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Campus Security

Safety and Security: Not Just for College Students

Patricia McGuire | Posted 08.30.2016 | College
Patricia McGuire

Colleges and universities are soft targets for legislators; it doesn't take much moral courage for a Senator to beat up on a university that allows a predatory quarterback or arrogant frat boys to get away with horrible offenses against women. Shame on the university presidents who have looked the other way.

College Presidents Must Lead On Sexual Assault

Patricia McGuire | Posted 11.01.2014 | College
Patricia McGuire

Haven't we fought for several centuries to overcome such disempowering stereotypes about the inherent fragility of women in college?

University Installs 2,000 Security Cameras On Campus

Posted 09.04.2013 | College

The University of Kentucky plans to put up 2,000 surveillance cameras on campus as part of a $5 million security overhaul, a move that has some civil ...

The Limits Of College Security

The Huffington Post/UMass-Amherst | Brittney Figueira & Chris Kornichuk | Posted 06.06.2013 | College

This article, written by investigative journalism students at the University of Massachusetts, is presented as part of a larger series addressing issu...

What Makes A Campus Safe From Sexual Assaults?

The Huffington Post/UMass-Amherst | Rosemary Kelly & Shaina Mishkin | Posted 06.05.2013 | College

This article, written by investigative journalism students at the University of Massachusetts, is presented as part of a larger series addressing issu...

3:30 a.m.

Tony Woodcock | Posted 04.10.2013 | College
Tony Woodcock

My top priority -- of course -- is to protect the young people who study here, our faculty and staff, and all the many thousands of concert visitors we have every year. But this mandate necessitates negotiating a way through a challenging Scylla and Charybdis of choices.

Skeet Shooting Past the Graveyards

Patricia McGuire | Posted 04.08.2013 | DC
Patricia McGuire

It's high time to deal with guns at least as effectively as we dealt with cigarettes. Taking away guns from legitimate owners is not realistic, but reducing gun violence through serious, effective regulation is an urgent imperative.

Protecting Other People's Children

Patricia McGuire | Posted 02.16.2013 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Few professional endeavors are more fraught with anxiety and danger than the work that makes us responsible for other people's children. Sandy Hook Elementary School is the latest scene of every educator's nightmare.

Congress Should Act Now to Establish a National Center for Campus Public Safety

S. Daniel Carter | Posted 02.13.2013 | College
S. Daniel Carter

Campus tragedies in recent years have led to improvements in the resources, and training campus police, security and other emergency responders are afforded, but we owe them -- and the investment we make in education -- more.

Officials Cancel Campus Police Plans To Buy Military-Style Vehicle

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.06.2012 | College

The University of California, Berkeley decided campus police shouldn't have a military-style armored vehicle. The UC Police Department sought to us...

No Weed in My Backyard!

Patricia McGuire | Posted 06.03.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

With the tremendous wave of crime already coursing through our neighborhood streets, does the D.C. government really think that we need six marijuana growing centers right here?

Congress Works to Prevent Sexual Violence at College

S. Daniel Carter | Posted 11.19.2011 | College
S. Daniel Carter

Sexual violence diminishes the value of the more than $40 billion taxpayers invest in federal student aid for higher education every school year. Many women who are the victim of a completed or attempted rape interrupt or even end their education as a result.

Keep Guns Off College Campuses

Victor Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Victor Schwartz

Colleges are actually extraordinarily safe places, with the majority of experts espousing that the relative lack of guns is precisely what makes them havens from violent crimes.