January 11, 2008
Education Dept. Imposes Largest Fine Yet for Campus Crime-Reporting Violation
In the largest penalty ever imposed under the Clery Act, the U.S. Department of Education has fined Eastern Michigan University $357,500 for failing to warn the campus of a student's murder, among other violations of the federal crime-reporting law.
A senior administrator at Eastern Michigan said the university accepted the department's findings but might appeal the amount of the fine.
Campus officials discovered the body of Laura Dickinson in her dormitory room in December