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Balancing Student Privacy and School Safety: A Guide to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act for Elementary and Secondary Schools
Monday July 25 2011, 1:51 PM
Many school districts employ security staff to monitor safety and security in and around schools. Some schools employ off-duty police officers as school security officers, while others designate a particular school official to be responsible for referring potential or alleged violations of law to local police authorities. Under FERPA, investigative reports and other records created and maintained by these "law enforcement units" are not considered "education records" subject to FERPA. Accordingly, schools may disclose information from law enforcement unit records to anyone, including outside law enforcement authorities, without parental consent. See 34 CFR § 99.8. While a school has flexibility in deciding how to carry out safety functions, it must also indicate to parents in its school policy or information provided to parents which office or school official serves as the school's "law enforcement unit." (The school's notification to parents of their rights under FERPA can include this designation. As an example, the U.S. Department of Education has posted a model notification on the Web at: http://www.ed.gov /policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/lea-officials.html.) Law enforcement unit officials who are employed by the school should be designated in its FERPA notification as "school officials" with a "legitimate educational interest." As such, they may be given access to personally identifiable information from students' education records. The school's law enforcement unit officials must protect the privacy of education records it receives and may disclose them only in compliance with FERPA. For that reason, it is advisable that law enforcement unit records be maintained separately from education records.
Addressing Emergencies on Campus June 2011
Tuesday June 28 2011, 6:32 PM
United States Department of Education (USED) : Summary of two applicable Federal education laws administered by the Department of Education (Department): the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended. This Federal component is only one piece of what is necessary to consider in ensuring the safety of our Nation’s students, faculty, and school staff. A comprehensive and effective campus policy must incorporate all Federal and State policies regarding health and safety emergencies, education, student privacy, civil rights, and law enforcement, as well as specific local community needs.
Identifying Violence-prone Students
Thursday January 13 2011, 2:02 PM
The fine line higher education officials walk in dealing with troubled students is discussed.
Let's give the influx of students a welcome
Monday August 27 2007, 10:54 AM
Troy Record opines, "Over the last few years, under the stewardship of Dr. Shirley Jackson, what may considered to be nothing more than lip service has become an actuality. To think of RPI, its faculty, staff and student body as existing in a bubble of its own is to subscribe to a reality that is now, fortunately, in the past. Freshman orientation now includes a mandatory trip through downtown Troy, and students have shown their mettle consistently by becoming community volunteers, particularly in programs helping disadvantaged youth."
Mount Saint Mary College students targeted by RIAA
Wednesday August 22 2007, 7:44 AM
Times Union reports, "The RIAA is hoping college and university administrators will also take a more proactive role in preventing theft of intellectual property on their campuses."
Campus life is about to resume, opportunities beckon
Sunday August 19 2007, 2:53 PM
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports, "Our region is getting a new city. Well, perhaps not a city proper, but enough people to populate one. More than 80,000 college and university students will be — or already are — heading to their local campuses, and as they arrive their impressive impact on the local economy and culture will be felt once again. It's sometimes forgotten how much ours is a college region. There are 19 institutions of higher learning here, each bound to a singular mission but sharing many things as well — a commitment to community and public service." Additionally, "On Monday, the Democrat and Chronicle will launch The Loop, an interactive, multimedia Web site that has been designed and produced by local college students for their brethren. It will be an electronic information center and meeting place. Check it out at Rocloop.com."
SUNY New Paltz chosen 'Hottest Small State School'
Thursday August 16 2007, 7:11 AM
Daily Freeman reports, "Palmer said many first-generation college students like Mejias credited SUNY New Paltz's diverse student body with making people of different backgrounds feel at home. Of the first-year students reporting their ethnicity, 27 percent come from traditionally underrepresented groups. Students also spoke highly of the new 57,000-square-foot Athletic and Wellness Center that opened in 2006. SUNY New Paltz is also ranked eighth among the best public universities and 44th among public and private universities in the North that offer bachelor's and master's degree programs, according to the U.S. News & World Report's rankings for America's Best Colleges 2007."
