UC Berkeley chancellor installs office “escape door” as security measure against protesters


More from July 29 edition of UC Berkeley’s Daily Californian, viaBoingBoing:

The door, which cost $9,000, is located outside a short hallway between [Chancellor Nicholas Dirks’] conference room and his office in California Hall.

Campus spokesperson Claire Holmes said in an email that the exit in California Hall was installed as a security measure to “provide egress to leave the building.”

Construction of the door was requested about a year ago in response to a protest in April 2015 when protesters stormed the chancellor’s suite.

Because what better way to make sure students respect your authority than to install an escape hatch so you can run away? – READ MORE

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