Georgia Campus Carry Bill To Allow Guns In Public Universities Passed, Goes To Governor

International Business Times

A bill to legalize carrying of guns on public college and university campuses was passed in Georgia General Assembly early Friday. The legislation will go to Republican Gov. Nathan Deal for his signature. House Bill 280 allows people who have state permits for concealed handguns to carry the weapon on campuses of public institutions for postsecondary education. The bill was passed with 33-21 votes. Georgia is currently one of 17 states that do not allow campus carry.


The Internet of Things goes to school

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It appears research universities are a great place to test Internet of Things (IoT) deployments. That's because they often comprise a microcosm of a wide variety of organizational and technical environments. "The enterprise of a large research university has some component of every industry vertical in the larger world around us. We not only support academic and research operations, but also very large business enterprises with retail operations, transportation, healthcare, ticketing, supply chain." ASU's Sun Devil Stadium, for example, uses sensors connected to Wi-Fi and cellular networks to monitor everything from temperature and humidity to leaky faucets and noise levels (think cheering contests).


Arkansas State University Revises Mexican Campus Contract

U.S. News

Arkansas State University System President Chuck Welch says the university first signed agreements with Mexican entities in 2012 and another in 2014 with a different group of investors. But, both of those documents were created at a time when Arkansas State University Campus Queretaro was still an idea.


Group calls on defunding ‘sanctuary’ universities, Napolitano’s ouster

FOX News

A Los Angeles-based group is set to begin its "No Sanctuary Campuses" campaign Friday that calls for state universities that refuse to cooperate with federal officials on illegal immigration to be defunded and the ouster of the school system's president, Janet Napolitano. The David Horowitz Freedom Center plans to target 11 state schools and wants Napolitano--the former head of homeland security-- to be "prosecuted for sedition," David Horowitz, the organizations founder said in a post online. The campaign calls for wanted posters that feature the pictures of Napolitano and Cal State University Chancellor Timothy White to be place on campuses. The signs would also call on the campuses to be defunded. "Sanctuary campuses are not only part of a radical attack on America's social, political, and educational establishment but a dagger aimed at the rule of law and the nation's safety," Horowitz said in the online post.


UCLA surpasses $4.2 billion fundraising goal, a boon for a public campus faced with diminished state aid

Los Angeles Times

Among 54 active billion-dollar-plus fundraising campaigns, 20 are by public universities -- including UC San Francisco, University of Washington, University of Virginia and University of North Carolina, according to the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. The fundraising boom is fueled in part by the robust economy and aging of baby boomers looking for ways to share their wealth, said Robert Moore, vice president of marketing and communications at the council, a Washington-based educational nonprofit.