Safety and security

Before a suicide, OCR again tells colleges not to remove self-threatening students

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Amid persisting confusion about when colleges can involuntarily remove a self-threatening student, Education Department again signals it's not permissible -- in an investigation that ends in a student's suicide.

Florida appeals court rejects right of public universities to regulate guns on campus

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Florida appeals court rules that, in most cases, public colleges and universities can't regulate weapons on campus.

Montana adjusts to life as a 'blueprint' for sexual assault response

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Montana didn't ask to be the national model for sexual assault response, but after a series of alleged rapes, the U.S. government made it so. Staff members and students adjust to expansive policies and a spotlight that isn't dimming.

Firing of sexual assault activist and Swarthmore R.A. raises questions about mandatory reporting

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The firing of a Swarthmore resident assistant who accused the college of mishandling sexual assault -- but would not reveal details of a case -- highlights nuances of students as mandatory reporters, a growing issue.

Accused of rape, men allege discrimination under Title IX

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Some male students accused of rape are suing colleges, saying they are the victims of sex discrimination. Experts doubt they will succeed, but cases could focus more attention on due process issues.

Student activists spur sexual assault complaints, but some say Education Department is overstepping its bounds

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Student activists have shined a national spotlight on sexual assault on campuses, but others are encouraging colleges to fight back against federal rules they say are overreaching.

After Boston bombings, colleges revisit security at major events

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In wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, some colleges have already strengthened security measures. Experts urge revisiting emergency procedures, but caution against overreaction.

Faculty study abroad leader comes under fire for decisions about student health

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A University of New Hampshire lecturer is dismissed after administrators question medical decisions she made leading a trip to Nicaragua. She says she could have used more support from the institution -- not condemnation.

Oberlin says context was key in canceling classes after KKK report

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In canceling classes after a reported Klan sighting that still hasn't been confirmed, Oberlin says context was everything.

College presidents urge Obama to act on gun violence, pledge support

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Hundreds of college presidents sign open letters written by their colleagues, vowing to help Obama in curbing violence.

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