Security

Recognition Redux

Thanks to increasing affordability and higher ed environment success, campus leaders are taking a closer look at biometrics for building access.

When it comes to access on college and university campuses, striking a balance has always posed a challenge. On the one hand is the need to limit access to those authorized to have it, whether that means students who have paid for dining services or faculty accessing labs or other facilities. On the other is the desire to make the process as efficient and user-friendly as possible. Old standards such as traditional door locks and plastic ID cards still serve their roles, but as with virtually every aspect of modern life, technology is bringing new opportunities.

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Police At Carnegie Mellon U President’s Home Go Unexplained

Carnegie Mellon University and Pittsburgh police won‘t say why they posted an around-the-clock police guard at the home of university President Jared Cohon for more than a week.

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College Leaders Call for Stricter Gun Laws

In the wake of last week’s shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., more than 160 college and university presidents are calling for stricter gun laws.

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University Of Montevallo's Virtual Campus Mapping Boosts Safety, Efficiencies

Gov. Robert Bentley and other leaders today praised the partnership between the state and the University of Montevallo that makes the higher-educational institution the first in the nation to use virtual mapping of its entire campus to boost safety functions and operational efficiencies.

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Eastern Michigan University Police To Be Equipped With Tasers

Starting in January, every officer in the Eastern Michigan University Police Department will be equipped with a Taser for the first time, according to the university's police chief.

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Police: Hero Instructor Fought Son In Arrow Attack

Gravely wounded by an arrow fired into his head, a Wyoming college instructor still managed to wrestle with his 25-year-old son who carried out the attack and give his students time to flee the classroom, say police who hailed the actions as heroic.

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Upgrading to the next generation of campus networks

Network building blocks support virtualization and mobile wireless today and for the next big thing

From BYOD environments to high bandwidth applications, there is intense pressure on network infrastructures. Upgrading is a high priority for higher education technology leaders. In this web seminar broadcast on September 20, an administrator from Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts described how the school faced those challenges head on when it embarked on a fourth-generation upgrade and redesign of its network to meet the changing demands of its users.

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Kalamazoo Valley Community College Appoints New Safety Leaders, Installs 150 Emergency Phones On Campus

Kalamazoo Valley Community College is implementing new campus safety measures after appointing new leadership to its public safety department and purchasing a new emergency phone system.

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No Students Move Following U of Colorado Dorm Segregation For Gun Owners

Since the University of Colorado's Boulder and Colorado Springs campuses began segregating dorms for students with valid concealed-carry permits this year, not a single student has asked to live where guns are allowed.

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Break-In ‘Suspect’ At U of Texas Declines French Fries, Escapes

The alarms began ringing at 2:41 this morning. Something was awry in Room 8 of the Main Building at the University of Texas. Several police officers responded.

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