Security

SMU Student Reports Sexual Assault As University Continues To Review Its Policies

A Southern Methodist University student reported she was sexually assaulted early Monday morning by a student acquaintance in a campus dorm room, according to SMU police.

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No Charges Against 2nd Person In College Shooting In Texas

Charges aren't expected to be filed against a 25-year-old man who was involved in an argument that escalated into gunfire at a Houston-area community college, officials said Wednesday.

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Shooting On Texas College Campus, School Official Says

At least two students were shot at Lone Star College on its Houston-area campus in Texas on Tuesday, a school official said.

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Ala. College Asks Court To Toss Suit Over Shooting

The University of South Alabama and its police chief want a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the parents of a nude student who was shot to death by a campus police officer.

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Three People Shot at Houston-Area Community College, Police Say

Three people were wounded Tuesday afternoon when gunfire erupted at a Houston-area community college, law enforcement officials said.

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Biometrics Implementation: Start to Finish

Planning to implement a biometric system on campus? Phil Scarfo, a vice president at Lumidigm, a  New Mexico-based biometric company, recommends the following actions:

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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