Armed individuals who identified themselves as belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) seized Alan Jara, former Governor of the Department of Meta, while he was riding in an official UN vehicle with the world body’s Resident Coordinator, in connection with an important local development project.”The FARC is responsible for Mr. Jara’s physical well-being and should provide proof that he is alive to his family, which has wrongly suffered his forced absence,” said a statement released by Mr. Annan’s spokesman in New York.The Secretary-General urgently appeals to the FARC and others to release all those kidnapped and to stop this inhuman practice, it continued.”It is a gross violation of human rights and international humanitarian law that has inflicted terrible suffering on the Colombian people,” the statement said.
Dozens of new signs placed around the University, as well as volunteers directing those new to Brock, are expected to help students navigate the major construction underway on campus.A number of measures have been put in place to assist with the influx of foot traffic set to return to Brock beginning with Sunday’s Move-In Day event.Large maps indicating detours around the Brock LINC construction project in front of Schmon Tower and the Goodman School of Business expansion project will be on display in front of Welch Hall, near the bus drop-off area, Student-Alumni Centre and the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex.Additional signage will be found throughout campus, including floor stickers with arrows to direct foot traffic along the recommended detour routes.For anyone who needs additional assistance, trained student ambassadors wearing ‘Ask Me’ buttons — part of the BrockU4U campaign — will be stationed in various areas and on the lookout for people to help.A portion of the Schmon Tower lobby, available through the Learning Commons, will be made accessible on Tuesday to permit access to the Tower elevators. An additional route to the elevators from the Thistle Complex will open in the near future. The detours are intended to “make circulation and access to Brock facilities as simple and clear as possible while maintaining safety for everyone around the construction sites,” said Project Manager Scott Roper. “Detours will continue for the entire project due to limitations of the site.”To stay up to date with future closures that may limit routes around campus, visit brocku.ca/detours.The next phase of the LINC construction will see structural steel installed.“Once the steel arrives, people will be able to get a better idea of how much this is going to change the face of the campus,” Roper said. “Thank you to everyone for their patience and understanding while we make such grand improvements to the University.”For assistance with detour routes, contact the Welcome Desk at the Brock Card Office at 905-688-5550 x4636 or refer to the Facilities Management website. If you have accessibility concerns related to the construction work, contact Christopher Lytle at [email protected] or 905-688-5550 x5454.