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The University of Maryland College Park

Safety
UMC Campus News
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Guest Column: Help is here
by The Diamondback

Apr 15, 2009
“The two suicides of university students during the past week and a half are tragic endings to promising young lives. College is an exciting and sometimes stressful time for students. It is also a time when mental illness can strike and, when left untreated, can lead to tragedy.”
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Busted drug ring sold pot to univ. students
by The Diamondback

Apr 15, 2009
“Federal Drug Enforcement Agency agents and the Newark Police Department in Delaware have broken up a multi-million dollar marijuana operation that targeted students at this university and the University of Delaware.
Eight people were arrested and charged in Newark, where the operation was based.”

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'He was always thinking - always'
by The Diamondback

Apr 15, 2009
“Sophomore remembered for pensive nature, attentive listening skills”
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Safety: Not fixed with just a campus map
by The Diamondback

Apr 09, 2009
“The safety map could actually make crime worse in College Park. It's one thing for students to talk about what parts of town are dangerous, but another entirely for a respected authority - in this case, the city's largest public institution, landowner and employer - to lay out where people should and shouldn't go, which could be a major blow to the city's image and economy.”
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Crime: Get to the root of it - and green it up
by The Diamondback

Apr 09, 2009
“Crime is always going to be high if you don't address poverty. The best way to reduce off-campus crime would be to revitalize the College Park community and make this area of Prince George's County better off. Easier said than done.”
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Pedestrian safety signs not enough, council says
by The Diamondback

Apr 09, 2009
“Months of lobbying the State Highway Administration for improved pedestrian safety along Route 1 in College Park has produced only a handful of traffic signs that city officials doubt will have any value.
The city made a series of requests last year, asking for new and refurbished crosswalks, a ban on downtown U-turns, improved pedestrian signals and signs reminding drivers of a state law requiring drivers to stop for pedestrians.”

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University police launch crackdown on scooters
by The Diamondback

Apr 07, 2009
“Dillon: Scooter users frequently disobey safety laws despite last semester's education efforts”
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A reluctant advocate
by The Diamondback

Apr 07, 2009
“After losing his son to alcohol poisoning, father fights for Good Samaritan Policy”
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Univ. warns against travel to Mexico
by The Diamondback

Mar 05, 2009
“Rise in violent crime, kidnapping deters some Spring Break plans”
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Planning for the worst
by The Diamondback

Mar 02, 2009
“[Editors' note: Every other week, The Diamondback will publish a column from a member of the faculty that connects a professor's expertise to an issue important to the university community.]
I'd like to invite you to think about death: your death, the death of your parents and the death of your siblings and friends.”

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Man arrested on gun charges near university
by The Diamondback

Feb 05, 2009
“University Police arrested a man yesterday for transporting a semi-automatic handgun they discovered during a routine traffic stop.
At 2:27 a.m., a man driving a gray Acura TL cut in front of a police cruiser, almost colliding with the car. The officers in the cruiser stopped the Acura on Route 1 near Fraternity Row.”

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SGA aims to boost safety discussion at orientation
by The Diamondback

Feb 04, 2009
“Resolution would ask university to mandate SafetyUMD program for incoming students”
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Fight witness almost robbed
by The Diamondback

Feb 03, 2009
“Prince George's County Police are looking for a man who attempted to rob a student on College Avenue early yesterday morning.
A male student left a party and was walking down the 4600 block of College Avenue toward a bus stop at about 1:30 a.m. when he came upon a man fighting with an unknown individual, according to the student and a crime alert sent yesterday by University Police.”

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Third suspect arrested in robbery
by The Diamondback

Feb 03, 2009
“Police also release names of two previously arrested suspects”
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Police arrest students for December robbery
by The Diamondback

Feb 03, 2009
“One suspect already nabbed for Knox Road crime in January”
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Deadly 'self defense'
by The Diamondback

Jan 26, 2009
“In three weeks, 1,300 Palestinians were killed; thousands more were wounded; 5,000 houses were destroyed; 20,000 houses were damaged; and more than 50,000 Palestinians were left homeless.”
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Former chancellor inspired many
by The Diamondback

Jan 25, 2009
“More than 100 people gathered at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center yesterday to mourn the death of Robert Gluckstern, a former university chancellor and physics professor who died of cancer Dec. 17.
Gluckstern, whom friends and colleagues described as a brilliant physicist and an enthusiastic teacher, was 84.”

