Rape, guns and the American illusion

Stopping Campus Rape Colleges could embrace a more limited version of the old “parietal” system, in which they separated the sexes and supervised social life. This need not represent a return to any kind of chastity-based ethic. (The New York Times)

How colleges vary in reports of sex assault and other sex offenses A Washington Post analysis of federal crime data showed 55 percent of about 1,570 colleges and universities with 1,000 or more students received at least one report of a forcible sex offense on campus in 2012. The flip side of the finding: 45 percent of those schools reported no forcible sex offenses on campus at all. (The Washington Post)

Idaho campus gun law takes effect Tuesday The Statehouse voted last session to approve guns on campus. The law exempts retired law enforcement officers and people who have enhanced concealed-carry permits from regulations that prohibit firearms on college and university campuses. (The Spokesman-Review via University Business)

Americans Think We Have the World’s Best Colleges. We Don’t. A recent multinational study of adult literacy and numeracy skills suggests that this view is wrong. America’s schools and colleges are actually far more alike than people believe — and not in a good way. (The New York Times)

Don’t be seduced by the US – UK universities offer a richer education US universities offer a world-class research environment – but teaching is broad and superficial compared with the UK. (The Guardian)