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2 Killed, 1 Injured In Ky. College Shooting

Two people were shot and killed and a teenager wounded Tuesday in the parking lot of an eastern Kentucky community college, authorities said.

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Three People Shot at Houston-Area Community College, Police Say

Three people were wounded Tuesday afternoon when gunfire erupted at a Houston-area community college, law enforcement officials said.

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Police Practice For Nightmare: Shooter On Cal State-Northridge Campus

It was coincidence that the "active shooter" drill at CSUN came just six days after 26 people, including 20 children, were shot dead at a Connecticut elementary school.

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College Leaders Call for Stricter Gun Laws

In the wake of last week’s shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., more than 160 college and university presidents are calling for stricter gun laws.

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College Leaders Call for Stricter Gun Laws

More than 160 presidents sign open letter to U.S. policy makers

In the wake of last week’s shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., more than 160 college and university presidents are calling for stricter gun laws.

The college presidents signed an open letter to U.S. policy makers that was drafted by the leaders of two Georgia schools, Lawrence M. Schall, president of Oglethorpe University, and Elizabeth Kiss, president of Agnes Scott College.

The letter calls for:

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Legal Group's Director Questions Oklahoma State University's Handling Of Alleged Sexual Assaults

Oklahoma State University officials' claim that federal student privacy laws prevented them from notifying police about a series of possible sexual assaults is unfounded, the director of a nonprofit legal assistance group said.

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OSU President Calls For Investigation Into How Sex Assault Complaints Were Handled

Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis is calling for an investigation into how sex assault complaints were handled after a 22-year-old student was charged with sexual battery.

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University Of Montevallo Suspends Student In Connection With Cat Deaths

A University of Montevallo student is under suspension after an investigation led authorities to believe the individual is responsible for causing the disturbing deaths of three cats found on campus in October.

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Security: Show and Tell?

Certain security measures should be visible, but for others, it’s better when they’re less obvious or even hidden. Here’s some perspective on which the campus community should spot—and which they’d better not.

In an era when higher education leaders are more mindful than ever of potential threats to the safety of those living, learning, and working on campus, security planning has reached new levels of complexity. Few would argue that at least some security measures should be highly visible to the campus community. Just as in society at large (think of the police cruiser parked in the median of a busy highway), the right level of visibility can prevent campus crime or violence.

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