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Connections: Combating Campus Crime

It has been 25 years since the passage of the Clery Act, which requires colleges to report information about campus crimes. All this week, WXXI and other public radio newsrooms across upstate New York are exploring security on campuses in a special series called Combating Campus Crime.  The reports cover a range of topics, including how a new state law changed what students learn about sexual assault and consent, and why some campus police now wear body cameras.

We discuss these issues, as well as a recent decision to have campus police at the Rochester Institute of Technology carry firearms beginning in January. Our guests:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.