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Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Since 1970, officers on the Seattle campus have regularly patrolled the hallways of dormitories of the University of Washington. It is a community-policing strategy, a low-key way to engage students. However, the practice might cease this fall. In June, the state's Court of Appeals ruled that students have the same right to privacy in dormitory…
Descriptors: School Safety, Police, Dormitories, Student Rights
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This month a company in Spokane, Washington, plans to release "Shots Fired on Campus," an instructional DVD with strategies for preventing and surviving a gun rampage. About 50 colleges have ordered the video, and its creators expect to sell several hundred more this fall. Since the massacre at Virginia Tech last year, colleges everywhere have…
Descriptors: Colleges, Campuses, School Safety, Educational Environment
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
The numbers looked strange. In early March, the University of Missouri had received many more campus-housing contracts than it expected. Each year many upperclassmen cancel their agreements after finding an off-campus rental, leaving enough spaces for incoming students. But on March 17, the first day freshmen could select their rooms online, there…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Campuses, Dormitories, College Housing
Fogg, Piper; Hoover, Eric; Mangan, Katherine S. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2006
Nearly five months after Hurricane Katrina swept them off their campuses in and around New Orleans, thousands of college administrators, faculty members, and students began a new semester in January 2006. Students came back with a new spirit of determination to adapt to the new realities of New Orleans, and to campuses that are forever changed,…
Descriptors: Campuses, College Faculty, College Students, Natural Disasters