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Students disapprove of Staff Pro conduct

first_imgThis semester the Department of Public Safety has switched its security hires, upsetting some students who believe the new employees lack knowledge and training.In addition to DPS staff and the Los Angeles Police Department  officers, USC also hires private contractors from two companies — Staff Pro and Contemporary Services Corporation — to manage security on and off campus. In the past, Staff Pro managed security inside the perimeter of campus and CSC handled off-campus safety. This meant that Staff Pro workers swiped students in at residence halls and stood guard outside each of the libraries while CSC staffers worked stations at high-traffic checkpoints — such as the Row — to provide a visible point of reference for students in case of an emergency.CSC staffers also handled the campus entrances at night. After 9 p.m., the campus is shut off to public access. In past years, CSC workers were stationed at these gates, only allowing students, faculty and approved guests to enter campus. The recent DPS staffing decision replaced these CSC staffers with Staff Pro workers in the hopes of providing more continuity to on-campus security.“We’ve seen that the students really do build up a relationship with the security workers who are in their dorms every night,” DPS Deputy Chief David Carlisle said. “It just makes sense to extend that familiarity to the people who are checking students in and out of campus each night.”Staff Pro also offered a highly competitive bid to the University, making the change more cost effective, Carlisle said. The adjustment meant that 15 CSC staffers were replaced with Staff Pro employees. These employees guard the locked gates at night and also interact with people entering the school as they manage traffic through the gates. Students, however, have not been entirely pleased with the new employees.Junior Jason Brown said that he noticed the change from CSC to Staff Pro almost immediately upon arriving on campus this year. He reported that several Staff Pro employees struggled to give him directions to landmarks such as Tommy Trojan.“I’m concerned with Staff Pro’s ability to maintain the security of our campus,” Brown said. “[CSC employees] were friendly and helpful. They were very knowledgeable and took pride working here at USC. Most were members of the community and were here since the program started.”Freshman Cheryl Hagan noticed the difference in personnel between her visit in early January and her time on campus this year. She said she was surprised to see Staff Pro employees making calls, texting and listening to music during their shifts, as well as treating students rudely when they entered campus.“How are they supposed to monitor their surroundings like that?” Hagan said. “We need guards or a company that provides great customer service and has responsible employees to look out for us. Our education and our security should be important.”Despite these complaints, Carlisle maintains that the switch from Staff Pro to CSC shouldn’t affect the quality of campus security as both companies are equally equipped to provide protection to students and faculty.“Both of these companies perform their jobs exceptionally well, so that was never the problem,” Carlisle said. “We just wanted to provide consistency in who was dealing with our students on a day-in, day-out basis. What’s important is keeping our kids safe, and this was a good decision in keeping with that.”last_img read more

Foul trouble, 3-point awakening and more takeaways from Syracuse’s 72-62 win over Ohio State

first_imgCOLUMBUS, Ohio — Syracuse fell down seven early at No. 16 Ohio State. But the Orange (4-2) eventually came back to beat the Buckeyes (6-1) at Value City Arena, 72-62. It hands OSU its first loss of the season, and gives the Orange their second win in a row.Here are three takeaways from SU’s win.3-point awakeningSyracuse was two games removed from shooting 5 for 28 from 3-point range against Oregon. But the Orange started the game in Columbus 5 for 8 from 3. Marek Dolezaj hit two in the first half. Oshae Brissett hit his first two attempts from deep. Frank Howard and Elijah Hughes hit multiple 3s, as well.After that Orange loss to the Ducks, Boeheim praised the looks SU got, and multiple players felt good about their looks, too. Shots didn’t fall, though. On Wednesday at Ohio State, the shots did fall.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHughes led the way, finishing 4 for 9 from 3. When he hit his fourth 3, about halfway through the second half, he put the Orange up seven and hopped back down the court as OSU used a timeout.The Orange finished 11 for 24 from deep.Foul troubleBrissett played five minutes in the first half. He was called for three fouls. The first came on a push in the back call where Brissett appeared to jump straight up. Then, he was called for a foul in the post on offense.His third foul, soon after subbing back in with two midway through the half, came on a loose ball. He dove for the ball, and appeared on replay to be pulled down by OSU’s Kyle Young. But the foul went on Brissett, Jim Boeheim yelled at the referees, and the Orange was without one of its best players for the remainder of the first half. Bourama Sidibe also picked up three first half fouls, one of which he was unhappy with as he appeared to think he had a clean block. On Ohio State’s first second-half possession, Paschal Chukwu picked up his third foul and was subbed out for Sidibe. Sidibe picked up his fourth foul a few minutes later.Frank Howard picked up his third and fourth fouls before the 11:30 mark in the second half, and Sidibe fouled out right about then, too, going for a defensive rebound. Howard eventually fouled out, too, after Dolezaj did. The final personal foul count, skewed slightly by late game OSU fouling: Syracuse 28, Ohio State 17.Aggressive DolezajWith Syracuse battling all sorts of foul issues, Dolezaj was crucial for Syracuse off the bench. He drove to the rim twice early on, finishing on the second attempt. Last season, Dolezaj went 2-for-9 from 3. In the first half against Ohio State, he went 2-for-2, making one from the top of the key and one from the right corner. He was tied for SU’s halftime lead with eight points.Dolezaj didn’t do as much in the second half before fouling out with 7:55 to go. But he provided Syracuse with 25 big minutes as its other two centers battled foul issues of their own. Comments Published on November 28, 2018 at 9:31 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more