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January 2017

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Campus Security Cyber Security

College Presidents, Others Call for Stricter Gun Laws

Despite Risks, Powerful Painkiller Is Still Used to Treat College Football Players

Study: Steroid Use Widespread in College Football

22 at Northern Illinois U. Fraternity Face Criminal Charges in Pledge's Death

Oklahoma State Didn't Report Sexual Assaults, Incorrectly Citing FERPA

Reported Sex Assaults at Military Academies Jump by 23 Percent

Deaths of 4 Students Lead to Protests in Sudan

Pot Law and Pot Brownies at U. of Colorado

Universities' Accreditation Troubles: Florida A&M Hazing Death, Other Headlines Played Roles

Sexual Assault and Study Abroad

Hampden-Sydney (Virginia) Expels Student Involved in Post-Election Incident

Central Piedmont Community College’s Security Is Center of Attention

Yeshiva U. Apologizes for Handling of Sex Abuse Charges in 1970s

Watchdog Agency Blasts UC-Davis Hospital Over Controversial Surgeries

Fight Between 2 Students at U. of Toledo Leaves Senior Dead

Police Kill Violent Grad Student at Cal State San Bernardino

East Central U (Oklahoma) Student Says He Killed Fellow Student

Carnegie Mellon U. Investigates Threat Against Its President

Former Football Player Sues U. of Louisville

Online Privacy's 2012 Setbacks, Advances

Colleges Help Students Scrub Online Footprints

Android Malware Still Sneaking Past New Security Feature

The More Control You Have Over Sensitive Information, the More Likely It Will Get Out

Malware Opens Door to Possible Information Exposure at Penn State

Australian Defence Force Academy Hack Investigated

Campus Security

College Presidents, Others Call for Stricter Gun Laws

Less than a week after Adam Lanza killed 20 students, six adults, and himself at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, more than 160 college presidents signed an open letter urging lawmakers to enact... | Read more >

Despite Risks, Powerful Painkiller Is Still Used to Treat College Football Players

An ABC News investigation found that a drug used for postoperative pain treatment in hospital patients is being given to college football players. The players are given a generic version of the drug Toradol on game days... | Read more >

Study: Steroid Use Widespread in College Football

An investigation by the Associated Press found that college football players pack on significant weight without drawing attention from their schools or the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The investigation... | Read more >

22 at Northern Illinois U. Fraternity Face Criminal Charges in Pledge's Death

Twenty-two students and members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Northern Illinois University were charged December 17 with hazing in connection with the death of a 19-year-old pledge. David Bogenberger was found dead at... | Read more >

Oklahoma State Didn't Report Sexual Assaults, Incorrectly Citing FERPA

Oklahoma State University's governing board has hired an outside attorney to assist them in handling sexual assault reports. The hire was prompted by the university's earlier investigation into five male... | Read more >

Reported Sex Assaults at Military Academies Jump by 23 Percent

Reported sexual assaults at the nation's three military academies increased by 23 percent this year. The number of assaults rose from 65 in the 2011 academic year to 80 in 2012. Almost half of the assaults involved... | Read more >

Deaths of 4 Students Lead to Protests in Sudan

Hundreds of Sudanese are calling for "revolution" after four students were killed during a tuition protest at Gezira University. Protest organizers said the students drowned while participating in a peaceful... | Read more >

Pot Law and Pot Brownies at U. of Colorado

After the state of Colorado voted to decriminalize the use of marijuana, the president of the University of Colorado system had a public fight with a member of Congress about its implications. President Bruce Benson sent... | Read more >

Universities' Accreditation Troubles: Florida A&M Hazing Death, Other Headlines Played Roles

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has placed six colleges on probation, including Florida A&M University, which has been involved in a year-long scandal over the hazing death of a member of its marching... | Read more >

Sexual Assault and Study Abroad

Female undergraduates are at an increased risk of sexual assault while studying abroad in non-English-speaking countries, according to a new study. The study is based on a survey of 218 female undergraduates at a single... | Read more >

Hampden-Sydney (Virginia) Expels Student Involved in Post-Election Incident

Hampden-Sydney College expelled one student and punished three others for their involvement in a gathering after President Obama was re-elected in which students used racial epithets. The expelled student was found guilty... | Read more >

Central Piedmont Community College’s Security Is Center of Attention

Central Piedmont Community College is undergoing a comprehensive upgrade of security systems throughout campus. The college is located in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, a "high-risk area," according to CPCC... | Read more >

Yeshiva U. Apologizes for Handling of Sex Abuse Charges in 1970s

The president of Yeshiva University has apologized for how the institution handled allegations of sexual abuse during the 1970s at a high school run by the university. Norman Lamm, president of Yeshiva from 1976 to 2003,... | Read more >

Watchdog Agency Blasts UC-Davis Hospital Over Controversial Surgeries

Federal regulators say the UC Davis Medical Center "lacks the capacity to render adequate care to patients." An investigation by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found that hospital administrators... | Read more >

Fight Between 2 Students at U. of Toledo Leaves Senior Dead

A fight between two students at the University of Toledo on December 19 has left one dead and the other injured. Josiah Galat, 20, and Erik Littleton, 19, were stabbed as they got into a fight at an on-campus residence... | Read more >

Police Kill Violent Grad Student at Cal State San Bernardino

Campus police at California State University at San Bernardino shot and killed a 38-year-old graduate student on December 8. The student, Bartholomew Williams, became violent toward officers who came to his campus dorm in... | Read more >

East Central U (Oklahoma) Student Says He Killed Fellow Student

A student at East Central University, Oklahoma, has confessed to killing one of his classmates and has been charged with first-degree murder. Jerrod Murray, 18, said he wanted to see what it would feel like to kill someone.... | Read more >

Carnegie Mellon U. Investigates Threat Against Its President

Police at Carnegie Mellon University told Pittsburgh city police on December 6 that someone threatened to harm the school's president, Jared Cohon. The threat, which was made through the mail, prompted round-the-clock... | Read more >

Former Football Player Sues U. of Louisville

Several days before Louisville won the Allstate Sugar Bowl against Florida on January 2, a former football player at the University of Louisville sued the school and its football coach as a result of events that began in... | Read more >

Cyber Security

Online Privacy's 2012 Setbacks, Advances

Last year saw setbacks and advances in updating privacy rules for the digital age. "We had this decade or more of technology advances where privacy rights were still stuck in the dark ages," said Nicole Ozer,... | Read more >

Colleges Help Students Scrub Online Footprints

Universities are now offering tools to help students put their most flattering, professional profiles front and center online to aid in their job searches. Schools such as Syracuse, Rochester, and Johns Hopkins Universities... | Read more >

Android Malware Still Sneaking Past New Security Feature

A professor at North Carolina State University says that a new security feature unveiled by Google fails to detect the vast majority of harmful apps on Android phones. The new security service flags unsafe apps and sends... | Read more >

The More Control You Have Over Sensitive Information, the More Likely It Will Get Out

A study at Carnegie Mellon University found that people with more control over sensitive information online share that information with larger audiences. "We found there was a paradox of control. People who felt more... | Read more >

Malware Opens Door to Possible Information Exposure at Penn State

A server at Pennsylvania State University containing the personal information of 1,406 people was infected with malware that allowed it to communicate with an unauthorized computer outside the network. The information... | Read more >

Australian Defence Force Academy Hack Investigated

A hacker from the Anonymous group released online the names, birth dates, and passwords of 20,000 staff and students from a university database at the Australian Defense Force Academy. The hacker, who called himself... | Read more >

 
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