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Safe Schools Act re-introduced in U.S. House, aims to help prevent bullying

U.S. Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.) on Thursday re-introduced the Safe Schools Improvement Act in the U.S. House, a bill to help ensure a safe learning environment at schools nationwide and provide necessary resources to prevent school bullying and reduce the rising drop-out rate.

CSUSM: We’re failing so give us more money!

With the poor reputation CSUSM suffers within the Cal State system, this proposed We’re-failing-so-give-us-more-money fee just validates the school’s snickering peers, Kit-Bacon Gressitt writes.

Pepperdine to offer scholarship to LGBT-supportive students

Pepperdine University announces a new scholarship for “students who have demonstrated a commitment to the LGBT community,” according to the university’s student newspaper, the Pepperdine Graphic.

Tyler Clementi anti-harassment act re-introduced in Congress

During a dedication ceremony Monday of the Tyler Clementi Center at Rutgers University in New Jersey, U.S. Rep. Rush Holt, (D-N.J.) announces that he and U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) have reintroduced legislation in Congress that would require colleges to implement anti-harassment policies.

Rutgers University names new student center for Tyler Clementi

Rutgers University names a new student named for Tyler Clementi, a gay student who jumped to his death in 2010 after his roommate used a webcam to record Clementi in an intimate encounter with another man.

COMMENTARY: I think therefore I'm finished

Kit-Bacon Gressitt's return to college proves to be an eye-opener: "Instead of plunging into a sanctuary of intellectual exploration, challenging concepts and collegial discourse, I had to battle a vortex of classism, homophobia and sexism to get through most of my classes."