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February 2017

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Campus Security Cyber Security

Penn State Scandal Encompasses Professors, Too

Questions Swirl Over What Led to Florida A&M Drum Major's Death

U.S. State Department Bans Company From Foreign Students Work Program

Stampede for Enrollment at U. Johannesburg Highlights Education Crisis in South Africa

Too Many Hats for Counselors at Community Colleges

Off-Campus Fires Kill 2 Marist Students, Injure 7 BU Students

UCLA Criticized in Report on Lab Tragedy

Boston College Case Shows Weakness of Researchers' Confidentiality Pledges

Tunisian Police End Protest of University That Banned Face Veil

Tense Protests Stall U. of California Regents Meeting

Reports on Sexual Assault Highlight Issues and Initiatives at Yale, U. of Montana

Tulane Increases Security After Student Outcry

Parents, Peers and Preventing Excessive Drinking

Dartmouth President Hopes to Apply Public Health Lessons From Rwanda and Peru to Binge Drinking

New Policies on Bullying May Result in 'Campus Censorship,' Organization Says

Sexual Contact Charge Led to Abrupt Resignation at Wisconsin

Documenting Stress Facing Tenure-Track Fathers

London School of Economics Probes 'Nazi Game Assault'

U. of Iowa Settles Lawsuit Alleging Professor Sought Sexual Favors for Grades

Pepperdine Rejects, for Fourth Time, a Gay-Straight Alliance

Action to Be Postponed on House Bill Targeting Online Piracy

Facial Recognition Technology Creates Privacy Headaches for Agencies

Ex-King of Campus Gossip Turns to Saving Web Reputations

Computer Data Breach at City College of San Francisco

U. of Hawaii Settles Lawsuit Over Data Breaches Affecting 98,000 People

Arizona State U System Back Online After Breach

Campus Security

Penn State Scandal Encompasses Professors, Too

Although most of the national focus following charges of child sex abuse at Pennsylvania State University has centered on coaches and administrators, the scandal is taking an emotional toll on professors as well. Faculty... | Read more >

Questions Swirl Over What Led to Florida A&M Drum Major's Death

New questions have arisen over why Robert Champion, the Florida A&M drum major who was beaten to death two months ago, was singled out for violence. Champion's parents have revealed that their son was gay, but they... | Read more >

U.S. State Department Bans Company From Foreign Students Work Program

The State Department has banned a sponsor company from bringing foreign students to the U.S. for summer jobs after hundreds of participants working at a Pennsylvania plant packing Hershey's chocolates staged a walkout... | Read more >

Stampede for Enrollment at U. Johannesburg Highlights Education Crisis in South Africa

The higher education crisis in South Africa was brought to the forefront January 10 when a stampede outside of the University of Johannesburg led to one woman's death and several others being badly injured. That... | Read more >

Too Many Hats for Counselors at Community Colleges

According to an annual survey of college counselors, four-year institutions and community colleges share major similarities. Both are seeing a rise in the number of students with severe psychological problems, and anxiety... | Read more >

Off-Campus Fires Kill 2 Marist Students, Injure 7 BU Students

Two unrelated fires at Marist College (NY) and Boston University killed and injured students in January. A fire in a house at Marist killed two female students and a friend, while four other students escaped by jumping... | Read more >

UCLA Criticized in Report on Lab Tragedy

In a laboratory where a fire resulted in the death of a lab assistant three years ago, the University of California at Los Angeles "wholly neglected its legal obligations" to provide safety, according to a report... | Read more >

Boston College Case Shows Weakness of Researchers' Confidentiality Pledges

A U.S. federal court has ordered Boston College to turn over documents related to interviews in an oral history collection on the violence in Northern Ireland. The U.S. will provide these to British authorities, who... | Read more >

Tunisian Police End Protest of University That Banned Face Veil

A protest that had begun in November at the University of Manouba in Tunisia was broken up by authorities January 23. The protesters were fighting the policy of the university banning the niqab, or the full face veil worn... | Read more >

