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Education Department releases interim directions for Title IX compliance

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Education Department rescinds two guidance documents from Obama administration and issues new directions on how colleges should comply with Title IX. New regulation will follow a formal notice-and-comment period.

DeVos says federal Title IX guidelines have ‘failed,’ will seek public input for new regulation

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Education secretary says department will replace “failed” guidance on campus sexual assault, praised by many survivors’ advocates, with temporary compliance “information” before soliciting comment and issuing new regulations.

Three books arrive on campus free speech debates

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After a year of constant debate and considerable divisiveness, three texts seek to make the discussion more productive.

Campus administrators reassure students of protections after Title IX announcement

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After Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announces plan to change rules around campus sexual assault investigations, many college-based professionals reassure students that their commitment to preventing and punishing sexual assault remains unchanged.

State campus rape laws could be problematic under new administration

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California, New York and other states have embraced Obama’s approach on campus sexual assault -- what happens if Trump reverses course?

Ohio State prohibits window decorations in dormitories

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Ohio State University no longer allows decorations in dormitory windows, prompting student ire and a First Amendment debate.

College students unmasked as 'Unite the Right' protesters

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Some of those photographed in Charlottesville are students at various colleges, which are now being called on to denounce -- or in some cases expel -- those pictured.

Media circus surrounding 'mattress girl' case changed conversation on sexual assault

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Case of alleged rape at Columbia first yielded much sympathy for the accuser and her unusual protest, but ends with the university apologizing to the accused. The case has had a lasting impact on the discussion of sexual assault on campus.

Claremont McKenna suspends 5 students for blocking a speech

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Claremont McKenna announces punishments for those who prevented an audience from hearing Heather Mac Donald, an author whose views on criminal justice they call racist.

After full day of meetings on Title IX, DeVos says improvements needed

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Education secretary, after day of meetings on campus sex assaults, says that “many things are not working well.” Advocates fear she will loosen requirements of colleges.

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