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Officer in crash that killed student won't be indicted
by The Diamondback

Dec 14, 2008
“Police officer, out drinking the night before, only receives speeding ticket for crash that killed student last year.”
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The culture of consumption
by The Diamondback

Dec 14, 2008
“After a semester of alcohol talks, students say indulgence is brimming”
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Researchers develop camera to analyze human movement
by The Diamondback

Dec 11, 2008
“Device may have variety of applications in fields of sports medicine, criminal justice”
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Why we wear white
by The Diamondback

Dec 08, 2008
“We wore white in support of the White Ribbon Campaign to end violence against women. The WRC was started in Canada after the violent 1989 murders of 14 females in the engineering school at the University of Montreal. The women were killed because the male gunner hated feminists.”
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Police arrest two in September robbery
by The Diamondback

Dec 04, 2008
“Men join previously arrested suspects of early-morning Fraternity Row mugging”
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Robbery increase sparks police outreach
by The Diamondback

Dec 02, 2008
“With only a few weeks of the fall semester left, the county and university are trying once more to get the word out about safety reminders.”
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Protests: Lobbying will take you far, but only so far
by The Diamondback

Nov 24, 2008
“Two Fridays ago, a large swath of anti-coal activists descended on the Bank of America on Route 1. After delivering letters and asking the bank to stop funding coal and mountaintop removal, they staged a "die-in" at the entrance of the bank to symbolize the tens of thousands of deaths coal causes each year.”
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Staff Editorial: Just a bunch of smoke
by The Diamondback

Nov 24, 2008
“The county council needs to honestly examine drug use before legislating solutions.”
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The best of both worlds
by The Diamondback

Nov 24, 2008
“The Killers settle down, striking a balance between its previous two efforts”
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Drug policy conference sparks new tactics, plans
by The Diamondback

Nov 23, 2008
“Campus Students for Sensible Drug Policy activists said they feel reinvigorated in their fight for campus and national drug policy reform after this weekend's largely successful conference, where members from more than 100 sister chapters across the country, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia gathered to share tips and success stories.”
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Senior stabbed during bar crawl
by The Diamondback

Nov 23, 2008
“County Police arrest two men after altercation sent student to hospital with stab wound”
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County Council bans individual cigar sales to deter pot use
by The Diamondback

Nov 20, 2008
“The Prince George's County Council passed a bill this week that would ban the sale of individual cigars in an attempt to deter people from using the wrapping to roll marijuana blunts.”
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A non-traditional tailgate
by The Diamondback

Nov 16, 2008
“Free Subway, T-shirts lure students to alcohol-free tailgate”
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Loving a life of sex and Metal
by The Diamondback

Nov 13, 2008
“Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse "Boots (Electric)" Hughes extols the virtues (and excesses) of a rock 'n' roll lifestyle”
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RHA raises concern over motor scooters
by The Diamondback

Nov 11, 2008
“Group says using devices on sidewalk may pose a safety risk for pedestrians”
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Crime numbers beat average
by The Diamondback

Nov 09, 2008
“Police say improving statistics don't always alter students' perception of safety”
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Having fun with Murder
by The Diamondback

Nov 06, 2008
“Murder by Death frontman Adam Turla talks about the band's latest tour”
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Time to re-examine our drug policy
by The Diamondback

Nov 03, 2008
“As a first-semester transfer student from Virginia Tech, I'm truly thrilled with my decision to switch to this university. As a devoted drug policy reformer, I'm slightly horrified.
My fellow students, you are all smart, talented people, so I am completely convinced that for those of you who are not concerned about the costs and effects of the war on drugs, this is just an issue of misinformation and miscommunication.”

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Off-campus oversight
by The Diamondback

Oct 26, 2008
“It's not unusual to hear complaints that off-campus properties are poorly maintained, that heating and air conditioning are spotty, that broken appliances go unfixed and that safety codes are routinely ignored. Unfortunately, when students are signing leases, they don't have resources to verify such rumors or find credible information about their potential landlords.”
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Psychedelic circus acts
by The Diamondback

Oct 26, 2008
“Clowns, the trapeze, acrobats and the Wheel of Death - this isn't the circus, its Cirque du Soleil”
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Univ. opens forensics laboratory
by The Diamondback