Tense Protests Stall U. of California Regents Meeting

Protests on January 19 at the University of California at Riverside delayed the start of the UC Board of Regents meeting for about an hour and ended in some violence. Campus police had warned students that they would use... | Read more >

Reports on Sexual Assault Highlight Issues and Initiatives at Yale, U. of Montana

On January 31, Yale University released its first report on complaints of sexual misconduct and how they were handled. The report, part of a promise to be more open about its dealing with sexual misconduct, lists 52... | Read more >

Tulane Increases Security After Student Outcry

Several attacks near the campus of Tulane University have prompted students to launch a video campaign called "It's Not Enough" as well as an online petition. The outcry led university officials to hire extra... | Read more >

Parents, Peers and Preventing Excessive Drinking

 

Several attacks near the campus of Tulane University have prompted students to launch a video campaign called "It's Not Enough" as well as an online petition. The outcry led university... | Read more >

Dartmouth President Hopes to Apply Public Health Lessons From Rwanda and Peru to Binge Drinking

Dartmouth College president Jim Yong Kim is using his background in medicine and public health to help colleges tackle binge drinking among students. Before his stint at Dartmouth, Kim worked to prevent the spread of HIV in... | Read more >

New Policies on Bullying May Result in 'Campus Censorship,' Organization Says

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education claims that new state and federal regulations aimed at reducing bullying and sexual harassment could create a climate of "campus censorship." Although the... | Read more >

Sexual Contact Charge Led to Abrupt Resignation at Wisconsin

John Chadima, former senior associate athletic director at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, resigned in January after making an unwelcome sexual advance on a student employee and threatening to fire him if he... | Read more >

Documenting Stress Facing Tenure-Track Fathers

New research at the University of Texas at Austin shows that tenure-track fathers experience pressure balancing work and family responsibilities. The study, published in the journal Psychology of Men and Masculinity, finds... | Read more >

London School of Economics Probes 'Nazi Game Assault'

The London School of Economics is investigating claims that a Jewish student was assaulted during a Nazi-themed drinking game while on a ski vacation organized by the school. The 21-year-old says that the drinkers made... | Read more >

U. of Iowa Settles Lawsuit Alleging Professor Sought Sexual Favors for Grades

A former student at the University of Iowa received a $130,000 payment after reaching a settlement in a lawsuit accusing a political science professor of offering her an A in return for sexual favors. Three other students... | Read more >

Pepperdine Rejects, for Fourth Time, a Gay-Straight Alliance

Pepperdine University has rejected a request from a gay-straight alliance to be recognized. This is the fourth time the group has requested recognition. A university spokesman said that the group was not aligned with the... | Read more >

Cyber Security

Action to Be Postponed on House Bill Targeting Online Piracy

Two bills intended to address piracy on foreign Web sites have been postponed due to fierce protests, blackouts from Internet sites such as Wikipedia, and subsequent rethinking among lawmakers. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.)... | Read more >

Facial Recognition Technology Creates Privacy Headaches for Agencies

Facial recognition technology on social networking and dating sites is worrying federal agencies as it becomes more accurate, cheaper, and able to cross-check images. Law enforcement experiments have shown how images of... | Read more >

Ex-King of Campus Gossip Turns to Saving Web Reputations

Matt Ivester was notorious on college campuses in 2007 for publishing gossip about students on his Website, JuicyCampus. Today he is looking to reinvent himself as an adviser to help students clean up their online... | Read more >

Computer Data Breach at City College of San Francisco

Campus officials at the City College of San Francisco have identified computer viruses that allowed hackers to access personal banking and other information from thousands of faculty members, administrators, and others for... | Read more >

U. of Hawaii Settles Lawsuit Over Data Breaches Affecting 98,000 People

The University of Hawaii has settled a class-action lawsuit over a series of data breaches that affected over 40,000 alumni and 53,000 students and employees. The university has agreed to provide two years of credit... | Read more >

Arizona State U System Back Online After Breach

Arizona State University was forced to shut down its online computer system on January 18 due to a security breach. ASU officials said that an encrypted file containing user names and passwords was downloaded by an unknown... | Read more >

 
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