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New University of Michigan sexual misconduct policy in effect

Under the new policy, all allegations of sexual misconduct made against students will be reviewed by the university's Title IX coordinator. The previous policy was complaint-driven, meaning the university did not pursue or investigate a complaint unless asked to by a complainant.

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Temple University cancels Spring Fling event due to off-campus drinking

University cancels annual event in April that brought together students and student organizations for a mid-week celebration, saying it's no longer about the campus community—it's about off-campus drinking.

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Shooting at Faulkner University leaves woman critically injured; man arrested

Gunshots shattered the calm on the Faulkner University campus Tuesday and left a woman in critical condition. The shooting took place near the maintenance building at the rear of the campus, and the victim was a contract employee with the maintenance department.

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Firearms banned at all LA community college campuses

The District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution prohibiting firearms on its nine campuses “to the maximum extent allowable by law.”

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12 more join $380 million molestation suit against Yeshiva University High School

The number of alleged victims in the suit against the prestigious Manhattan school now stands at 31 — up from the initial 19, said attorney Kevin Mulhearn.

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University of Connecticut bans faculty-student relationships

Board of Trustees approved its first-ever prohibition after receiving update on investigation of alleged sexual misconduct by professor Robert Miller,a music professor now barred from campus.

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Yale president responds to public outcry over university's sexual misconduct report

Yale University President Peter Salovey, responding to public outcry over a report on campus sexual misconduct, has asked the school to develop a list of scenarios that would illustrate the term “nonconsensual sex.”

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Higher ed emergency managers' response to Boston bombings: A look back

Among the challenges were communicating quickly and reduced staffs due to state holiday

After the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, emergency response teams at Boston-area colleges had to act fast. Between reaching out to the community and accounting for students and faculty running or attending the race, institutions had much to contend with that day.

Managers from Boston College, Suffolk University, and the University of Massachusetts, Boston shared their experiences during a recent online forum aimed at helping administrators across the country learn about their actions in the wake of the tragedy.

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U.S. investigates handling of alleged sex assaults at USC

The Department of Education pursues an inquiry after a complaint was filed by students last spring criticizing USC's procedures in rape cases.

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Crisis management planning resources

We've all seen what can happen to a higher ed institution when a weather-related disaster strikes. The American Association of Community Colleges is helping all community colleges become more prepared for anything that comes their way with a web page of crisis planning and management resources.

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