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October 2017

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Campus Security Cyber Security

Amanda Knox Wins Meredith Kercher Murder Appeal

Ex-Football Players Sue NCAA Over Brain Injuries

Amy Bishop, the Accused Huntsville Shooter, Pleads Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity

Guns Come to Campuses

University of Illinois Shelves Proposed Email Policy

9/11 Spawned Explosion in Domestic Security Programs

Bowie State Student Fatally Stabbed in Dorm, Roommate Charged With Murder

Family of Slain Student Sues Yale, Saying It Fails to Protect Women

Med Students' Own Mental Health Care Found Lacking

Brooklyn College Faculty Leaders Condemn Alleged Police Spying on Muslim Students

2 Police Officers Are Indicted Over Filmed Beating of U. of Maryland Student

New Scrutiny for Sex Assault Cases

Flooding Closes Colleges in Northeast

Cal State Professor Suspected of Running Illegal Drug Business

Facebook Posts Reveal Alcoholism Risk, Study Says

Energy Drinks Survive Short-Lived Ban

College Students and Abusive Dating Behaviors

Mo. Technical College Begins Widespread Drug Tests

University of Chicago Suspends Research in Lab After Worker Got Sick

The Power of SlutWalks

Montana State Finds Prof Sexually Harassed Student

Graduate Student Who Killed His Professor Gets 15-Year Sentence

Mumps at Berkeley

Arizona Student Charged in Sony Hacking Case

Researcher: Facebook's Timeline Will Be Boon for Hackers

'Syrian Electronic Army' Hacks Into Harvard U. Web Site

Senator Wants Federal Data Protection Law

Security Problem Identified in Blackboard Learn

U. of North Carolina Stops File-Sharing Before It Starts

20,000 Patients' Medical Records from Stanford University Hospital Leaked

Hackers Access Florida International University Database

CSU Police Official Calls for Colleges to Monitor Students Online

Campus Security

Amanda Knox Wins Meredith Kercher Murder Appeal

Amanda Knox, convicted in 2009 of murdering her roommate, UK student Meredith Kercher, has been cleared following an appeal in Perugia, Italy. Knox, 24, and ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito spent nearly four years in jail... | Read more >

Ex-Football Players Sue NCAA Over Brain Injuries

Two former college football players from Northwestern University and the University of Central Arkansas are suing the National Collegiate Athletic Association for failing to protect them from life-altering injuries. The... | Read more >

Amy Bishop, the Accused Huntsville Shooter, Pleads Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity

Amy Bishop, a former biology professor who is accused of killing three people and injuring three more after opening fire during a faculty meeting at the University of Alabama at Huntsville in February 2010, has pleaded not... | Read more >

Guns Come to Campuses

With several new rulings favorable to concealed weapon carry on campuses, some colleges are trying to find ways to work around the new policies. The Oregon Court of Appeals on September 28 overturned a 20-year-old state... | Read more >

University of Illinois Shelves Proposed Email Policy

A debate is ongoing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign concerning a proposed e-mail policy that would ban the use of university e-mail for "political campaigning," as well as university e-mail that... | Read more >

9/11 Spawned Explosion in Domestic Security Programs

Ten years after the September 11 terrorist attacks, domestic security has become the fastest growing area of study on American college campuses. New programs have popped up at community colleges as well as graduate schools.... | Read more >

Bowie State Student Fatally Stabbed in Dorm, Roommate Charged With Murder

Dominique T. Frazier, a 19-year-old student at Bowie State University, MD, was fatally stabbed by her roommate on September 15 on campus after an argument escalated. Alexis D. Simpson, was charged with first-degree murder,... | Read more >

Family of Slain Student Sues Yale, Saying It Fails to Protect Women

The family of a Yale University graduate student who was killed in a research building by a laboratory technician in 2009 is suing the university for failing to "ensure the safety and security of women." According... | Read more >

Med Students' Own Mental Health Care Found Lacking

A new study of data from 115 of the nation's medical schools shows that less than 22 percent provide mental health and substance abuse coverage without a cost-sharing requirement. Six of the studied schools offered no... | Read more >

Brooklyn College Faculty Leaders Condemn Alleged Police Spying on Muslim Students

Brooklyn College's Faculty Council unanimously passed a resolution condemning the New York Police Department for infiltrating Muslim student groups, following an Associated Press investigation. The investigation found... | Read more >

2 Police Officers Are Indicted Over Filmed Beating of U. of Maryland Student

Two police officers in Prince George's County, MD, were indicted on September 20 on charges of assaulting a University of Maryland at College Park student during a celebration after a March 2010 basketball game.... | Read more >

