Sexual assault

Independent investigation into sexual harassment at Rochester provides little closure

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President resigns; report says accused professor was unprofessional and inappropriate but didn't break the law or university rules; many students and faculty members remain angry. Accused professor responds.

Guilty plea by former team doctor renews scrutiny of Michigan State

As former gymnastics national team doctor pleads guilty to molestation charges, some ask whether university let abuse continue by failing to respond adequately to complaints about his conduct.

Professors say they won't advise students to work or study at U of Rochester

Professors from around the world say they won’t advise students to study or work at Rochester in light of institution’s alleged attempts to downplay serious harassment case. Is this next tactic in battle against discrimination?

Essay about being raped by professor sparks call for public acknowledgment from Stanford and disciplinary society

Professor’s essay about being harassed and raped by her late adviser sparks calls for public acknowledgment of the reasons for his past suspension from Stanford and the renaming of a disciplinary society mentorship award that bore his name.

Many groups are reserving judgment on Trump's pick to head the Office for Civil Rights. With the exception of one issue

Many victims’ rights and civil rights groups are reserving judgment on Trump’s pick to lead the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, but advocates for Palestinian rights say his appointment could chill campus speech critical of Israel.

University of Minnesota revises sexual harassment policies

University of Minnesota's revisions of its sexual harassment and assault policies draw praise and raise concerns about letting bystanders off the hook.

U.S. appeals court finds student accused of sexual assault was denied due process

Federal panel blocks suspension of University of Cincinnati graduate student, saying institution did not respect his constitutional rights after he was accused of sexual assault.

Campus administrators reassure students of protections after Title IX announcement

After Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announces plan to change rules around campus sexual assault investigations, many college-based professionals reassure students that their commitment to preventing and punishing sexual assault remains unchanged.

DeVos says federal Title IX guidelines have ‘failed,’ will seek public input for new regulation

Education secretary says department will replace “failed” guidance on campus sexual assault, praised by many survivors’ advocates, with temporary compliance “information” before soliciting comment and issuing new regulations.

State campus rape laws could be problematic under new administration

California, New York and other states have embraced Obama’s approach on campus sexual assault -- what happens if Trump reverses course?

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