College, Inc.: Crime


Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 05/12/2012

Three Boston U. students killed in New Zealand van crash

The students studying abroad died Saturday when their van flipped on the way to a hiking spot in the town of Taupo.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:45 AM ET, 05/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Students, Crime | Tags:  study abroad, Boston University

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 04/17/2012

Oikos, Va. Tech shooters may have shown warning signs

Guest blogger notes three signs someone may be veering toward violence.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:15 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Crime, Public safety | Tags:  Virginia Tech, campus shootings, Oikos University

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Eight scandals that ended college presidencies

Penn State may be the biggest college scandal of our era. Here are some notable also-rans.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:35 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Crime, Litigation, Athletics | Tags:  American University, Montgomery College

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Penn State fallout: How high will it go?

Most of the focus has been on the university’s legendary football coach, Joe Paterno. But what about Penn State’s president?

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:21 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Athletics, Crime, Administration

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Va. Tech held disaster drill one day before actual emergency

One day, the school was testing its emergency-preparedness plan with an on-campus drill. The next day, a gunman was loose on campus.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:31 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Crime, Public safety | Tags:  Virginia Tech

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Cuccinelli: U-Va. may not bar concealed weapons

The Virginia attorney general says that a U-Va. policy banning firearms may not be lawfully enforced.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:14 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Crime, Public safety, Public policy | Tags:  University of Virginia

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 05/05/2011

U-Va. issues new sexual misconduct rules

The school is one of many around the nation that have been accused of downplaying or covering up sexual assault. New rules focus on victims’ rights and broaden the definition of misconduct.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:17 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Crime, Students, Public policy, Public safety | Tags:  University of Virginia

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Naval Academy student faces rape charge

The alleged victim is a female midshipman.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:57 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime, Administration, Students | Tags:  U.S. Naval Academy

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Twelfth Naval Academy midshipman expelled in ‘spice’ case

A twelfth midshipman has been separated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis for use or possession of synthetic marijuana or “Spice.”

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:25 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime | Tags:  U.S. Naval Academy, crime

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 03/16/2011

George Mason student cleared in library study room ‘abduction’

The charge stemmed from an argument with another student over a library study room. She claimed he locked her in the room; he said she made the story up.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:16 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Crime, Students | Tags:  George Mason University, students, crime

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 01/20/2011

Tucson shooting response underscores role of universities in building community

Here is a guest blog from Gary Rhoades, general secretary of the American Association of University Professors. He is on leave as professor of higher education at the University of Arizona. Last Wednesday, in an airport lounge, as I waited...

By Gary Rhoades  |  04:58 PM ET, 01/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime, Crime | Tags:  Gabrielle Giffords, Giffords memorial, Giffords shooting, Tucson shooting, University of Arizona

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 12/16/2010

Indiana University administrator accused of anti-Semitic hate crime

The latest in a series of anti-Semitic vandalism incidents on the campus of Indiana University has been linked to a man who coordinates scholarships in the university's honors college, a surprising turn of events. Mark Zacharias, 54, is charged with...

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:41 PM ET, 12/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime | Tags:  IU administrator anti-Semitic crime, IU anti-semitic hate crime, Indiana University anti-Semitism, hate crime Indiana University

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 10/01/2010

Georgetown U.: Rope found on campus not a noose

Update, 12:05 p.m. Georgetown University officials now say that the "loose hanging rope" found hanging from a pipe in a locked utility room this week was not left there to resemble a noose. Julie Green Bataille, chief university spokeswoman, says...

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:06 AM ET, 10/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime, Crime | Tags:  Georgetown hate crime, Georgetown noose, racist graffiti Georgetown

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 09/28/2010

Update: All clear at University of Texas; gunman acted alone

A gunman who fired shots from an automatic weapon on the University of Texas campus this morning and then apparently shot himself acted alone, the Austin American Statesman reports this afternoon. Police now say the gunman "appears to have been...

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:36 PM ET, 09/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime, Crime, Crime | Tags:  University Texas Austin, University Texas shooting, ut Austin, ut Austin shooting, ut gunman

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 09/28/2010

University of Texas shooting: Gunman dead; searching for second suspect

UPDATE 3:49 p.m.: Authorities have concluded that the gunman acted alone, and the lockdown has ended at the Austin campus. A gunman fired "several shots" inside a library at the University of Texas and then shot himself, according to a...

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:05 AM ET, 09/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime, Crime | Tags:  UT shooting, University of Texas shooting, texas university, university of texas, university of texas Austin shooting, ut Austin, ut Austin shooting, ut gunman

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 09/01/2010

In mid-interview, a "situation" in the Discovery lobby below

A Washington Post reporter was on the phone with a women in the Discovery Communications building in Silver Spring when a hostage crisis began.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:21 PM ET, 09/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime | Tags:  Discovery Channel hostages, Discovery hostage crisis, Silver Spring hostages

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 01/27/2010

USNA player reportedly fails drug test

A freshly posted article in the newspaper NavyTimes says a Naval Academy football player has been allowed to remain at the school after testing positive for drugs, citing unnamed sources and web accounts. The story says the player smoked a...

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:57 PM ET, 01/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime | Tags:  USNA, student drug use