Story by Melanie Buck
Student Senate addressed the possibility of a new security phone app on Thursday night. The app will provide extra security on Drake University’s campus.
Scott Law, the director of security and parking services, gave a presentation on the Rave Security Phone App.
Currently, blue light phones are used, but they are stationary.
The app will work as a blue light phone in students’ pockets. The app will not replace Bulldog alerts or blue light phones. The app will be available to all Drake students and faculty.
Downloading and using the app is free.
Security negotiated with Rave and made a deal that if they implement the app by Jan. 1, 2014, Drake will pay $5,000 a year with only a $500 set up fee.
Security hopes to implement the app by the spring semester. Law proposed the plans in Senate to get student input on the app. Senate said it would look into options of funding the app for the first year.
In other business, Sen. Alex Shaner is looking into changing the structure of Senate to make it more efficient.
In senator reports, Sen. Mike Jennings said he is looking into the bookstore contract before continuing with Textbook Friend Book Exchange websites.
Sen. Nathan Jacobson is working on the first-year survival guide and hopes to implement suggestion boxes in the first-year residence halls.
Sen. Ben Lambrecht said he is working on creating a Student Advisory Board with Crystal Stanley, including students from the College of Arts and Sciences.
Sen. Emily Grimm proposed the idea of having an event where organizations on campus get to decorate trees with holiday lights.