Safety and security

At college sexual assault summit, talk of apologies and 'toxic' climates

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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.

Should expulsion be the default discipline policy for students accused of sexual assault?

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Colleges facing criticism over their handling of sexual assault allegations debate whether the best policy is to automatically kick out those found guilty.

For extra eyes and ears, many institutions employ student security guards

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Jon Meis's heroism -- displayed when the 22-year-old engineering student pepper-sprayed and tackled a gunman at Seattle Pacific University -- is rare. The phenomenon of students working for campus security, however, is common, experts say.

Shooter kills one, injures others at Seattle Pacific U.

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Man charged with murder after killing one and injuring two others at Seattle Pacific U. Another student is hailed as a hero for using pepper spray against killer while he was trying to reload weapon.

U.S. names colleges under investigation for sexual assault cases

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Obama administration releases, for the first time, a comprehensive roster of colleges being investigated for possible violations of Title IX over handling of sexual assault and harassment complaints.

Google ends automatic ad keyword scanning of university email accounts

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Does Google's decision to stop scanning university email for ad keywords represent a watershed moment for privacy or a symbolic gesture?

White House calls on colleges to do more to combat sexual assault

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White House provides new guidance on Title IX compliance, as the Obama administration stakes out a more aggressive position on combating campus assaults -- and holding colleges accountable. 

U.S. finds Tufts is violating rules on sexual assault, amid larger crackdown

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As Obama administration unveils new guidance for combating sexual assault on campus, dispute between Tufts and federal officials underscores tensions.

Unusual presidential candor at U.Va. sexual misconduct conference

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Presidents whose campuses have been shaken by sexual misconduct speak about the issue with unusual candor at a University of Virginia "dialogue."

Obama task force on sexual assault to seek input from colleges

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A federal task force convened by President Obama takes government enforcement even further, but promises to consult with college officials this time.

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