Safety and security

Title IX administrators discuss emotional demands of job

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Paperwork aside, Title IX coordinators say their jobs take an unusual emotional toll and encourage peers to exercise self-care.

SMU found in violation of Title IX after not investigating male student's claim of sexual assault

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Education Department finds that SMU violated the law with a poor response to a sexual assault case in which the assailant and victim were both male, and the former came from a prominent alumni family.

Students, faculty don't always react quickly to emergency alerts

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Safety experts have praised the student response to the shooting at Florida State, but students don't always take campus emergencies as seriously.

Campus police praised for actions against gunman who struck 'very heart of campus'

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When a gunman opened fire in Florida State University's Strozier Library, he attacked "the very heart of campus."

U. of Kansas asks court to reconsider expulsion ruling

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Did the U. of Kansas overstep its bounds when it expelled a student for harassing an ex-girlfriend online, or was it acting on instructions from the federal government?

Colleges often win reduction in fines for federal campus safety violations

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As the Education Department has stepped up its enforcement of campus safety rules over the past four years, colleges have continued to be successful in getting their Clery Act fines reduced.

 

NCAA publishes guidelines on concussions and player safety

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NCAA releases guidelines (not rules) recommending limits on football practices that allow contact, provision of independent medical care for players, and consistent treatment of brain-related injuries.

Survey shows female students worry more about assault, gun violence

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Female students are more likely to fear for their safety on campus than male students, and are less likely to think their colleges are doing enough to protect them, survey finds.

 

Senator McCaskill Says Higher Ed Lobbying Group Interfered With Her Sexual Assault Survey

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Sen. Claire McCaskill criticizes guidance the American Council on Education gave its members on how to respond to the lawmaker's survey on sexual assault. 

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