An article in the Daily Collegian provides more details on the plan for the Ombuds at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to coordinate faculty and staff volunteers to monitor campus events. Apparently, the observers are not a new addition to UMass protocol; another office on campus previously handled the observers. It is not clear, however, why the Ombuds Office has been building a list of observers for five years. (Daily Collegian.)
Prior post: UMass-Amherst Ombuds to Coordinate Impartial Observers.