Oct 22, 2008
“After receiving a grant from a federal science agency last semester, OIT officially kicked off a "virtual forensics lab" yesterday that will allow students in the region to simulate solving crimes.”
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New alcoholic energy drink's release delayed
by The Diamondback

Oct 15, 2008
“Due to pressure from Maryland's attorney general and others across the country, MillerCoors recently postponed the release of its controversial alcoholic energy drink, Sparks Red.”
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Q+A: Diagnosing depression
by The Diamondback

Oct 14, 2008
“Health Center Coordinator Carrie Martin talks college suicide”
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Alcohol: Not buying the new law
by The Diamondback

Oct 07, 2008
“Every year in this state, Oct. 1 ushers in hundreds of new laws passed by the General Assembly.
Sometimes they're ironic, like the "brothel law" that bans the sale of condoms in vending machines except in "places where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises.”

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Sexual Assault: A courageous response
by The Diamondback

Oct 05, 2008
“A week ago, The Diamondback rightly gave a page-one banner headline to a story that was more important than the Terps' big victory over Clemson. The headline was "Police log two weekend crimes." The first of these crimes caught my attention. A female student was sexually assaulted sometime betweenand 2 a.”
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T.I. against the world
by The Diamondback

Sep 29, 2008
“T.I. follows T.I. vs. T.I.P. and house arrest with what may be his best album”
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UTC: A land of stores and danger
by The Diamondback

Sep 22, 2008
“"If you're ever walking across McKeldin Mall alone at 3 a.m.," I used to joke, "you're probably the rapist." I feel very safe living in College Park, and yes, I do read the crime alerts. I have no choice but to walk home after working late in the architecture school, but there are people out at almost every hour here.”
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Lead us Mote
by The Diamondback

Sep 16, 2008
“On alcohol, Mote should adopt a more aggressive brand of leadership”
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Tell me something new
by The Diamondback

Sep 11, 2008
“Despite potential, SafetyUMD only repeats rote tips.”
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Online safety program aims to promote awareness
by The Diamondback

Sep 07, 2008
“SafetyUMD, an online program designed to ramp up safety awareness around campus and in College Park, was launched on Friday.”
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Student Loans: Financial home-wreckers
by The Diamondback

Sep 03, 2008
“The other day, a New York Times article and a throwaway joke in a Simpsons rerun both caught my attention. In the cartoon, the criminal, Snake, found himself with a newfound pile of riches. "Hah hah," he chortled. "Goodbye, student loan payments!"
Snake is not alone.”

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Summer car thefts, burglaries increase
by The Diamondback

Sep 03, 2008
“Police spokesman Paul Dillon remembers how summer crime went in College Park 20 years ago.
"Ghost town," he said. "There was hardly anything going on at all."
Nowadays, the university is more active year-round and has more programs during the summer months.”

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Best of the web
by The Diamondback

Aug 20, 2008
“The "Best of the Web" features comments posted on The Diamondback's website regarding articles printed in last week's edition. In these comments, readers discuss "'Peer Pressure' raises local bar prices," an article about last month's meeting that prompted city bar owners to set a $1 price floor for alcoholic beverages.”
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A backyard view
by The Diamondback

Aug 20, 2008
“We are all accustomed to the university making the news. Every time a remotely newsworthy event happens on the campus, regional and sometimes national media descend on the campus with their satellite trucks and attractive reporters faster than it takes to read the crime alert e-mail.”
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Crime reported too late to send text alert, police say
by The Diamondback

Aug 20, 2008
“University Police did not send a text message alerting the campus community to an attempted kidnapping Aug. 13 because the victim reported the crime 14 hours after the incident.
Police distributed an e-mail crime alert for the incident, but Dillon said the victim reported it too slowly for the student body to benefit from a text alert, which he said is reserved for "dynamic emergency situations" when students are immediately threatened.”

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Mote signs alcohol petition
by The Diamondback

Aug 20, 2008
“Two university administrators joined a nation-wide effort to examine the legal drinking age and how it contributes to binge drinking on college campuses in an effort to curb unsafe alcohol consumption.
University President Dan Mote and University System of Maryland Chancellor Brit Kirwan signed the petition, which went public earlier this week, along with 113 other presidents and chancellors including the presidents of Towson University and the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute.”

