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Judge rules Virginia Tech did not violate Clery Act, waives fines

April 4, 2012Whit Richardson

WASHINGTON—In a decision that experts say could have far-reaching implications on campus security nationwide, an administrative law judge at the Department of Education has ruled that Virginia Tech was not in violation of the Clery Act for not sending a timely warning to the campus community in the early hours of the 2007 shooting that left 32 dead. The judge also dismissed a $55,000 civil penalty the DOE levied on Virginia Tech for the alleged violations.Following the Virginia Tech massacre...

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Schools seek 'easy button' approach to mass notification systems

February 21, 2012Whit Richardson

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—After the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting incident, colleges and universities in the United States and Canada rushed to implement more robust mass notification systems to better communicate with students and staff in times of emergency.Initially, those systems sent text messages, emails and automated phone calls. But they were often slow and clunky, susceptible to failure or dependent on unreliable platforms, such as an overburdened local cellular network, according to experts...

Berkly Trumbo, Dave Bujak, Florida State University, Siemens, Virginia Tech

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