Sexual assault

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.

Fallout at U. of Virginia after article on a gang rape at a fraternity

Article in Rolling Stone sets off protests and soul-searching at U. of Virginia, and suspension of all fraternities until January 9.

Research universities say they'll conduct sexual assault surveys amid federal pressure

Amid growing pressure on colleges to conduct campus climate surveys, a group of research universities says it will voluntarily implement the tool, which is aimed at gauging attitudes toward sexual violence on campus. 

Colleges turn to campuswide bans of fraternity, sorority parties

Rather than suspend partying at specific Greek chapters after a violation has occurred, some colleges opt for systemwide bans.

With Princeton Title IX agreement, higher standard of proof in sexual assault cases on last legs

Princeton U. did not rush to change the burden of proof in sexual assault investigations, and the Education Department determined that was a violation of Title IX.


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