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Campus Safety

Women Don't Feel As Safe As Men On College Campuses

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.26.2014 | College

Women feel less safe on college campuses than their male counterparts, according to a recent Chegg survey. The survey found 43 percent of female s...

Improving Campus Sexual Assault Investigations: Will Independent Investigators Help or Hurt?

Shanlon Wu | Posted 06.21.2014 | College
Shanlon Wu

The recent White House Task Force report on campus sexual assaults recommends that colleges and universities consider using a "single investigator" model to improve campus sexual assault investigations. How might such a model work?

Obama Administration Calls For Better College Stats On Dating Violence

AP | By KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration wants colleges and universities to compile statistics on stalking, dating violence and domestic violence ...

UCSB Community Stands in Solidarity After Hate Crime

Madison Medeiros | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Madison Medeiros

With regular concerts in the parks and a plethora of student organizations, Isla Vista seems like paradise on the outside. But once you look past the sea of beautiful people, the organic foods, and kegs lining Del Playa, you'll find a community where darkness easily hides, overshadowed by dub-step and glistening sunsets.

A Very Dangerous Campus

Peter Hackett | Posted 07.20.2014 | College
Peter Hackett

Far from being a leader in the field of prevention, evidence suggests that the problems of sexual assault may be more acute at Dartmouth than at many American universities.

College Campus Safety: What Parents and Students Should Know

Avital Zeisler | Posted 06.29.2014 | College
Avital Zeisler

In a letter penned to the Senate Committee Appropriations leaders, Senators Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and McCaskill (D-Miss.) called for an increase in the federal funding required for better investigation and appropriate enforcement of sexual assault laws.

Why Using Campus Security Stats to Rank Colleges Won't Work

Annie E. Clark | Posted 06.18.2014 | College
Annie E. Clark

As I told the mother interested in sending her daughter to a "safe school," families should look at the written and practiced policies at an institution.

How We've Progressed Since Virginia Tech

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.16.2014 | College

On April 16, 2007, Seung-Hui Cho, a senior at Virginia Tech, shot and killed 32 people and wounded 17. HuffPost Live goes on campus to see what has pr...

Tyler Kingkade

Should U.S. News' College Rankings Include Campus Safety?

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.11.2014 | College

A group of lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. News & World Report this week urging the magazine to include information about campus safety in its highly ...

Newsflash: College Administrators Have No Clue How to Handle Sexual Violence on Campus

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 06.08.2014 | College
Ken Schneck, PhD

Even as the chorus of voices decrying that college campuses have not done enough to both address and prevent sexual violence continues to crescendo, there still somehow is this universal sense that college officials are going out of their way to turn a blind eye to these issues on our campuses.

Virginia Tech Shooting Survivor Makes Terrific App To Stop Campus Crime

BroBible | Posted 11.18.2013 | College

In 2007, Kristina Anderson survived three gunshots during the Virginia Tech massacre. Her French teacher and 11 classmates were killed, and, since the...

Virginia Tech Shooting Left 'Living Legacy' Of Campus Safety Changes

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

RICHMOND, Va. — RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The families of victims and survivors of the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech call campus safety measures i...

Is Your College Student Safe?

Dr. Mike Metke | Posted 10.23.2013 | College
Dr. Mike Metke

A college once known as "the friendliest college in Texas" was friendly no more toward good students, but far too welcoming toward people without an educational purpose.

Pocket Police to the Rescue

Tyler Lopez | Posted 10.21.2013 | Technology
Tyler Lopez

Do we really want to extend police surveillance to our smartphones? Are we watched enough each day outside of our homes, or do we want to have another one resting on our bedside table?

5 College-Bound Conversations to Have Before Your Kid Hits Campus

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 10.12.2013 | Parents
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

While conversations about drug and alcohol use are critically important, there are also a few conversations most parents don't think to have until a problem emerges. Here are five topics you might want to explore with your child.

The Limits Of College Security

The Huffington Post/UMass-Amherst | Brittney Figueira & Chris Kornichuk | Posted 06.06.2013 | College

This article, written by investigative journalism students at the University of Massachusetts, is presented as part of a larger series addressing issu...

Not Our Job To Protect Man From Baseball Bat-Wielding Student, University Claims

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 05.28.2013 | College

-- A lawyer for a Maryland college is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a man attacked on campus by a baseball bat-wielding student, say...

Rhode Island Close To Ending Unique Ban

AP | DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 05.24.2013 | College

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. -- Police at the University of Rhode Island could soon be carrying firearms following a vote Thursday by state education officia...

Solving Big Problems on Campus

Aubrey Nagle | Posted 07.03.2013 | College
Aubrey Nagle

Have others experienced the same type of hazing or discrimination on campus? Spread the word! You don't need to explain every detail of your situation, and you can even remain anonymous by using social media.

6 Years Since the Virginia Tech School Tragedy, What Have We Learned About Campus Safety?

Kristina Anderson | Posted 06.16.2013 | College
Kristina Anderson

On a very basic and scary level, before our story became a national headline -- a "massacre" -- and before the heated discussions around violent video games and gun violence, it was a very real, vivid, and tragic series of loud, piercing, and fatal moments in time.

Pitt Bomb Threats Phoned In By Nervous Grad Teacher: Police

AP | Posted 04.11.2013 | Crime

PITTSBURGH -- A University of Pittsburgh grad student who was nervous about her ability to teach a class instead made two bomb threats so it would be ...

Framing the Occidental Fight for a Better Sexual Assault Policy

Lisa Wade | Posted 05.14.2013 | College
Lisa Wade

There will be a day when honest, transparent, and fair reporting and adjudication of sexual assaults will be the norm. That day is coming, and we want Oxy to get there first.

Campus-Based Sexual Assault Coalition Fights Back

Nina Flores | Posted 05.12.2013 | College
Nina Flores

A student-faculty coalition at Occidental College in Los Angeles is gaining national attention for standing up to campus administrators in the wake of yet another example of colleges and universities across the country mishandling reports of sexual assault.

Exposing Occidental College's Sexist Rape Policy

Lisa Wade | Posted 05.07.2013 | Los Angeles
Lisa Wade

Under a new policy at Occidental College, any time there is a report of a sexual assault, the college community should receive an email saying so. Last week, however, the students learned of a report of a sexual assault second-hand.

Making College Campuses Safe in a Violent Era

John Petillo | Posted 04.27.2013 | College
John Petillo

In Connecticut, not far from the national horror that occurred in Newtown, we view the issue of gun control through a different lens. Perhaps because ...