Students and Violence

Students and Violence
Oct 19, 2016
Struggling to meet the rising demand for mental health services on campuses, colleges turn to online platforms and text messaging services. Experts are divided on the effectiveness of these approaches.


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October 9, 2015

The family of a black Harvard graduate who committed suicide creates an organization in his honor that seeks to "improve the support for the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color."

September 25, 2015

Same survey that found high rates of female students reporting sexual assault finds that nearly a quarter of transgender students experience some form of sexual violence while in college.

September 18, 2015

Michigan wants to see more live-in advisers at its fraternity houses. But it's unclear if having a "house mom" would do much to curb negative behavior.

September 2, 2015

Using the broad terminology behind the oft-cited (and federally embraced) one-in-five statistic, a survey at Rutgers University finds that 20 percent of female students have been sexually assaulted.

September 1, 2015

U of Kentucky did survey in which 80 percent of the student body participated and the definition of sexual assault was much more narrow than that used elsewhere. The finding: a significant number, but far lower than on other campuses, reporting assaults.

August 28, 2015

Fraternity members at an off-campus house near Old Dominion University are under fire for hanging sexist "welcome" signs -- behavior that offends many, but is a crude tradition at many colleges. Until now, few academic leaders have spoken out.

August 19, 2015

As affirmative consent becomes law or policy at more colleges, institutions are using songs, skits, videos or online training to teach freshmen the concept.

August 14, 2015

Most college websites include basic information about campus sexual assault policies, a new study says, but the information is often bare-bones and difficult to locate.

August 3, 2015

Months after U of Oregon's actions exposed the ability of colleges to seek mental health records of alleged rape victims, the outrage hasn't led to action to prevent others from doing the same thing.

July 30, 2015

An Ohio prosecutor calls for U of Cincinnati police force to be disbanded after an officer is indicted for murder. But would the city's police force be able to handle law enforcement on campus?


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