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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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Due Process Is Making A Comeback For College Students Accused Of Rape

Due Process Is Making A Comeback For College Students Accused Of Rape California Gov. Jerry Brown is the first supporter of Obama-era guidance to urge caution and note the racial disparity in campus tribunals. By Ashe Schow OCTOBER 23, 2017 Many times throughout history societies cast aside the idea of due process, such as during the Salem witch [...]

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‘Willing to Do Everything,’ Mothers Defend Sons Accused of Sexual Assault

‘Willing to Do Everything,’ Mothers Defend Sons Accused of Sexual Assault By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS and CHRISTINA CAPECCHIOCT. 22, 2017 Sherry Warner Seefeld, right, meeting last month in a restaurant in Eagan, Minn., with other mothers of students who had been accused of campus sexual assault. CreditTim Gruber for The New York Times Four women met late last month at [...]

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An Unexpected Ally for Betsy DeVos on Campus Sexual Assault

An Unexpected Ally for Betsy DeVos on Campus Sexual Assault Jerry Brown, California's Democratic governor, has vetoed a bill that would’ve codified into law Obama-era guidance on Title IX. A group of demonstrators protest Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as she delivers a policy address on Title IX enforcement.Mike Theiler / Reuters  EMILY YOFFE   CT 19, [...]

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Judge slaps down college for judging accused student guilty without cross-examination of accuser

Judge slaps down college for judging accused student guilty without cross-examination of accuser GREG PIPER - ASSOCIATE EDITOR •OCTOBER 19, 2017 Applied policy to him that didn’t exist at the time The Obama administration warned colleges against cross-examining students who claim they were victims of sexual misconduct, but judges who hear the lawsuits of accused students [...]

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