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Judge Denies Request To Keep Steger In Va. Tech Suits

Special Justice William Alexander this morning denied a lawyer's request to reconsider the dismissal of Virginia Tech President Charles Steger from two $10 million wrongful death lawsuits stemming from the April 16, 2007, shootings on the school's campus.

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Police Subdue Post-Super Bowl Riot At UMass Amherst

Students involved in a disturbance on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus after the Patriots’ Super Bowl loss face possible school sanctions, as well as criminal charges, officials said yesterday.

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Deputies: Parkside Student Confesses To Creating List

No danger to students, authorities say as investigation continues

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Yale Fulfills Vow on Sex-Misconduct Report

Making good on a promise to be more open about its handling of sexual misconduct, Yale University has released its first report describing the complaints that were made and how they were handled.

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Campus, Local Police Bill Clears Va. Senate Panel

A Senate committee today endorsed a bill to enhance cooperation between campus and local police departments on rape and death investigations.

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An Active Approach to Student Transportation Safety

As winter progresses, harsh weather conditions  make it even more critical for colleges and universities to feel confident that they are transporting students to and from university-related activities as safely as possible. This means insisting that passenger trip organizers identify and select the safest bus companies in the industry to transport their students.

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Kalamazoo Valley Community College Begins Texting Students For Class Cancellations

Kalamazoo Valley Community College will automatically send students emergency text messages when necessary.

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Old Dominion U Approves Campus Gun Ban, Including Concealed Permits

Old Dominion University's Board of Visitors approved a regulation this morning that prohibits everyone except law enforcement officers from bringing a gun to campus buildings or events. The regulation also applies to those with concealed-carry permits.

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2 Level-Three Sex Offenders Enrolled At U of Washington

Two level-three sex offenders are taking classes during winter quarter at the University of Washington, prompting the school to send an email notification to all students, faculty and staff at the Seattle campus on Thursday.

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Lesson Learned

As this issue of University Business was being prepared to go to press, we were all stopped in our tracks as word came, first via social media and then from conventional news sources, that another shooting had taken place at Virginia Tech.

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