1. UMass to make $2 million in improvements to campus security following independent review

    UMass to make $2 million in improvements to campus security following independent review

    The University of Massachusetts has agreed to spend more than $2 million during the next three years to make the 51 residence halls safer. Improvements will include the installation of a computerized visitor entry system following the recommendations of a safety firm hired to review campus security. UMass hired Business Protection Specialists, Inc., a security consulting firm based in Canandaigua, N.Y., to review campus safety in March following the report of a gang rape on campus in October 2012.

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