It's far from a done deal, but Duke said it might close Towerview Road between Erwin and Duke University roads. The stretch of road is an area administrators say gives open access to campus.
The proposal comes after several robberies and break-ins on campus over the summer and an armed robbery just outside the Perkins Library Sunday night.
The idea of an increase in security is a comfort to some students we spoke with Monday.
"I was planning on going to the library yesterday, turned out I didn't go, otherwise I don't know what would have happened to me," offered student Chitra Kannan.
The school is also looking at improved lighting and trimming trees and bushes for better line of sight.