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Low-key media reception for Greg O’Dell, the University of Michigan’s new Dept. of Public Safety director who’s been on the job about a week. UM’s PR staff had stressed there would be no news announced at the event, but the Fox 2 News cameraman was clearly relieved when O’Dell was asked by another reporter about how DPS is handling the return of students in the wake of this summer’s series of sexual assaults – the camera rolled as O’Dell described the department’s outreach efforts. [photo] Most interesting tidbits unrelated to that: O’Dell plans to open the bi-weekly staff “crime meetings” to the public, and encourage more foot patrols on campus.

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