Archive for October, 2012

15 Oct 2012

Where does security start and privacy end? Hi-def CCTV technology threatens our democracy

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A topical discussion here on the guardian.co.uk. The article talks about over securing and policing the streets of cities and communities. CCTV (closed circuit television) is a security surveillance tool used to remotely monitor specific locations. Many people feel they are loosing their rights rights to privacy at an extremely rapid rate and it will […]

15 Oct 2012

If You Want An Education Go To The Library Quote

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Not a bad quote from old Mr Zappa. Still there’s more to learning about life than just books. Please use this picture on your blog by posting the below code into your blog:

15 Oct 2012

The Dos and Don’ts of Campus Banking

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Students signing up for campus banking, can get close and convenient access to their funds nowadays. They can also get unintended fees and penalties. Careful reading of the terms and conditions can help. If the terms cannot be understood, it may be misleading or even unsuited to a student. College administrators can have control over […]

15 Oct 2012

Great example of campus communication? Letter written to community at North Carolina State University about crime

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An interesting article here from technicianonline.com. In it the writer looks at how students and campus officials who encourage good communication with each other, might be the best crime prevention solution for a college. Cooperation and combining resources can pack a powerful punch on campus. At times, either parties can assess a situation and act […]

15 Oct 2012

‘Zero tolerence’ makes zero sense – interesting take on school safety

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Zero tolerance and it’s interpretations at schools might make close to zero sense. The laws may be necessary but ineffectively applied. It may be confusing to know where to draw the line on surface behavior that could be a slippery slope. It might just be a judging of each situation to assess it’s potential harm […]

10 Oct 2012

Random Drug Testing In Schools – Where Do You Stand?

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It’s a hot topic debating issue that is as contentious today as it’s ever been – random drug testing in schools. To randomly drug test a student is surely to violate his or her constitutional rights? It assumes guilt without evidence right? Or does the potential harm the student can be doing to themselves and […]

09 Oct 2012

Service worker union on campus files 72-hour strike notice – ouch

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Would you go on strike for your rights as a security officer? News here that campus union workers will do exactly that after UBC were unable to come to an understanding about certain contractual agreements and demands from their union personnel. Certain employees like security, housekeepers and maintenance staff will picket to get the attention […]

09 Oct 2012

Westminster College Public Safety Director William Brandt explains federal law that requires colleges report campus crimes publicly

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Like all crimes in the United States, it is encumbant on everyone to report them when witnessed and for there must be a public record.The college campus is no different. Campus security now have to report all crimes to the local police department. It is a false presumption that colleges live isolated, within the bounds […]