Safety

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.

Occupy Higher Ed

Movement spreads from Wall Street to the campus green

The Occupy movement that has swept the nation—and the world—also has a home at many colleges and universities. Long associated with protests, and historically touted as the home of open discourse, American colleges and universities have had a difficult balancing act on their hands: how to promote free speech while maintaining safety on campus.

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UConn Revising Policy On Abuse Claims

Guidelines On Handling Allegations In The Works Even Before Scandals Broke At Penn State, Syracuse

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3 Arrested In Hazing Of Florida A&M U Freshman

Bria Hunter's leg was broken less than 3 weeks before the suspected hazing death of Robert Champion in Orlando, police said.

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Fresh Va. Tech Tragedy Renews Political Gun Debate (Opinion)

Thursday's point-blank slaying of a Virginia Tech campus policeman is sure to renew the gun control battle in all its fury before the General Assembly next month.

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Old Dominion U Vote On Rules For Guns On Campus Put On Hold

Old Dominion University's governing board delayed a scheduled vote Thursday on a regulation that would tighten gun restrictions on campus - a proposal that spurred dueling demonstrations by pro- and anti-gun advocates last month.

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