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Shooting victims remembered at Santa Monica College graduation

A day after hundreds of people gathered at Santa Monica College to mourn the loss of those slain in a gunman's rampage, thousands of students, their teachers and their family members returned to celebrate a graduation.

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University of Houston professor stabbed to death with stiletto heel

Ana Trujillo, 44, was arrested and charged this weekend when police found her boyfriend, Alf Stefan Andersson, with multiple stab wounds to the head lying on the floor of an apartment early Sunday morning, Houston police said in a news release.

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Santa Monica College shooter had interest in assault weapons

The man who killed five people in Santa Monica in a shooting rampage had shown an interest in assault weapons as early as 2006, according to a teacher at his old high school.

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Princeton University reopens after bomb threat

No explosive devices were found at Princeton University following a bomb threat that shut down the campus for more than eight hours Tuesday, officials said.

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Classes, finals resume at Santa Monica College following deadly shooting

Classes resumed at Santa Monica College Monday, just days after five people were killed and another five were injured in a shooting rampage on and near the campus.

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Webinar takes aim at combating campus sexual assaults

With one out of five female college students and one in 33 male college students suffering rape during their academic career and only 10 percent of those sexual assaults getting reported, according to the National Institute of Justice, two firms are working to discourage the number of attacks.

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Don’t Forget TVs When Planning Emergency Alert Systems

These days there’s a lot of attention on delivering content and services to the second, third, and now fourth screens - laptops, cell phones and tablets. One of these services is mass notification, or Emergency Alert System (EAS) messaging. While reaching all of these new screens provides extensive coverage, skipping the original first screen, the television, leaves a gaping hole in the plan.

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More government overreach--on campus sexual harassment

A joint letter from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Education to the University of Montana earlier this month signals a stepped-up federal initiative to combat sexual assault and harassment on college campuses. While the problems are undeniably real, the government's proposed solutions may jeopardize such basic values as free speech and protections for the accused.

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Helping community colleges better prepare for crisis situations

Here’s a website with several Department of Education resources to help higher ed institutions prepare for natural disasters, guns on campus, and other emergencies.

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Kansas higher ed officials say concealed carry probably inevitable

The Kansas Board of Regents is expected to adopt a temporary resolution to keep in place the current no-weapons policy at the state universities, including Kansas University.

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