September 1, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- Education Secretary Arne Duncan has reinstated a $27,500 fine against Virginia Tech, finding that the university failed to provide a timely warning to the campus community in the 2007 shooting rampage that left 33 people dead. Duncan reversed a ruling by the department's chief administrative judge, who earlier this year overturned the fine after concluding that the university did not violate a federal law requiring timely warnings of safety threats. A federal court appeal is a "strong possibility," a university spokesman said.
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 26, 2013 |
Supporters of a UCLA water polo player arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting another student have created a YouTube video proclaiming his innocence. The 76-second video - titled "Hakop Kaplanyan - Innocence 2013" - lauds Kaplanyan's athletic accomplishments, calling him "dedicated, intelligent, honest, optimistic and caring. " The freshman "is facing a rough obstacle," people in the video say, "being accused of actions that he did not commit. " "Our friend Hakop is trying to prove his innocence," they said.
December 10, 2012 |
Although it's now legal to smoke weed in Colorado, you still can't secretly feed it to your classmates. Two University of Colorado Boulder students face multiple felony charges after the marijuana-laced brownies they brought to class put their professor in the hospital and sickened seven classmates, campus police said Sunday. November's voter-approved Amendment 64 made Colorado's marijuana laws some of the most relaxed in the nation, but Thomas Ricardo Cunningham, 21, and Mary Elizabeth Essa, 19, may not get much help from it. The pair have been arrested on suspicion of planning and intentionally committing second-degree assault and inducing consumption of controlled substances by fraudulent means.
December 10, 2011 |
The motive behind a puzzling murder-suicide on the campus of Virginia Tech was still unknown Friday, as investigators continued to piece together why Ross Truett Ashley, a 22-year-old student at a nearby college, killed a campus police officer and then himself. Ashley, a part-time student at Radford University, approached Officer Deriek W. Crouse, who had just stopped a motorist on campus, and shot him as he sat in his patrol car, said Corinne Geller, the Virginia State Police spokeswoman.
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.