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June 2017

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Campus Security Cyber Security

Clementi's Former Roommate Gets 30 Days in Jail in Webcam Spying Case

Florida A&M President Suspends Band Through Next Year As a Result of Student's Hazing Death in November

Universities in Northern Nigeria Tighten Security After Terrorist Attacks, Killings

Syracuse Grad Student Killed in Syria

Crash in New Zealand Kills 3 Boston U. Students

Suspects in Deaths of 2 U. of Southern California Students Are Arrested

Universities Bolster Precautions After Child Molestation Scandal at Penn State U.

U. of Texas Graduate Student Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison in Iran

Fledgling Campus-Health Database Wants to Find Out What's Ailing Students

College Visits That Parents Might Not Like

After Busy Year of Campus Protests, Administrators Reflect in California and Beyond

Knowing When, and Whom, to Test for HIV

The Ph.D. Now Comes With Food Stamps

Morgan State U. Student Charged with Murder

Using Live Video from Phones, U-Md. Plans to Offer Virtual Safety Escorts to Students

Universities Warn That Federal Rules May Deter Security Research

U. of Arkansas Football Players Charged with Burglary

Myopia 'Epidemic' in China Is Caused by Too Much Studying

Man Falls to Death After Stand-Off on Southern Methodist U. Campus

No Violence in U. of California Police Raid on Camp of Occupy Protesters

Parents of Student Found Dead in Landfill Settle With College of N.J.

Jewish Umbrella Group Urges Restraint in Filing Discrimination Complaints

iPhones, Android Devices Hot Targets Among 50,000 Network Attacks on California State U., San Bernardino

University of Nebraska Student Suspected in Database Breach

350,000 SSNs Exposed in UNC-Charlotte Breach

University of Maine System, University of Arkansas Online Computer Store Hacked

Campus Security

Clementi's Former Roommate Gets 30 Days in Jail in Webcam Spying Case

Dharun Ravi was found guilty of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy for using a webcam to spy on his Rutgers University roommate, Tyler Clementi, in a same-sex encounter. Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in jail, three... | Read more >

Florida A&M President Suspends Band Through Next Year As a Result of Student's Hazing Death in November

Florida A&M University has suspended its marching band for the next academic year "to develop a new set of guidelines," according to university president James H. Ammons. The band has been suspended since drum... | Read more >

Universities in Northern Nigeria Tighten Security After Terrorist Attacks, Killings

Universities in northern Nigeria are beefing up security after several recent terrorist attacks at Gombe State University and Bayero University, where at least 16 people were killed. The University of Jos put up concrete... | Read more >

Syracuse Grad Student Killed in Syria

A Fulbright Scholar from Syria studying at Syracuse University was killed while filming attacks on protesters and civilians in Syria by government security forces. Nancy Cantor, the chancellor at Syracuse, said "This... | Read more >

Crash in New Zealand Kills 3 Boston U. Students

Three Boston University students on a study abroad program in New Zealand died in a crash when the van they were traveling in to the countryside swerved off the road. Five others were injured. Boston University and the two... | Read more >

Suspects in Deaths of 2 U. of Southern California Students Are Arrested

Police arrested two suspects in the shooting deaths of two University of Southern California graduate students from China. Ming Qu and Ying Wu, both 23-year-old engineering students, were killed while sitting in a parked... | Read more >

Universities Bolster Precautions After Child Molestation Scandal at Penn State U.

