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November 2009

In this Issue

Campus Security Cyber Security

H1N1 Creeps Onto Campuses

H1N1 Scenarios

Teaching the Quarantined

Campus Security, Examined

College Student From N.J. Dies From Meningitis

Sleepwalking Students

Records Detail Virginia Tech Gunman's Interactions with Counseling Center

Another Tragedy for Virginia Tech

U. of Miami Investigates Police Takedown of Student

College Near San Francisco Is Locked Down After a Shooting on Its Campus

Berkeley Police Officers Played Key Role in Ending Kidnap Saga

CPR Course at Emory

6 Hurt, 6 Arrests at Langston U.

University of Arizona Provides Network of Staff and Resources for Student Safety

ITAC: Colleges, Universities Face Special Challenges In IT Security

Students Make for Juicy Identity Targets

Florida Keys Community College Probes E-mail Breach

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Web Server Suffers Breach

Boston University Reports Data Breach of ROTC Information

UMass Battles Hacker Attack

Campus Security

H1N1 Creeps Onto Campuses

As faculty and staff return to campus for fall classes, many institutions are beginning to report cases of the H1N1 flu virus. More than half of 165 colleges reported instances of the virus on their campuses in a survey by the... | Read more >

H1N1 Scenarios

The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services on August 20 released detailed guidance on college prevention and handling of H1N1 outbreaks. The recommendations serve more as options rather than rules and... | Read more >

Teaching the Quarantined

Institutions across the country are working to help faculty prepare for a school year affected by swine flu or another crisis. University of Michigan officials are urging faculty to find ways to work with students who may be... | Read more >

Campus Security, Examined

A new survey shows that most colleges have campuswide emergency plans that meet minimum standards set by national safety groups. The National Campus Safety and Security Project survey found that 85 percent of the 342 colleges... | Read more >

College Student From N.J. Dies From Meningitis

A 20-year-old student at Clemson University died August 1 of bacterial meningitis. Health officials are unsure how Danielle Fleming contracted the disease. Her parents said she may have become infected at a party earlier that... | Read more >

Sleepwalking Students

A new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health shows that stress about schoolwork is keeping many college students from obtaining a good night's sleep. The study surveyed 1,125 students between the ages of 17 and 24... | Read more >

Records Detail Virginia Tech Gunman's Interactions with Counseling Center

Mental health records for the Virginia Tech gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, were released August 19. Although the documents show that counselors who talked with Cho acted appropriately and assessed his mental health, they also show... | Read more >

Another Tragedy for Virginia Tech

Two Virginia Tech students were found shot and killed August 27 at a campground near the campus. The killings of David Lee Metzler, 19 and Heidi Lynn Childs, 18 are being investigated as a double homicide. Virginia Tech... | Read more >

U. of Miami Investigates Police Takedown of Student

An incident in which police officers questioned a student at gunpoint is being investigated by the University of Miami. It has been subsequently revealed that the student was not the person for whom the officers were looking.... | Read more >

College Near San Francisco Is Locked Down After a Shooting on Its Campus

Skyline College, near San Francisco, was in lockdown September 2 after a shooting in a campus parking lot. The victim was a student and was treated for two non-life-threatening wounds. The police believe the shooting was an... | Read more >

Berkeley Police Officers Played Key Role in Ending Kidnap Saga

Two police officers at the University of California at Berkeley were largely responsible for the rescue of Jaycee Lee Dugard, kidnapped in 1991 and freed just last week. Phillip Garrido came to Berkeley with two girls to... | Read more >

CPR Course at Emory

First-year students at Emory University this year took a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course as part of orientation. Though the course was not mandatory, more than 90 percent of the school's freshman class attended the... | Read more >

6 Hurt, 6 Arrests at Langston U.

Several incidents at Langston University caused six people to be injured and six others arrested on August 16. None of the incidents, including a shooting and a car accident, involved Langston students. Langston President... | Read more >

University of Arizona Provides Network of Staff and Resources for Student Safety

The University of Arizona boasts a network of campus safety professionals who offer safety programs, tips, resources, and services. This network includes UA Residence Life, the UA Police Department, Campus Health, and the... | Read more >

Cyber Security

ITAC: Colleges, Universities Face Special Challenges In IT Security

According to the Identity Theft Assistance Center, higher education institutions face special challenges in protecting sensitive data due to diverse databases of students, staff, and employees spread across different systems.... | Read more >

Students Make for Juicy Identity Targets

College students make especially easy targets for identity theft, according to Affinion Security, a provider of identity protection services. College students usually have unblemished credit records, making it easier for... | Read more >

Florida Keys Community College Probes E-mail Breach

Florida Keys Community College is investigating an alleged breach of security that allowed someone to gain access to the college president's e-mail account and forward three of her messages to various people. The sender was... | Read more >

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Web Server Suffers Breach

The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism contacted almost 500 people after officials discovered that personal information on the school's Web server may have been compromised by a hacker in July. Students who received the... | Read more >

Boston University Reports Data Breach of ROTC Information

A public file transfer program on a Boston University computer has exposed the personal information of 6,675 people associated with an Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program. BU administrators discovered the... | Read more >

UMass Battles Hacker Attack

A breach of the University of Massachusetts computer system earlier this month has led to inquiries but no evidence that hackers stole information. UMass posted a notice on its Web site reporting that "a breach of... | Read more >

 
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