Tagged with safety

Chicago School Opening Tests New ‘Safe Passage’ Routes

To ease the disruption from the largest set of school closings in the nation’s history, parents, police, volunteers, and district employees in Chicago’s public schools all showed up for the start of school this week to make sure students got to class safely. Concerns that gang-related violence in the city would be exacerbated by the … Continue reading

U.S. Campuses Wrestle With Safety Perceptions

The Boston Marathon bombings last month hit the home of some of the world’s greatest universities. As the terror and violence played out in America’s education and research hub, each twist and turn seemed to touch on the very campuses that draw the best and brightest from across the globe. Lu Lingzi, a graduate student … Continue reading

To Prevent Sexual Assault, White House Issues Challenge: Build an App

The Obama administration’s latest effort to stem sexual abuse on college campuses borrows heavily from the onetime iPhone slogan: “there’s an app for that.” Or, there should be, say executives. Today the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, with the Department of Health and Human Services, announced a contest to develop a smartphone app to … Continue reading