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Lacrosse player Young arrested on DWI charges
by The Diamondback

Aug 13, 2008
“Terrapin lacrosse player Ryan Young was arrested and charged with DWI on Aug. 2, just four months after teammate Travis Reed was arrested for DUI and marijuana possession.
Young, an attackman who was third on the Terps with 27 points his freshman season, will miss at least two games of his sophomore campaign due to the Student-Athlete Code of Conduct.”

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Staff Editorial: Lost in translation
by The Diamondback

Jul 23, 2008
“College Park City Council should focus its time and energy on addressing real issues (e.g. Purple Line, crime, East Campus) rather than being distracted by petty issues such as an official language.”
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No crime alerts sent in five weeks
by The Diamondback

Jul 02, 2008
“Property crimes, including motor vehicle thefts, up 52 percent since last year”
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Fixing the Windows
by The Diamondback

Jun 11, 2008
“In the March 1982 issue of The Atlantic Monthly, George L. Kelling and James Q. Wilson laid out the case for strong police foot patrol presence in an article titled "Broken Windows." The authors asserted that basic disorderliness breeds complex crime and that by stopping the spread of petty vandalism through police visibility and interaction within a given community, police prevent crimes before they occur.”
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Report: Speeding caused fatal crash
by The Diamondback

Jun 11, 2008
“Killed student, police officer blamed for December accident”
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A Narrow vision
by The Diamondback

May 12, 2008
“Death Cab For Cutie's eighth album is more of the same from the emo-indie rockers”
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Electric "Widowmakers" make for dangerous spots on the campus
by The Diamondback

Apr 23, 2008
“Lurking behind the upscale brick facade and classical stone columns outside walls are "widowmakers."
More than 180 of these widowmakers - outdated electric transformers with lots of volts but few safety controls - are scattered across the campus, converting 45 miles of 13,800-volt cable into usable electricity that powers buildings across the campus.”

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For SGA, a new take on an old issue
by The Diamondback

Apr 15, 2008
“Candidates express commitment to safety”
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Death rocks hard
by The Diamondback

Apr 13, 2008
“Murder by Death brings its saloon-rock sound to the Black Cat Wednesday, but O'Death steals the show”
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Guest Column: Walk hard
by The Diamondback

Apr 09, 2008
“Mardy Shualy explaining his strategy to promote public safety in College Park.”
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Men's lacrosse leading scorer apologetic about charges, suspension
by The Diamondback

Apr 06, 2008
“Freshman attackman Travis Reed was charged with possession of marijuana, DUI Wednesday”
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Woman robbed near Metro
by The Diamondback

Mar 30, 2008
“A woman was robbed at gunpoint and had her purse stolen shortly after getting off work Saturday night near Hartwick Road and Yale Avenue, according to police.
According to a crime alert issued to the university community, the incident occurred at about 11:30 p.”

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2nd suspect arrested in assault, robbery
by The Diamondback

Mar 26, 2008
“Police arrested a second suspect Tuesday in connection with an attempted robbery and assault on Fraternity Row last month, police said.
University Police, with the help of Montgomery County authorities, arrested Gaithersburg resident Michael O. Connolly, 22, in Olney, University Police Spokesman Paul Dillon said.”

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Facilities bill climbs to $620 million
by The Diamondback

Mar 24, 2008
“Aging infrastructure poses safety, financial risks”
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Court throws out 2004 murder conviction
by The Diamondback

Mar 13, 2008
“Maryland's Court of Special Appeals reversed the first-degree murder conviction of the man arrested in the 2004 shooting of a woman at a motel near the campus, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.
The court wrote that "the unexplained presence of a mystery person" in the room at the College Park Motel, as well as unidentified DNA and fingerprints, gave reason to reverse the conviction.”

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Staff Editorial: Catch a fire
by The Diamondback

Feb 28, 2008
“The College Park City Council made a devastating mistake when they ignored Santa Fe's blatant disregard for safety
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Two men try to rob student on Fraternity Row
by The Diamondback

Feb 24, 2008
“Incident occurred outside Kappa Alpha order house; crime apparently stemmed from earlier disagreement at Santa Fe”
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University urges text signups after recent campus shootings
by The Diamondback

Feb 17, 2008
“University administrators are renewing calls for students to sign up for emergency text message alerts and to report suspicious behavior to police following the Feb. 14 shooting at Northern Illinois University, the fourth such shooting in a week.
Stephen Kazmierczak, a 27-year-old graduate of NIU, killed five students and injured 16 others in a lecture hall at the university before shooting and killing himself.”

