazlett (Stager Hall)
Week of October 7:

Professional Staff open forum, facilitated by Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff Sam Houser or Vice President for Finance and Administration David Proulx

Oct. 17-19: F&M Board of Trustees meetings; update Board on progress of discussions
Week of October 21: Northwest Neighborhood discussion, under the auspices of the James Street Improvement District, facilitated by Vice President for Finance and Administration David Proulx
October 29:

Faculty Meeting discussion, facilitated by Associate Professor of History Doug Anthony

Nov. 11-22:

Additional faculty and student fora, if desired

December 10: Faculty Meeting to provide update
Week of January 20, 2014:

Update to Public Safety and Student Life Committees

February 6-8, 2014: Board of Trustees Arming Task Force meetings with Faculty Council, interested students, and representatives of the Department of Public Safety; Board of Trustees arming discussion

*The College's Public Safety and Student Life Committees will receive monthly updates on the status of discussions.