As this issue of University Business was being prepared to go to press, we were all stopped in our tracks as word came, first via social media and then from conventional news sources, that another shooting had taken place at Virginia Tech.
Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video, a business unit of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., has aggressively positioned itself for leadership in the IP network video surveillance market with its introduction of the IK-WD14A dome camera, the company's first such model to feature full HD 1080p resolution for securing areas where the sharpest video detail is required, such as the identifying of facial features or license plates.
Sometimes pushing back tears, the parents of victims in the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting testified Wednesday that they believe their children would have stayed in a safe place far away from where they were later shot if they'd had more information from the university about a safety threat on campus.
The Virginia State Crime Commission on Tuesday endorsed a plan to have college and local police departments assist each other with campus death and rape investigations if necessary, but it stopped short of mandating that authorities share information.
The U.S. Department of Education has announced that it will conduct an investigation into whether Penn State University failed to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act in regard to allegations of sexual misconduct on campus by a former Penn State football coach.