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Share Your Clark Parking Woes Here

image of a packed parking lotWorrying about what will happen to your car while you’re in class is a worry that happens to Clark students on a regular basis.

Isaiah Emerson has stopped parking in the Clark’s parking lots due to a hit and run. Someone backed into his Jeep but didn’t report it or leave any information for him.

Emerson’s car is too large for the spots in the parking lots. Now he only parks on the street where the spots are bigger to avoid having his car hit again.

“Having a large car shouldn’t stop students from parking inside of the parking lots,” he said. “The parking lots shouldn’t be discouraging to the students.”

Have you experienced a hit and run or an incident in Clark’s parking lots? Share your experiences on The Indy’s social media pages using the hashtag #Clarksparkingstories.

2 Comments

  1. Students are often in a hurry. It could be running late or not able to find parking. Several times this quarter I have almost been hit walking through the parking lot. They pull in off the street and do not see us walking. I think it would be a good idea to encourage instructors to address this in their class since I’m pretty sure it is coming from a fear of being late. It is better we arrive safe even if it means we are a few minutes late to class. I have thought about saying something to security but not sure how far that would go. A facility wide email to instructors asking them to acknowledge the safety concern could though. Ultimately it would be best if students were able to get to school earlier but that may not always be realistic given the many priorities we have outside of class. A temporary solution would be some leniency on attendance policies in the classroom for tardiness. Long term solutions could be an increase to security presence in the parking lot, more security cameras, and more parking spaces for students. Rant over.

  2. Mikayla Scheer

    Hey Tim,
    Thank you for responding to my story. I appreciate your written feedback. You can always share your feedback at the #Clarkparkingstories and hopefully, Clark will be watching.

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