State bill would require campus security plans
Tuesday June 19 2007, 9:43 AM
Newsday reports, "State Sen. Kenneth P. LaValle has introduced 'comprehensive campus security plan' legislation that would require all public and private colleges in New York to develop emergency plans, have a relationship with local law enforcement and conduct emergency drills. The bill would also provide $7.1 million to finance more mental health counselors for the state's public colleges in the aftermath of the April massacre at Virginia Tech."
Could privacy laws hide your student's distress signals?
Sunday June 17 2007, 9:14 AM
FREE PRESS reports, "A federal inquiry into the Virginia Tech shootings released last week suggests that confusion about what university officials were authorized to reveal kept them from sharing information that might have assured that Cho got more aggressive medical treatment or stymied his efforts to purchase firearms. Cho's family members also have complained that they knew little about the extent of his troubles until he went on his rampage."
Fuzzy Understandings of FERPA
Thursday June 14 2007, 8:16 AM
Inside Higher Ed reports, "A federal report on the Virginia Tech shootings considers the misunderstanding of federal and state privacy laws to be a 'substantial obstacle' to the information sharing needed to protect students."
Report to the President on Issues Raised by the Virginia Tech Tragedy
Wednesday June 13 2007, 8:11 PM
Key Findings -- *Critical Information Sharing Faces Substantial Obstacles: Education officials, healthcare providers, law enforcement personnel, and others are not fully informed about when they can share critical information on persons who are likely to be a danger to self or others, and the resulting confusion may chill legitimate information sharing. *Accurate and Complete Information on Individuals Prohibited from Possessing Firearms is Essential to Keep Guns Out of the Wrong Hands: State laws and practices do not uniformly ensure that information on persons restricted from possessing firearms is appropriately captured and available to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). *Improved Awareness and Communication are Key to Prevention: It is important that parents, students, and teachers learn to recognize warning signs and encourage those who need help to seek it, so that people receive the care they need and our communities are safe. *It is Critical to Get People with Mental Illness the Services They Need: Meeting the challenge of adequate and appropriate community integration of people with mental illness requires effective coordination of community service providers who are sensitive to the interests of safety, privacy, and provision of care. *Where We Know What to Do, We Have to be Better at Doing It: For the many states and communities that have already adopted programs, including emergency preparedness and violence prevention plans, to address school and community violence, the challenge is fully implementing these programs through practice and effective communication.
Has privacy trumped common sense?
Monday June 11 2007, 6:38 PM
The Virginian-Pilot reports, "According to a post-massacre review ordered up by Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, a crisis-management team at the University of Florida meets weekly to name names and compare notes. The group, including campus police, the legal counsel's office, university counseling and student affairs, identifies and discusses "specific students who are considered at risk of being a danger to themselves or others." Compare that with the privacy firewall that enforces a code of silence among similar folk at Virginia Tech - and, no doubt, many other colleges and universities nationwide."
Boosting safety on campuses
Thursday June 07 2007, 6:33 AM
Newsday reports, "James McCartney, president of the New York State University Police Officers Union, which represents about 400 university police officers and investigators, said more officers are needed, and some officers on smaller campuses in particular are not adequately trained."
An appeal for help at SUNY
Wednesday May 02 2007, 8:25 AM
Times Union reports, "The recommended ratio of counselors to students on a college campus is one counselor for every 1,000 to 1,500 students, a range that takes into account the availability of off-campus support, according to data Ryan cited from the International Association of Counseling Services. At SUNY's state-operated campuses, which doesn't include community colleges, the ratio is one counselor for every 1,700 students. At the University at Albany, with 17,000 students, it is one for every 2,000 students."
School culture can breed violence
Tuesday May 01 2007, 8:39 AM
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle guest essayist Alex Zapesochny, president and chief operating officer of iCardiac in Rochester, and a Community Member of the Democrat and Chronicle Editorial Board opines, "Most teenagers are good-hearted, but they feel pressure not to risk their social standing. But like most hierarchies, the ones within schools are highly fragile when challenged. All it takes is for some teens to start saying 'enough' and reach out to others, especially the loners. It won't prevent all future shootings, but it's humane and a good start. "
FREE SPEECH ON TRIAL CAMPUS ALERT
Monday April 30 2007, 7:58 AM
NY Post op-ed contributor The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (thefire.org), a nonprofit group dedicated to defending constitutional rights at U.S. colleges and universities opines, "Potential sanctions include the official dissolution of the paper. Whether one agrees with the content of these articles, they are unquestionably clear examples of core political speech."