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SGA delays may limit influence
by The Diamondback

Feb 14, 2008
“A University Senate committee decided this week that, rather than recommend officials here adopt a policy offering amnesty to students who call 911 for dangerously intoxicated students, students should be surveyed about alcohol poisoning.
Also this week, the Student Government Association, citing scheduling conflicts with the Duke basketball game being televised at Cole Field House the same night, delayed consideration of a resolution regarding the amnesty policy.”

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Raderman: Content of their characters
by The Diamondback

Feb 04, 2008
“We hear a lot of stories about our presidential nominees whether they are Republicans or Democrats. Some of these stories show the candidate in a particularly good light, demonstrating them to be a "family man" or "tough on crime" or something.”
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Resident Life considering punishment policy revision
by The Diamondback

Jan 31, 2008
“Students caught breaking dorm rules could be punished less harshly starting late next year as Resident Life officials say they intend to restructure the dorm violation policy.
A barrage of student complaints in recent years has led department officials to abandon the two-tiered system of punishment, which was created in 1980 and penalizes marijuana smokers the same way it does violent offenders.”

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Reaction to Cow Nipple cartoons may prompt group to self-censor
by The Diamondback

Jan 28, 2008
“The Maryland Cow Nipple, a satirical student-run newspaper, has revised its bylaws after two cartoons in a recent issue drew condemnations from student groups.
Two provisions, which still face a group vote next month, would ban material deemed threatening or discriminatory and incorporate more educational elements into the monthly newspaper's agenda.”

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Burglary Spree hits 20 student residences
by The Diamondback

Jan 27, 2008
“Police arrest student, three others during crimes”
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Letters to the Editor
by The Diamondback

Dec 12, 2007
“break safety // scanning system”
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On-campus crime falls to 10-year low mark
by The Diamondback

Dec 12, 2007
“By Steven Overly
Senior staff writer
On-campus crimes plunged to their lowest totals in a decade this year, breaking from recent trends of increasing burglaries and thefts.
Non-violent crimes on the campus totaled 543 at the end of November, the lowest number of offenses to date in 10 years.”

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Fire education still difficult despite deaths
by The Diamondback

Dec 06, 2007
“Fire prevention has always been among the greatest safety concerns for college administrators, but after millions of dollars spent on sprinkler upgrades and installing fire safety features in housing, educating students about fire risks may remain the hardest part.”
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Swooping in for the squirrels
by The Diamondback

Dec 02, 2007
“Students witness hawk's killer instincts”
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Student fans shocked over fatal shooting of Redskins' Taylor
by The Diamondback

Nov 27, 2007
“The sports world reeled in shock yesterday when Sean Taylor, a Washington Redskins safety, died - a loss that hit close to home for some students.”
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Not your mom's Sesame Street
by The Diamondback

Nov 25, 2007
“Avenue Q hits the National Theatre with puppets who love porn, alcohol and racism”
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Samaritan policy may present conflicts
by The Diamondback

Nov 25, 2007
“For officials, a question of care weighed against anti-alcohol message”
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A grown-up toy story
by The Diamondback

Nov 14, 2007
“Despite being a children's film, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium is a mature look at death”
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Police arrest suspect in trading card heist
by The Diamondback

Nov 14, 2007
“By Steven Overly
Senior staff writer
University Police arrested a 15-year-old boy and charged him with stealing $730 in Yu-Gi-Oh! memorabilia from a 13-year-old at a trading card tournament on the campus last month, a police spokesman said.
On Oct. 14, the 15-year-old hit a trading card binder out of the younger teenager's hands and took off from the Stamp Student Union, where the event was being held, according to a crime alert.”

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ALL THE CRAP YOU CARE ABOUT: WEEKEND EDITION
by The Diamondback

Nov 11, 2007
“Britney fails a drug test, Audrina gives Justin Bobby the boot and Amy Winehouse cleans up for court”
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University Senate to weigh Samaritan policy
by The Diamondback

Nov 07, 2007
“Proposal to shield students from punishment if calling for alcohol emergencies”
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ALL THE CRAP YOU CARE ABOUT: WEEKEND EDITION
by The Diamondback

Nov 04, 2007
“Shia LaBeouf got arrested, Christina Aguilera is pregnant (gasp!) and the Spice Girls' latest song sucks”
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Student found dead in Centreville Hall
by The Diamondback

Nov 01, 2007
“Death marks second in student housing this week; freshman took own life, medical examiner and police report”
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Student found dead at Univ. Courtyards
by The Diamondback

Oct 29, 2007
“Medical examiner investigating cause of death; junior was a DJ at WMUC radio”
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Months after robbery, an arrest
by The Diamondback

Oct 25, 2007
“University Police arrested a Hyattsville man yesterday in connection with a March 28 robbery on the campus.
Kevin Francis Jones, 43, was charged with robbery and theft, said University Police Spokesman Paul Dillon.
Jones allegedly robbed a victim around noon near the intersection of Stadium and Regents drives.”

