07/12/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

UVA President John Casteen To Mandate Student Background Checks

How information from state law-enforcement agencies can make college campuses safer dominated the discussion at a meeting on Tuesday between John T. Casteen III, president of the University of Virginia, and the state's governor, Robert F. McDonnell.

The death last week of Yeardley Love, a student, and the arrest on murder charges of George Huguely V, a fellow student, followed by news reports of Mr. Huguely's prior arrest, had prompted Mr. Casteen to announce that the university would begin regularly screening all students against a state law-enforcement database, as well as to push for notifications of any student's arrest.

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