WXVU Villanova Campus Minute For The Week of September 12
Written by Gabriella Raful on September 13, 2022
By: Gabriella Raful
Last week, Villanova told students to remain vigilant after police say this suspect is behind a number of crimes on campus. Now, he’s accused of taking photos of female students, and students say this new information is disturbing. Villanova is sending out a photo of 40-year-old Eugene Hammen to everyone on campus, as police say he’s the man who broke into a student’s room in Good Counsel Hall last October over the Fall semester break. Then, four months ago, police say Hammen struck again and was arrested for loitering outside Caughlin Hall. After a months-long investigation, the university is issuing a new safety warning after police say Hammen also took pictures of female students outside residence halls on South Campus. Victims who were involved were notified. During both incidents,Hammen was driving a 2014 dark blue Ford Transit van. Villanova does not believe he’s returned to campus recently but since he’s no longer in jail, his picture is being shared and students are being told to be on alert. Since the incident last Fall, security has been increased by adding more lighting, cameras and a license plate reader technology. Students are being told to remain vigilant after Hammen is accused of targeting the campus multiple times. Hammen has been issued a no trespass order and is told to stay off the campus. If you are a Villanova student, please read the email from David Tedjeske for more information and pictures of the suspect and his car.
In other news, in addition with the BIG EAST Conference, Villanova announced the league portion of its 2022-23 Men’s Basketball schedule. The conference dates join the 11 previously announced non-league matchups to complete the Wildcats’ 22-23 schedule. The BIG EAST regular season starts for the Wildcats on Wednesday, Dec. 21 when Villanova hosts St. John’s at 6:30 p.m. at Finneran Pavilion. Then, the ‘Cats return to Finn on Dec. 31 to play Marquette at 2 p.m. The January home slate is highlighted by a Finneran Pavilion afternoon matchup with Georgetown on Monday, Jan. 16 and a Wells Fargo Center game with Providence on Sunday, Jan. 29. That marks the first of four BIG EAST games the ‘Cats will host at the Center in addition to the previously announced Dec. 3 BIG EAST-Big 12 Battle contest vs. Oklahoma. In February ,Villanova will play three straight games at home. The Wildcats meet DePaul and Butler at the Finn on Feb. 8 and Feb. 14 and then host Seton Hall at the Center on Saturday, Feb. 11. Creighton visits Philadelphia on Saturday, Feb. 25 at noon and Villanova will close out the regular season at Wells Fargo Center against Connecticut on Saturday, March 4 in a contest that will tip just after 7:30 p.m.