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Butler County, Lewis and Clark Community Colleges hacked

Butler County and Lewis and Clark Community Colleges are the most recent victims in a spate of ransomware attacks targeting higher ed institutions.

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At a college wounded on 9/11, memories endure 20 years later

Borough of Manhattan Community College lost eight students and alumni plus a building in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. On the 20th anniversary, lessons reverberate amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Students protest Amherst's strict COVID policies and debate takes off

Students object to the college’s policies limiting off-campus activities, and a debate ensues over whether the policies overreach or are appropriately cautious.

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Campus safety advocates push for federal emphasis on Clery Act

Campus safety and sexual assault prevention advocates are pushing U.S. Department of Education officials to put more focus on enforcement of the Clery Act.

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Ohio State students protest local police killing, demand university cut ties

Shortly after a jury in Minneapolis delivered a guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin, Ohio State University students heard about a local police killing and renewed demands for the university to cut all ties with the city's police department.

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Faculty, students seek dismissal of security administrator who oversaw Guantánamo prison camp

Faculty and students at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte seek the firing of associate vice chancellor for safety and security because of his record as former warden of the U.S. detention center in Guantánamo Bay.

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Johns Hopkins presses pause on private police force plans

The university will delay plans to create a campus police department for at least two years.

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Hopkins faculty investigates spring sit-in

A report reviewing a student sit-in at Johns Hopkins last spring found that protesters and administrators had different interpretations of how the occupation of a building led to clashes with police.

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Hackers demand $2 million from Monroe College in ransomware attack

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College’s IT system was attacked by hackers demanding $2 million in Bitcoin. Experts warn that other institutions are vulnerable to similar attacks.

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Survey of more than 500 China scholars provides data on how frequently they experience Chinese state repression

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First-of-its-kind survey of China scholars seeks to quantify just how frequently they encounter repressive actions by the Chinese state intended to stop or circumscribe their research. A majority say self-censorship is a problem.

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