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University Silence On Accused Movie Shooter Costly

Last week, University of Colorado Denver officials assured reporters that students and faculty were free to talk about the former graduate student charged with killing 12 people at a movie theater. Then top school officials sent an email thanking people for refusing to talk.

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OSU-A&M Board Of Regents Will Review Policy Following Penn State Child Sex Abuse Scandal

Officials with the Oklahoma State University and A&M Colleges system plan to review the system's policies in the hopes of preventing a situation such as the one that has placed Penn State University in the national spotlight in recent weeks.

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ESU Faculty: Hold Off On Renaming Building For Dillman

East Stroudsburg University faculty members want to halt plans to rename Monroe Hall after recently retired university President Robert Dillman — at least until Dillman's name is cleared of allegations that he covered up alleged sexual abuse committed by a top university official.

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Wagner: Make Penn State More Accountable To Taxpayers

Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner on Thursday called for changing the way Pennsylvania State University operates by subjecting the school to right-to-know laws and removing the president as a voting member of the board of trustees.

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Oregon Student Expelled Over Threat Seeks Return

A Portland State University graduate student expelled after allegedly threatening violence against a faculty member wants to return to the university.

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UC Davis Chancellor Orders Review Of University Doctors' Actions

UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi has ordered a top campus official to conduct a "comprehensive review" of accusations that two university neurosurgeons conducted unauthorized research on dying brain cancer patients, as reported in Sunday's Bee.

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Penn State Loses One Sponsor, Others Could Follow

State Farm is pulling its ads from Penn State football broadcasts, while General Motors is reconsidering its sponsorship deal and Wall Street is threatening to downgrade the school's credit rating, suggesting the price of the sexual abuse scandal could go well beyond the $60 million fine and other penalties imposed by the NCAA.

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U of Colorado Regents Suggest Rule On Briefing Of Crimes, Potential Scandals

The University of Colorado regents suggested Friday that a laws and policies committee consider creating a rule that university leaders quickly report crimes or other potential scandals to the board.

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Virginia School & Campus Safety Forum selects Awareity to Present Bullying and Risk Prevention Strategies

Rick Shaw, President and CEO of Awareity, has been selected as a speaker for the 2012 Virginia School & Campus Safety Training Forum in Hampton, VA, July 30-August 1.

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Penn State Report Shows Limits of Campus Crime Law

National campus safety experts say a lack of awareness and interest in a federal law requiring schools to report campus crime is rampant in schools outside of Penn State.

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