New Scrutiny for Sex Assault Cases

A federal jury on September 2 found the University of the South negligent for its treatment of a former student known as John Doe who was accused by a fellow student of rape in 2008. Doe sued the university for $3 million... | Read more >

Flooding Closes Colleges in Northeast

Colleges in Pennsylvania and parts of New York faced flooding and were forced to close in early September. Most colleges, including Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, King's College, and Wilkes, Bucknell, and... | Read more >

Cal State Professor Suspected of Running Illegal Drug Business

An associate kinesiology professor at California State University at San Bernardino is suspected of directing an outlaw biker gang and its drug business. Police raided the home of Stephen Kinzey in September and found a... | Read more >

Facebook Posts Reveal Alcoholism Risk, Study Says

According to a new study, college students' Facebook posts may reveal a risk for alcohol dependence. The study, published in October's Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, examined Facebook profiles of... | Read more >

Energy Drinks Survive Short-Lived Ban

In September, the University of New Hampshire briefly considered a ban on non-alcoholic energy drinks such as Red Bull. "The University of New Hampshire is committed to making its campus the healthiest in the... | Read more >

College Students and Abusive Dating Behaviors

A new survey released by Love Is Respect, a group that promotes education and policies to promote healthy and non-abusive relationships, shows that 43 percent of college women have experienced abusive dating behaviors... | Read more >

Mo. Technical College Begins Widespread Drug Tests

Linn State Technical College, Missouri, has enacted mandatory drug tests of the entire student body to ensure student safety at the campus, where coursework includes aircraft maintenance, heavy engine repair, nuclear... | Read more >

University of Chicago Suspends Research in Lab After Worker Got Sick

A scientist at the University of Chicago developed a skin infection from bacteria being studied there, prompting officials to suspend research. The scientist was hospitalized and underwent surgery but has been released. No... | Read more >

The Power of SlutWalks

Six months, ago, women in Toronto marched through the streets in the first "SlutWalk," demanding an end to sexual violence and the tendency to blame or shame the victim. The march was prompted by a city police... | Read more >

Montana State Finds Prof Sexually Harassed Student

A Montana State University investigation found that professor Shuichi Komiyama sexually harassed a female student. Komiyama, conductor of the university's orchestra, had an "intimate" relationship with a... | Read more >

Graduate Student Who Killed His Professor Gets 15-Year Sentence

A former graduate student at Binghamton University was sentenced on September 23 to 15 years in prison for killing a professor in 2009. Abdulsalam S. al-Zahrani, a 48-year-old native of Saudi Arabia, stabbed Richard T.... | Read more >

Mumps at Berkeley

Several cases of mumps have been reported at the University of California at Berkeley. The cases involve students living at a residence hall and a student-cooperative. Although mumps are rare on campus, there were several... | Read more >

Cyber Security

Arizona Student Charged in Sony Hacking Case

Cody Kretsinger, an Arizona college student, was arrested and charged in a breach of computers at Sony Pictures Entertainment this summer when more than 37,000 customers had their information stolen. Kretsinger, 23, is... | Read more >

Researcher: Facebook's Timeline Will Be Boon for Hackers

Facebook's new Timeline, which summarizes important past events in a one-page display, will make it easier for hackers to use personal information to launch malicious attacks and steal passwords, according to some... | Read more >

'Syrian Electronic Army' Hacks Into Harvard U. Web Site

Supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who call themselves the "Syrian Electronic Army," hacked into Harvard University's website on September 26, replacing images of university professors with a... | Read more >

Senator Wants Federal Data Protection Law

A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate aims to protect citizens' personal information from online data theft and penalize companies that do not adequately store and safeguard their customers' personal information. The... | Read more >

Security Problem Identified in Blackboard Learn

A security flaw in Blackboard Learn could leave college and university systems vulnerable to students who want to change their grades, or others seeking private information. Prompted by a magazine report on the problem, the... | Read more >

U. of North Carolina Stops File-Sharing Before It Starts

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill has blocked file-sharing programs throughout student housing. When a laptop containing a file-sharing program connects to the university's network, a message pops up saying... | Read more >

20,000 Patients' Medical Records from Stanford University Hospital Leaked

Stanford University's hospital has exposed the medical records of 20,000 emergency room patients due to a privacy breach that allowed the patient's names and diagnosis codes to be publicly posted on a commercial Web... | Read more >

Hackers Access Florida International University Database

The personal information of 19,500 current and former students at Florida International University may have been accessed by hackers. The information, which includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, and grade... | Read more >

CSU Police Official Calls for Colleges to Monitor Students Online

A campus police lieutenant at California State University Channel Islands believes that university officials should use data in students' e-mail accounts, online purchases, and Facebook updates to monitor their... | Read more >

 
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