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Duke upgrades security after student raped

January 4, 2019

Duke University officials are adding security across Central Campus in the wake of a sex assault last month.

A student said she was sleeping in a common room in her Central Campus apartment building on Dec. 13 when a man was able to get inside and raped her at knifepoint.

Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta said in an email to students Thursday that more security guards have been assigned to Central Campus, and university police will patrol the area more frequently.

Security cameras have been installed “in key areas,” Moneta said.

Duke also has installed automatic door closures on all the entry doors to the common rooms and is adding card readers to the doors as well.

“Installing card readers is a complex process but will be done as soon as possible,” Moneta said.

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