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Colleges in Boston Fight Domestic Violence

Posted by Adam Higgins on Oct 23, 2014 4:37:00 PM


A woman is victimized in a domestic assault every 9 seconds...

...according to Domestic Violence Statistics in the U.S. If you do the math that translates into approximately 1,200 women being victimized by domestic abuse during the three hours or so it takes for the New England Patriots to dismantle a Sunday night opponent. 

Some may say it’s a “buzz kill” to broach such a serious subject in the same breath as sports entertainment. However, the prevalence of domestic violence is a sobering social problem that cannot be ignored in good conscience - whether in the NFL, other professional sports, or in the homes of silent victims who are not household names.

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Topics: Boston Campus, Campus Safety, Athletics, Day Student Posts

Campus Safety Experts Say, "There's an App for That"!

Posted by Adam Higgins on Oct 17, 2014 10:31:00 AM


Ready for the unexpected – or do you fall like a leaf?

Don’t you love this time year and all that autumn brings – New England Patriots games, fabulous fall foliage, apple-picking adventures, cranberry culinary delights, and pumpkin-spiced lattes?

OK, not everything is a colorful delight. We are also entering wacky weather season in Boston, a prelude to what the Farmer’s Almanac is predicting will be another Polar Vortex-like winter.

The rain and wind will eventually give way to snow storms, which might not be so bad if all of us could hibernate in a log-cabin next to a raging fire place. But in the real world, inclement weather can also bring with it power outages, flooding, gas line ruptures, and a host of other possibly dangerous/always frustrating inconveniences.

And yes there’s an app for that, of course.

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Topics: Boston Campus, Boston Student Experience, Campus Safety, Day Student Posts

Campus Safety at Colleges in Boston

Posted by Adam Higgins on Oct 3, 2014 5:39:00 PM


OK, you can tell your family and loved ones to stop worrying now. You’re in good hands.

No, you are not in an Allstate commercial. But you are in THE state to be right now, enrolled in college in the Higher Ed capital of the world, during the most picturesque time of year in New England. It’s an ideal environment to do what you came here to do: grow, learn, explore, build relationships, and prepare for the future.

And while colleges in Boston are a launch pad for students and not a landing pad for helicopter parents (there’s no parking space for that anyway), you or someone in your family may have safety questions lurking in the background. “What are my chances of being a victim of crime?

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Topics: Boston Campus, Boston Student Experience, Campus Safety, Day Student Posts

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Fisher College first opened its doors in 1903 in the predominantly working-class city of Somerville, Massachusetts, just two miles north of Boston. The school was founded on the belief that the immigrants of that city should have an opportunity to advance beyond unskilled labor jobs.

The Division of Accelerated and Professional Studies was established in 1975 to serve the adult population of Eastern Massachusetts, with branch locations in:

  • Boston
  • Brockton
  • North Attleborough
  • New Bedford

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