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ALL THE CRAP YOU CARE ABOUT: WEEKEND EDITION
by The Diamondback

Oct 21, 2007
“Dumbledore plays with wands Writers of fanfiction everywhere touched themselves this weekend after J.K. Rowling announced Albus Dumbledore, head of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter series, is gay. Yes, Rowling, here's that attention you were looking for. Really, just pot? Not coke? British singer/hot mess Amy Winehouse and her husband were arrested in Norway Thursday after the police found 7 grams of marijuana on the couple.”
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Ties just don't cut it
by The Diamondback

Oct 16, 2007
“With the football team off Saturday due to the bye week, I headed to Ludwig Field to get my weekend sports fix as the men's soccer team played then-No. 8-ranked Virginia Tech.
One hundred and ten minutes of soccer later, I left unsatisfied. It was a very entertaining game between two highly-skilled clubs, but something was missing.”

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Victim advocate services at risk
by The Diamondback

Oct 16, 2007
“University has dedicated little funding to counseling overwhelming number of sex-crime victims”
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On annual safety walk, a renewed sense of urgency
by The Diamondback

Oct 15, 2007
“Even with campus crime statistically down, students call for action”
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Students honor Reeves, creation of club
by The Diamondback

Oct 10, 2007
“Students gathered for a candlelight vigil Wednesday evening to honor the life of Christopher Reeves on the three-year anniversary of his death and to celebrate the creation of a Student Society for Stem Cell Research chapter at the university. The event was part of a nationwide effort on college campuses to draw attention to paralysis and stem cell research.”
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Hi-ho, the derry-o...
by The Diamondback

Oct 08, 2007
“Our View: The College Park City Council has done little to resolve the crime issues that have plagued the city in recent years.”
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Pay a visit to the Witchdoctor
by The Diamondback

Oct 04, 2007
“Despite a lack of student fanfare, rapper Witchdoctor sees his opening slot for Ghostface Killah this Sunday as his big break after years of rhymes.”
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University lower in FBI's violent crime survey rankings
by The Diamondback

Oct 04, 2007
“Violent crimes on the campus declined in 2006, according to the FBI, after a report from the agency last year listed the university among the most dangerous in the nation.
The new report, released last month, shows 32 violent crimes on the campus, which translates to a rate of 0.”

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City street robberies show sharp increase despite more police work
by The Diamondback

Oct 02, 2007
“College Park street robberies more than doubled during the first six months of the year compared to the same time period in 2006, statistics presented to the city council last night show.
The crime spike comes despite a dramatic increase in police work downtown, such as traffic stops and arrests, which police have more than tripled since the same six months of 2006, Maj.”

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Text sign-ups continue surge
by The Diamondback

Oct 02, 2007
“Safety awareness week pulls in nearly 900 new students”
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Three-headed musical monster
by The Diamondback

Sep 27, 2007
“String Cheese Incident's Kyle Hollingsworth and Arrested Development emcee Speech discuss their new collaboration.”
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Text alert sign ups surge after carjacking
by The Diamondback

Sep 26, 2007
“Crime was first time police used system set up after Virginia Tech shootings”
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Common goals
by The Diamondback

Sep 24, 2007
“A series of sexual assaults and a rape in College Park's sorority district in the past month underlies the recurring problem of bad relations between the city of College Park and the university and presents the case that now, more than ever, the two sides should come together for safety.”
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Violent crime down in Prince George's, bucking national trend
by The Diamondback

Sep 24, 2007
“Violent crime in Prince George's County was down across the board in 2006, according to FBI statistics released Monday, a drop police attribute to increased cooperation from citizens during investigations.
A total of 6,892 violent crimes were reported for Prince George's County in 2006, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, including 117 murders and 3,341 robberies.”

