Students and Violence

Students and Violence
Jul 15, 2014
At a conference organized by Dartmouth College, officials from more than 60 colleges discuss their responsibilities to students who've been assaulted; federal regulation; and the "toxic" culture in which they operate.

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March 16, 2010

Of all the things Cornell University wants to be known for, suicide isn’t among them. And yet, after years of trying to shake the image that it’s a “suicide school,” as one official called it Monday, recent deaths have made it difficult not to associate the upstate New York institution with an above-average suicide rate.

February 15, 2010

Experts on campus security and workplace violence say Huntsville tragedy reveals possibility of faculty members as perpetrators, but warn against "tenure denial made her do it" assumptions.

June 26, 2009

Some campuses are consolidating their police departments, a move that experts say must be done with caution.

May 29, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO -- Among the greatest frustrations of campus mental health professionals is that those who need help the most may never seek out services that are available. “If you talk to college counseling directors about those on their campuses who have committed suicide, most of them never entered their centers," said Henry Chung, to many nods here, at a session at the annual meeting of the American College Health Association.

September 29, 2008

High school counselors remain divided on what they should tell colleges about the disciplinary records of applicants. Should admissions officers know if potential students were suspended?

August 18, 2008

National study suggests large population of students who consider taking their own lives -- and never seek counseling.

March 27, 2008

New research finds disconnect between campus officials, less than dazzling knowledge of key campus crime law and evidence that programs to prevent sexual assaults may be misdirected.

March 20, 2008

Student murders at or near several colleges have shaken nerves. Elsewhere, is there a diminished sense of safety?

February 15, 2008

Former graduate student opened fire in a lecture hall before turning the gun on himself.

November 2, 2007

A new FBI report offers a (less than complete) look at the overall nature of crimes at schools and colleges: most are assaults, vandalism or theft.

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