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ERIC Number: EJ822514
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov-14
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
The Troubled Student and Campus Violence: Creating Better Safety Catches
Fox, James Alan
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n12 pA42 Nov 2008
Over the past two decades, there have been 14 fatal multiple shooting incidents on college campuses nationwide, of which three assaults were committed by campus outsiders (including one by a visiting parent at Shepherd University and another allegedly by a group of gunmen last month at the University of Central Arkansas). Moreover, eight of the remaining 11 episodes involved current or former graduate students, nursing or medical students, or law students, not traditional undergraduates. Unlike young undergraduates, students in graduate and professional programs often lack healthy balance in their personal lives. No longer supported financially by parents, graduate students experience great pressure to juggle assistantship activities or outside employment with course work and thesis research, let alone to attend to social networks. In view of the special concerns faced by students in graduate and professional programs, this article presents several steps that institutions can adopt to discern evidence of possible academic or disciplinary problems among their students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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