Campus safety is crucial

The professors of Athens Law School reached an important decision toward safeguarding the historic building that houses it, by suggesting that universities pool their resources to create an independent body to provide security on campuses and issue students with identity cards that would allow them access to university grounds. These measures are obvious and should be adopted by everyone, especially as they have already been seen to work at many universities around the world, including the prestigious Sorbonne in Paris. However, the fact that the student party affiliated with New Democracy rejected the initiative has created a very bad impression and has illustrated the magnitude of the problem that reigns in the country’s academic halls, as well as the twisted understanding of the role of universities adopted by certain student groups. The opposition, for its part, should support the initiative by the Law School administration and demand that the youth wing of its party behave maturely and responsibly.

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