Teaching city pupils how to succeed in business, life
Thursday April 26 2007, 9:30 AM
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle contributor Marcia O'Brien, assistant professor, Roberts Wesleyan College opines, "At Roberts, our students designed business camps for teens: Women of Hope for girls and Men of Standard for boys. These camps, held on our campus during the February school break, teach young people how to start and succeed in their own businesses. They live and dine on campus; take finance, business ethics and marketing classes; develop life skills, and more. The camps are free for the students, paid for by grants and Roberts Wesleyan College. "
Local colleges evaluate safety in wake of Virginia Tech
Monday April 23 2007, 9:33 AM
Newsday reports, "Even before last week's massacre at Virginia Tech, colleges and universities across Long Island had been quietly upgrading campus security for years. Even so, Virginia Tech is a new wake-up call, and it has spurred college officials and local police to re-evaluate security, in particular how to respond to an emergency."
BACKFIRING BAN, RETHINK THE DRINKING AGE
Thursday April 19 2007, 8:45 AM
NY Post Op-ed contributor George F. Will opines, "Students may not care about McCardell's cause because they have little trouble finding fake IDs, or getting older friends to purchase their alcohol. His strongest argument, however, may be that delaying legal drinking until 21 merely delays tragedies that might be prevented with earlier instruction in temperance. The age that has the most drunk driving fatalities? Twenty-one."
PSA Designed to Prevent Underage Drinking among College Students Unveiled at Statewide College Conference
Wednesday March 14 2007, 7:42 AM
The University at Albany was chosen out of submissions from 12 colleges throughout the state, each of whom were awarded up to $25,000 by OASAS to develop a PSA for both their college and surrounding community. These colleges included University at Albany, SUNY Delhi, Fulton/Montgomery Community College, Hudson Valley Community College, Kingsborough Community College, SUNY - Office of University Life, SUNY College at Old Westbury, SUNY College at Oneonta, SUNY Potsdam, St. Bonaventure University, St. John's University and Suffolk County Community College.
Inner-city Buffalo students 'nudged' toward college
Friday January 12 2007, 11:23 AM
Buffalo News reports, "African-American high school students in Buffalo are getting a nudge toward higher education under a new initiative at Hilbert College. The small liberal arts college in Hamburg is partnering with two Buffalo churches to bring high school juniors to the Hamburg school. The students will stay for three weeks during the summer, get a dose of campus life and receive tutoring to sharpen the academic skills they will need for college."
SUNY board approves no smoking policy for dorms
Thursday January 11 2007, 5:25 PM
AP reports, "The State University of New York's trustees on Thursday adopted a policy to ban smoking from all dormitories as of July 1. The policy will affect the remaining 9 percent of SUNY residence hall beds where smoking is currently permitted, primarily at Stony Brook, Morrisville and Buffalo State, according to a statement issued by the university board."
People reconsider posting personal details on public Web sites
Tuesday January 02 2007, 11:30 PM
AP reports, "The walls of an auditorium were covered with thousands of sheets of paper — printouts from MySpace, Facebook, YouTube and other online sites that were filled with back-stabbing gossip, unflattering images, and details about partying and dating exploits. Each posting was easily accessed online, no password needed. But seeing them on paper — and in some cases, being asked to read them aloud — grabbed the attention of members of the North American Federation of Temple Youth, who gathered earlier this year at a camp outside New York City. That each of the members' pages mentioned their organization in some way only made it that much more embarrassing."
University of Connecticut launches a plan to build a college town from scratch
Sunday December 24 2006, 4:56 PM
AP reports, "The University of Connecticut's main campus boasts a string of new buildings, thanks to a multibillion-dollar infusion of state cash. The student body is growing. And there are two powerhouse basketball teams that bring big-time sports to a rural corner of the state. There's one thing, however, that UConn doesn't have: a college town. So it has decided to help build one from scratch _ complete with shops, restaurants, hundreds of apartments and even a traditional New England town green. The project exemplifies the growing interest of colleges and universities in their surrounding communities."
