Sexual assault

Stanford's ban on large containers of hard alcohol sparks debate about sexual assault

Stanford adopts policy banning large containers of hard alcohol on campus, leading to criticism that such policies do little to protect victims of campus sexual assault.

Victims, advocates worry about bias in campus hearings

Possible bias during hearing processes continues to be a concern for students reporting campus sexual assault.

Sexual assault victims urge colleges to apologize for mishandling cases

Students who say colleges have mishandled sexual assault complaints demand on social media that colleges #JustSaySorry. Colleges have long been hesitant to apologize, even when found to be at fault.

Federal appeals court revives Title IX suit by male student challenging sex assault finding

Federal appeals court finds enough evidence of possible antimale bias to revive a lawsuit. Ruling could inspire more litigation.

Campus climate surveys abound, as does disagreement over what works best

When the White House urged colleges to conduct these surveys in 2014, there were few choices. Now there are many, but no consensus on which works best.

Masculinity programming at University of Redlands hopes to help men be 'authentic selves'

Colleges are increasingly creating masculinity programs, aimed at boosting retention while encouraging students to rethink what it means to "be a man."

Colleges sued by students for negligence turn to 'victim blaming' in defense

Saying victims are to blame, at least in part, for their sexual assaults is a legal tactic used by many colleges accused of negligence.

Advocates warn against ranking colleges' handling of sexual assault based on Clery data

Ranking colleges based on reported number of rapes, as The Washington Post has done, may attract much publicity, but researchers and advocates say doing so is misguided.

Baylor University prepares to fire president over handling of assaults

With board considering firing president amid growing allegations the university looked the other way on sexual assaults involving football players, Starr is expected to resign.

Professors urge Department of Education to revise sexual assault guidance

Law professors issue joint letter saying Education Department guidance to colleges goes too far and poses risks to the rights of accused and of institutions.

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