News

U.S. seeks to bolster campus crime reporting

U.S. seeks to bolster campus crime reporting

CRIMES ON CAMPUS:The Education Department is proposing a rule change to provide a better picture of these problems on campuses. Photo: clipart.com

KIMBERLY HEFLING, AP Education Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration wants colleges and universities to compile more thorough statistics on stalking, dating violence and domestic violence.

The Education Department is proposing a rule change to provide a better picture of these problems on campuses.

The change falls under the Clery Act. That’s a law that makes colleges and universities report crime statistics on or near campus and provide warnings in a timely manner if safety is threatened. The law was amended last year to extend more rights to campus victims.

Victims’ advocates have said campus crime statistics as currently reported don’t always paint an accurate picture of the extent of sexual crimes on campus.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Land Assessment Task Force Meets

Fresh
state capitol pierre

The Agricultural Land Assessment Oversight Advisory Task Force, set up by the South Dakota Legislature met yesterday (Tuesday) in Pierre.

in Local

Iowa Rates High In Kids’ Survey

Fresh
children

Iowa moved up four spots in the annual "Kids Count" survey, to third in the country this year.

in Local

TV In Background Bad For Children

Fresh
television remote

Researchers at the University of Iowa are encouraging parents to turn off the television if their children are in the room and not watching the TV as well.

in Local

Johanns Co-Sponsor Of Immigration Bill

Fresh
us capital

Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns co-sponsored a bill that would tweak the 2008 law on illegal immigrant children, create a swifter immigration process for children, and add 40 immigration judges.

in Local

University Partnership With Software Company Working

computer

University of South Dakota computer science students continue to benefit from a partnership with Eagle Creek Software in Vermillion.