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October 2017

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Campus Security Cyber Security

Fear Grips UT Austin Campus as Student Fires Off Rifle Shots Before Killing Himself

Rutgers Student in Secretly Recorded Webcast Kills Himself

Gunfire at UT Highlights College Efforts to Prevent Mass Shootings and Respond Quickly

Study of Canadian College Shooting Shows Lasting Effects

University of Michigan Student Body President Target of Cyber Campaign by Michigan Assistant Attorney General

Gay Students and Faculty Report Harassment

2010 Awards for the Emergency Management for Higher Education Discretionary Grant Program

U. Penn Division of Public Safety Rolls Out GPS Tracking System

CU-Boulder Hosts Suicide Prevention Week

Med Students Fear Stigma of Seeking Help for Depression

Colleges Struggle to Protect Athletes from Concussion and its Aftermath

At Seton Hall, Grieving for Student Killed at Party

Penn Valley Dean Stabbed Minutes Before Governor's Talk

Physician Is Wounded in Johns Hopkins Hospital Shooting That Claimed 2 Lives

Police Use Tear Gas to Quell Riot Near U. of Oregon

Boulder Police ID 2 More Suspects in Bias-Motivated Assault of CU Student

Attacks on 3 U. Virginia Students Prompts Safety Warning

Police, College Security Officials Shine Spotlight on Campus Safety

1 Dead After Stabbing at Regis College in Mass.

A Death by Cyanide Prompts Northeastern U. Review

Shooting at Colorado State U. Dredges Up CU-Boulder Gun Debate

2 Universities in New Zealand Cope With Earthquake Damage

Former San Jose State University Student Sues School and Sorority for Hazing

Drinking in Exam Week Hurts College Students' Performance

UNC-Chapel Hill Fields Bedrail Requests After Deadly Fall from Bunk

U. of Kentucky Hopes Facebook Places Sparks Campus-Privacy Conversation

Are Colleges and Universities at Greater Risk of Data Breaches?

College Data Breaches Underscore Security Challenges

City College of New York Computer Stolen with Students' Information

University of Nebraska Changing Online System After Hacking Incident

Eastern Michigan University Computer Server Hacked

University of Arkansas To Tighten Online Quiz Security

UC Berkeley School of Business Undergoes Yet Another Phishing Attempt

University of Florida Notified 239 Ex-Students of Security Breach

Rice University Exposes Student, Employee Data

Campus Security

Fear Grips UT Austin Campus as Student Fires Off Rifle Shots Before Killing Himself

A 19-year-old sophomore at the University of Texas-Austin fired off rifle shots and then killed himself September 28 in the university's main library. No one else was injured. Colton Tooley was walking through campus firing an... | Read more >

Rutgers Student in Secretly Recorded Webcast Kills Himself

A first-year student at Rutgers University jumped off the George Washington Bridge and died last week after his roommate broadcast online a recording of him having a sexual encounter with a man. Tyler Clementi's roommate and... | Read more >

Gunfire at UT Highlights College Efforts to Prevent Mass Shootings and Respond Quickly

The shooting at the University of Texas in Austin highlights, again, efforts to beef up emergency response systems while maintaining an open environment on campuses. Since the Virginia Tech shooting 3 years ago, notification... | Read more >

Study of Canadian College Shooting Shows Lasting Effects

A recent study shows lasting effects on the survivors of the shootings at Montreal's Dawson College four years ago in which one student died and 19 were injured. The study found that almost one-third of the college's students,... | Read more >

University of Michigan Student Body President Target of Cyber Campaign by Michigan Assistant Attorney General

Since April 2010, University of Michigan student body president Chris Armstrong has been the target of a campaign, including cyber bullying, waged by Michigan's Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell. Armstrong ran for... | Read more >

Gay Students and Faculty Report Harassment

In a national survey, gay students and faculty members were much more likely to report experiencing harassment than were their straight counterparts. The survey, conducted by Campus Pride, showed that 23 percent of gay... | Read more >

2010 Awards for the Emergency Management for Higher Education Discretionary Grant Program

The Emergency Management for High Education grant program has announced awards for FY2010. The program supports institutions of higher education projects designed to develop, or review and improve, and fully integrate... | Read more >

U. Penn Division of Public Safety Rolls Out GPS Tracking System

The Division of Public Safety (DPS) at the University of Pennsylvania has implemented a GPS tracking technology that will allow students, faculty, and staff to use their cell phones as personal security devices. Penn Guardian... | Read more >

CU-Boulder Hosts Suicide Prevention Week

The University of Colorado hosted a series of free events in September for Suicide Prevention Week. The program was supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Office of Suicide... | Read more >

Med Students Fear Stigma of Seeking Help for Depression

According to new research in the Journal of the American Medical Association, many medical students suffering from depression are reluctant to seek help because of the stigma attached to treatment. The study also points out... | Read more >

Colleges Struggle to Protect Athletes from Concussion and its Aftermath

The suicide of a University of Pennsylvania football player in April has prompted investigation into a trauma-induced disease that has been found in more than 20 deceased National Football League Players. The autopsy of Owen... | Read more >

At Seton Hall, Grieving for Student Killed at Party

Jessica Moore, a 19-year-old student at Seton Hall University, a small private college in South Orange, NJ, died last weekend in a shooting at an off-campus party. Two other women, also undergraduates, were shot, along with... | Read more >

Penn Valley Dean Stabbed Minutes Before Governor's Talk

Casey Brezik, a student at the Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley, has been charged with slashing the throat of a dean just minutes before Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was scheduled to speak there. Al Dimmitt Jr., the... | Read more >

