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How Higher Education Institutions Are Leveraging Smart and Collaborative Technology to Create Diverse Learning Environments

With more online classrooms than ever before, it has become increasingly important that students and educators are given the technological resources needed to form meaningful relationships and maintain consistent learning experiences, no matter the circumstance.

Fired School Safety Officer Faces Murder Charge

A school safety officer in Long Beach, Calif., who was fired last month after fatally shooting an 18-year-old mother has been charged with murder, said the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office on Wednesday.



GSU Launches Trustworthy AI Systems Graduate Certificate Program

Georgia State University in Atlanta, Ga., recently launched a graduate certificate program in Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI) Systems.

Liberal Arts College Partners with SecureAuth for Data Security

Hobart and William Smith Colleges (HWS), a liberal arts and sciences institution in Geneva, N.Y., announced this week that it is continuing its partnership with identity security solutions provider SecureAuth to secure its data regarding students, employees and research.

Lauren McCluskey Foundation Launches Dating Violence Safety Initiatives

On the third anniversary of the murder of University of Utah student-athlete Lauren McCluskey, her parents announced a set of five initiatives on behalf of the McCluskey Foundation that aim to change the campus culture around stalking and dating violence.

Balancing Fire Safety and COVID Protection

The widespread implementation of hand sanitizing stations requires schools to keep a bulk supply of hand sanitizing liquid available. And finding a safe place to store gallons upon gallons of hand sanitizing fluid is proving to be a logistical nightmare from a fire and life safety inspections perspective.

Survey: 82% of College Students Concerned with Personal Safety

ADT and Clery Center recently conducted a survey to gauge the comfort level of college students as they return to campus. About 82% of respondents reported feeling concerned about their personal safety on campus.

Technology-Focused Grant Available for K–12 Schools

Consolidated Communications is offering an educational grant for technology-focused initiatives in K–12 schools. The deadline to apply through the Consolidated Connects grant program, which offers grants of up to $5,000 for schools within its service area of 23 states, is Monday, Nov. 1, 2021.

Honeywell Cambrian College Energy Agreement

Cambrian College Continues Sustainability Project with Honeywell

Cambrian College in Ontario, Canada, is moving into the next phase of a long-term agreement with Honeywell and Honeywell Building Technologies to update lighting and replace aging equipment to reduce energy costs. The initiative is projected to save the college at least $480,000 in the first year.

Student Arrested for Trespassing After Suspension Over Mask Mandate

A 16-year-old student at Laramie High School in Laramie, Wyo., was arrested and led away from her school in handcuffs on Thursday, Oct. 7. Junior Grace Smith said in an interview that she was arrested for trespassing after receiving a suspension for refusing to follow the school’s mask mandate and then refusing to leave school grounds.

Galaxy Next Generation Solution Addresses Active Shooter Safety

Security measures like access control and keycards focus on making sure that only people who belong in the building can get in. However, the unfortunate truth is that most active shooters in schools are people who do belong there.

Terminated School Safety Officer Could Face Homicide Charges

A school safety officer in Long Beach, Calif., has been fired following an incident that left an 18-year-old mother brain-dead, and the Long Beach Police Department has opened a homicide investigation.

ASSA ABLOY Launches 360° Virtual Tour to Showcase Access Control

ASSA ABLOY recently debuted an online, 360° virtual tour highlighting security and access control solutions to help university administrators address common challenges.

Multiple People Wounded in Shooting at DFW-Area High School

An active shooter event has been reported at Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas.

Raptor Technologies Acquires CPOMS

School safety software provider Raptor Technologies recently announced the acquisition of CPOMS, a top student safeguarding software solutions provider in the United Kingdom. The acquisition was made after strategic investments in Raptor on the parts of Thoma Bravo and existing investor JMI Equity.

9 Ways to Reduce Contaminants

9 Ways to Reduce Contaminants

To protect students and employees from the SARS CoV- 2 virus that causes COVID-19, air quality should be a top concern for school and college administrators.

A Contentious Debate Rages

A Contentious Debate Rages

Safety for some is not “inclusive safety” for all. A contentious debate rages on college campuses today to defund and abolish campus police.

Crisis Management Technology

Crisis Management Technology

In recent years, the United States has witnessed a surge of active shooter incidents, which have put emergency preparedness into the spotlight for “when,” not “if ” the next tragedy occurs.

Transforming K-12 and Higher Ed

Transforming K-12 and Higher Ed

A school needs more than great academics and smart students to be an intelligent campus. To support education and intellectual growth, campuses need to be safe, cyber-secure, and very smart.

Adapting Security Technology

Adapting Security Technology

Necessity is the mother of invention, especially when it comes to battling COVID-19. We have tried common-sense practices like frequent hand washing, masking, and social distancing. Yet the scourge is still among us

Enhancing the Student Experience

Enhancing the Student Experience

Embracing the benefits of touch-less access using smartphones, Vanderbilt University has expanded its investment into campus safety and security by leveraging HID Mobile Access® to deploy campus IDs on iPhone and Apple Watch through Apple Wallet.

A Reopening Strategy

A Reopening Strategy

As schools begin to welcome students back in full force, there is increased attention on learners’ physical and mental wellbeing.

What Schools Need to Know

What Schools Need to Know

As schools resume across the country this fall, safety and security is top of mind for parents, faculty and administrators alike.

Control the Panic

Successful emergency response, and the safety of everyone inside of school buildings, relies on more than just a system that only sends alerts. Below are four key actions a school panic button should empower its users to take.

50 Customers in One

50 Customers in One

Finding the right security solution for, let’s say, multi-tenant housing, requires significant consideration. There is a variety of factors to think through, such as which doors need to be secured?

Providing Safer School Communities

Providing Safer School Communities

Many of us have experienced it. The dark greenish-gray sky and the strange stillness that happens just as ominous storm clouds gather.

The Next Level

The Next Level

Ensuring community safety has always been a top priority at UCalgary. The security team works around the clock to secure its many campuses and keep everyone safe.

The Year of Recalibration

On one hand, it seems impossible to talk about themes of campus safety or campus security without mentioning the elephant in the room that is COVID-19. On the other hand, after a year and a half, it seems as though there’s only so much left to say on the topic.

Crystal Clear Security

Crystal Clear Security

Identification cards, video surveillance, keypads, software, databases, and even the doors themselves. They are all part of a security strategy to keep employees safe in a facility.

Teenager Shot by School Safety Officer is Braindead, Says Family

An 18-year-old woman who was shot in the head by a school safety officer in Long Beach, Calif., is braindead and not expected to survive, according to her relatives. Mona Rodriguez, the mother of a 5-month-old boy, was in the front passenger seat of a car when she was shot by a school safety officer near Millikan High School on Monday, Sept. 27.

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