Shots Fired At Western Kentucky University

Shots Fired At Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University is under lock-down after the threat of a gunman on school grounds. Kentucky State Police, Bowling Green Police, and WKU Police have evacuated South Campus.

Bowling Green Police have confirmed reports of shots fired on WKU’s main campus at Pearce Ford Tower. Whether or not shots were actually fired is still unconfirmed.

Western Kentucky University officials sent out a text alert saying armed men have been reported at WKU’s South Campus. [CollegeCandy]

Don’t Judge A College Endowment By Its Wealth

Sen. Charles E. Grassley and Amherst College President Anthony W. Marx share genuine concern about the affordability of higher education. They disagree about the role college and university endowments should play in lowering tuition costs for students. From our point of view as researchers of the higher education industry, neither makes a good case for or against using money in college endowments to ease students’ tuition burden. [LA Times]

College Student ID Thief Gets 5 Years

A former Drexel University student, who pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft after stealing personal information from friends and neighbors to finance the lavish lifestyle of her and her boyfriend, has been sentenced to five years in federal prison.

Jocelyn Kirsch could have received up to 70 months. []

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