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Duke eliminates statute of limitations for sex assault cases after confusion with OCR

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After cutting its statute of limitations for students alleging sexual assault from two years to one to comply, officials thought, with federal guidelines, Duke backtracks and eliminates the statute completely.

Essay on whether faculty are trained for emergency situations

Running 'Round the Ivory Tower

Two recent incidents have Terri E. Givens wondering whether faculty members are adequately trained to respond in emergencies.

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Stalking on campuses a major issue, expert says at Clery event

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Stalking is a bigger threat to students than many campuses realize and has a strong correlation to death, said one expert who implored colleges to do more.

LSU is latest institution where bomb threat forces evacuation

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LSU evacuates campus just days after three other institutions made similar decisions. Is there a pattern?

Reflections on campus violence given recent events (essay)

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Neither playing ostrich nor building a moat will protect campuses from violence. Awareness of the possibilities may help us build safer, kinder places, Maria Shine Stewart writes.

Appeals court sides with employee in U. of Tennessee religious bias case

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U.S. appeals panel overturns lower court ruling that Tennessee-Knoxville acted legally in firing Seventh-day Adventist employee who declined to monitor emergency help line during her Sabbath.

Google extends 'Street View' feature to college campuses

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Having taken over e-mail and other cloud computing services at many colleges, the company looks to make visual maps of campuses. As usual, the project faces privacy concerns.

What we know about campus shooters

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Campus health officials don't have much to work with when trying to preemptively identify potentially dangerous students. Here's what they know -- and what they can do.

UC Davis pepper spray report faults administrators, police

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A long-awaited investigative report into the UC Davis police's use of pepper spray on nonviolent students finds that administrators and officers acted inappropriately, and that the confrontation "should and could" have been prevented.

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