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December 2017

In this Issue

Campus Security Cyber Security

University of California and the Global "Occupy" Movement

Penn State Scandal

Penn State Scandal Prompts Colleges, and States, to Review Policies on Reporting Crime

N.C. Supreme Court Upholds Police Authority at Religious Colleges

MIT Reexamines Campus Efforts After 2 Suicides

Colleges Report Few Student Deaths

Sexual Harassment on Campus: See Something, Say Something

Fund to Help Thai Students in U.S. Affected by Flooding

Armed Student Dies in Police Shooting on Berkeley Campus

Citing Security, U. of California Board Calls Off Meeting

2 Oklahoma State U. Coaches Die in Plane Crash on Recruiting Trip

Oregon Campuses Won't Appeal Concealed Carry Ruling

3 U.S. Students Arrested in Cairo Are Back in U.S.

Fair Use and Felony

Bleary-Eyed Students Can't Stop Texting, Even to Sleep, a Researcher Finds

Syracuse U. Basketball Coach Fired, Accused of Sexual Abuse

Father of Student Who Killed Himself Sues Cornell for $180 Million

Lehigh University Doles Out Thousands of Free Pills Following Meningitis Cases

Abilene Christian Bus Crash Kills 1, Injures 15

Truck Kills Tailgater at Harvard-Yale

After Sheriff Cites Hazing in FAMU Death, Parents Say Band Was Abusive

Panel Recommends Policy Changes at U. Of Idaho in Wake of 2 Deaths

College Counselor Surrenders to Authorities After 4 Decades as Fugitive

Handling of Sexual Assault Cases at Citadel, Marquette U.

Penn Investigates Accounts of Hazing by Student-Government Group

Frostburg State University Student Killed During Off-Campus Fight

U.S. Publishes Final Rules on Student Privacy Law

Another College Falls Victim to Online Aid Scam

U. of Texas Deal With MyEdu Raises Privacy Questions Too

Google Services Don't Guarantee Privacy, Yelp Experiences Security Leak

Cyber Security Creates Issues for College Students

5 Tips for College Students Using Facebook for the Job Search

To Monitor Online Testing, Western Governors U. Gives Students Webcams

Tens of Millions of HP LaserJet Printers Vulnerable to Remote Hacking

Santa Clara University: Hacker Changes Grades of 60 Students

Breach Exposes Data at Virginia Commonwealth U.

Missing Laptop Contains Warren County College Student Info

Campus Security

University of California and the Global "Occupy" Movement

As part of the now-global "Occupy" movement, thousands of students at the University of California at Berkeley came out on November 15 after 39 were arrested and some beaten by campus police a week earlier. Videos... | Read more >

Penn State Scandal

On November 9, the Pennsylvania State University Board of Trustees announced that President Graham Spanier and head football coach Joe Paterno would lose their jobs immediately for not having done more in response to... | Read more >

Penn State Scandal Prompts Colleges, and States, to Review Policies on Reporting Crime

The turmoil at Penn State has led colleges across the country to review their policies on the requirements of employees who witness or receive information about suspected child abuse. Officials on college campuses are... | Read more >

N.C. Supreme Court Upholds Police Authority at Religious Colleges

The North Carolina Supreme Court ruled that the powers of campus police officers at religiously affiliated institutions do not violate the Constitutional separation of church and state. The ruling was made in the case of... | Read more >

MIT Reexamines Campus Efforts After 2 Suicides

The separate suicides of two 18-year-old students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this fall have prompted the school to examine various aspects of student life, from mental health services to living... | Read more >

Colleges Report Few Student Deaths

A new study finds that college students die at much lower rates than 18- to 24-year-olds who are not in college. In the study, researchers asked 1,154 public and private four-year institutions how many students died, and... | Read more >

Sexual Harassment on Campus: See Something, Say Something

Most sexual harassment on college campuses goes unreported because victims are often made to feel responsible for what has happened to them. Victims may be afraid others will say they asked for it, that no one will believe... | Read more >

Fund to Help Thai Students in U.S. Affected by Flooding

A fund has been set up for Thai students in the United States affected by extensive flooding in their homeland. The Institute for International Education will provide grants of $2,000 to $5,000 to Thai students at American... | Read more >

Armed Student Dies in Police Shooting on Berkeley Campus

A 32-year-old undergraduate student at the University of California at Berkeley was shot and killed by a police officer on November 15 when he was spotted with a gun at the Haas School of Business. When police arrived,... | Read more >

Citing Security, U. of California Board Calls Off Meeting

The University of California Board of Regents decided to postpone meetings on November 16 and 17 at the university's San Francisco campus due to security concerns. The board said that university security officials asked... | Read more >

2 Oklahoma State U. Coaches Die in Plane Crash on Recruiting Trip

Two women's basketball coaches at Oklahoma State University died November 17 in a plane crash while on a recruiting trip in Arkansas. The plane carrying coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna went down in a... | Read more >

Oregon Campuses Won't Appeal Concealed Carry Ruling

The Oregon University System announced on November 8 that it would not appeal the state's decision to overturn its system-wide gun ban. The state appeals court ruled in September that the ban, which prohibited weapons... | Read more >

3 U.S. Students Arrested in Cairo Are Back in U.S.

Three United States college students studying at the American University in Cairo are back in the U.S. after being detained for several days in Cairo. Officials had accused the three men of throwing firebombs at Egyptian... | Read more >

Fair Use and Felony

Legislation currently under consideration in Congress could make it easier for federal prosecutors to bring criminal charges against academic libraries for unjustifiably making copyrighted materials available to students.... | Read more >

