Risk Management

Group Says It Has Ceased Bomb Threats on Campus

As students headed to final exams at the University of Pittsburgh this week, with many exhausted and frustrated by more than 100 bomb threats that have disrupted classes and emptied dorms, they were hoping there would be no further evacuations now that a group has announced its bomb threat campaign is over.

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NY Suit Faults Military Schools For Rape Response

A lawsuit filed Friday on behalf of two women who say they were raped by classmates at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy in Maryland is seeking the court's help in permanently changing attitudes about sexual assault at military learning institutions.

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Va. Tech Marking 5 Years Since Campus Massacre

Students were headed to class on Monday at Virginia Tech, the first year the school hasn't suspended instruction to mark the anniversary of a 2007 rampage that left 32 people and the gunman dead.

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5 Years After Tech, Va. Colleges Gauge Threats

Virginia's colleges and universities have quietly investigated hundreds of students, employees and others in recent years to prevent a repeat of the Virginia Tech massacre of 2007, when a student gunman left a series of increasingly disturbing warning signs before killing 32 people and himself.

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Union County College Evacuated Following Bomb Threat

No explosive devices were found on the Union County College campus in Cranford today following bomb a threat against the school, authorities said.

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Virginia Community College System Improves Incident Reporting and Management with TIPS

In an effort to keep up with information security risks and threats and improve the incident management process between the 23 Virginia Community Colleges and the system office, the Virginia Community College System has implemented TIPS, an innovative risk management software platform from Awareity.

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Wave Of Bomb Threats At Pitt Leaves Campus On Edge

Dozens of bomb threats at the University of Pittsburgh, including at least four on Monday, have prompted professors to start holding classes outside and forced security officials to implement new building access measures and offer a $50,000 reward

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403(b) Audits: Lessons Learned

Problems and challenges higher ed institutions encounter with retirement plans

Until recently, many 403(b) employee retirement plans were viewed not as actual plans but as clusters of individual employee contracts with different vendors. Higher ed institutions were like middle men, with their role limited to passing through employee contributions to individual plans. Administrators saw little need to pay much attention to their 403(b) plans or to exercise much oversight of third-party mutual funds or insurance companies managing employee funds.

Alvarez Says U Of Wisconsin Athletics Is Writing New Procedures For Serving Alcohol Off-Campus

University of Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez said this week his department is in the process of crafting written procedures for serving alcohol at off-campus functions. Without a written policy, Alvarez said the department's oversight of alcohol at events had "probably" become lax.

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Seattle Community Colleges May Set Rules For Protests

The ACLU and some students say the Seattle Community College District may be going too far in seeking rules that would curtail protests on its three campuses.

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