President Paxson’s call to ramp up campus safety programs in the wake of a recent spike in crime has landed all students access to Brown University Shuttle (BUS) onCall. Wave goodbye to the days of waiting for
Safe Ride Bear Force One BUS and say hello to the pilot program, which shuttles community members off the beaten path, on their own time.
You probably glanced over this e-mail, but this is HUGE. The onCall coverage area extends way beyond Brown’s turf. Think all the way east to Blackstone Boulevard, to Wickenden Street; west to North Main, and towards Chase Avenue. Oh the places you’ll go! While the increase in crime on College Hill does concern us, it is notable that onCall’s boundaries could revolutionize your late-night travels. Can onCall provide shuttling to our favorite venues? The onCall boundaries say yes, the guidelines say “it is not a taxi service and should not be used as such,” but only time will tell…
Help a dwarf planet out!
Scientists have discovered two more moons orbiting Pluto and now, because we live in an age where we can’t do anything without consulting the masses on the internet, you can vote to name them! As a physics nerd, I can assure you that this is a big fuckin’ deal. But seriously, when else will you have the chance to name something with a diameter that is about the length of Manhattan? You can vote on suggested names that come from Greek and Roman mythology, keeping in theme with Pluto’s other moons—Charon, Nix, and Hydra—or you can write in your own name. Our vote is for Bear Force One.
If you actually read last week’s email from UCS President Anthony White ’13, you might know that beginning this summer, SafeRIDE will be replaced by a new shuttle system. We all have fond memories of SafeRIDE, befriending people we never saw again or hopping in the van for two blocks just because it was way too cold. Now we have a prime opportunity to leave our mark and create new memories with a new fleet of shuttles: by giving them a name.
The UCS poll to rename SafeRIDE closes this Thursday at noon, so if you’re bursting with ideas, now is the time to submit them. That said, we here at BlogDH are endorsing the name Bear Force One (with the exception of one writer who favors a name too ridiculous to print). The more people who send it in, the more presidential our late night
drunken rides home from Wriston the Rock can be.