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November 2017

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Campus Security Cyber Security

After a Suicide, Colleges Step Up Efforts to Promote Privacy, Combat Bullying and Support Students in Crisis

They Ask, Who Tells? Disciplinary Records and Admissions

After Travel Alert for Europe, U.S. Colleges with Students There are Wary

Study Abroad, Drink Abroad

3 Campuses Experience Fatal Shootings of Students

Alcoholic Energy Drink Causes Concern for Student Health

Central Washington U. Investigates an Off-Campus Drinking Party Where 12 Became Ill

Colorado State University Student Dies from Meningococcal Sepsis

Marshall University Under Federal Scrutiny for Potential Clery Act Violations

Few Answers from Notre Dame on Student's Fatal Accident

Student Protester Is Seriously Wounded in Clash with Police Officers at Mexican University

UVa Audit Finds 'Questionable' Management, But Not Bullying, by Journal Editor

Professors' Right to Open Disciplinary Hearings Disputed in Court Battle

Report Shows Room for Improvement in Campus Security

Laid-Off Ohio University Assistant Vice President Charged After Terrorist Threats

After Student Death, Wisconsin-Stout Punishes 10 Hockey Players

'Drunkorexia' a Growing Trend Among College Students

Police Find Drug Lab Operating in Georgetown Dorm Room

Experts' Advice on Securing Today's Campus

Facebook Use Consoles Students After Campus Shootings, Temporarily

Armed Student Subdued by University of Louisville Faculty

Review Finds No Evidence that University College London Radicalized Alleged Bomber

Basement Flood Closes State U. of New York Headquarters

Colleges Face Legal Limits In Policing Online Misbehavior

Chapel Hill Researcher Fights Demotion After Security Breach

Most Popular Facebook Apps Found to Breach Privacy

After Complaints, Indiana University Cancels Employee Online Health Risk Assessments

Parents Reminded to Add Facebook and Twitter to the College Application Checklist

University of Hawaii Suffers Second Breach This Year

University of North Florida Breach Exposes Data on 107,000 Individuals

Facebook's Latest Feature Shares Your Entire Content History

Malicious RoboCalls Aim at Suppressing Election Day Turnout

Campus Security

After a Suicide, Colleges Step Up Efforts to Promote Privacy, Combat Bullying and Support Students in Crisis

The suicide of Rutgers University's Tyler Clementi in September has raised questions of how colleges can help students in crisis and how they can prevent malicious behavior that can contribute to a crisis. Clementi, 18, jumped... | Read more >

They Ask, Who Tells? Disciplinary Records and Admissions

As colleges ponder how to evaluate disciplinary records in terms of whether or not to admit a student, high schools are increasingly using official written policies on how to handle colleges’ requests for disciplinary... | Read more >

After Travel Alert for Europe, U.S. Colleges with Students There are Wary

When the U.S. State Department issued a travel alert for Europe on October 3, U.S. colleges with students there responded with increased caution. The alert urged Americans in Europe to exercise vigilance about possible... | Read more >

Study Abroad, Drink Abroad

A new study being published in the journal Psychology or Addictive Behaviors found that undergraduates studying abroad double their alcohol consumption, from about four drinks per week to eight per week. The researchers note... | Read more >

3 Campuses Experience Fatal Shootings of Students

Students at Pace University, Lane College, and Hampton University were fatally shot in October.

Danroy Henry, a football player at Pace, was shot and killed by police after he allegedly tried to drive away from a bar... | Read more >

Alcoholic Energy Drink Causes Concern for Student Health

Ramapo College, New Jersey, banned alcoholic energy drinks on campus in October. But an inexpensive, canned, 12-percent alcohol energy drink called Four Loko has been involved in a couple of incidents of excessive drinking at... | Read more >

Central Washington U. Investigates an Off-Campus Drinking Party Where 12 Became Ill

Central Washington University is investigating an off-campus party that resulted in 12 people becoming seriously ill on October 8. About 50 people, mostly underage students, attended the party. Local police are trying to... | Read more >

Colorado State University Student Dies from Meningococcal Sepsis

A 23-year-old student at Colorado State University died October 20 of meningococcal sepsis, a manifestation of meningococcal meningitis. Christina Adame was an off-campus student who worked at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.... | Read more >

Marshall University Under Federal Scrutiny for Potential Clery Act Violations

Marshall University is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Education for missing a federal deadline to report crime statistics and not notifying students about a reported gang rape on campus in September. Under the... | Read more >

Few Answers from Notre Dame on Student's Fatal Accident

A 20-year-old student worker at the University of Notre Dame was killed October 27 while videotaping the university's football practice from an elevated perch during a strong wind advisory. University officials offered few... | Read more >

Student Protester Is Seriously Wounded in Clash with Police Officers at Mexican University

Two Mexican federal police officers were arrested October 30 after opening fire on university students protesting in Ciudad Juarez. One student was seriously wounded and is in stable condition after undergoing surgery. The... | Read more >