Physician Is Wounded in Johns Hopkins Hospital Shooting That Claimed 2 Lives

A physician at Johns Hopkins University Hospital was wounded September 16 when a man killed his 84-year-old mother, who was a patient there, and then turned the gun on himself. The shooter was apparently dissatisfied with the... | Read more >

Police Use Tear Gas to Quell Riot Near U. of Oregon

Police officers at the University of Oregon used tear gas to disperse a crowd of 400 during a drunken riot adjacent to the campus on September 24. The police arrested nine people, including some students, mostly on... | Read more >

Boulder Police ID 2 More Suspects in Bias-Motivated Assault of CU Student

On September 18, two men of Nigerian descent, one a student at the University of Colorado, were punched in the face, called "monkeys," and told to "go back to their country." A 22-year-old man was arrested... | Read more >

Attacks on 3 U. Virginia Students Prompts Safety Warning

Three recent attacks near the University of Virginia campus prompted the dean of students to send a safety message to students on September 28, urging them to use caution. One female student was sexually attacked, and... | Read more >

Police, College Security Officials Shine Spotlight on Campus Safety

According to the most recent data available from the U.S. Department of Education, the number of sexual assaults reported at four-year college campuses in Pennsylvania increased from 141 in 2003 to 180 in 2008. This fall,... | Read more >

1 Dead After Stabbing at Regis College in Mass.

One man was killed and another injured in a stabbing at Regis College, a small Catholic college in Weston, MA, early September 24. Neither Elhaji Malick Ndiaye, 18, of Waltham, nor the other victim were students at the... | Read more >

A Death by Cyanide Prompts Northeastern U. Review

A researcher at Northeastern University who apparently committed suicide was found in her home September 12 with a plastic bag of sodium cyanide in her purse. Emily-Dawn Staupe, 30, worked at a Northeastern lab in the... | Read more >

Shooting at Colorado State U. Dredges Up CU-Boulder Gun Debate

A non-fatal shooting at Colorado State University in Fort Collins on September 7 has prompted students at the University of Colorado to reconsider their view on the university's attempt to ban guns on campus. A 21-year-old was... | Read more >

2 Universities in New Zealand Cope With Earthquake Damage

An earthquake near the city of Christchurch, on New Zealand's southern island, caused damage to buildings and seriously injured two people on September 4. No deaths were reported. The University of Canterbury, with 20,000... | Read more >

Former San Jose State University Student Sues School and Sorority for Hazing

A former student at San Jose State University is suing the school and the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority after experiencing hazing in 2008 that included a month's worth of beatings, punching, kicking, and paddling, according to a... | Read more >

Drinking in Exam Week Hurts College Students' Performance

A new study shows that college students who drink before and during their final exams demonstrate a "statistically and economically meaningful reduction in academic performance." Researchers at the University of... | Read more >

UNC-Chapel Hill Fields Bedrail Requests After Deadly Fall from Bunk

Requests for safety bedrails at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill have spiked since a fatal accident in August in which a woman fell from her daughter's dorm-room loft bed. Donna Sykes was visiting her daughter,... | Read more >

Cyber Security

U. of Kentucky Hopes Facebook Places Sparks Campus-Privacy Conversation

The University of Kentucky is now using the Facebook Places initiative, which allows registered users to reveal their real-life location by smartphone or laptop, which then appears in their status to all their... | Read more >

Are Colleges and Universities at Greater Risk of Data Breaches?

A new report by Application Security highlights increasing data-loss incidents at colleges and universities. Further, higher education institutions are on pace to report more breaches this year than last year. According to the... | Read more >

College Data Breaches Underscore Security Challenges

Between 2008 and Aug. 1, 2010, there were about 160 known data breaches at higher education institutions. In the past few years, colleges and universities have begun to purchase data breach insurance. Nicholas Economidis, an... | Read more >

City College of New York Computer Stolen with Students' Information

A computer containing the names and personal information of over 7,000 City College of New York students was stolen in August. The computer was password-protected. A spokesperson for the school says there is no evidence yet... | Read more >

University of Nebraska Changing Online System After Hacking Incident

The University of Nebraska is changing one of its computer systems after a Lincoln graduate student hacked into his former girlfriend's account in August. The student, 24, guessed the answers to the former girlfriend's... | Read more >

Eastern Michigan University Computer Server Hacked

A security breach occurred at Eastern Michigan University on September 3. One of the university's computer servers was hacked, potentially leaking sensitive employee and student information. "The area that was compromised... | Read more >

University of Arkansas To Tighten Online Quiz Security

A former student at the University of Arkansas allegedly took online math quizzes for other students, and the university is tightening security. The new system for online math quizzes will lower quiz values from roughly 5... | Read more >

UC Berkeley School of Business Undergoes Yet Another Phishing Attempt

A warning e-mail was sent September 10 to students at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business indicating a possible hacking into e-mail accounts. Attempts from unidentified individuals - in this instance pretending to be... | Read more >

University of Florida Notified 239 Ex-Students of Security Breach

A computer breach in August at the University of Florida has compromised the Social Security numbers and other personal data of 239 former students. The information was part of a web-accessible archive of computer science... | Read more >

Rice University Exposes Student, Employee Data

A storage device containing the personal information, including names and Social Security numbers, of over 7,000 Rice University students and staff members was stolen in August. There is no evidence that any data has been... | Read more >

 
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