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November 2017

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Campus Security Cyber Security

Recovering After Sandy

Colleges Postpone Early Application Deadlines Due to Hurricane Sandy

Penn State’s Ex-President Indicted on 5 Charges in Sandusky Scandal

4 Wounded in Shooting on U Southern California Campus

Interpretation Challenge: Title IX and Deadlines for Sexual Assault Charges

Incidents Against International Students on U.S. Campuses Raise Calls for Awareness

Mexican Police Raid 3 Campuses to Shut Down Student Protests

A University's Name Change in Afghanistan Sparks Violent Protests

Responses to Reporting of Rape Often Fall Short

Sexual Harassment Video Led to Removal of Professor at the University of Jordan

NCAA Committee Discusses Athletes and Violence

Terrorism Suspect Had Attended One University in Bangladesh and Two in the U.S.

Students Rate Mental Health Services

U. South Alabama Student, Shot and Killed by Campus Police Officer, Found To Be on LSD

Concussion Concern at Colleges and the NCAA

6 California Colleges Found Out of Compliance With Clery Act

U Michigan Restructures Security After Communication of Child-Porn Complaint Deemed Inadequate

Lessons in Bystander Intervention

Colleges Need to Support Male Victims of Sexual Violence, Speaker Says

FAMU Band Member Gets Probation in Deadly Hazing

Air Force Academy Cracks Down on Ritual Event After 27 Cadets Are Injured

Students Behind Miami U Rape Poster Could Face Felony Charges

Outsourcing Privacy: Microsoft, FERPA and HIPAA

Purdue University to Update ID System

Princeton Stores Student ID Data Without Policy

Data Breach at a Florida College Could Affect 300,000 People Across the State

2 IT Administrators Charged With Stealing IT

University of Georgia Hacked

Kingwood Student Charged with Breach of UT Computer Security

Campus Security

Recovering After Sandy

Hurricane Sandy caused most East Coast college campuses to be closed on October 29 and 30, affecting an estimated 1.2 million students. While some were able to open on October 31, others reported that it could be days... | Read more >

Colleges Postpone Early Application Deadlines Due to Hurricane Sandy

Some colleges are extending their early decision application deadlines that were originally scheduled for the week that Hurricane Sandy hit. The University of Virginia and Duke University extended their deadlines from... | Read more >

Penn State’s Ex-President Indicted on 5 Charges in Sandusky Scandal

Former Pennsylvania State University president Graham B. Spanier was indicted on five charges related to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. The charges, which include one count of perjury, two counts of endangering the... | Read more >

4 Wounded in Shooting on U Southern California Campus

Four people were shot and wounded during a Halloween party at the University of Southern California. A dispute between two non-students outside of a campus building where the party was being held led to the shooting. One... | Read more >

Interpretation Challenge: Title IX and Deadlines for Sexual Assault Charges

Colleges and universities are still struggling to interpret an April 2011 "Dear Colleague" letter sent to them by the U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights regarding sexual harassment. The letter... | Read more >

Incidents Against International Students on U.S. Campuses Raise Calls for Awareness

International students at American universities are facing discrimination in the form of stereotyping of their cultures or countries, criticism of their accents, and derogatory statements about foreigners in general. The... | Read more >

Mexican Police Raid 3 Campuses to Shut Down Student Protests

Police ended student protests at three teachers' colleges in western Mexico on October 15. Students had taken over the campuses to protest changes in the curriculum. The colleges plan to require English and computer... | Read more >

A University's Name Change in Afghanistan Sparks Violent Protests

Student protests broke out at a university in Kabul, Afghanistan after President Hamid Karzai decided to change the school's name from the Kabul Education University to the Martyr of Peace Professor Burhanuddin Rabbani... | Read more >

Responses to Reporting of Rape Often Fall Short

Response to a former Amherst College student's rape and how it was handled by the school has triggered rallies, the reporting of other incidents, and open meetings. After Angie Epifano was raped in her dorm room, she... | Read more >

Sexual Harassment Video Led to Removal of Professor at the University of Jordan

Rula Quawas, a professor and Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages at the University of Jordan, was dismissed from her position in September after allowing her students to produce an anti-sexual harassment video. The... | Read more >

NCAA Committee Discusses Athletes and Violence

A National Collegiate Athletic Association committee held a think tank on October 3-4 to address campus violence and prevention as it relates to athletes. The committee, consisting of NCAA staff, athletics administrators,... | Read more >

Terrorism Suspect Had Attended One University in Bangladesh and Two in the U.S.

