Students and Violence

Students and Violence
Apr 24, 2018
Randa Jarrar's case at Cal State Fresno has attracted national attention, much of it arguably undue. Will she be punished? It's hard to say, given academe's unpredictable track record on discipline for faculty social media snafus.

Booklets

Aug. 18, 2016 -- Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand compilation of articles focuses on the topic of “Campus Safety.”

The PDF booklet includes articles by Inside Higher Ed's reporters and essays by contributors from the field.

You may download the free booklet here.

And you may sign up here for a free webinar on the themes of the booklet on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

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December 23, 2011

Most people know hazing happens outside fraternities and sororities. But a tragedy at Florida A&M makes it harder to ignore.

October 3, 2011
As more states allow concealed carry, colleges reluctantly make changes.
May 5, 2011

A computer science professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, feeling isolated and alienated in a department where he was a poor fit, referred to the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech in a conversation with colleagues who already found him hostile.

April 22, 2011

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among college students and the third-leading cause of death among all youth 15 to 24 years old, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. More than 4,000 people in that age range commit suicide each year.

Eleven hundred of them are college students.

February 7, 2011
Shooting kills Youngstown State student and wounds 11, including 6 other students. Incident could point to dangers associated with Greek events at off-campus houses.
January 17, 2011
Community college experts question the second-guessing of Pima's handling of Jared Lee Loughner.
November 30, 2010

A new book on campus crime -- The Dark Side of the Ivory Tower: Campus Crime as a Social Problem (Cambridge University Press) -- looks at why campus crime has been viewed differently at different times in American history, and how various groups have defined the dangers facing American college students. The book also examines how different kinds of activists, such as feminists and family members of crime victims, have framed campus crime issues in different ways.

October 4, 2010

ST. LOUIS -- Many high schools have policies under which, if a student is cited for a disciplinary infraction as a freshman or sophomore, and isn’t a repeat offender, that infraction is expunged from the student’s record at the end of the sophomore year. What that means is that for two students who commit the same infraction -- even a serious one -- there is no assurance that colleges that seek disciplinary records during the admissions process will know about it.

July 1, 2010

WASHINGTON -- In the aftermath of the 2004 murder of a University of North Carolina at Wilmington student by a classmate with a history of violence against women, the deceased student's family came to see the decision-making of the university’s admissions office as one of the major factors leading to her death.

June 16, 2010

Anastasia Megan, a 13-year-old Florida girl who has nearly completed her high-school curriculum via homeschooling, tried to take dual-enrollment courses at Lake-Sumter Community College last year. She was denied entry, however, by administrators who thought she was not ready to sit alongside older students in the classroom. The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights is now investigating whether the decision violated anti-bias law – raising an issue that comes up at other community colleges as well.

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