By Jennifer Calfas, Daily Staff Reporter
Published February 5, 2013
Coleman believes the University has a safe campus, but warned students to use safety precautions regularly.
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Referencing a report by Ann Arbor Police that a taxi driver raped a University student, Harper said the University intends to work with the city of Ann Arbor on changing current laws that allow unregistered taxis — many registered as limosuines — to pick up passengers within the city limits.
In an interview after the event, Harper said the fireside chats are an invaluable forum in which Coleman can receive student feedback.
“It gives her the ability to hear what’s going on for herself, and then when she’s with faculty members and deans, she’ll share it with us,” Harper said. “She’ll hear it, and then if there’s something that we can do to make the place better for students, she’ll follow it up. She really takes it seriously.”
After the event, Rackham student Chris Bennett, who asked about a long-term approach to integrating North Campus and Central Campus, said he thought Coleman was very approachable.
“If you had a problem, issue, a complaint — good or bad — she was open to hearing it, and I thought it was great."