OASAS Announces Winner of Underage Drinking PSA Contest
Tuesday December 19 2006, 10:36 AM
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) today announced that SUNY Albany has been selected by a panel of judges as the winner of the "Underage Drinking: Not a Minor Problem - College Edition" Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest. SUNY Albany was chosen based on submissions from 12 colleges throughout the state, each of whom were awarded up to $25,000 by OASAS to develop a PSA for both their college and surrounding community. SUNY Albany will now work with Sawchuck Brown, a professional advertising and marketing firm, to professionalize the campaign and revise it for distribution by OASAS throughout the State of New York. The professionalized PSA will be unveiled at the Statewide College Conference in Albany on March 11, 2007.
Maine Maritime Academy Begins Community Policing
Friday December 08 2006, 6:42 PM
Wcsh6.com reports, "Hundreds of campuses across the country use community policing and officials say it has helped to decrease assualt, thefts and drunk driving."
College Libraries Vie for Student Traffic
Sunday December 03 2006, 2:52 PM
NPR interview: "Many college libraries are working hard to attract young scholars to facilities that no longer serve as a gathering place. In-room Internet access is a major competitor. The head of libraries for the University of Massachusetts, Jay Schaefer, tells Scott Simon about the changes at his library's W.E.B. DuBois building."
Colleges scramble to meet housing demand
Saturday December 02 2006, 8:23 AM
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports, "Numerous colleges locally are on a housing construction spree. State University College at Brockport is building 200 beds worth of townhouse-style housing on campus; it is scheduled to be open in the fall 2007, as is a complex of 366 beds being built at Monroe Community College. Nazareth College will start construction in May on a 150-bed residence hall, the same month SUNY Geneseo plans to start construction on an 80-bed connector between two residence halls. Hobart and William Smith Colleges, having recently finished $21 million worth of residence hall renovations over five years, is already talking about other housing options."
SIUC Student Code under fire after incident
Tuesday November 28 2006, 8:39 AM
The Southern (Illinois) reports, "The SIUC Student Code was based on a national model published in the 'Journal of College and University Law,' Dietz said. It was most recently reviewed top to bottom in 2003 by a committee dedicated to the purpose. Specific sections of the code are open to review when a formal request is made by an organization formally recognized by the university. The code as it stands now addresses two issues of student misbehavior - 'academic dishonesty' and 'social misconduct.' It is the latter part that seems to have attracted the most negative attention. The issue is due process. Dietz said two philosophies are at work in the student conduct code. One favors student development and uses education to change behavior. The idea is for the student to learn from the error."
Erasing Divide, College Leaders Take to Blogging
Wednesday November 22 2006, 3:28 AM
NY Times reports, "Leah Martin, president of the student government at Trinity, said the column fed into an ongoing debate over Web pages, free speech and the honor code, adding the president’s voice to the mix. 'People wanted to know what she thought,' Ms. Martin said. Bob Johnson, a consultant to many universities on marketing, said he was mystified that university officials had not generally embraced blogs. Mr. Johnson said student blogs, for example, could be a “hugely effective” recruitment tool, even if they carried the implicit promise — or threat — of uncensored truth, however unflattering. Mr. Johnson encourages presidents to be bold. 'Just because you can’t beat them,' he said, 'doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it yourself.'”
Columbia show must-steam TV
Tuesday November 07 2006, 4:40 AM
Daily News reports, "Columbia officials said the station has a faculty adviser but is run by students without any oversight from the administration. It is funded by student activity fees. 'The university doesn't censor or edit or monitor what they do,' said a Columbia spokesman."
Arizona Statue University campus could house nonstudents
Tuesday October 31 2006, 7:29 AM
ASU Web Devil reports, "While the American Campus Communities private development is expected to house mostly upperclassmen and graduate students, ACC may open the residence to nonstudents if the building is not fully occupied."