UVa Audit Finds 'Questionable' Management, But Not Bullying, by Journal Editor

The suicide last summer of The Virginia Quarterly Review's managing editor, Kevin Morrissey, prompted an audit which found no evidence of workplace bullying by Ted Genoways, the journal's editor, who was accused by Morrissey's... | Read more >

Professors' Right to Open Disciplinary Hearings Disputed in Court Battle

A professor at Western Washington University is fighting for a public disciplinary hearing to question those who accused him of making demeaning comments towards faculty members and students. When the university subjected... | Read more >

Report Shows Room for Improvement in Campus Security

According to a recent report, one in five colleges says that its public safety department does not have adequate training and resources to protect the campus against known risks. Margolis, Healy & Associates, a consulting... | Read more >

Laid-Off Ohio University Assistant Vice President Charged After Terrorist Threats

A former assistant vice president at Ohio University has been charged with making terrorist threats via telephone on October 27. Mark Hopton's comments prompted the lockdown of the two buildings on campus that were threatened.... | Read more >

After Student Death, Wisconsin-Stout Punishes 10 Hockey Players

Officials at the University of Wisconsin-Stout announced that two players had been permanently barred and eight other suspended from the men's hockey team for their role in a fellow student's death. The university's... | Read more >

'Drunkorexia' a Growing Trend Among College Students

A new term has been coined for the practice of swapping food calories for those in alcohol - "drunkorexia." Colleges across the country are dealing with the phenomenon, in which students, anticipating a night of... | Read more >

Police Find Drug Lab Operating in Georgetown Dorm Room

Georgetown University campus police discovered a drug lab inside a dorm room in a freshman residence hall on October 23. Police arrested Charles Smith and John Perrone, both 18-year-old students, on suspicion of manufacturing... | Read more >

Experts' Advice on Securing Today's Campus

Colleges across the country are facing huge challenges when it comes to protecting students, faculty, guests, and university assets. According to 2010's "Campus Attacks: Targeted Violence Affecting Institutions of Higher... | Read more >

Facebook Use Consoles Students After Campus Shootings, Temporarily

A study published in September found that students who turned to Facebook as a way to cope with the shootings at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University reported short-term benefits but no long-term effect. Two weeks... | Read more >

Armed Student Subdued by University of Louisville Faculty

A 48-year-old University of Louisville graduate student attending a meeting on campus October 7 displayed a gun, later saying she intended to kill herself. Faculty members at the meeting jumped on the woman and took the gun.... | Read more >

Review Finds No Evidence that University College London Radicalized Alleged Bomber

A review panel has found no evidence that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a student at University College London who is accused of attempting to blow up a plane on Christmas Day last year, was "radicalized" while studying... | Read more >

Basement Flood Closes State U. of New York Headquarters

A flood in the basement of the State University of New York system's Albany headquarters on October 10 shut down electrical power and communications. The system offices were closed October 11 for Columbus Day and more than 400... | Read more >

Cyber Security

Colleges Face Legal Limits In Policing Online Misbehavior

A study at the University of San Diego's Center for Education Policy and Law evaluated what current case law says about the constitutional uses of electronic devices and the rights of institutions to get involved in cases of... | Read more >

Chapel Hill Researcher Fights Demotion After Security Breach

A researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is fighting the university's decision to demote her and reduce her pay after a security breach in a medical study she directs was discovered. The breach could... | Read more >

Most Popular Facebook Apps Found to Breach Privacy

Recent studies are raising concerns about the transmission of private data by certain iPhone, Android, and Facebook applications. Researchers at Duke University, Pennsylvania State University, and Intel Labs discovered that 20... | Read more >

After Complaints, Indiana University Cancels Employee Online Health Risk Assessments

Indiana University's plan to require its 17,000 full-time employees to complete an online health risk assessment to qualify for reduced health premiums has been cancelled in response to concerns about privacy and the relevance... | Read more >

Parents Reminded to Add Facebook and Twitter to the College Application Checklist

Teens applying to college could be hurt by their social network activities on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites. Some colleges and universities are using these social networking sites to gain... | Read more >

University of Hawaii Suffers Second Breach This Year

The University of Hawaii inadvertently posted the personal information of 40,000 former students. Last December, a faculty member unintentionally uploaded the sensitive files to an unencrypted web server. Names, Social... | Read more >

University of North Florida Breach Exposes Data on 107,000 Individuals

The personal information of about 107,000 current and prospective students at the University of North Florida was compromised after a server was breached by unknown intruders in September. Nearly 53,000 of those affected had... | Read more >

Facebook's Latest Feature Shares Your Entire Content History

Facebook's new Friendship Pages program allows users to see an entire Facebook content history, including wall posts, events, and photos, between two people. Everyone who uses the website is automatically signed up for the... | Read more >

Malicious RoboCalls Aim at Suppressing Election Day Turnout

The Election Protection Coalition has received reports of voters being deterred from casting their ballots on November 2 through flyers and "robocalls" disseminating misinformation about the date of the election and... | Read more >

 
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