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NICHOLAS M. ALLOCCA 1953-2007: Humorous professor only picked on himself
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Sep 18, 2007
“Students and faculty members were shocked and saddened yesterday to learn of the sudden death of Nicholas M. Allocca, an instructor in the Professional Writing Program.
Allocca, 54, died late last Wednesday evening, likely of a heart attack, and was found by a friend early Saturday morning at his Riverdale home, said Lea Chartock, director of the PWP.”

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Gonzalez tries to spark offense
by The Diamondback

Sep 16, 2007
“Sophomore defender Omar Gonzalez is a 6-foot-5-inch Goliath of a defender.
But this summer, he utilized that height on the other end of the field, scoring goals instead of preventing them for the U.S. team in the 2007 Pan American Games. And his two goals against Bolivia were a statement made by the Terrapin men's soccer star, displaying his skill at the forward position he played throughout high school.”

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Underage move underground: Modern speakeasys emerge
by The Diamondback

Sep 10, 2007
“Student bartender bucks dorm alcohol policy”
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Santa Fe's stage may pose danger
by The Diamondback

Sep 04, 2007
“City raises second safety concern about bar since 2006”
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Among friends
by The Diamondback

Sep 03, 2007
“Our view: Friendship is about trust, responsibility and respect, not ensuring someone gets away with murder.”
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Staying grounded
by The Diamondback

Aug 28, 2007
“In light of recent student deaths, students, administrators and city officials need to change the way they think about safety.”
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Cops: don't rely on alerts
by The Diamondback

Aug 28, 2007
“New web page aims to make students aware of off-campus crime”
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Bolster the force
by The Diamondback

Aug 15, 2007
“City council members should not hesitate to accept as many of the safety proposals as possible.”
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Univ. leaders discuss safety
by The Diamondback

Jul 25, 2007
“Website for local crimes proposed”
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How to stop steroids
by The Diamondback

Jul 18, 2007
“Though teenagers know that rock and rap stars who use drugs are not examples of healthy people, athletes present an entirely different set of messages to young people.”
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Letters to the Editor
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Jul 18, 2007
“Punish for false reports; Yes to recriminations due to Iraq policy”
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Crimes stress need for communication
by The Diamondback

Jul 18, 2007
“Our View: The university acted inappropriately by not sending crime alerts about a spree of sexual assaults near the campus.”
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Go get 'em Tiger
by The Diamondback

Jun 27, 2007
“Ryan Adams puts away the alcohol and puts forth his most cohesive record yet”
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Road rage
by The Diamondback

May 09, 2007
“The university should work with the city to improve pedestrian safety on University Boulevard in light of two serious accidents there this week.”
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Preparing for Potter-mania
by The Diamondback

May 08, 2007
“With 1 million copies of Rowling's final book sold, students get ready for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”
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Popular pot
by The Diamondback

May 06, 2007
“The university's neglect of Students for Sensible Drug Policy's efforts to reform marijuana punishments is blatant ignorance of the desires of a large part of the student body.”
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Conduct code expansion voted down
by The Diamondback

May 02, 2007
“Students could have faced expulsion for non riot-related off-campus crime”
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Passing the blame
by The Diamondback

May 02, 2007
“Alcohol and the actions of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity were not responsible for the death of Michael Scrocca and should not be tackled in the family's lawsuit.”
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Police break up student protest
by The Diamondback

Apr 26, 2007
“Eleven activists storm Mote's office, 1 student is arrested”
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The lessons of beer pong
by The Diamondback

Apr 24, 2007
“Beer pong teaches a lot of people good life lessons and skills.”
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The need for urgency
by The Diamondback

Apr 23, 2007
“Text message alerts should come second before fixing the already implemented crime alert system.”
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All American
by The Diamondback