Campus to discuss ROTC chapter at Plattsburgh State
Friday October 27 2006, 8:58 AM
Press Republican reports, "The campus community will gather Nov. 2 to discuss the future of a proposed Reserve Officers Training Corps at Plattsburgh State. The meeting is open only to students and college employees, which has some faculty and community members upset. The media will be allowed to attend the meeting, however, and faculty members concerned about the openness of the matter are hopeful a future meeting will be held that the public can attend. 'Not allowing any outside guests will ensure the most open conversation,' Presiding Faculty Officer Dr. Douglas Skopp said in explaining his decision."
SUNY chancellor promotes alcohol awareness
Thursday October 26 2006, 12:30 PM
John R. Ryan, Chancellor, State University of New York writes about alcohol awareness programs at SUNY, "In each program, students answer questions about their individual drinking habits and general background, allowing the courses to be developed around each student’s personal risk profile. This interactive approach engages student interest more than other prevention strategies that are designed to treat larger, more generic groups."
Encampment at Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute backs Gallaudet protest
Tuesday October 24 2006, 6:23 AM
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports, "A smattering of students, in a show of solidarity with their peers at Gallaudet University, braved bitter winds and threatening skies Monday to set up a 'tent city' on the front lawn of Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf, where they camped out in protest of the hiring of Gallaudet's incoming president."
College Volunteering Rises Sharply
Monday October 16 2006, 5:09 PM
AP reporter JUSTIN POPE writes, "Utah, Idaho and Oklahoma had the highest percentage of college students volunteering, while Georgia, New York and Nevada had the lowest."
Colleges using sobering tactics to curb partying
Monday October 16 2006, 7:26 AM
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports, "Area colleges are taking several steps to try to dissuade or clamp down on underage and excessive student drinking. While Sunday marked the start of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, dealing with alcohol is a year-round endeavor at schools. It also is an uphill battle. Underage alcohol consumption is by far the most common crime committed on college campuses, according to federal statistics. Various studies show that a sizable minority of students nationwide drink frequently and heavily, and many end up in academic trouble, in scrapes with the law, and running health and safety risks."
Why the left fears free speech on campus
Monday October 16 2006, 4:44 AM
NY Daily News guest essayist David French, director of the Alliance Defense Fund's Center for Academic Freedom opined, "In the '60s, the excesses of campus radicals eventually led to a cultural backlash that ushered in the Reagan era. These same excesses committed in an era of blogs, YouTube downloads and talk radio lead to a much more immediate response. So, rather than reveling in last week's momentary triumph, Columbia's leftist radicals find themselves on the defensive, blaming others for the violence and begging the administration not to search the Internet for clues about the protesters' identities."
'Ghetto' party, photos stir controversy at Texas law school
Sunday October 15 2006, 10:15 AM
The Western Star (AUSTIN, Texas) reports, "The dean of the School of Law at the University of Texas has urged students to 'think twice' and 'think twice again' about their future conduct after the Internet posting of photographs taken at an off-campus party organized around a 'ghetto' theme."
Saturday October 07 2006, 8:52 AM
Video of Columbia University Minuteman Project protest.
COLUMBIA PREZ TALKS TOUGH
Saturday October 07 2006, 7:47 AM
NY Post opined on Columbia University event, "During the fracas, hooligans didn't merely shout down a speaker who happened to oppose illegal immigration; they physically attacked him, forced him to flee and sparked an outright brawl."
Columbia University Investigation to Look at Facebook
Friday October 06 2006, 9:11 AM
Columbia Spectator reports, "The investigation comes after a violent protest broke out in Roone Arledge Auditorium during a speech by Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project, an organization that patrols the U.S.-Mexican border for illegal immigrants. Shortly after the speaker took the stage, several audience members rushed onto the stage with banners, sparking a physical conflict and prompting the early cancellation of the speech."
Columbia University's Speech Thugs
Friday October 06 2006, 4:57 AM
NY Post opined, "Can it be true that free speech at Columbia applies only to those who are deemed 'legitimate' by a self-proclaimed group of political purists? So it would seem. And, sad to say, Wednesday night's fracas was no isolated incident."
