Safety and security

FBI says most bomb threats against HBCUs made by a minor

FBI officials identified a teenager who they say is responsible for the majority of bomb threats to HBCUs this year. Some HBCU leaders say the results of the investigation are long overdue.

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A student in a red jacket walks across the campus of Morgan State University.

Ransomware attacks against higher ed increase

Colleges and universities experienced a surge in ransomware attacks in 2021, and those attacks had significant operational and financial costs, according to a new report.

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A graphic of one person handing money to another person, who is giving the first person a key, symbolizing paying ransom after a cyberattack.

Bomb threats disrupt campuses across the country

A rash of bomb threats has disrupted higher ed institutions—especially community colleges—across the country this summer.

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Tidewater Community College academic building, a glass and white metal building.

New Title IX rules raise concerns for the accused

Critics of newly proposed Title IX regulations fear that the Biden administration is stripping away due process; others believe the Department of Education is striking an appropriate balance.

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Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, a middle-aged Hispanic man with glasses and a goatee.

Colleges step up efforts to prevent gun violence on campus

Alarmed by mass shootings in Uvalde and Buffalo, colleges are working to protect their campuses with threat assessment teams, active shooter drills and partnerships with law enforcement.

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Lawsuits against Liberty prompt Dept. of Ed to investigate

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Liberty University is under investigation for Clery Act noncompliance. Fourteen women have sued since July, accusing the university of a long-standing pattern of mishandling sexual assaults.

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 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers the convocation at the Vines Center on the campus of Liberty University January 18, 2016, in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Temple parents hire private security for off-campus patrols

Public safety concerns are paramount for Temple University parents since a student was murdered near campus. Now some parents have hired private security firms to protect their children.

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Bomb threats continue at HBCUs

Repeated bomb threats at historically Black universities and colleges over the past month are raising concerns and prompting conversations about historical violence fueled by racism.

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Trial of former Harvard chemistry chair set to begin

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The trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday in the case of the former chair of Harvard University’s chemistry department accused of lying to investigators about his ties to a Chinese university. 

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How one college president made the call to move classes online

How rising COVID-19 cases convinced the Stanislaus State president to shift classes online just a week before the start of the semester.

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