Safety and security

Few examples exist of armed civilians preventing mass shootings on campuses

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That's the claim of concealed carry supporters, but the evidence is limited and clear examples are few and far between.

Campus police use of semiautomatic rifles increasingly common at colleges

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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.

In two weeks, more than a dozen campuses targeted by threats of violence

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In November, more than a dozen college campuses have been targeted by shooting and bomb threats, with many of them threatening black students.

Shootings at six HBCUs in under a month draw scrutiny

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No college is immune from gun violence, but historically black colleges and universities may face unique challenges.

Campaign will use dildos to criticize new "campus carry" law in Texas

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U of Texas students and alumni plan campaign around idea that openly carrying a sex toy on campus would be against rules, but carrying a weapon would be permitted.

Senator McCaskill suggests 'removing' campus crime disclosure law

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At campus safety meeting, Sen. Claire McCaskill says she'd like to scrap the Clery Act, eliciting cheers from campus officers and criticism from some supporters of the campus security law.

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.

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