Sexual assault

New book details U of Montana's, city's mishandling of sexual assault

New book by Jon Krakauer shows how colleges and local law enforcement clash over campus sexual assault.

Brown U. sexual assault investigation draws criticism from accused and accusers

Allegations of mismanaged drug tests and students' questions about the role of money and power lead to scrutiny of a sexual assault investigation at Brown U.

Open letter calls for legislators to reconsider campus sexual assault bills

Student affairs and anticrime groups warn that state legislation designed to prevent sexual assaults on campus is being poorly drafted and could hurt the efforts lawmakers want to encourage.

Dartmouth bans hard alcohol in effort to curb 'extreme behaviors' on campus

President pushes to create house system, ban hard alcohol and fight grade inflation -- all in the name of stopping "extreme behaviors."

More than a dozen research universities opt out of higher education group's sexual assault survey

More than one-third of research university group's members won't participate in its study of campus climate related to sexual assault. 

Critics, advocates doubt oft-cited campus sexual assault statistic

It's been used to galvanize a growing movement against campus sexual assault, but critics say an often-cited statistic about the prevalence of campus sexual assault is not very reliable.

Senate hearing explores law enforcement's role in campus sexual assault

Senate hearing considers whether law enforcement role has been missing in the debates over sexual assaults on campus.

Campus advocates on sexual assault issues fear impact of 'Rolling Stone' article that boosted their cause

An article that prompted calls for heightened campus action to prevent and punish sexual assault is discredited. Will a backlash hurt these efforts?

Swarthmore drops findings against male student who sued under Title IX

College vacates findings that led to expulsion of student who then sued under Title IX, arguing that handling of sexual misconduct allegations discriminated against men who were accused.

U. of Virginia board adopts policy to show it is getting tough on sexual assault, but the policy lacks specifics

University of Virginia's board adopts policy to show it is getting tough on sexual assault on campus, but critics point out the lack of any specifics.


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