Colleges and universities should implement orientation seminars to educate new students about available resources and support systems concerning mental health, argues Sarah Lyon.
Students and Violence
The people on campuses most responsible for students' psychological and emotional well-being -- faculty members and advisers -- have not been provided with the approaches and tools needed to meet the growing challenges.
New report documents legislation enacted and bills that have been rejected.
Northeastern University butts heads with local police over its decision to arm campus officers with semiautomatic rifles, but the practice is increasingly commonplace for college law enforcement agencies.
At a time of renewed national discussion about gun control and violence on campuses, a key legal case raises crucial questions about who is responsible for safeguarding students from each other, writes Christine Helwick.
Following recent shootings in U.S. and terrorist attacks in Paris, some colleges and universities are adopting stricter security policies for sporting events.
Citing a chilling effect on study participants, faculty members who study sexual assault say they should be exempt from mandatory reporting requirements. Fraternities are also arguing for an exemption for volunteer chapter advisers.
U of Chicago calls off classes due to report of planned gun violence; film students arrested in Los Angeles for causing panic with replicas of weapons. UPDATE: Arrest and new details on threat against Chicago.
In November, more than a dozen college campuses have been targeted by shooting and bomb threats, with many of them threatening black students.
Students suspended or expelled over allegations of sexual assault rarely succeed in lawsuits against the institutions that punished them. That's starting to change.
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