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Following Sex Assault Reports, Univ. of Minnesota Fraternities Rein In Parties

A string of sexual assault allegations at three University of Minnesota fraternities on consecutive weekends last fall shook the U's Greek community. The incidents and the resulting six-week moratorium on alcohol at parties spawned changes: At Homecoming fraternity parties this weekend, rules about alcohol use were tighter than a year ago. Some houses brought in private security.

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Suspicious Fires Close Two Buildings At Sacramento State

Fires that authorities called suspicious shut down two buildings at California State University, Sacramento, on Thursday afternoon, and another burned in a garbage can outside a third building.

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Tulane University Neighbors Fired Up After Fraternity House Burns

When fire devastated the Zeta Psi house on Broadway early Sunday, it marked the fifth time a fraternity house had gone up in flames in the university area since Hurricane Katrina. Even though fire officials say the blazes appear unrelated and don't signal a larger problem, the president of the local neighborhood association has had enough.

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Va. Gun-Rights Group Plans Protests At Universities

A leading state gun-rights group is organizing a series of "campus safety" demonstrations this fall to oppose Virginia university rules that would place greater limits on carrying firearms on campus.

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Mountain Lion Tranquilized On CU-Boulder Campus Near Kittredge Dorms

A young mountain lion found its way into the University of Colorado's Kittredge residence hall complex this afternoon before being tranquilized and removed by wildlife officials.

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Police Seek Suspect In Threat To N.C. College Campus

Police are looking for the person who sent a threatening email to the College of the Albemarle early Monday, causing school officials to close the campus down.

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University Study Looks At Campus Sex Aggression

One in 10 students at Bridgewater State University has been the victim of sexual aggression since arriving on campus, according to survey results presented last week to students, faculty, and regional and state care providers who regularly deal with fallout from such incidents.

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Gamewell-Fci Expands Emergency Communications Offerings

Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell has expanded its fire alarm and emergency communications (a.k.a. mass notification) systems offerings through the integration of audible and visual notification devices and IP network command software from Alertus Technologies. Utilizing any number of hard-wired and wireless methods, Alertus' wall-mounted Alert Beacons(r) , text-to-speech interface modules, digital signage and computer desktop alerts can integrate seamlessly with the E3 Series(r) of fire alarm and other emergency communications systems (ECS) from Gamewell-FCI.

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2 Injured In Railing Collapse At Va. Frat House

Two people remain hospitalized following the collapse of a balcony railing at a fraternity house in Charlottesville.

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When food can kill

Next steps for food allergy awareness and emergency preparedness

In the event of a severe allergic reaction, a delay of even a few minutes in getting an epinephrine injection can make a scary situation deadly. That appears to be what happened to Kennesaw State University (Ga.) student Tyler Cody Davis, who, on August 18, ate at the campus dining hall, later returned there in distress to seek emergency assistance, and not long after was pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to a KSU statement.

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