U of California Davis rise in reported sex offenses reviewed
Tuesday October 03 2006, 9:50 AM
The Sacramento Bee reports, "Jennifer Beeman, head of the UC Davis Campus Violence Prevention Program, said she believes the increase in the number of reported sex offenses on UC Davis campuses in 2005 could reflect the success of campus programs that seek to educate students about sex assaults and to encourage them -- and others aware of such crimes -- to report them."
Students, residents at odds
Monday September 25 2006, 6:57 AM
The Daily Star reports on collegetown neighborhoods, "Both schools [State University College at Oneonta and Hartwick College] collaborated last semester on OH-Fest, a free festival and concert in Neahwa Park, designed to bring the two campuses and the year-round Oneonta community together, and the schools regularly participate in community-service activities."
North Dakota college board approves gay-inclusive antiharassment policy
Friday September 22 2006, 11:57 PM
Advocate.com reports, "North Dakota's board of higher education has ordered the system's colleges to review their antiharassment policies, which must include a ban on harassing someone because of his or her sexual orientation. The sexual orientation provision is not required by federal or state law, said Pat Seaworth, the university system's lawyer."
Student leads revolution
Sunday September 17 2006, 8:42 PM
Iowa City Press-Citizen reports, "Called Student's Against Facebook News Feed (Official Petition to Facebook), the group challenged a feature that displayed details about friends, calling it an invasion of privacy."
Curriculum Keeps College Students Sober
Sunday September 10 2006, 12:48 PM
Newswise reports, "Texas Tech’s recovery community is the largest and one of the oldest of its kind in the nation. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the program provides support and services to prevent the relapse of nearly 100 students recovering from alcohol and other chemical addictions; it also has expanded its scope to incorporate issues such as eating disorders and gambling."
COLLEGE PHONE PLAN AN EASY 'CELL'
Monday September 04 2006, 9:13 AM
NY Post David Andreatta reports, "Baruch College students searching for an open computer on campus, assignments for a missed class, and even their best friends this fall semester now need only check their mobile phone for the info."
More students come home to Onondaga Community College: With residence halls, college's enrollment rises by about 15 percent
Sunday September 03 2006, 2:53 PM
Post-Standard reports, "With the new residence halls, fall enrollment at OCC is about 15 percent higher than last year. There are about 70 students on a waiting list for a dorm room."
Residents upset by surveillance cameras used by Pennsylvania college
Saturday September 02 2006, 7:29 PM
AP reports, "The recent installation of closed-circuit cameras meant to protect students at Franklin & Marshall College has raised the ire of nearby residents concerned about their privacy."
New California law blocks censorship of college journalists
Tuesday August 29 2006, 8:24 PM
Contra Costa Times reports, "Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill Monday that protects college journalists from censorship, giving them the same freedom of speech as high school journalists."
Special Mount Saint Mary program helps college freshmen succeed
Sunday August 27 2006, 8:49 AM
Times-Herald reports, "Over the summer, the private college in Newburgh took 13 incoming freshmen, all financially or academically disadvantaged, and put them through an intensive prep course. Classes and study time ran from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. There were tests and counseling, designed to help them learn to succeed in the fall semester and beyond."
Legislative Investigations Committee to Probe New York’s Liquor Laws and Regulations
Wednesday August 16 2006, 7:10 AM
The Committee [NY Senate] will explore a number of issues aimed at determining whether the recent series of problems involving problem premises and underage drinking can be combated through stronger laws, regulation, and enforcement.
Residents around Plattsburgh campus tired of their quality of life: Citizen group suggests legislation
Sunday August 13 2006, 10:28 AM
Press Republican reports, "Plattsburgh residents are asking the city to adopt specific proposals they hope will end the deterioration of their homes and neighborhoods, largely caused by students in off-campus housing." Albany, Binghamton and Oneonta already have plans in place to deal with this problem.
Giving students a taste of life on campus
Saturday August 12 2006, 8:25 AM
Times Union reports, "Siena's Urban Scholars Program brings gifted and talented students from the Albany city schools to the campus for Saturday seminars throughout the year. Each seminar runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is focused around a particular theme in science, liberal arts, or business."
