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High Court May Hear Virginia Tech Case

The wrongful death case against the state and Virginia Tech for the handling of the April 16, 2007, campus shootings may go back to court.

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How to improve and streamline your campus messaging and notifications

Two Oklahoma universities use Rave Campus Messenger from AT&T to reach out and touch students on mobile devices
When it comes to notifying your students, faculty, and staff about important campus issues and events, you can’t rely on just texting or email. Effective notification platforms also use voice recordings, Facebook and Twitter posts, RSS feeds, and digital signage. But how do you implement a single, centralized notification system that offers connectivity and control of all these communication channels?
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University Of Cincinnati Settles Burn Lawsuit For $600,000

The University of Cincinnati has agreed to pay a couple $600,000 to settle a claim involving a chemistry experiment that seriously burned their 7-year-old daughter.

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Repair Work On UVa's Historic Chimneys Under Way

Crews are fixing fireplaces in the rows of rustic rooms on the University of Virginia's historic Lawn and Range after inspectors found cracks in flue linings and chimneys last year in the rooms, which date to the school's 1819 founding.

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Penn State Faces Federal Penalties As Education Dept. Probes Sandusky Case

In 2002, when a Pennsylvania State University football standout was accused of a dorm-room rape, the details were easy to come by.

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Morgan State Police Chief Takes New Public Safety Post

Wiggins promoted two months after student accused of cannibalism

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Western Kentucky U Changes Rules For Weapons

Western Kentucky University’s Board of Regents approved Friday a change to the campus weapons policy, a new general education program and the purchase of two properties for new fraternity houses.

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Limited Liability

With a new focus on risk management and safety efforts rather than just compliance, campus environmental health & safety offices are preventing on-the-job injuries and costly workers’ compensation claims.

For years, Kevin Confetti would perform a metaphoric scratching of the head. Thousands of work-related injuries were reported at the University of California’s 10 campuses and five medical centers, costing the system $25 million annually in workers’ compensation claims. As a workers’ compensation specialist for UC, he was responsible for payments to injured employees while they were off their feet.

Government Safety Center Causing a Stir

The House and Senate have been working to come to an agreement on the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012. If passed, the House version of legislation will give the director for the office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) within the Department of Justice the authority to establish a National Center for Campus Public Safety.

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Virginia School & Campus Safety Forum selects Awareity to Present Bullying and Risk Prevention Strategies

Rick Shaw, President and CEO of Awareity, has been selected as a speaker for the 2012 Virginia School & Campus Safety Training Forum in Hampton, VA, July 30-August 1.

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