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National Center for Campus Public Safety

Weekly Snapshot Archives - 2017/11

November 29, 2017

In this issue: 

  • Raliance Launches Sport + Prevention Center: Earlier this month Raliance, a collaborative initiative dedicated to ending sexual violence in one generation, announced the launch of the Sport + Prevention Center, a one-stop-shop to support the sport community in ending sexual and domestic violence.
  • FBI Releases 2016 Hate Crime Report: Earlier this month, the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program released its annual Hate Crime Statistics report, a compilation of bias-motivated incidents reported throughout the U.S. The report provides information about the offenses, victims, offenders, and locations of hate crimes that were motivated by bias toward race, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender, or gender identity.

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November 22, 2017

In this issue: 

  • Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Information for Colleges and Universities: Colleges and universities in the U.S. conduct some of the world's most important research in chemistry, medicine, agriculture, and other fields. These institutions frequently possess chemicals of interest (COI). While COI may have benign uses, such as medical research or facility maintenance, they also have the potential to be deliberately diverted, released, or otherwise misused by terrorists.

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November 15, 2017

In this issue: 

  • Sexual Assault Training Program for International Students: Earlier this month, International Student Insurance (ISI) partnered with the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) to announce the release of a free multi-media sexual assault training program designed to educate international students on sexual assault, consent, and bystander intervention.
  • Department of Justice Announces New Tool to Prosecute Opioid Traffickers: The majority of illicit fentanyls enter the U.S. through a shipping system or are imported across the southwest border. On November 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that the Drug Enforcement Administration will enforce a new order to help stem the flow of illicit fentanyl analogues into the U.S. due to the disturbing increase in overdose deaths linked to synthetic opioids. 

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November 8, 2017

In this issue: 

  • NCS4 Best Practices Report on Vehicle Ramming Incidents: In August, the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) issued a brief best practices report, Vehicle Ramming Incidents and Perimeter Protections, following tragic incidents in Charlottesville, VA and Barcelona, Spain. Using vehicles in attacks has become a trend in recent terror attacks because it requires minimal skill, preparation time, or training.
  • Fentanyl and Synthetic Opioid Safety Recommendations for First Responders: The increased prevalence of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids continue to cause devastating effects across the nation. Fentanyl is a drug that alleviates pain without causing loss of consciousness, and exposure to it can be fatal.

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November 1, 2017

In this issue: 

  • Department of Education Cyber Advisory: Earlier this month, the Federal Student Aid office, a part of the U.S. Department of Education (ED), released an alert on a new type of cyber extortion/threat. In the alert, ED outlines ways in which information technology staff can work to ensure their organizations are protected.
  • Campus Safety: Lessons Learned from Richard Spencer's UF Event: The University of Florida (UF) decided to allow Spencer to rent space on campus for an event on October 19, stating, "although UF leadership has denounced Spencer's white supremacist rhetoric, the University, as a state entity, must allow the free expression of all viewpoints." A recent article in Inside Higher Ed highlighted nine lessons learned from the actions taken by UF to prepare for Spencer's event, knowing that he, and other controversial speakers, will continue to approach IHEs for speaking opportunities on their campuses.

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