Safety and security

Rulings mixed in recent lawsuits over police records at private colleges

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Ohio Supreme Court rules that sworn police departments at private colleges are subject to open-records laws. A judge in Indiana disagrees.

Senate hearing explores law enforcement's role in campus sexual assault

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Senate hearing considers whether law enforcement role has been missing in the debates over sexual assaults on campus.

Research universities say they'll conduct sexual assault surveys amid federal pressure

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Amid growing pressure on colleges to conduct campus climate surveys, a group of research universities says it will voluntarily implement the tool, which is aimed at gauging attitudes toward sexual violence on campus. 

U. of Wisconsin faces criticism over list of safety tips

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UW Madison told students that "if you present yourself as easy prey, then expect to attract some wolves." Many said that advice misses the point when it comes to preventing campus sexual assault.

At college sexual assault summit, talk of apologies and 'toxic' climates

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At a conference organized by Dartmouth College, officials from more than 60 colleges discuss their responsibilities to students who've been assaulted; federal regulation; and the "toxic" culture in which they operate.

Should expulsion be the default discipline policy for students accused of sexual assault?

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Colleges facing criticism over their handling of sexual assault allegations debate whether the best policy is to automatically kick out those found guilty.

For extra eyes and ears, many institutions employ student security guards

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Jon Meis's heroism -- displayed when the 22-year-old engineering student pepper-sprayed and tackled a gunman at Seattle Pacific University -- is rare. The phenomenon of students working for campus security, however, is common, experts say.

Shooter kills one, injures others at Seattle Pacific U.

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Man charged with murder after killing one and injuring two others at Seattle Pacific U. Another student is hailed as a hero for using pepper spray against killer while he was trying to reload weapon.

U.S. names colleges under investigation for sexual assault cases

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Obama administration releases, for the first time, a comprehensive roster of colleges being investigated for possible violations of Title IX over handling of sexual assault and harassment complaints.

Google ends automatic ad keyword scanning of university email accounts

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Does Google's decision to stop scanning university email for ad keywords represent a watershed moment for privacy or a symbolic gesture?

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