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DPS discusses new protocol for campus shooting


Spurred by the increase in campus shooting incidents in recent years, the Department of Public Safety has transitioned to a new protocol where officers immediately respond to active shooting situations on campus. In the past, DPS officers would set up a perimeter around the shooting area until a SWAT team from LAPD arrived. Now, DPS […]

USC announces new security measures after death of student


USC announced new safety measures to improve security on the University Park Campus and the surrounding neighborhood on Thursday. The measures include adding additional neighborhood security ambassadors, upgrading security technology, instituting new safety education measures and expanding the service area of Campus Cruiser. The announcement comes three weeks after Xinran Ji, a 24-year-old male graduate […]

University of Colorado offers questionable defense tips for women


On Monday night, the Department of Public Safety at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs posted a list of 10 tips to help female students defend themselves against rapists. These “tips” have created a large debate as it includes controversial advice to female students such as informing their attacker “that you have a disease […]

USC must maintain open campus


One of the most admirable actions taken by USC for the local community has been keeping its campus open to local residents so it can serve as a community as well as a student space. USC’s open-campus policy is one that celebrates the coexistence of the university and its neighbors, in spite of enormous differences […]