News Briefs for 9/15/14

PUBLIC SAFETY INCIDENT: Two female students walking on Manhattan College Parkway past Hayden Hall were approached by a male driving a dark grey car who asked them if they wanted to enter his vehicle on Saturday night, according to a public safety email sent out to students Sunday afternoon. In the email, public safety stresses staying alert and walking from place to place with a friend.

EAST HILL RENAMED LEE HALL: East Hill will be officially renamed Lee Hall beginning on Sept. 18 after Thomas O’Malley’s mother, Margaret Lee O’Malley. O’Malley is an alumnus of the school, former chairman on the board of trustees and the namesake of the O’Malley Library. He is a major donor to the college and contributed $10 million to the fundraising effort for the newly opened student commons. Lee Hall will be the first building on campus named after a woman and comes a year after the college celebrated 40 years of coeducation on campus.
STUDENT ACTIVITIES CHANGES TICKET PURCHASE POLICY: The Office of Student Activities tweeted on Thursday that they will no longer allow students to purchase tickets for events for other students if they present multiple student IDs on its Twitter account @MCStudAct. The office said they changed the policy because “unfortunately, too many students were taking advantage of this to bring outside guests, cut lines, etc,” one of their tweets read. “Please let’s remember to be civil to one another.”