Michelle Ramirez, a senior at Orange High School, stepped to the front of an Argyros Forum lecture hall on a Monday after school. “What a fool I am to have thought I was the only flower in your garden,” she began, reading a poem she wrote about how quickly high school love can fade, and
The Neighborhood Advisory Committee met in March and continued its discussion of several topics, including some of its first recommendations for addressing party houses, student housing and university growth. The meeting minutes can be read here. Archived minutes from all meetings are available on this blog’s Neighborhood Advisory Committee page.
Soon there will be a new resident of Old Towne Orange everyone will know and recognize, thanks to his trademark collection of hats he wears as he walks through the community surrounding Chapman University. As the University’s new vice president of community relations, Jack Raubolt is determined to meet as many neighbors as he can
The City of Orange has approved Chapman University’s plan to expand the school-day schedule of crossing guards posted at the corner of Walnut Avenue and Grand Street during construction of the Center for Science and Technology. The previously-approved hours were 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. They now continue to 6 p.m. The extended hours were
City of Orange Mayor Teresa Smith and Chapman University Chancellor and President-Designate Daniele Struppa collaborated on a guest column for The Panther, the student-run newspaper at Chapman University. In it they address some of the questions that have arisen in the community regarding the work of the Neighborhood Advisory Committee. The column appears in this
Effective March 30, 2016, the use of the neighborhood hotline will cease and all calls should be routed to Chapman University’s Public Safety Dispatch. With this approach, our neighbors are guaranteed to speak with a live person–24 hours per day–and receive a more streamlined response to their request. If you have a problem or issue
At a previous meeting of the Neighborhood Advisory Committee, Dr. Jerry Price, Chapman’s Dean of Students, reported that students in violation of the code of conduct, and who have held disruptive parties, would be subject to certain penalties for their inappropriate behavior. Since the beginning of 2016, twenty students have been sanctioned to Good Neighbor