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September 2017

In this Issue

Campus Security Cyber Security

Preventing Campus Crime with Cameras

U. of Virginia Abandons Proposed Student Background Checks in Favor of Stricter Self-Disclosure

Ohio State University to Alter Hiring Policies in Wake of Shooting

Wake Forest and James Madison Take Aim at Binge Drinking

U. of Virginia Will Review Complaints About Workplace Bullying at Literary Journal

N.C. Supreme Court Grants Stay of Ruling on Campus Police Force

Depression on the Rise in Colleges?

Advances in Security Systems

Last Call for Emergency Call Boxes?

New Orleans Colleges 5 Years After Katrina

Western Illinois University Student Recovering from Bacterial Meningitis

Things That Can Hurt a College Student's Health

New Kind of Dorm for Students with Disabilities

Flooding Won't Delay Classes - or Football - at Iowa State U.

Deal Reached in MIT Fraternity Prank

Officials Debate Utility of 'Cyber Insurance' for Private Data

Cybersecurity Comes to College Classrooms: Efforts in Maryland

New Policies to Stop Hackers at UNC Chapel Hill

Teaching Tech Warfare

Keeping Safe from Cyber Crime

Security Measures Key to Safe Wi-Fi Use

Organization Tracks Information Security Breaches at Colleges

2,500 Notified After University of North Carolina at Greensboro Discovers Security Breaches

Data Breach Stings Florida Community Colleges

Stolen UConn Laptop Had 10,000 Applicants' Names, Social Security Numbers

Campus Security

Preventing Campus Crime with Cameras

A new technology called video analytics is being used at Johns Hopkins University to prevent crimes such as robbery, assault, burglary, arson, and worse. The technology uses cameras to monitor people, cars and other moving... | Read more >

U. of Virginia Abandons Proposed Student Background Checks in Favor of Stricter Self-Disclosure

The University of Virginia will now ask students if they have been arrested or convicted of a crime. The policy change is in response to the May 3 slaying of UVa student Yeardley Love. Her ex-boyfriend, fellow UVa lacrosse... | Read more >

Ohio State University to Alter Hiring Policies in Wake of Shooting

Officials at Ohio State University are planning to change hiring policies early next year in response to a March shooting in which a fired maintenance worker shot two of his bosses, killing one, and then killed himself. The... | Read more >

Wake Forest and James Madison Take Aim at Binge Drinking

James Madison University is planning to strengthen enforcement of laws against underage drinking and public intoxication as part of a broader effort to "transform the JMU alcohol culture," according to the... | Read more >

U. of Virginia Will Review Complaints About Workplace Bullying at Literary Journal

The July suicide of a managing editor at the high-profile Virginia Quarterly Review is prompting debate about workplace bullying and what the University of Virginia could have done to prevent it. Family members and people... | Read more >

N.C. Supreme Court Grants Stay of Ruling on Campus Police Force

The North Carolina Supreme Court has agreed to delay enforcement of a lower court's August 17 ruling that said the campus police at Davidson College could not enforce state laws because the college is a religious institution.... | Read more >

Depression on the Rise in Colleges?

According a study that spanned over 12 years, moderate and severe depression are more common among college students today than in the past, while other problems, such as having thoughts of suicide, are less common. The study... | Read more >

Advances in Security Systems

Universities are implementing new strategies to take maximum advantage of advances in security technology. While major gains in communication have been made in the last decade, the newest methods smooth out a number of... | Read more >

Last Call for Emergency Call Boxes?

The Contra Costa Community College District, which has almost 62,000 students in the San Francisco Bay Area, has decided to remove all emergency call boxes from its three campuses primarily because of high maintenance costs.... | Read more >

New Orleans Colleges 5 Years After Katrina

Most of the college campuses hit by Hurricane Katrina five years ago were changed fundamentally by the disaster, but enrollment is increasing at most schools. The University of New Orleans reports that out-of-state... | Read more >

Western Illinois University Student Recovering from Bacterial Meningitis

A 22-year-old student at Western Illinois University is being treated for bacterial meningitis. He is in stable condition. The illness can be caused by a variety of bacteria, and may cause a high fever, severe headache, stiff... | Read more >

Things That Can Hurt a College Student's Health

As students head back to college this year, they should be mindful of common health risks. Sicknesses such as flu, the common cold, stomach viruses, and even deadly diseases such as meningitis can spread quickly among students... | Read more >

New Kind of Dorm for Students with Disabilities

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has opened a new dormitory for students with significant physical disabilities. The dorm features a wireless pager system to allow a resident to call for assistance 24 hours a... | Read more >

Flooding Won't Delay Classes - or Football - at Iowa State U.

Although record flooding on August 11 closed several buildings on the campus of Iowa State University and surrounded athletic facilities with water, the school expects no delays for the fall semester. "The main part of... | Read more >

Deal Reached in MIT Fraternity Prank

After three years, a settlement has been reached in the case of an explosion that severely injured two environmental cleanup volunteers due to a fraternity prank at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In September 2007,... | Read more >

Cyber Security

Officials Debate Utility of 'Cyber Insurance' for Private Data

Some higher education institutions are purchasing cyber liability insurance. Others, however, are confident in the rigor of their information security systems and see little value in cyber liability policies in higher... | Read more >

Cybersecurity Comes to College Classrooms: Efforts in Maryland

College campuses in Maryland, as in other states, are preparing students for jobs in the cybersecurity world by offering everything from technical certificates to master's degrees in the field. An estimated 30,000... | Read more >

New Policies to Stop Hackers at UNC Chapel Hill

In response to increasing numbers of hacking threats, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has stressed vigilance and created several layers of protection to defend against threats to the university's sensitive... | Read more >

Teaching Tech Warfare

A new center at Norwich University, Vermont, will allow students to experience cyber combat. The Norwich University Advanced Computing Center houses the Cyber Weapons Range War Room, a virtual practice range for computer... | Read more >

Keeping Safe from Cyber Crime

The recent Data Breach Report conducted by Verizon and the U.S. Secret Service indicated that organized criminal groups were responsible for 85 percent of all stolen data last year. The data is often used to access customer... | Read more >

Security Measures Key to Safe Wi-Fi Use

Internet users should always protect themselves and their computers while surfing on Wi-Fi networks, experts say. To protect themselves at home, users can utilize security measures available in their Wi-Fi routers and access... | Read more >

Organization Tracks Information Security Breaches at Colleges

Over the last year, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse estimates that more than one million students, alumni and faculty have been affected by a data loss, or breach, of personal information. Since July 2009, an estimated 72... | Read more >

2,500 Notified After University of North Carolina at Greensboro Discovers Security Breaches

Computer breaches at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's speech and hearing center and psychology clinic allowed unauthorized access to information about more than 2,500 individuals. A malware program allowed... | Read more >

Data Breach Stings Florida Community Colleges

Community college officials in Florida have notified over 126,000 students at six schools of a breach of its database that may have allowed personal information, including Social Security numbers, to be accessed by the public... | Read more >

Stolen UConn Laptop Had 10,000 Applicants' Names, Social Security Numbers

A laptop computer from the University of Connecticut's IT department was stolen in early August. The laptop contained the names and Social Security numbers of 10,174 undergraduate applicants from 2004 through July 30, 2010.... | Read more >

 
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