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Campus Violence

A Letter to International Students on How to Survive Your Education in America

Dennis Jett | Posted 01.03.2016 | Education
Dennis Jett

A few other tips for avoiding problems while in America. If you approach, or are approached by, law enforcement officers, always do so with your hands up and ask a friend to video the encounter. And finally don't go near any borders or it will be assumed that you entered illegally.

It's Time to Ask Uncomfortable Questions About HBCU Campus Violence

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 11.05.2015 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

HBCUs are vulnerable to crime just as any other neighborhood, college campus, office building, or public space. When violence occurs on predominantly white campuses, it's typically covered in the vein of "one crazy person going berserk and shooting up as many people as possible."

Colleges Have a Role to Play in Reducing Gun Violence

Susan Henking | Posted 10.20.2015 | College
Susan Henking

While only a small proportion of the gun deaths in the United States occur on campuses, such events make it starkly evident that higher education must attend to the role of guns in American culture and bring the force of our roles to bear against the violence that is endemic in our country.

Schools Have a Responsibility to Be Courageous About Teen Dating and Domestic Violence

Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D. | Posted 12.22.2014 | College
Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D.

As we see an increased number of domestic violence incidents among high school, college and professional athletes, we should be acting to have schools, coaches, teachers, counselors and parents do more to identify the signs of abuse and to act accordingly to intervene and prevent physical and emotional injury.

Professor Shoots Himself In The Foot In Class

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.03.2014 | College

A professor at Idaho State University may have inadvertently taught students an important lesson in gun safety when he accidentally shot himself in th...

Speaking Out Against Sexual Assault at Colgate

Amanda Golden | Posted 05.03.2014 | College
Amanda Golden

Let us take a hard look at the social environment we create that permits -- consciously or subconsciously -- assaults like the one on my campus last week to occur.

Why One Professor Asked ‘When May I Shoot A Student?'

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.13.2014 | College

“When may I shoot a student?” A professor at Boise State University recently asked that chilling but sobering question in a satirical New York ...

Stopping Campus Violence Starts Long Before Orientation

Ali Safran | Posted 04.12.2014 | College
Ali Safran

The current discussion around sexual violence has largely ignored high school perpetrators and their victims, and how those same perpetrators often go on to become the college campus sexual assaulters we hear about.

University of Wyoming Student Accused Of Threatening Herself With Rape Via Facebook?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.03.2013 | Crime

University of Wyoming student Meg Lanker-Simons was outraged earlier this month when an anonymous user on the Facebook page “UW Crushes,” describe...

Texas Senate Approves Measure Allowing Guns In Cars On College Campuses

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.01.2013 | College

Gun rights advocates experienced a win Tuesday when the Texas Senate voted to allow students to keep guns in their cars on college campuses. The b...

WATCH: University Of Arizona Men Create Anti-Sexual Assault Video

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.29.2014 | College

Just one day before a University of Arizona student stood on campus with a “You Deserve Rape” sign, the school's Campus Health Service released a ...

A Possible Link, And Break, In USC Shooting

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2012 | College

(Adds police testing gun, details) By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES, April 18 (Reuters) - Four students were robbed at gunpo...

Police Detail Alleged U-Md. Rampage Plot

AP | By ERIC TUCKER | Posted 03.12.2012 | DC

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- A University of Maryland honor student who warned on websites he was going to "kill enough people to make it to national news" wa...

Gunman Spotted On Santa Monica Campus, School On Lockdown

AP | By ROBERT JABLON | Posted 10.16.2011 | Los Angeles

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- A community college was briefly placed on lockdown Tuesday after a telephone report of an armed man on the Southern California...

Former Virginia Tech Grad Student Who Decapitated Classmate Gets Life In Prison

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

RICHMOND, Va. — A former Virginia Tech graduate student who prosecutors said decapitated a classmate in a campus cafe because she rejected his r...

Gov't Report Sees Increase In Campus Violence

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

WASHINGTON — Targeted college campus violence, from serious assaults to the mass shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007, is up sharply over the last...