Crime

A Career Ends at Syracuse

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Charges of "egregious personal misconduct" lead a longtime faculty member to resign.

A Sobering Challenge

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Lacrosse scandal leads Duke to try to change a broader culture of campus drinking. Is that realistic?

At Duke, a Failure to Communicate

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Independent panel finds that police failed to reveal racial identity of alleged rape suspect and administrators "underestimated" the situation.

'Safe Campus' Notions Gunned Down

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“Get on the ground!”

Those four words echoed in the ears of students studying in a dormitory room at the State University of New York at Stony Brook last week when a group of bandana-clad men carrying knives and a handgun stormed their room. The men stole cell phones, cigarettes, a wallet and about $60 in cash. One of the alleged robbers was arrested this week.  

Errors of Admission?

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Tragic murder sets off lawsuit and debate over who is responsible for protecting students from criminals.

Knox Found Negligent in Student's Death

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Eight years after a mentally ill man beat a fellow student to death in a dimly lit stairwell on the Knox College campus, an Illinois jury has found the college negligent and ordered it to pay $1.05 million to the family of the murdered student.

In March 1988, Clyde A. Best, then a student at Knox, a private liberal-arts institution in Galesburg, Ill., beat Andrea Racibozynski, a 19-year-old freshman, to death with a brick in a glass-enclosed stairwell. Best was sentenced to 60 years in prison in 1999 after pleading guilty but mentally ill.

They're Baaaaack

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Richard Brodhead, president of Duke University, must be feeling lucky.

“I know I’m gambling,” Brodhead said Monday in announcing that the Duke men’s lacrosse team would return to the field next season with an expanded code of conduct and stricter oversight. “The reinstatement is inevitably probationary,” Brodhead added.

Brodhead canceled the lacrosse team’s season on April 5, after an exotic dancer told police that she was raped by team members at a March 13 party in an off-campus house.

Keeping a Secret, Paying a Price

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A dean of students faces prosecution for not telling police officers about rape accusations.

Plot to Kill a Colleague

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Va. prosecutors charge community college professor in scheme apparently prompted by sexual harassment complaint.

Balancing Safety and Student Privacy

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New Virginia law requires colleges to turn over student data to police for security checks.

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