Sexual assault

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?

In harassment cases, could institutions be cracking down on even big-name faculty members?

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Higher ed sees a round of faculty terminations and resignations over allegations of sexual misconduct: Could institutions be cracking down on even big-name professors?

Media circus surrounding 'mattress girl' case changed conversation on sexual assault

Case of alleged rape at Columbia first yielded much sympathy for the accuser and her unusual protest, but ends with the university apologizing to the accused. The case has had a lasting impact on the discussion of sexual assault on campus.

After full day of meetings on Title IX, DeVos says improvements needed

Education secretary, after day of meetings on campus sex assaults, says that “many things are not working well.” Advocates fear she will loosen requirements of colleges.

Involvement of groups that have focused on false rape claims at department summit criticized

Women’s groups alarmed that Title IX summit will include “men’s rights” groups that many say minimize reality of rape; statement from key civil rights official -- on which she later backtracked -- casts doubt on 90 percent of campus reports of assaults.

Trump administration civil rights officials promise colleges fairer regulatory approach

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Trump administration’s top two enforcers of civil rights laws for education promise college lawyers timelier, fairer treatment, but vow no “retreat” on anti-discrimination enforcement.

Indiana ban on sexual assault offenders applauded, but not adopted elsewhere

Indiana University recently adopted a policy that bans athletes with a history of sexual assault, raising the question why other institutions and NCAA conferences aren't doing the same.

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