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U. of Iowa Fires Tenured Professor Over Outbursts

The University of Iowa took the rare step Thursday of firing a tenured professor who has been barred from campus since January 2011, saying he subjected a wide range of colleagues to repeated personal attacks, harassment and threats that disrupted the workplace.

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Task Force: More Cameras Needed To Curb Campus Crime

A report from a campus safety task force formed last month suggests the city's college and universities, in coordination with police, pay more attention to areas bordering their institutions.

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President Lou Anna K. Simon Reminds Michigan State Employees Of Obligation To Report Sexual Assault

In the wake of the tumultuous scandal at Penn State University, Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon has made it clear to her employees what their positions and duties obligate them to do in cases of sexual assault and abuse.

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Net Installation To Begin On Campus-Area Bridges

After three-and-a-half years of committee meetings, city negotiations, community outreach efforts, temporary patches, and much public and private debate, Cornell University will begin to install nets on the gorge bridges next week in an effort to deter suicide attempts.

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A&M Trying to Distance Itself from Shooting Incident

A shooting that left three dead in College Station on Monday did not occur on the campus of Texas A&M University or involve members of the A&M community. Yet in headlines around the country, it is being referred to as the "Texas A&M shooting."

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Penn State To Require Background Checks For New Hires

If you hope to land a job at Penn State, you will have to undergo a background check.

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UK, UofL Team Up To Curb Alcohol Abuse

With the fall semester starting soon, two distillers on Tuesday sweetened their contributions to Kentucky's two largest universities to try to curtail underage and binge drinking among students — all-too-common campus rituals nationwide that carry serious hangover effects.

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Yale Issues Report On Sex Misconduct Complaints

Yale University officials say 49 complaints of sexual harassment and other misconduct were brought to their attention in the first six months of this year and nearly a fourth of the cases involved allegations against faculty.

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University Of Cincinnati Settles Burn Lawsuit For $600,000

The University of Cincinnati has agreed to pay a couple $600,000 to settle a claim involving a chemistry experiment that seriously burned their 7-year-old daughter.

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