6 U. THE NATIONAL COLLEGE NEWSPAPER
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C E SP T I I I A I
No classroom blood experiments - Syracuse U. biology stu-
dents will not be taking samples of one another's blood, but will use
animals and hospitals, because department chairman Marvin
Druger feels that the lab may expose students to AIDS. Teaching
assistants will demonstrate blood sampling procedures, Druger
said. .Glenn Blain, The Daily Orange, Syracuse U., NY
AIDS films screened - "Living with AIDS"-a documentary
by Stanford U. film student Tina DeFeliciantonio which portrayed
a young AIDS victim's final weeks, and "The Virus Knows No
Morals"-a West German black comedy of how the disease is
transmitted, were screened at U. of California, Los Angeles as part
of continuing AIDS education. "We can't just look at the intellec-
tual, academic side of AIDS. We need to learn by seeing, by exam-
ple and by display of emotion. Expressions like these give value to
human existence," said biology professor Richard Siegel. .Shana
Chandler, Daily Bruin, U. of California, Los Angeles
Students hit the road to teach safe sex - The Responsible
Aids Information at Dartmouth (RAID) student group has de-
veloped a dormitory roadshow, which combines a slideshow and a
sexual scenario skit. RAID members then offer suggestions about
how to talk about and practice safe sex. "The roadshow is interac-
tive and experiential. It doesn't just deal with facts," said RAID
adviser and health education director Beverlie Conant Sloane.
.Meegan McCorkle, The Dartmouth, Dartmouth College, NH
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Dorothy Siegel, the survey's coordi-
nator, said the poll was prompted by
several unusual violent crimes that
occurred at Towson State U. recently.
"After the incidents occurred we did
some checking with other universities
to see if they were having the same
problems, and they were," Siegel said.
"We have a problem that has appeared
in the last 10 years, and it's not going
The biggest problem in examining the
increase in campus crime is that most
crimes go unreported, although the FBI
adds a separate section for campus
crime in their yearly Uniform Crime Re-
Rape, especially those perpetrated by
an acquaintance of the victim, is consi-
dered the most under reported crime.
According to the latest FBI figures,
in 1986 there were six murders on col-
lege campuses, nearly 250 rapes and
600 robberies, and more than 1,600
But experts say only 20 percent of
American colleges report their yearly
crime totals to the FBI.
Furthermore, Smith said crime ex-
perts suspect that many of the figures
are inaccurate and that crime rates are
actually higher on campuses.
Colleges are "covering up realities of
college crimes" in order to attract poten-
tial students and increase enrollment,
"The motivation of college adminis-
trators is not to publicize crime, but to 4
minimize it," Smith said. "All too often
they are not too honest about the risks."
While violent crimes on college cam-
puses are on the rise, thousands of stu-
dents have become victims of a whole
gamut of new crimes, most of them in-
volving the misuse of money.
"Higher education is big business,"
Smith said. "There are as many (monet-
ary) transactions in one day on a college
campus as a small city bank. With that,
of course, has come crime."
From August 1987 to January 1988,
the Inspector General for the Depart-
ment of Education has handed down 74
indictments for embezzlement of feder-
al financial aid, Smith said.
The sale of grade changes is also on
"On college campuses there's a lot of
grade changing," he said. "It's so easy to
Violent campus incidents are result-
ing in an increasing number of liability
suits filed against universities, which is
leading to increased interest on the part
of university administrations.