May 18, 2011
Yale University has banned Delta Kappa Epsilon from conducting activities on campus for five years in response to an incident last October where members chanted offensive slurs about women.
May 9, 2011
An arrest has been made in connection to an attack on a woman inside a campus building. Police became aware of the suspect when two other women reported they had been followed.
May 9, 2011
A Toronto police officer who advised women at York University to avoid dressing like "sluts" as a way to prevent rape or assault has sparked international protest marches against this attitude, including a "Slut Walk" at Queen's Park in Toronto.
April 21, 2011
Christopher Woods, who is accused of shooting and killing a 21-year-old woman, was spotted by security officers at Community North Hospital. He was taken into custody following a short chase.
April 19, 2011
Officials at Marquette University are reexamining the institution's sexual assault reporting policy. Currently, the university allows the victim to decide whether or not to contact local police in the case of an assault.
February 4, 2011
University of Iowa President Sally Mason believes that if the university had offered better education and support to victims of sexual abuse on its campus, an incident in 2007 in which two football players sexually assaulted a female freshman athlete could have been avoided.
January 27, 2011
Jess Willard Massey pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to all charges leveled against him, including murder and robbery. Massey allegedly strangled and killed psychiatric technician Donna Gross at Napa State Hospital in October.
January 8, 2011
An off-duty police officer working at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford subdued a post-surgical patient on Dec. 14 with a TASER. The officer acted to restrain the patient, who had reportedly assaulted two female hospital employees.
December 14, 2010
Eastern Michigan University (EMU) signed an agreement last month with the U.S. Department of Education to improve university policies concerning sexual assault. The agreement comes four years after campus officials covered up the rape and murder of a student in an EMU residence hall.
December 8, 2010
A UCLA student who was stabbed by her mentally ill classmate in a chemistry lab on Oct. 8, 2009, has filed a lawsuit against the University of California regents and her attacker. Katherine Rosen claims faculty and university administers were aware of Damon Thompson's violent tendencies but did not take the necessary steps to protect her.
December 3, 2010
A student who was raped in a parking garage on the University of Mary Washington (UMW) campus filed a $10 million lawsuit against the school on Nov. 30. The student claims the university was negligent, as her attacker was able to enter the garage without being videotaped, photographed or stopped by security.
November 29, 2010
The murder of a Napa State Hospital employee by a criminally insane patient might have been a deliberate attack. Hospital staff and a patient reported threats made by Jess Massey against Donna Gross, as well as another employee.
November 12, 2010
Campus police at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have approved unlimited overtime in the wake of a serious crime spike. A recent incident of sexual abuse in a campus bathroom and several aggravated battery cases in the surrounding area are fueling police concerns.
November 12, 2010
A total of five sexual assaults have been reported at Indiana University this semester, leading police to increase campus patrols and offer a free self-defense class for female students.
November 10, 2010
A three-day federal crackdown on child prostitution across the country busted 99 pimps and led to the rescue of 69 teenage prostitutes in 30 states and the District of Columbia
November 2, 2010
The public defender representing the man accused of murdering a Northern Illinois University (NIU) student has requested a psychiatric evaluation for her client.
October 25, 2010
Staff members at a California psychiatric hospital are concerned about their safety after a mentally ill patient reportedly robbed and killed a veteran worker at the facility.
September 7, 2010
Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City was locked down for four hours after a man shot and wounded his estranged wife and her boyfriend in a hospital room.
September 2, 2010
A former sorority pledge of the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority chapter at San Jose State University, who was repeatedly beaten and paddled during an initiation process, has filed a negligence lawsuit against the university, the sorority and various sorority members.
August 23, 2010
A psychiatric patient at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) has been charged with second-degree assault after attacking a nurse at the hospital.