April 28, 2013 |
Kristina Anderson was a sophomore at Virginia Tech when she was shot twice in the back and once in the foot on April 16, 2007. In less than 12 minutes, the gunman shot and killed 11 of her classmates and one of her professors. Six years after the massacre, Anderson, 25, has dedicated herself to promoting campus safety and is part of a team that believes technology can save lives. Anderson is launching a free smartphone app called LiveSafe (available on iTunes in mid-May) to reach and alert students on campuses during emergencies, something that she wished she'd had that April morning.
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February 12, 1985 |
The 34-year-old man who set himself afire on the plaza at UC San Diego's Central Library Sunday night died at 4 a.m. Monday at UCSD Medical Center. According to UCSD Police Chief John Anderson, Steven Roberts doused himself with white gasoline at 7:15 p.m. Sunday and was burning for several minutes before students and campus police could extinguish the flames. Roberts suffered third-degree burns on more than 90% of his body and was flown by Life Flight helicopter to the hospital.
June 28, 1989
Kicker Steve Rausch is one of two Arizona State football players who has been suspended by the university for violations of the school's code of conduct, the Arizona Republic reported. The paper said it was told by its sources that Rausch has been given a one-year suspension for his part in a brawl last April near the school's fraternity row. Another Sun Devil football player--redshirt freshman linebacker Ivory Irvin--was put on probation for two years by the university for his involvement in the incident.
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April 9, 2013 |
The attorney for a UCLA water polo player arrested for allegedly raping a female student says his client was dating the woman and the two had consensual sex. The lawyer described the allegations against Hakop Jack Kaplanyan, 18, as "defamation" and said the investigation was incomplete, KABC-TV reported without naming the attorney. Kaplanyan, a red-shirt freshman who plays the attacker position on the team, was arrested Wednesday. By Monday, he had been released on $200,000 bail.
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October 23, 2013 |
Long Beach City College will offer two sessions this winter -- one charging $46 per unit, the other $225 per unit -- in the first test of a new state law designed to help students graduate more quickly, officials announced Wednesday. The legislation, signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown earlier this month, creates a pilot program for six community colleges, including the Long Beach campus, to charge higher tuition in summer and winter for such hard-to-obtain classes as college algebra, history and English that students need to graduate and transfer.
April 13, 2012
Anybody who watched last fall's viral videos of campus police officers blasting orange pepper spray into the faces of seated protesters at UC Davis could have figured out that something had gone very wrong on the Central California campus. But it took two reports on the incident by an independent university panel and paid consultants to spell out the scope of the screw-ups, which indict not just the officers holding the spray canisters but the entire campus police force, its chief, a team of university leaders and Chancellor Linda Katehi.
October 31, 1989 |
Yale University President Benno C. Schmidt Jr. said officials will investigate a weekend clash between homosexuals and campus police but homosexual activists said his response is inadequate. The confrontation and arrest of nine people Friday night at a conference for homosexuals "is a serious matter which demands careful and thorough review," Schmidt said in a statement released late Monday.