Risk Management

Penn St. Memos Show Funding Fears, Secrecy Effort

Penn State's board of trustees and president focused on repairing the school's tarnished image and braced for financial backlash in the immediate aftermath of the child sex-abuse scandal that erupted two months ago, going so far as to recommend reminding any outraged donors that they wouldn't get their money back, according to internal memos obtained by The Associated Press.

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Chesapeake Tidewater CC Evacuated Due To Gas-Line Break

The campus of Tidewater Community College was evacuated this morning because of a natural gas line break.

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Penn State Scandal Sharpens Focus On Reputational Risk

As Pennsylvania State University faces litigation alleging the school failed to prevent a former assistant football coach from sexually abusing children, reputational damage is top of mind for risk managers at educational institutions.

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U of Wisconsin Employees Must Report Child Abuse, Walker Order Says

University of Wisconsin System employees can be penalized if they don't report child abuse or neglect, under an executive order Gov. Scott Walker signed Monday.

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Scott: Suspend Florida A&M U President Over Hazing

Governor urges school trustees to take stronger action amid state investigation

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FBI Arrests Loyola Student Suspected Of Threatening To Blow Up Campus Building

The FBI has arrested a Loyola University student suspected of threatening to blow up a building on the Uptown campus, apparently to avoid taking a test. Evelyn Hubbard, a junior biology major, sent two profanity-riddled emails to the Loyola Police Department on the morning of Nov. 17, saying she would blow up Monroe Hall and kill five professors whom she did not identify, according to an FBI affidavit.

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Proposal Would Require Arkansas College, University Officials To Report Suspected Child Abuse

Officials at Arkansas colleges and universities would be required to report child abuse or suspected child abuse under a proposal by the state Department of Human Services.

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In Wake Of Scandals, U of Wisconsin System Eyes Policies On Contact With Minors

High-profile child sex abuse scandals at two universities have prompted the University of Wisconsin System to review its policies on employee and volunteer contact with minors and the reporting of crimes against children on campus.

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Univ of Central Arkansas Hit By Tabletop Twister

The University of Central Arkansas and the City of Conway emergency personnel took part in an exercise to review the university’s emergency operations plans.

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Steps to Greater Latino College Completion

With Latinos now representing one in six U.S. residents, the international competitiveness of the nation will depend on the academic success of Latino students, notes the opening of a recent College Board report on Latino college completion. Although the national average of 25- to 34-year-olds in 2009 who had attained an associate degree or higher was 41 percent, just 19 percent of Latinos had done so.