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Margaret Brooks featured expert in 2016 Best & Worst States for Women

Dr. Margaret Brooks, Director of Bridgewater State University's Office of Financial Literacy Initiatives, is a featured expert in WalletHub's recent piece about 2016's Best & Worst States for Women. Dr. Brooks answered questions about financial and other important issues for women when considering a place to live.

Read more at WalletHub.


Bridgewater State University Police Participate in Active Shooter Training

On Friday, January 8, Bridgewater State University Police participated in advanced law enforcement rapid response training (ALERT) on campus. The primary focus of the training is to train front-line police officers how to respond to an active shooter or a hostage takeover. WBZ News provided coverage and spoke to Captain Michael Froio of BSUPD.

View WBZ coverage.

Bridgewater State Offers Students New Safety App

As part of the ongoing commitment to enhance campus safety, Bridgewater State University is offering students, faculty and staff a personalized mobile safety app for their smartphones called "BSU Guardian". The app offers users the ability to initiate a panic call to the BSU Police while on campus. Users can create a personal safety network and set a "safety timer" session to let their assigned guardians monitor their status. The app also features a tip line linked directly to BSU PD and a direct 911 line to centers nationwide for safety off campus.

Read about it in The Enterprise and on BSU News & Events.

State Higher Education Commissioner visits BSU

Dr. Carlos Santiago, commissioner of higher education in Massachusetts, paid an official visit to Bridgewater State University on December 14, 2015. The commissioner met with student leaders, community representatives, faculty, staff and members of BSU's board of trustees throughout the day.

Read more about the day in BSU News & Events and The Enterprise.

'Not in my name' Muslim forum decries terrorism, Islamaphobia

BSU's Center for Middle East Studies sponsored a forum on campus titled "Not in My Name, The Muslim Community Speaks Out Against Radicalism and Terrorism." Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders joined BSU community members to bring a message of unity and respect for diversity.

Read more about the event from The Enterprise and BSU News & Events.

BSU President emphasizes degree production

In an interview with the Taunton Gazette, BSU President Fred Clark spoke of the importance of increasing graduation rates to provide regional businesses and companies with an ample pool of qualified job candidates.

Read more from the Taunton Gazette article.

Art professor’s work selected for biennial

Three of Professor Ivana George’s Sustain series cyanotypes were juried into the biennial at the Danforth Museum in Framingham, and earned an honorable mention in the Best of Show competition.

Every two years, Danforth Art celebrates contemporary photography through a highly selective exhibition of innovative photography by both established and emerging artists who live or work in New England. The New England Photography Biennial 2015 was juried by Susan Nalband, director of Boston’s 555 Gallery, and will be on view at Danforth Art from Sept. 9 to Dec. 6.

View the Sustain series at Professor George’s website.

Details of the exhibition can be found here.