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January 2008

In this Issue

Campus Security Cyber Security

Two Graduate Students Murdered in LSU Apartment

Court Backs the Right of Colleges to Issue Crime Alerts

Cornell University Invokes Exceptions in FERPA to Share Information on Distressed Students

Association Offers Accreditation for Campus Police Forces

New Gun Control Measure Could Prevent Campus Attacks

Florida International University Uses Voice-over Internet Protocol to Enhance Security

University of Southern Mississippi Serves as Model for College Stadium Security

More Colleges Offer 'Amnesty' for Drinking Violations

Beloit College Hosts Attack Exercise

Proposed Act Pressures Schools to Combat Illegal Downloading

Colleges Serious About Dealing With Copyright, Peer-to-Peer Issues

Quick Action by University of Pennsylvania Leads to Breakup of Global Bot Ring

Syracuse University Takes Steps to Stem Impact of Grade Tampering at Local High School

Campus Security

Two Graduate Students Murdered in LSU Apartment
Following the murder of two Louisiana State University students in an on-campus apartment last week, university officials moved quickly to notify students using a new emergency-alert system... | Read more >
Court Backs the Right of Colleges to Issue Crime Alerts
A recent ruling by the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals of Boston reinforces the authority of public university administrators to release crime alerts in good faith under the Clery Act, despite the... | Read more >
Cornell University Invokes Exceptions in FERPA to Share Information on Distressed Students
To protect its students, starting this year Cornell University will invoke a rarely used legal exception included in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)... | Read more >
Association Offers Accreditation for Campus Police Forces
The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) is encouraging colleges to combine the issues of accreditation and public safety by offering accreditation for... | Read more >
New Gun Control Measure Could Prevent Campus Attacks
In reaction to the Virginia Tech attack in April, Congress has approved a measure designed to prevent individuals determined to be mentally disabled by a court from buying a gun. Under current law,... | Read more >
Florida International University Uses Voice-over Internet Protocol to Enhance Security
Florida International University, one of the few U.S. universities with a voice-over Internet protocol (VOIP) network in place, is set to deploy emergency VOIP phones in classrooms to allow students... | Read more >
University of Southern Mississippi Serves as Model for College Stadium Security
Amid concerns that terrorists may eventually target a sports venue in the United States, the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Center for Spectator Sports Security Management has received a... | Read more >
More Colleges Offer 'Amnesty' for Drinking Violations
A growing number of colleges are adopting medical-amnesty exemptions, also known as Good Samaritan policies, as an alternative to punishing students for alcohol violations. Supporters of this idea... | Read more >
Beloit College Hosts Attack Exercise
One of the largest simulations under a Department of Homeland Security program aimed at enhancing school safety was held in October at Beloit College in Rock County, Wis., and included 330 people... | Read more >

Cyber Security

Proposed Act Pressures Schools to Combat Illegal Downloading
The passage of the College Opportunity and Affordability Act of 2007 would make colleges more responsible for halting illegal downloads and peer-to-peer transfers of copyrighted works such as films,... | Read more >
Colleges Serious About Dealing With Copyright, Peer-to-Peer Issues
Copyright and bandwidth issues related to peer-to-peer file sharing are a serious concern for colleges, which have taken a variety of approaches to the issue, according to a study by Elliot Kendall,... | Read more >
Quick Action by University of Pennsylvania Leads to Breakup of Global Bot Ring
A server crash at the University of Pennsylvania's Engineering School in February 2006 prompted an investigation by university technicians that uncovered potential foul play and triggered a call to... | Read more >
Syracuse University Takes Steps to Stem Impact of Grade Tampering at Local High School
Syracuse University is conducting an investigation into a computer grade-tampering case at a local high school to determine the extent of involvement of students participating in the Syracuse... | Read more >
 
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