Sexual assault

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.

Students turn to Twitter, Facebook with sexual assault complaints

Frustrated with how colleges have handled their claims of sexual abuse, more students are turning to social media to publicize their cases.

Several students win recent lawsuits against colleges that punished them for sexual assault

Colleges lose series of rulings in suits brought by male students accused of sex assault. In stinging decisions, judges fault lack of due process.

Professor discusses his book on being raped

Professor writes about how he was raped as a young man, drawing attention to male victims of a terrible crime.

Harvard's report condemning all-male organizations is in rare company

Harvard singled out its final clubs as especially dangerous places for women. Victims’ advocates and researchers argue more colleges should take a similarly hard look at fraternities.

Student goes public after alleged rapist was assigned 500-word paper as punishment

Student goes public with details on alleged rapist at Gustavus Adolphus, renewing debate over whether respecting privacy lets colleges get away with wrist slapping instead of expulsions.

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