campus crime

New York News
1:02 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

SUNY System To Get New Sexual Violence Policy

New York is implementing new rules to address sexual violence at its state universities. The policy will include a statewide training program for campus police, and the creation of a single, statewide definition of sexual consent for all of the 64 SUNY campuses.

Each campus will also have to ensure students can report sexual violence to campus law enforcement or the local police department.

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US News
6:08 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Gillibrand Pushes Campus Assault Bill

Credit Kirsten Gillibrand via

Colleges and universities could be held more accountable to rape victims under legislation introduced Wednesday by a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators led by New York's Kirsten Gillibrand. 

"My office has heard from many survivors about campus sexual assaults in America. These young women have been demanding that Congress help stop the endless wave of campus sexual assaults, and I share their outrage."  New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat, charges America is going through an "epidemic of campus sexual assault." 

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New England News
12:59 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Parties Pose Problems For Colleges And Communities

An estimated 4,000 people participated in the partying during Saturday's Blarney Blowout in Amherst, Mass.
Credit Robert Rizzuto / The Repulblican/

Though just 21 of the 55 arrested at Saturday’s Blarney Blowout are enrolled at UMass Amherst, roughly 100 students marched across campus Tuesday demanding an apology from Amherst police for what some students are calling excessive use of force. Amherst police were the lead agency in responding to the alcohol-fueled outdoor daytime party that drew more than 4,000.

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New England News
6:16 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

UMass To Spend $2M To Improve Security In Amherst Residence Halls

Credit WAMC

Officials at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have released an independent report on residence hall security.  The review was commissioned following an alleged gang rape in a residence hall last year.

UMass will spend an estimated $2 million over the next three years to improve security in the residence halls on the flagship campus as recommended by the 214-page report.  UMass Amherst Police Chief John Horvath said there will be new guest registration procedures, changes to the physical layout of residence halls, fixes to problems with doors, alarms and access cards.

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New England News
6:10 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

On-campus Rape At UMass Amherst Prompts Security Review

UMass Amherst Police Chief John Horvath addresses the media about an on-campus sexual assault

Four teenagers have been arrested for the rape of an 18 year old UMass Amherst student in a campus residence hall.  University officials say they’ll undertake a comprehensive review of security.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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