What We're Talking About This Week - June 8th

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In The News This Week

This week in industry news, Campus Safety shares how schools can improve campus security by implementing several easy-to-adopt school safety ideas. The Boward County League of Cities' School and Community Public Safety Task Force published over 100 school security recommendations, including several overarching principals that are particularly relevant to school officials across the country. 

Key Highlights:

  • Regardless of your security solutions or policies, in the end, people must adhere to and be vigilant in enforcing policies and procedures 
  • There are usually many different opportunities for prevention and intervention in school safety emergencies and thus the challenge is ensuring that layers of protection are woven in such a way that the failure of one point may be caught at another

There's no single approach to school safety that works every campus, but some of these ideas are so easily achievable that officials should at least consider them for their facilities. Campus Safety shares 12 security ideas you can implement immediately. 

You can access the full story here

 

This Week From the Rave Team

Read some of the stories our writers were most excited to share with you this week. To access all of our stories, check out our blog. 

Survey: Colleges Struggle to Engage and Keep Gen Z Students and Others Safe

College Summer A recent survey to colleges and universities across the country revealed a communication disconnect between higher education administrators and both Generation Z students and campus visitors. Results also showed schools were failing to reach the full ROI from their notification systems because of persistent underutilization. We take a deep dive into these results, as well as examine the role of gun violence and mental health on campus, in this survey breakdown blog.  

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How the YouTube Shooting is Changing Open Office Safety Procedures

open campusSwitching to an open campus can offer employees a sense of freedom while at work. However, the open work space presents unique challenges that businesses should consider when crafting a safety plan. This blog breaks down common security challenges and provides strategies for improving open campus security while maintaining business operations and keeping employees happy. 

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Rave in the News

ADT recently published their list of the 25 safest college campuses across the country. ADT looked at data from the U.S. Department of Education's Campus Safety and Security Survey and the FBI Uniform Crime Report, as well as a multitude of factors, to determine their list for 2018. 

We are thrilled to say that 15 of the top 25 safest campuses in the country trust Rave technology to keep their communities safe. From anonymous texting with public safety officials to mass notifications during severe weather incidents, these schools are helping bring higher education safety into the 21st century. 

Read the full story to see which schools rounded out this year's top 25.  

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Jackson Lucas

Written by Jackson Lucas

Jackson - an enthusiastic rock climber and storyteller - focuses his time on content creation, fixing the website, SEO strategy and working with current Rave customers to make sure they have the proper tools and knowledge to execute successful community marketing campaigns. In a previous life, he was an avid scientist and environmentalist. He spent his undergraduate career studying rocks and educating others on environmental sustainability and eco-justice. He also spent 4 years diligently researching the history of climate change in Antarctica to better understand today's changing world. Jackson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geology from Colgate University.

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