Apr 22, 2007
“The university community should do its best to amelioratAfter the recent tragedy at Virginia Tech, we share our deeply felt emotions in recognition of and in honor of the students, staff and faculty who lost their lives and were affected last Monday. Our hearts are with them all.
As we struggle with this horrible tragedy, we hope efforts will be focused on understanding why it happened and ensuring that our campuses remain safe spaces for academic engagement, mentoring and community-building. In this spirit, we encourage dialogue and discussion, greater efforts toward enhanced multicultural counseling and sharing our grief and emotions with one another.
While we are all trying to manage and cope with our own emotions since then, Thursday's Diamondback article, "For Asian students, an unwelcome connection," highlighted another immediate reality that our students are facing. We are concerned about the fear-driven, anti-Asian messages that target Asian Americans through both subtle, whispered comments and unmistakable public confrontations alike. While we all try our best to calm our fears, these are enticing moments to find a scapegoat, a cultural group or an ideology to blame. Indeed, we are hearing these disturbing accounts as well - in our offices, in our classrooms, on websites, waiting in line for lunch and in other places where we least expect and sometimes from people we least expect. Is this the university community in which we choose to be? Certainly not.
None of us wants to relate to Cho Seung-Hui, even if he looks like many of us: from the Washington region, a senior English major and in his early twenties. Yet the media have made it easy to analyze the actions of one individual as the patterns of a very specific group: one that reminds you of a "foreigner," "alien," "non-American" and "threat" - the "Korean" or "Asian." Repeatedly we notice that the public media refuse to acknowledge that he is also the product of the American experience. We wonder why we don't recognize this and are very disturbed by this lack of discussion and dialogue.
We must acknowledge that Cho is a 1.5 generation Korean American, an Asian American and most importantly, an American. He came to the United States at the age of seven and started attending an American school in second grade. Although none of us can enter into the mind of Cho, we must not characterize him strictly as the "other" and then dismiss the fact that he is partially a product of our society. In turn, we are very distressed that this sensationalized "otherness" may lead to anti-Asian sentiments, stereotypes and violence. One only has to recall the Chinese Exclusion Act, the World War II internment of Japanese Americans, the wrongful death of Vincent Chin and the unfair detainment of Wen Ho Lee to see examples of Americans perceiving persons of Asian descent as, in the words of Professor Mia Tuan, "forever foreigner." We ask, why do the media continue to harp upon his "otherness" - would we have done the same if he were not "Asian"?
We as a community must decide what our community will be like. It is important that we all stand with one another in condemning stereotyping, scapegoating and violence of any kind. We also call upon all of us to help us to continue to create a community that is safe, open to many perspectives and affirming of our individual and collective communities.
Dr. Daniello Balón, Associate Director of the Stamp Student Union for Multicultural Advocacy and Programs; Office of Multicultural Involvement and Community AdvocacyDr. Cordell Black, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Associate ProvostMs. Gloria Bouis, Associate Director of the Office of Human Relations ProgramsDr. Larry Hajime Shinagawa, Director of the Asian American Studies ProgramMs. Elaine Ting, Assistant Director of the Office of Multi-ethnic Student Educatione hostilities toward Asian-American students as a result of the Virginia Tech killings.”

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Terps play in Blacksburg in first series since tragedy
by The Diamondback

Apr 22, 2007
“Team signs and leaves 32 softballs at Norris Hall, the site of many of Monday's deaths”
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The existence of evil
by The Diamondback

Apr 19, 2007
“The Virginia Tech killings bring to light the conflict between good and evil.”
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Educators ponder role in counseling
by The Diamondback

Apr 19, 2007
“When the shooter who killed 32 students at Virginia Tech Monday penned gruesome pieces about murder and pedophilia in English classes there, faculty referred him to counseling. As the public debating Cho Seung-Hui, who was known in classes for his violent”
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Today, we are all Hokies
by The Diamondback

Apr 17, 2007
“Today, we are all Hokies: The Virginia Tech massacre was an unthinkable crime.”
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Hokies show faces of hope
by The Diamondback

Apr 17, 2007
“A day later, campus tries to cope with deaths”
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THE FASHIONISTA: What Not to Wear, college-style
by The Diamondback

Apr 17, 2007
“What Not to Wear host Clinton Kelly discusses the skills needed to create your undergraduate fashion sense.
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Former Terp basketball player Cephas, 29, dies
by The Diamondback

Apr 16, 2007
“Former Terrapin men's basketball player LaRon Cephas died yesterday of an apparent seizure at the age of 29. A Terp spokesman confirmed Cephas' death last night, which was first reported by The (Baltimore) Sun. The Sun reported Cephas collapsed while gett”
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Former Terp basketball player Cephas, 29, dies
by The Diamondback

Apr 16, 2007
“Former Terrapin men's basketball player LaRon Cephas died yesterday of an apparent seizure at the age of 29. A Terp spokesman confirmed Cephas' death last night, which was first reported by The (Baltimore) Sun. The Sun reported Cephas collapsed while gett”
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