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January 2017

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Campus Security Cyber Security

Questions Abound After Uptick in Hate Crimes at University of Wisconsin Campuses

Disabled Students Declare Independence, by Design

Ohio's Bluffton U. Liable for Hiring Bus Involved in Fatal Crash

Education Department Tells 2 Colleges to Revamp Sexual-Harassment Policies

New Jersey Governor Signs 'Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights'

Rutgers Denies Fault for Tyler Clementi Suicide After Family Threatens Lawsuit

J-1 Student Visa Abuse: Foreign Students Forced to Work Under Horrible Conditions

Female Athletes' Concussion Symptoms May Be Overlooked

Some See Use of 'Smart Drug' Adderall Rising at UW-Madison

Scholar of Drinking Behavior Says Colleges Should Put Pressure on Problem Bars

Washington State, Colorado State Students Hospitalized with Meningitis

Legality of Campus Police at Religious Colleges Is at Issue in N. Carolina Court

Education Department Rules on Virginia Tech Response to 2007 Shootings

Man Charged for Anti-Semitic Vandalism and Fired from Indiana U. Bloomington

Officers' Suspension Draws Scrutiny to U. of Utah's Policy on Concealed Weapons

Arkansas Group Fights Universities' Right to Ban Guns on Campus

Lawsuit Over Death at UConn's Spring Weekend

National Security Innovation Competition 2011 Announced by Colorado Homeland Defense Alliance

Appeals Court Rejects Rhode Island Students' Plea for Loud Parties

MPAA Sends Letter to Thousands of Colleges About Copyright Rules

The Biggest Higher-Ed Cyber Security Stories of 2010

Ex-Kaplan Legal Dean Convicted of E-mail, Web Threats

Facebook Cyber-Scam Targets Sorority Members

Johnson County Community College Students Reinstated After Suing Over Facebook Photos

Will There Be A Shortage of Cyber Security Professionals in 2011?

University of Wisconsin Warns of Major Data Breach

Server Hacked at Ohio State University; 760,000 Affected

Some Columbia U. Students Are Warned to Steer Clear of WikiLeaks

Cyber Crime Trail Leads to Winona State Students

Saint Louis University Notifies Employees of Data Breach

Campus Security

Questions Abound After Uptick in Hate Crimes at University of Wisconsin Campuses

A rash of hate crimes at several University of Wisconsin campuses is raising questions regarding the driving force behind the outbreak. Across the UW System's 13 four-year campuses, there was only one reported hate crime in... | Read more >

Disabled Students Declare Independence, by Design

A special program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is allowing students with physical disabilities to live more independently. On the first floor of a new dormitory, 17 disabled students are living with the... | Read more >

Ohio's Bluffton U. Liable for Hiring Bus Involved in Fatal Crash

Bluffton University was found by the Ohio Supreme Court to be liable for a 2007 bus crash that killed five baseball players who were traveling to a tournament. The university's insurance policy must now compensate the victims,... | Read more >

Education Department Tells 2 Colleges to Revamp Sexual-Harassment Policies

Eastern Michigan University and Notre Dame College, Ohio, have both agreed to change their sexual harassment policies under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. The investigations were... | Read more >

New Jersey Governor Signs 'Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on January 5 signed the "Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights," referred to as the toughest anti-bullying law in the nation. The new law will require training for most public school... | Read more >

Rutgers Denies Fault for Tyler Clementi Suicide After Family Threatens Lawsuit

Rutgers University issued a statement December 22 denying responsibility for the suicide of 18-year-old Tyler Clementi, who jumped off the George Washington Bridge after learning that one of his sexual encounters had been... | Read more >

J-1 Student Visa Abuse: Foreign Students Forced to Work Under Horrible Conditions

An Associated Press investigation discovered that foreign students on summer work programs in the U.S. are being lured with promises of steady jobs and sightseeing but are instead forced to work menial jobs for very little or... | Read more >

Female Athletes' Concussion Symptoms May Be Overlooked

A new study in the Journal of Athletic Training shows that female athletes with concussions often have symptoms that may be more easily missed or dismissed than the symptoms of male athletes with the same injury. The study... | Read more >

Some See Use of 'Smart Drug' Adderall Rising at UW-Madison

Some students coping with academic demands are turning to illicit use of Adderall and other stimulants. Adderall is prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Experts say easy access to, and casual... | Read more >

Scholar of Drinking Behavior Says Colleges Should Put Pressure on Problem Bars

An associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Scranton, who primarily studies bar behavior, says that bars with drink specials and games are linked with aggressive drinking. James C. Roberts says new... | Read more >

Washington State, Colorado State Students Hospitalized with Meningitis

A 20-year-old student at Colorado State University was in the hospital in December recovering from meningococcal sepsis after not participating in the university's mass vaccination clinics against the disease in November.... | Read more >