The child molestation scandal at Pennsylvania State University has prompted many schools to ensure that they have policies in place to protect children on campus. The policies mostly address reporting procedures for... | Read more >

U. of Texas Graduate Student Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison in Iran

An Iranian graduate student of physics at the University of Texas at Austin was arrested while visiting his family in Iran last year and was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison for working with foreign nations. Omid... | Read more >

Fledgling Campus-Health Database Wants to Find Out What's Ailing Students

A new look at college health services in the United States shows that upper respiratory infections, depression, and back disorders are among the most common afflictions sending college students to campus health centers. To... | Read more >

College Visits That Parents Might Not Like

A new survey of more than 1,000 teens by the Center for Adolescent Research and Education at Susquehanna University and the group Students Against Destructive Decisions found that high school students who stay overnight at... | Read more >

After Busy Year of Campus Protests, Administrators Reflect in California and Beyond

The past year has seen various kinds of activism at college campuses across the country. Students have participated in the national Occupy movement, protested proposed tuition hikes, organized bus rides to statehouses, and... | Read more >

Knowing When, and Whom, to Test for HIV

A new study presented at the annual convention of the American College Health Association show that college health centers are becoming complacent regarding HIV testing among students. Nilay Patel, a recent graduate of... | Read more >

The Ph.D. Now Comes With Food Stamps

A growing number of U.S. citizens with graduate degrees have been applying for food stamps and other government aid since late 2007. The group includes Ph.D. recipients and adjunct professors receiving low, fluctuating pay.... | Read more >

Morgan State U. Student Charged with Murder

Alexander Kinyua, a 21-year-old Morgan State University student, has been charged with first-degree murder in the gruesome death of a 37-year-old Ghanaian national, Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, who had been staying with... | Read more >

Using Live Video from Phones, U-Md. Plans to Offer Virtual Safety Escorts to Students

A new program at the University of Maryland will allow students leaving a late class or going for an evening run to have a campus security employee watch them on live video to make sure they get home safely, or help them if... | Read more >

Universities Warn That Federal Rules May Deter Security Research

Representatives of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association of American Universities, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have... | Read more >

U. of Arkansas Football Players Charged with Burglary

Three University of Arkansas football players were arrested on May 12 and charged with burglarizing dormitory rooms. They were also suspended from the team. Since March, six football players have been arrested, and the head... | Read more >

Myopia 'Epidemic' in China Is Caused by Too Much Studying

Students in China spend so much time studying that 85 percent of them wear glasses, more than double the number who do so in the U.S. and Europe. New research compared urban Chinese students with people in rural China, and... | Read more >

Man Falls to Death After Stand-Off on Southern Methodist U. Campus

A man who climbed into a crane on the Southern Methodist University campus in Dallas fell to his death after a 14-hour standoff with police on May 29. Lee Dell Thomas Jr., 44, threatened to shoot anyone who approached him... | Read more >

No Violence in U. of California Police Raid on Camp of Occupy Protesters

On May 14, University of California police officers raided an encampment of Occupy protesters on a farm owned by the Berkeley campus. One hundred officers with riot gear moved in on the property and arrested nine people who... | Read more >

Parents of Student Found Dead in Landfill Settle With College of N.J.

The College of New Jersey has settled a lawsuit with the parents of a former freshman who was found dead in a Pennsylvania landfill six years ago. John Fiocco, Jr.'s body was found one month after he disappeared from... | Read more >

Jewish Umbrella Group Urges Restraint in Filing Discrimination Complaints

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs has decided "it is not in the Jewish community's best interest" to file federal complaints of anti-Semitism in education. The organization, which represents more than 130... | Read more >

Cyber Security

iPhones, Android Devices Hot Targets Among 50,000 Network Attacks on California State U., San Bernardino

Cyber attacks at California State University, San Bernardino, are targeting students' iPhones and Android devices. Each week, there are almost 50,000 separate network attacks aimed at the university. The attacks... | Read more >

University of Nebraska Student Suspected in Database Breach

The University of Nebraska is investigating a computer breach of 654,000 student and alumni records, including Social Security numbers, grades, and bank account numbers.  University officials discovered the problem on... | Read more >

350,000 SSNs Exposed in UNC-Charlotte Breach

An online security breach exposed the Social Security numbers and financial account information of 350,000 students and staff at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The information leaked onto the Internet due to... | Read more >

University of Maine System, University of Arkansas Online Computer Store Hacked

Hackers breached a University of Maine computer server, potentially exposing personal information, including credit card and Social Security numbers, of students who made purchases through the school's campus computer... | Read more >

 
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