College Paper Joins Gannett
Tuesday August 08 2006, 12:19 AM
NY Times reports, "College journalists have always had to grapple with a variety of concerns, from soothing the ruffled feathers of administrators to keeping beer out of the newsroom. Now seems to be the time to add a new one: dealing with corporate owners."
Plattsburgh city residents still fuming over rude, noisy college students
Thursday August 03 2006, 9:19 AM
The PressRepublican reports, "Residents are calling for stricter enforcement of city ordinances and increased accountability by landlords, some of whom seem more than willing to rent slums to students who, in turn, treat them as such."
Colleges right to ban smoking
Wednesday August 02 2006, 8:26 AM
The Poughkeepsie Journal opined, "SUNY officials still are determining the specifics of how it will implement the new smoking policy. It is important they ease their students into the changes. Penalties for first violations should focus on education rather than punishment, and should not antagonize students."
Cornell, Colgate designated gay-friendly; Ithaca, SU also among the 100 best campuses listed in new college guidebook
Tuesday August 01 2006, 7:43 AM
Post-Standard reports, "Queer studies, as it is often called, is not yet a staple on campus. Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva are among the relatively few schools to offer a major in Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Studies, although the schools didn't make the new guide."
Study: College students find own ways to drink safely
Friday July 28 2006, 9:51 PM
AP reports, "The study, developed with data from more than 28,000 students at 44 colleges and universities, noted that about 73 percent of student drinkers protect themselves by using designated drivers, setting spending limits at bars, counting their drinks, going out in groups and trusting friends to speak up when someone is drinking too much."
Smoking has no place in dormitories
Tuesday July 18 2006, 8:11 AM
SUNY Chancellor John Ryan writes, "Our job as leaders of colleges and universities extends beyond the education we provide in class. We also have an obligation to keep our students safe, by helping them continue or embark on a path toward a healthy lifestyle."
Off-campus U at Buffalo housing plans draw criticism
Monday July 17 2006, 9:22 AM
Buffalo News reports on student apartments, "Since University Village opened last spring across from Sweet Home High School, Amherst police were called to the apartments 183 times for a variety of incidents, ranging from parking violations and nuisance complaints to sexual assaults and larcenies, police said."
Hazing disregards gender lines
Sunday July 09 2006, 10:14 AM
Times Union reports, "Though experts say conclusive data about hazing remains scarce, a number of national surveys have offered some insight into how widespread hazing has become."
'Bridging the Academic-Social Gap' subject of Union College symposium
Wednesday July 05 2006, 4:25 PM
The symposium will be titled "Bridging the Academic-Social Gap." The keynote address will be given by Richard Light, director of the Harvard Seminar on Assessment at Harvard University, for the Friday, Sept. 15 event.
Alcohol-awareness education now required for University at Buffalo freshmen
Thursday June 29 2006, 2:00 PM
Area's top students seek greener quads
Monday June 19 2006, 7:57 AM
Hazing issues not solved by ousting frats
Friday June 16 2006, 8:26 AM
College Faculty Testify on Academic Freedom Legislation
Thursday June 01 2006, 10:29 AM
Ohio U. adopts stiffer alcohol policy
Thursday May 25 2006, 8:15 AM
SUNY casts Web on student drinking plight
Thursday May 25 2006, 7:42 AM
Demonstrations expected as Rice speaks at Boston College
Monday May 22 2006, 10:49 AM
NEW-SCHOOL LOSERS (NY Post registration)
Sunday May 21 2006, 8:30 AM
College faces ire, litigation over newspaper adviser's removal
Friday May 19 2006, 5:42 PM
U of Wisconsin revises discipline policy
Saturday May 06 2006, 9:17 AM
Duke Reconsiders Approach to Student Behavior
Tuesday May 02 2006, 10:37 AM
At West Point, the Meaning of 'Honor' and 'Riot'
Friday April 28 2006, 9:41 PM
North Idaho College might lift alcohol ban
Wednesday April 26 2006, 6:00 PM
Young voters beat a path toward a politics of morals
Tuesday April 11 2006, 10:07 PM
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