Tuesday, October 6,2009
• ■ Vol. 47, Issue 2
Winston-Salem State University
Walking a mile ...in HER heels
On the morning of Sept. 19, approxi
mately 100 men gave up their usual
footwear and traded them in for
These Winston-Salem State male stu
dents participated in "Walk a Mile in
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Photo courtesy of Black Men for Change
Garrard Taylor pauses from “Walk a Mile in her Shoes” to show off
his footwear (left). Participants gather for a posed shoe show.
Although there has not been
an outbreak of HlNl on
Winston-Salem State's campus,
the administration remains
concerned about the possible
spread of HlNl.
"From a policy and proce
dure standpoint, we have
developed a three-prong sys
tem," said Jonathan Martin,
executive assistant to the chan
The three tiers are preven
tion, treatment, and protocol.
Martin is a member of the
pandemic planning committee,
compiled from the Emergency
Operations Center Team.
The pandemic planning
committee has about 14 mem
bers, including Chancellor
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WSSU + community safety center = safe campus environment
Winston-Salem State is the only HBCU
that is technically assisted by the U.S.
Department of justice to deter crimes.
Copy Desk Chief
The recent fatal shooting of a
Spelman student and the murder of a
Yale coed grad student may have col
lege campuses throughout the country
concerned about their safety, Winston-
Salem State, however, has not had a
homicide on campus since 1984 said
Vernon Davis, WSSU Police Captain.
"In my opinion, the WSSU campus is
much safer than any of the o.her cam
puses in the city of Winston-Salem,"
The partnership between the WSSU
department of police and public safety
and the Center for Community Safety
have been working together to deter
CCS was created in 2001 as a public
service to the community from WSSU.
Its offices were placed downtown as
an outreach to neighboring communi
ties, said Alvin Atkinson, CCS director.
"There is always a need for university
and community partnership," he said.
"CCS came out of a federal initiative
from the U.S. attorney," Atkinson said.
WSSU is the only HBCU that is tech
nically assisted by the U.S. Department
CCS utilizes research and data to cre
ate a safe campus environment, as well
as within the community.
"Data drives our strategy," Atkinson
CCS works closely with the Winston-
Salem police department as well.
The departments work similar to TV
shows like "CSI."
Their labs create crime prevention
strategies such as environmental design
(techniques involving increased light
ing and reduced shrubbery).
WSSU requires a specific environ
mental design strategy because of its
terrain. Atkinson said that a campus as
open as WSSU poses a greater opportu
nity for crime.
CCS works with all departments on
campus creating job opportunities,
internship and networking.
Senior Montgomery makes history
In the Sept, 15 pri
Montgomery, won the
tion for a seat on the
Council, making him
the first traditional
student in WSSU his
tory be nominated for
See story Page 3.
Thailand works on HIV vaccine
A recent study in Thailand found
an HIV vaccine that is 31 percent
effective in reducing HIV infection,
according to a statement from the
National Institutes of Health.
Vaccines are typically 70 to 80 per
cent effective before being approved
for use, UCLA researchers said they
do not believe effective treatments
and vaccines will present themselves
in the next few years.
Source; Daily Bruin, UCLA
‘Real (NFL) men’ wearing pink
October is Breast Cancer
Awareness Month and to show their
support, NFL players and coaching
staffs will be sporting pink during
games. Sports fans can expect to see
Anquan Boldin (Cardinals), Randy
Moss (Patriots), Kevin Walter
(Texans), Kelley Washington
(Ravens), and others in Cutters pink
gloves. The idea came from Cutters
1,000 Free Pink Pair Giveaway this
year. Source: PRNewswire
on Page S
- Always Watching