Bleary-Eyed Students Can't Stop Texting, Even to Sleep, a Researcher Finds

A study of more than 200 students at the University of Rhode Island found that students lost an average of 45 minutes of sleep each week because of their cell phones. The phones were disrupting sleep and were associated... | Read more >

Syracuse U. Basketball Coach Fired, Accused of Sexual Abuse

A longtime assistant men's basketball coach at Syracuse University was fired on November 27 amid accusations that he sexually abused several ball boys in the program. The weekend Bernie Fine was fired, audio was... | Read more >

Father of Student Who Killed Himself Sues Cornell for $180 Million

The father of a Cornell University freshman student who killed himself by jumping off a gorge bridge in 2010 is suing the school for $180 million. According to the suit, Bradley Ginsburg's father believes that Cornell... | Read more >

Lehigh University Doles Out Thousands of Free Pills Following Meningitis Cases

Two cases of bacterial meningitis at Lehigh University in November prompted distribution of 4,300 doses of medication to prevent the spread of the deadly illness. The school is recommending all students get the pill, even... | Read more >

Abilene Christian Bus Crash Kills 1, Injures 15

A bus from Abilene Christian University, TX, on its way to do service work crashed November 4, killing a student and injuring 15 other students and faculty members. Anabel Reid was pronounced dead at the scene. She was... | Read more >

Truck Kills Tailgater at Harvard-Yale

A woman was killed and two others injured while tailgating before a Yale-Harvard football game on November 19. A driver of a truck carrying beer kegs through the tailgating area suddenly accelerated, killing Nancy Barry,... | Read more >

After Sheriff Cites Hazing in FAMU Death, Parents Say Band Was Abusive

A student at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University died after performing with the school's prestigious marching band at a football game November 19 amid accusations of hazing by leaders in the band. 26-year-old... | Read more >

Panel Recommends Policy Changes at U. Of Idaho in Wake of 2 Deaths

An independent panel appointed by the president of the University of Idaho to review safety procedures in the wake of an apparent murder-suicide there in August recommended that the university's process for dealing with... | Read more >

College Counselor Surrenders to Authorities After 4 Decades as Fugitive

A former faculty member and student counselor at Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI, surrendered to California authorities on November 10 after living as a fugitive for over 40 years. Robert Stanley Bridgeforth... | Read more >

Handling of Sexual Assault Cases at Citadel, Marquette U.

Marquette University, WI, is being reviewed by the U.S. Department of Education for potentially violating the Clery Act in its handling of two cases of alleged sexual assault. The Clery Act requires colleges to disclose... | Read more >

Penn Investigates Accounts of Hazing by Student-Government Group

The University of Pennsylvania administration is investigating the Undergraduate Assembly for hazing newly elected freshman members after allegations were made in The Daily Pennsylvanian by two members. The students are... | Read more >

Frostburg State University Student Killed During Off-Campus Fight

A female Frostburg State University, MD, student allegedly stabbed and killed another female student in an argument off campus on November 6. Friends and family believe the victim, 19-year-old Kortneigh McCoy, was trying to... | Read more >

Cyber Security

U.S. Publishes Final Rules on Student Privacy Law

 

On December 1, the U.S. Education Department published final rules to update the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. The rules give colleges and universities more latitude to share student... | Read more >

Another College Falls Victim to Online Aid Scam

Scammers posing as online students received almost $270,000 in federal financial aid from Pima Community College, Arizona, between July and October. More than 100 similar cases were reported nationwide this year in which... | Read more >

U. of Texas Deal With MyEdu Raises Privacy Questions Too

A partnership between the University of Texas system and MyEdu Corporation, which offers a service to help students plan courses, rate professors, and chart progress toward a degree, will allow the company access to... | Read more >

Google Services Don't Guarantee Privacy, Yelp Experiences Security Leak

According to a blog by an Indiana University doctoral student, Google products do not meet users' privacy needs because the company's business model is predicated on tracking what users do in order to target... | Read more >

Cyber Security Creates Issues for College Students

It is easier than ever for hackers to access personal social media accounts, and the posted content can make an account particularly vulnerable. "College students don't understand the implications of social media... | Read more >

5 Tips for College Students Using Facebook for the Job Search

Facebook, in a partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, recently launched "Social Jobs," an online platform that provides advice and tools for job hunting. While there is no official jobs tool within the... | Read more >

To Monitor Online Testing, Western Governors U. Gives Students Webcams

Western Governors University is supplying students with free Webcams to ensure test-takers at the online university are who they say they are. The Webcams allow students, who are on average older than traditional students,... | Read more >

Tens of Millions of HP LaserJet Printers Vulnerable to Remote Hacking

Researchers at Columbia University have discovered that tens of millions of HP LaserJet printers are vulnerable to remote hacking that allows new and dangerous firmware to be installed on the devices. The printers scan... | Read more >

Santa Clara University: Hacker Changes Grades of 60 Students

Santa Clara University is investigating a case where a hacker improved the grades of more than 60 former and current undergraduate students at some time between June 2010 and July of this year. SCU officials say the attack... | Read more >

Breach Exposes Data at Virginia Commonwealth U.

A computer server at Virginia Commonwealth University containing personal data on 176,567 people was hacked in October. The university does not believe the information was accessed or targeted for identity theft. The... | Read more >

Missing Laptop Contains Warren County College Student Info

The personal information of over 5,000 students and applicants of Warren County Community College was potentially compromised when an employee either lost or had stolen his laptop computer in September. The information... | Read more >

 
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