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College ignores judge’s rejection of its Title IX procedures, re-tries student with same approach

College ignores judge’s rejection of its Title IX procedures, re-tries student with same approach GREG PIPER - ASSOCIATE EDITOR •DECEMBER 13, 2017 New hearing with new investigator ‘appears to violate’ its own procedures California’s Pomona College got slapped down in court in October for denying a “fair hearing” to a student accused of sexual misconduct. Its response? Replace [...]

By |December 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on College ignores judge’s rejection of its Title IX procedures, re-tries student with same approach

Headline Highlight: Tampa Bay Times Calls for Balance in Title IX

Headline Highlight: Tampa Bay Times Calls for Balance in Title IX December 5, 2017  Jake Goldberg HH: Tampa Bay Times Calls for Balance in Title IX On December 4th, the Tampa Bay Times published an editorial entitled: "Editorial: USF should revisit approach to Title IX protections." The piece discusses a recent lawsuit that was filed against the [...]

By |December 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Headline Highlight: Tampa Bay Times Calls for Balance in Title IX

Republican college funding bill requires due process in Title IX proceedings, religious freedom

Republican college funding bill requires due process in Title IX proceedings, religious freedom GREG PIPER - ASSOCIATE EDITOR •DECEMBER 5, 2017   No more ‘commingling of administrative or adjudicative roles’ The U.S. Department of Education can only do so much to protect the rights of accused students and other campus groups that are often the targets [...]

By |December 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Republican college funding bill requires due process in Title IX proceedings, religious freedom

Yale tries to extort another $3,000 from student suing it for kangaroo court expulsion

Yale tries to extort another $3,000 from student suing it for kangaroo court expulsion GREG PIPER - ASSOCIATE EDITOR •DECEMBER 4, 2017 SECOND UPDATE You can afford to pay us for your transcript, university claims Yale University expelled Jack Montague for nonconsensual sex with a female student shortly before he was to graduate, despite the agreed-upon fact that [...]

By |December 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Yale tries to extort another $3,000 from student suing it for kangaroo court expulsion

Dear Prudence Meets Due Process

Dear Prudence Meets Due Process Former Slate advice columnist and Atlantic essayist Emily Yoffe takes on the campus rape crisis. Robby Soave from the December 2017 issue - view article in the Digital Edition "There is no doubt that until recently, many women's claims of sexual assault were reflexively and widely disregarded," journalist Emily Yoffe wrote in a three-part series published in September [...]

By |December 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dear Prudence Meets Due Process

Congress’ Higher Education Act reauthorization tackles campus free speech and due process

Congress’ Higher Education Act reauthorization tackles campus free speech and due process By Joe Cohn December 1, 2017 Today, the House Education and Workforce Committee’s Republican members introduced legislation called the PROSPER Act to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. In a positive development, the legislation includes provisions on free speech, free association, and due process on campus. For those unfamiliar [...]

By |December 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Congress’ Higher Education Act reauthorization tackles campus free speech and due process

UT president caves rather than tell judge why he personally overturned student’s exoneration

UT president caves rather than tell judge why he personally overturned student’s exoneration GREG PIPER - ASSOCIATE EDITOR •NOVEMBER 27, 2017 Conflated ‘intoxication’ with ‘incapacitation’ Did University of Texas President Greg Fenves unilaterally overturn a finding in favor of a student accused of rape because the accuser’s father gave the university a hefty donation? We’ll never know, [...]

By |December 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on UT president caves rather than tell judge why he personally overturned student’s exoneration

Campus Counsellors and the Politicization of Sexual Assault

Campus Counsellors and the Politicization of Sexual Assault written by Irene Ogrizek A few years ago, a student came to my office in tears. Earlier in the day she’d stood in the doorway of the computer lab, telling me she didn’t think she would make it through class. Her face had been swollen and tear-stained. She [...]

By |November 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Campus Counsellors and the Politicization of Sexual Assault

Penn settles Title IX suit by male student after judge approves ‘gender bias’ claims in rape investigation

Penn settles Title IX suit by male student after judge approves ‘gender bias’ claims in rape investigation GREG PIPER - ASSOCIATE EDITOR •NOVEMBER 22, 2017 Wouldn’t let him graduate while suit proceeded The University of Pennsylvania is paying an undisclosed price for allegedly training its Title IX employees to show bias against males. After a federal [...]

By |November 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Penn settles Title IX suit by male student after judge approves ‘gender bias’ claims in rape investigation

Massachusetts lawmakers approve bill to impose campus rape training derided as ‘junk science’

Massachusetts lawmakers approve bill to impose campus rape training derided as ‘junk science’ JORIN BURKHART - DEPAUL UNIVERSITY •NOVEMBER 17, 2017 Not convinced by California governor’s veto of similar bill A bill that unanimously cleared the Massachusetts Senate this month is drawing concern for promoting a method of investigating campus sexual assault that has been derided [...]

By |November 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Massachusetts lawmakers approve bill to impose campus rape training derided as ‘junk science’