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The Daily Aztec

San Diego State University’s Independent Student Newspaper Since 1913

The Daily Aztec




San Diego State University’s Independent Student Newspaper Since 1913

The Daily Aztec

A.S. Brief

Alcohol present in recent crimes, police chief says

Last Wednesday, San Diego State Police Chief John Browning urged Associated Students members to address campus safety during the open discussion.

He suggested that A.S. bolster the university’s efforts in preventing campus-area crime.

Five assaults have occurred in and around campus since the beginning of the fall semester, he said.

“The commonality we have found (among the assaults) is the presence of alcohol,” said Browning, also highlighting the fact that in most cases, the assaulter was an acquaintance of the victim. “These things are happening at other universities. Being responsible is very important to enjoying yourself. One (assault) is one too many.”

Browning told students to be constantly aware of their surroundings and report any strange individuals or occurrences to the on-duty watch commander, who can be reached at (619) 594-1991.

Browning also suggested participation in the Ride-Along program, which gives interested students a first-hand policing experience by accompanying an on-duty officer.

Class crashing discussions lead to possible new solution

A.S. also discussed the possibility of implementing “Add Code 1.5” to assuage the hassles of class crashing for professors and students.

“Add Code 1.5,” an automated waitlist linked to WebPortal, which will be active during registration periods, may replace the more complicated MySpot idea as early as next semester.

“(Professors) will be able to make educated decisions about who should be able to add a class,” director of Enrollment Services Javier Gudino said.

He said the system would have the ability to rank a waitlisted student based on personalized criteria, including class standing and major.

“We’re going to assess and continue to improve it,” Vice President of University Affairs John Ly said.

Gudino said that “Add Code 2.0” would be a finalized version expected to be implemented in Summer 2007, which should “give ample time to test (1.5) internally,” he said.

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