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Massachusetts Senate Votes to Kill Due Process in Campus Sexual Assault Tribunals

Massachusetts Senate Votes to Kill Due Process in Campus Sexual Assault Tribunals By Evan Lips | November 3, 2017, 15:13 EST “Mattress Girl” Columbia University student Emma Sulkowicz, famous for carrying around a mattress to protest the school’s apparent lack of action in response to her rape accusation, later saw the accused turn around and successfully sue [...]

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‘Victim Feminism’ and Sexual Assault on Campus

‘Victim Feminism’ and Sexual Assault on Campus Interview by STEPHANIE SAUL NOVEMBER 3, 2017 Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently scrapped Obama administration guidance on how campuses investigate sexual assault — rules that many male students had opposed because they called for a low threshold of proof to determine guilt. Interim guidelines are in effect while a new process [...]

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University takes on sexual assault with coloring, yoga, Rice Krispies, microaggression training

University takes on sexual assault with coloring, yoga, Rice Krispies, microaggression training COY WESTBROOK - TEXAS A AND M UNIVERSITY •NOVEMBER 3, 2017 Event took place during university’s sexual assault awareness campaign A public university recently offered its students a snack break featuring therapy dogs, coloring pages and Rice Krispies treats as part of the school’s [...]

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Bad Behavior on College Campuses Brings Advocates to Washington, DC

Bad Behavior on College Campuses Brings Advocates to Washington, DC Don Corsaro At first glance, the bad behavior seen on college campuses may be recognized as the protests and riots reported on news programs when some group disagrees with an invited speaker. However, the bad behavior I speak of is being perpetrated by the universities [...]

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In Reforming Campus Justice, DeVos Faces an Unruly Class

In Reforming Campus Justice, DeVos Faces an Unruly Class By Ashe Schow, RealClearInvestigations October 31, 2017  Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s new agenda for handling allegations of sexual assault is flunking out at colleges and universities across the country. Instead, many say they will continue to adhere to Obama administration guidance issued in 2011 that made it [...]

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Never mind the ‘Spotlight on Due Process’ report, colleges are fine. [Citation needed.]

Never mind the ‘Spotlight on Due Process’ report, colleges are fine. [Citation needed.] By Susan Kruth October 31, 2017 Yesterday, Brett Sokolow, founder, president, and CEO of the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management, offered his rebuttal to arguments by FIRE and other due process advocates that adjudicating campus disciplinary cases using the low “preponderance of the evidence” [...]

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Harvard athletics forces students to attend sexual assault and gender training programs

Harvard athletics forces students to attend sexual assault and gender training programs BETHANY TORSTENSON - VANGUARD UNIVERSITY •OCTOBER 31, 2017 ‘Mandatory’ training comes in wake of controversies on Harvard’s campus Harvard’s Athletics Department is ordering student athletes to attend a total of five training programs related to gender, bias and sexual assault. The slate of programs [...]

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Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence discusses campus sexual assault

Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence discusses campus sexual assault By Joe Cohn October 27, 2017 The House of Representatives’ Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence convened yesterday to hold a roundtable discussion about sexual violence in both the K-12 and college settings. I was privileged to be one of the witnesses invited to participate. The [...]

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Candice Jackson on Campus Sex Assault: ‘We’re Not Asking Schools to Step In as Courts of Law’

Candice Jackson on Campus Sex Assault: ‘We’re Not Asking Schools to Step In as Courts of Law’ By Sarah Brown OCTOBER 26, 2017 Evan Vucci, AP Images Candice Jackson, the U.S. Education Department’s acting assistant secretary for civil rights: "I don’t think that a presumption that you’re not going to be held responsible until you’re proven [...]

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Lawsuit challenges Department of Education’s rescission of 2011 ‘Dear Colleague’ letter

Lawsuit challenges Department of Education’s rescission of 2011 ‘Dear Colleague’ letter By Susan Kruth October 24, 2017 Last Thursday, Equal Means Equal, “a national non-profit organization that advocates for sex/gender equality and fully equal rights for women,” and three anonymous individual plaintiffs filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Department of Education’s rescission of the April 4, 2011, “Dear Colleague” letter [...]

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