A 21-year-old man suspected of attempting to detonate a 1,000-pound bomb at the New York Federal Reserve Bank has studied at North South University in Bangladesh, Southeast Missouri State University (for one semester), and... | Read more >

Students Rate Mental Health Services

A survey recently released by the National Alliance on Mental Illness shows that students have mixed opinions on whether colleges are meeting their mental health needs. The alliance surveyed 765 people between August and... | Read more >

U. South Alabama Student, Shot and Killed by Campus Police Officer, Found To Be on LSD

Students at the University of South Alabama protested on October 10, a few days after a campus security guard shot and killed a naked, unarmed student. The officer said he was repeatedly charged by the student, 18-year-old... | Read more >

Concussion Concern at Colleges and the NCAA

The University of Arizona is being criticized for keeping its football team's star quarterback, Matt Scott, in an October 27 game against University of Southern California after he showed symptoms of a concussion.... | Read more >

6 California Colleges Found Out of Compliance With Clery Act

A California audit of state colleges found that six of them are out of compliance with the Clery Act, the main federal law on campus crime reporting. The colleges had statistical errors in their crime reports for 2010, and... | Read more >

U Michigan Restructures Security After Communication of Child-Porn Complaint Deemed Inadequate

The University of Michigan is making changes to its public safety department after a May 2011 incident in which a female resident at the university hospital found child pornography on a thumb drive with another... | Read more >

Lessons in Bystander Intervention

The training of students in bystander intervention is becoming increasingly popular among student affairs professionals for a wide range of issues including sexual assault, hazing, alcohol abuse, and bullying. One approach,... | Read more >

Colleges Need to Support Male Victims of Sexual Violence, Speaker Says

At a conference held on October 5 by the Clery Center for Security on Campus, in Pennsylvania, experts on sexual assault discussed developing programs for all victims of sexual violence, including men. Conference attendees... | Read more >

FAMU Band Member Gets Probation in Deadly Hazing

A former member of Florida A&M's marching band received two years of probation and 200 hours of community service for his involvement in the fatal hazing of drum major Robert Champion last year. Brian Jones, 23, was... | Read more >

Air Force Academy Cracks Down on Ritual Event After 27 Cadets Are Injured

A hazing event at the Air Force Academy in October left 27 cadets with injuries that included concussions, broken collar bones, and cuts and bruises. The hazing, known as First Shirt/First Snow, occurs during the first snow... | Read more >

Students Behind Miami U Rape Poster Could Face Felony Charges

Students who posted a flier at Miami University on how to get away with rape are being investigated by campus police and prosecutors and may face criminal charges. The flier was posted at McBride Hall two weeks ago and... | Read more >

Cyber Security

Outsourcing Privacy: Microsoft, FERPA and HIPAA

Microsoft announced on October 19 that it had reached an agreement with Duke, Emory and Thomas Jefferson Universities and the Universities of Iowa and Washington to use its new, cloud-based e-mail and work software, after... | Read more >

Purdue University to Update ID System

Purdue University will soon upgrade its ID software system to better protect users from past incidents that allowed students access to the wrong buildings. University officials had no knowledge of issues with the system in... | Read more >

Princeton Stores Student ID Data Without Policy

Princeton University's latest data-gathering practices are causing concern because the school has neither an explicit policy regulating data collected from students nor a policy specifying the length of time the data... | Read more >

Data Breach at a Florida College Could Affect 300,000 People Across the State

A security breach at Northwest Florida State College could affect almost 300,000 people from the state. College officials said hackers accessed the personal information of 76,500 current and former students, over 200,000... | Read more >

2 IT Administrators Charged With Stealing IT

Two IT officials at San Mateo County Community College District allegedly used district money to buy computer equipment and software, which they later sold privately for their own profit. More than $150,000 was taken from... | Read more >

University of Georgia Hacked

A hacker accessed the personal information of at least 8,500 current and former employees' at the University of Georgia in September. Officials began investigating the incident on October 1 after finding out that the... | Read more >

Kingwood Student Charged with Breach of UT Computer Security

A 19-year-old student at the University of Texas at Austin is facing a state jail felony charge of breach of computer security after allegedly crashing the university registrar's website in April. Officials say Garret... | Read more >

 
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