Legality of Campus Police at Religious Colleges Is at Issue in N. Carolina Court

A case at Davidson College in which a student was arrested for driving under the influence is prompting the North Carolina Supreme Court to question whether a campus police officer from a religiously affiliated college can... | Read more >

Education Department Rules on Virginia Tech Response to 2007 Shootings

The U.S. Department of Education issued a final ruling on December 9 stating that Virginia Tech violated campus crime reporting laws in response to the April 2007 shootings there. The Education Department determined that... | Read more >

Man Charged for Anti-Semitic Vandalism and Fired from Indiana U. Bloomington

An Indiana University employee has been fired and charged with a felony after using a rock to break the glass of an information board in the building which houses the school's Jewish studies program. Mark Zacharias, 54, was... | Read more >

Officers' Suspension Draws Scrutiny to U. of Utah's Policy on Concealed Weapons

Two public safety officers at the University of Utah were suspended after they released an internal memo stating that no one can carry weapons openly on the campus, with or without a concealed-carry permit. The university is... | Read more >

Arkansas Group Fights Universities' Right to Ban Guns on Campus

Arkansas Carry is trying to make it possible to carry weapons on Arkansas college campuses. The group is seeking legislative support for a bill to supersede a 2003 attorney general's opinion that colleges could ban concealed... | Read more >

Lawsuit Over Death at UConn's Spring Weekend

The family of a student who was killed during last year's Spring Weekend at the University of Connecticut is planning to sue the university for not controlling the circumstances that resulted in the student dying after being... | Read more >

National Security Innovation Competition 2011 Announced by Colorado Homeland Defense Alliance

The fifth annual National Security Innovation Competition will be held on April 29, 2011 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The competition will be hosted by the Colorado Homeland Defense Alliance... | Read more >

Appeals Court Rejects Rhode Island Students' Plea for Loud Parties

A federal appeals court has upheld a local ordinance in Narragansett, Rhode Island that allows police to designate rental houses with raucous residents by plastering orange stickers on them. The ordinance, which is designed to... | Read more >

Cyber Security

MPAA Sends Letter to Thousands of Colleges About Copyright Rules

The Motion Picture Association of America has contacted thousands of college and university presidents, reminding them of new legal regulations on digital piracy that went into effect this summer as part of the Higher... | Read more >

The Biggest Higher-Ed Cyber Security Stories of 2010

The interrelated issues of online privacy, data breaches, and the web's amplification of embarrassing behavior headed the cyber security news on campuses in 2010.

Online privacy became a key priority for federal... | Read more >

Ex-Kaplan Legal Dean Convicted of E-mail, Web Threats

A former dean of law at Kaplan University has been convicted of sending threatening e-mails to Kaplan officials. Prosecutors charge that Bennie Wilcox sent the e-mails under other names. He denied the charges and said he was... | Read more >

Facebook Cyber-Scam Targets Sorority Members

Officials at Florida State University, Auburn University, the University of Alabama, and Louisiana State University have reported that sorority members are being harassed by cyberstalkers posing as potential Facebook friends.... | Read more >

Johnson County Community College Students Reinstated After Suing Over Facebook Photos

A nursing student at Johnson County Community College, Kansas, who sued the school after she and three other students were kicked out for posting photographs of the students with a human placenta on Facebook, has been... | Read more >

Will There Be A Shortage of Cyber Security Professionals in 2011?

Cyber security jobs will continue to grow in 2011, confirms IT analysts Enterprise Strategy Group. Many companies will increase spending on cyber security in 2011, compared to 2010 and 2009. Twenty-seven percent of the... | Read more >

University of Wisconsin Warns of Major Data Breach

At least 60,000 former students and employees at the University of Wisconsin may be at risk of having their personal information stolen. A data breach was discovered in late October when it was noticed that a database... | Read more >

Server Hacked at Ohio State University; 760,000 Affected

Up to 760,000 students, professors, and others at Ohio State University have been notified that their personal information may have been compromised in one of the largest data breaches at a college campus. In late October, a... | Read more >

Some Columbia U. Students Are Warned to Steer Clear of WikiLeaks

Columbia University's Office of Career Services has warned students at the School of International and Public Affairs that linking to or posting online comments about the secret U.S. documents released by WikiLeaks could... | Read more >

Cyber Crime Trail Leads to Winona State Students

Two 22-year-old foreign exchange students at Winona State University, Minnesota, are being investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for being part of a cyber crime ring based in Vietnam. The group has been... | Read more >

Saint Louis University Notifies Employees of Data Breach

Saint Louis University, Missouri, has notified some of its employees about a security breach that occurred in December after unidentified parties accessed a database containing personal information and Social Security numbers.... | Read more >

 
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