The study also published survey results of 56 police officers from Texas colleges responding to questions related to their understanding of stalking and official procedures to address it. The answers from respondents — most of them identified as police chiefs — show that seven out of 10 did not have specific guidelines at their institution for dealing with stalking cases, and that few of them work with off-campus organizations that help victims of stalking.
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Nebraska school district to allow weapons in ‘tasteful’ senior portraits
The Broken Bow Public Schools board unanimously approved the new senior photographs policy Monday, which states high school seniors can pose with “an item that is ordinarily considered a weapon (rifle, shotgun, knife, etc).”
Colorado county clerk reverses decision to remove student newspapers featuring election coverage
Angela Myers, the county clerk and recorder, told staff members of The Rocky Mountain Collegian on Tuesday morning to move issues of the paper with a U.S. Senate candidate’s photo from the rack closest to a drop-off ballot box because it violated state electioneering laws.
100 copies of student newspaper at Texas Wesleyan U. reported stolen
Kay Colley, student media director, and Paula Justice, The Rambler’s editor-in-chief, noticed the missing copies of the Oct. 8 edition a week later. Two news stands that carry the newspaper — one in the student union and one in the social and natural sciences building — were found empty Wednesday, and a recycling bin near one of the stands was filled with the Oct. 8 edition, Justice said.
1,900 copies of Iowa State Daily thrown in trash, police investigating incident
Stephen Koenigsfeld, editor-in-chief, and Mark Witherspoon, adviser, found 1,900 copies of Wednesday’s issue thrown in trash cans across Iowa State University’s campus, which amounts to $3,000 lost in advertising and approximately $1,100 in printing costs, Witherspoon said.
Student newspaper withholds fraternity’s name to protect alleged rape victim’s identity, raising ethical concerns
The decision angered some readers, while others praised their actions to protect the victim until more information was available.
Tennessee appellate court rules campus rape records are not open to public
The appellate court’s decision, which reversed a county court’s earlier decision, determined that none of the records are publicly available because of a law that exempts investigatory records from disclosure, the Courthouse News reported.
California passes student privacy laws aimed at ed-tech companies
Both bills, Assembly Bill 1584 and Senate Bill 1177, contain language that supporters say will make timely updates in relation to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act — the federal student privacy law — when it comes to protecting students’ privacy online.
Court orders U. of Montana to release disciplinary records to author Jon Krakauer
Krakauer, author of “Into the Wild” and “Under the Banner of Heaven,” is working on a book about sexual assaults at universities and was seeking information about the 2012 case involving the university’s quarterback, Jordan Johnson.
U. of Alabama yearbook comes to a halt after years of decline in revenue, sales
The University of Alabama’s 122-year-old student yearbook will cease publication, prompted by years of dwindling revenue and circulation. Last year, only 24 copies of the Corolla were sold to a student body of more than 34,000.