Safety

Boston Strong: First responder spirit thrives in American higher education

As the rest of world gets on with their lives, those of us who call Massachusetts home are reminded daily of why the Bay State has always been Boston Strong. Speaking at a national interfaith service after the Marathon bombings, President Obama remarked, “We may be momentarily knocked off our feet. But we’ll pick ourselves up. We’ll keep going.

Colleges face scrutiny over sex assaults

Improving the system for reporting incidents through better communication

Sexual assault on campuses has been in the spotlight lately, leading to conversations among administrators and policymakers about improving Title IX and Clery Act compliance while better protecting students.

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University police officers must be allowed to carry guns on campus

The University of Oregon Police Department, like most university police departments, is responsible for campus safety, crime prevention and law enforcement. Before Friday, however, there was one striking difference that set this police department apart from most others: Officers serving in UOPD were prohibited by state bureaucrats from carrying firearms.

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Treat campus sexual assaults as crimes

Last Friday, University of North Carolina System President Tom Ross announced a campus security initiative to ensure sexual assault cases are properly investigated and prosecuted, and more broadly that serious campus crimes get the attention they deserve.

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University of Utah tosses proposed skateboard ban for stricter rules

Skateboarders and bikers wouldn’t get kicked off the University of Utah campus but would be subject to new rules and safety warnings.

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Lawmakers should heed North Carolina police against guns on campus

North Carolina legislators who have not shown much of a penchant for listening to the views of their constituents in recent weeks would do well to pay closer attention to what one select group of constituents is saying regarding proposed legislation that would allow guns on college and university campuses across the state.

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N.Y. Sen. Schumer seeks crackdown on "academic doping"

New York's senior senator wants colleges to come back from summer break with a plan on how to deal with abuse of prescription ADHD pills.

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Not many ask to carry concealed at Wyo. colleges

Students at one of the state’s community colleges or the University of Wyoming have the ability to ask if they can have a concealed carry weapon on campus, according to state statute.

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Teen with replica AK-47 prompts gun scare on California college campus

Officers swarmed the campus of a Fremont career college after a teenage boy toting what appeared to be an AK-47 was seen roaming around the campus pointing the weapon at classroom windows, police said.

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UC Riverside student charged with soliciting murder

Dennis Lin and Barbara Wu had a turbulent relationship like thousands of other couples. The dating UC Riverside students would quarrel but forgive, insult yet forget, scuffle and then make up.

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