Safety and security

Accused of rape, men allege discrimination under Title IX

Some male students accused of rape are suing colleges, saying they are the victims of sex discrimination. Experts doubt they will succeed, but cases could focus more attention on due process issues.

Student activists spur sexual assault complaints, but some say Education Department is overstepping its bounds

Student activists have shined a national spotlight on sexual assault on campuses, but others are encouraging colleges to fight back against federal rules they say are overreaching.

After Boston bombings, colleges revisit security at major events

In wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, some colleges have already strengthened security measures. Experts urge revisiting emergency procedures, but caution against overreaction.

Faculty study abroad leader comes under fire for decisions about student health

A University of New Hampshire lecturer is dismissed after administrators question medical decisions she made leading a trip to Nicaragua. She says she could have used more support from the institution -- not condemnation.

Oberlin says context was key in canceling classes after KKK report

In canceling classes after a reported Klan sighting that still hasn't been confirmed, Oberlin says context was everything.

College presidents urge Obama to act on gun violence, pledge support

Hundreds of college presidents sign open letters written by their colleagues, vowing to help Obama in curbing violence.

Amid rape investigations, University of Montana requires all students to take tutorial before enrolling

U. of Montana requires all students to take and pass online tutorial on sexual assault before registering. Some say the approach is appropriate on a campus marred by accusations of rape; others question its fairness.

Ohio court asks university to give back pay to professor who made shooting reference

A frustrated professor said he wasn't serious when he talked about shooting students, but Bowling Green suspended him without pay. Ohio appeals court says he deserves back pay.

Hate crime hoaxes present burdens, lessons for college campuses

Why do such incidents seem to occur year after year? And how should colleges handle them?

Colleges create child abuse policies after Penn State scandal

Many institutions are creating new child protection policies and reporting procedures in response to sexual abuse allegations at Penn State University, and they're discovering that the issues are complex.

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