- California: Anthony Sadler joined two other Americans in thwarting a suspected terrorist last week while traveling by train to Paris. But on Monday, he was back to California State University-Sacramento to finish his senior year. "We are proud to say Anthony Sadler is a member of the Hornet family," says university President Robert Nelson. "I look forward to thanking him in person" (AP/Fox News, 8/24; Sacramento State release, 8/22).
- Pennsylvania: A college counselor working at a prep school allegedly tried to use her connections to Harvard University to pressure a student into a relationship. According to the criminal complaint, the woman told the victim her ties could help him gain admission to the elite school. But she is also accused of sending him numerous unwanted emails and texts, kissing him, and sending him photographs of herself not fully dressed (Larimer, "Morning Mix," Washington Post, 8/21).
- Texas: Texas Tech University made 39 policy changes this academic year to keep better oversight over Greek life. The move comes nearly a year after a lewd banner display and a student death occurred at fraternity events. The new policies include mandatory training in bystander intervention and sexual misconduct—and for fraternities alone, a special program on appropriate gender interaction (Mutnick, Texas Tribune, 8/23).
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