Safety

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

West Virginia U warns students, parents about rogue fraternities

West Virginia University president E. Gordon Gee warns parents against fraternity chapters that say they will disaffiliate from the institution after new rules on Greek life.

After Portland State police shot and killed a man, students call to disarm

Portland State campus police shot and killed Jason Washington Friday. Sunday students marched from Pioneer Park to the campus public safety office to demand they disarm their officers.

$41.5M verdict for student who fell ill on school trip to China has implications for study abroad

Could finding in favor of a high school student infected by a tick-borne disease on a school trip to China have a chilling effect on other study abroad programs?

After jail sentence for Princeton Ph.D. student, scholars consider safety of research in Iran

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Following 10-year jail sentence for Princeton Ph.D. student, scholars discuss the uncertainties of doing research in Iran.

Arrest of U of Maryland student in stabbing death of Bowie State student shakes both campuses

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White U of Maryland student, who officials say was a member of white supremacist group on Facebook, is charged in fatal stabbing of a black Bowie State student, leaving others questioning how safe they are.

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