NEWS & ANALYSIS

Virginia Tech Victim Was Decapitated, Say Police

What was originally reported as a stabbing death at Virginia Tech has turned into something much more gruesome: the killer, Haiyang Zhu, decapitated his fellow female graduate student with a kitchen knife.

Another Murder at Virginia Tech; Mass Notification System Successful

Nearly two years after the massacre at Virginia Tech, another violent tragedy has struck the Blacksburg, Virginia, campus.

Virginia Tech Massacre Leads to New Safety Nets on Campuses

Campuses have strengthened or created behavioral threat assessment teams to identify students who pose a risk to themselves or others in an effort to prevent bloodshed on campus.

Murders at Schools Drop

School associated homicides account for less than 1 percent of all murders in the same age group.

College Makes GPS-Cell Phones Mandatory

Students say the phones make them feel safer but complain about the phone's cost.

Schools Get FERPA Guidance

The Department of Education has developed guidelines and brochures for school officials and parents to better understand students' privacy rights.

Campuses Should Heed Va. Tech Panel Recommendations

University and college campuses would be wise to review and implement when possible panel's myriad recommendations.

College Increases Security After Rape and Murder

Eastern Michigan University says it will increase it's security on campus after it was revealed the school tried to cover up the rape and murder of a female student last year, reports Michigan's Ann Arbor News.
 




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