Life as a student-neighbor liaison near St. Thomas

Neighborhood liaison John Hershey in TommieMedia on the ups and downs of mediating between neighbors and students in noise and drunken-behavior cases:

“My job is very odd because I live in the neighborhood, so it’s kind of like I’m a small town minister,” Hershey said. “Wherever I go, someone wants to ask me about my position. They want to know the stories. They want to know the details. They want to tell me their stories. … People feel compelled to tell me how my flock is doing.”

This year, the number of complaints is down -- but frustrations are still there. Read about them here in a report by TommieMedia's Mary Kenkel.

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