A Massachusetts college has updated its campus security policies after a black student eating lunch in a common area was questioned by campus police who had received a report of someone who seemed "out of place."
Smith College in Northampton on Wednesday announced several new policies meant to reduce the likelihood of "bias-related incidents."
The president of the women's college, Kathleen McCartney, says the changes involve campus policing, employee training and education initiatives.
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McCartney says the policies were shaped by recommendations from the American Civil Liberties Union, who represented the student.
Smith says campus police will now be required to attend anti-profiling training. The school has also collaborated with a cultural education group to provide a daylong learning conference.
The police response to the student last summer sparked student anti-racism protests.