Police Subdue Post-Super Bowl Riot At UMass Amherst

Students involved in a disturbance on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus after the Patriots’ Super Bowl loss face possible school sanctions, as well as criminal charges, officials said yesterday.

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Yale Fulfills Vow on Sex-Misconduct Report

Making good on a promise to be more open about its handling of sexual misconduct, Yale University has released its first report describing the complaints that were made and how they were handled.

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Campus, Local Police Bill Clears Va. Senate Panel

A Senate committee today endorsed a bill to enhance cooperation between campus and local police departments on rape and death investigations.

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An Active Approach to Student Transportation Safety

As winter progresses, harsh weather conditions  make it even more critical for colleges and universities to feel confident that they are transporting students to and from university-related activities as safely as possible. This means insisting that passenger trip organizers identify and select the safest bus companies in the industry to transport their students.

Old Dominion U Approves Campus Gun Ban, Including Concealed Permits

Old Dominion University's Board of Visitors approved a regulation this morning that prohibits everyone except law enforcement officers from bringing a gun to campus buildings or events. The regulation also applies to those with concealed-carry permits.

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2 Level-Three Sex Offenders Enrolled At U of Washington

Two level-three sex offenders are taking classes during winter quarter at the University of Washington, prompting the school to send an email notification to all students, faculty and staff at the Seattle campus on Thursday.

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Lesson Learned

As this issue of University Business was being prepared to go to press, we were all stopped in our tracks as word came, first via social media and then from conventional news sources, that another shooting had taken place at Virginia Tech.

Occupy Higher Ed

Movement spreads from Wall Street to the campus green

The Occupy movement that has swept the nation—and the world—also has a home at many colleges and universities. Long associated with protests, and historically touted as the home of open discourse, American colleges and universities have had a difficult balancing act on their hands: how to promote free speech while maintaining safety on campus.