California court rejects a public university's findings of sexual assault by a male student. Some say case points to tensions over due process at many institutions.
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Virginia and New York are first states to require colleges to note on transcripts whether a student was suspended or expelled over sexual assault allegations. But at some colleges, ignorance is not the only reason students found responsible for sexual misconduct are able to transfer so easily.
At meeting of college law enforcement administrators, police officials say that federal law, while sometimes inconsistent with their own regulations, can be used to crack down on sexual assaults.
At campus safety meeting, Sen. Claire McCaskill says she'd like to scrap the Clery Act, eliciting cheers from campus officers and criticism from some supporters of the campus security law.
Some colleges are hiring retired judges to run hearings on sexual assault charges. Is this an improvement?
Should all-male panels of fraternity members be deciding on the guilt of fraternities accused of, among other things, harassing and violating the privacy of women? Can Greek systems be fair in judging their own?
Some colleges conducting climate surveys are criticized by sexual assault victims and advocates for the explicit questions. But researchers say such language is key.
Ohio Supreme Court rules that sworn police departments at private colleges are subject to open-records laws. A judge in Indiana disagrees.
Federal investigations of campus sexual assault are supposed to take 180 days, but in 2014, the average length was 1,469 days.
As more men turn to Title IX to defend themselves from sexual assault accusations by their colleges, they find long odds against them. As a result, some turn to OCR.
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