Virginia Tech shootings

Changing the Mental Health Conversation

Advocacy group questions the way many are responding to Virginia Tech tragedy.

Suggestions on Mental Health

Advocacy group offers best practices for campuses dealing with troubled students.

A Very Scary Story

After Virginia Tech shootings, San Jose State instructor stopped teaching course in response to student who wrote of killing professor.

Privacy and Protection

Panel reviewing Virginia Tech massacre struggles with laws that could hamper coordinated interventions with mentally ill students.

Fuzzy Understandings of FERPA

U.S. report on Virginia Tech shootings cites misinformed interpretation of privacy laws as barrier to crisis prevention communication.

Professor's Got a Gun

Next time, if an unhinged student chooses a campus in Las Vegas or Reno instead of Blacksburg, Va., Stavros Anthony wants Nevada’s colleges and universities to be prepared. After April's shootings at Virginia Tech, the Las Vegas police captain and member of the Nevada Board of Regents proposed that the Nevada System of Higher Education protect itself against a similar attack, in part, by enabling faculty and staff members to become reserve police officers.

Beer, Brotherhood and Guns

Recent incidents point to the potentially tragic presence of weapons at fraternities.

Virginia Tech Panels Urge Reform

Internal reports call for increased security measures and efforts to monitor troubled students, but do little self-criticizing.

When Student Writing Could be a Red Flag

Virginia Tech's creative writing faculty craft guidelines to help instructors and teaching assistants discern writing that may signal danger from prose that is just disturbing.

Last Week's Campus Lockdowns

Delaware State University made all the headlines on September 21 when a freshman shot and wounded two students on campus, one seriously. An arrest and an apology later, the 18-year-old charged with the crime sits behind bars. But months after Virginia Tech, the incident sparked comparisons in both the nature of the shootings and the effectiveness of the response.

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